November 2017 Metrology Newsletter


Out of The Box Laser Vision Scanner

The VISIONSCANNER2 (VS2) has an integrated CPU and measures the contours of an object through laser triangulation and allows for a robust inspection of geometrical features. A multitude of properties of the supplied  VISION ELEMENTS Software enables users to solve simple as well as complex tasks for industrial applications. VS2 offers …

Metrology Equipment Trends Move Process Control to Process Knowledge

Manufacturing metrology is migrating from playing a quality control role to becoming an integral part in manufacturing processes. The current trends occurring in manufacturing metrology are: Tactile measurements migrating to optical measurement Manual measuring systems being replaced by automated solutions Measuring systems being relocated from Quality Room to Production Floor Tactile to Optical …

Faro Introduces Scene 7.1 Software Enabled for Virtual Reality

FARO has announced the release of  Virtual Reality (VR)-ready FARO SCENE 7.1 software that enables an immersive VR experience with integration of detailed photographic textures, i.e., surface details of an object and rendering of 3D scan data so quickly that it appears to be generated in real time. While SCENE 7.1 is optimized for the FARO …

Porsche Adopts Augmented Reality For Quality Assurance In Factory of the Future

The factory of the future is already a reality at the Porsche sites in Leipzig and Zuffenhausen with white floors and state-of-the-art technology; futuristic-looking ­factories that sets benchmarks and leads the way into the future. “Porsche Production 4.0” is a natural evolution of the current production system – a continuous improvement …

Cometh The Hour – Cometh The Machine

Achieving increased speed from the product development cycle to continually improve time-to-market, is a constant quest among manufacturers. As companies continue to examine ways of enhancing workflows, C. Martin Schuster, President at 3D scanning and measurement systems provider, Laser Design Inc., a subsidiary of CyberOptics Corporation, takes a look at …

                        

CT Scanning Saves Days and Weeks in Injection Molding Process

One of the biggest challenges in plastic injection molding is getting parts through first article inspection and into successful production. Delays in mold verification and performance qualification while waiting for first article approval often hold up the assembly, delivery, and sale of finished products, a major reason to verify molds …

New Generation ZEISS EVO Scanning Electron Microscope Introduced

ZEISS has introduced a new generation of its proven high performance scanning electron microscope (SEM): The new instruments of the ZEISS EVO family comes with a variety of improvements regarding usability, image quality and seamless integration into multimodal workflows. With its comprehensive range of available options, the ZEISS EVO family …


Creaform Launches SmartDENT 3D Aircraft Surface Inspection Software

Creaform, a worldwide leader in portable and highly accurate 3D measurement solutions, has announced the launch of its aircraft surface inspection software for non-destructive testing (NDT) designed especially for aerospace applications. The damage assessment software paired with the HandySCAN 3D scanner represents a safe, cost-effective and time-saving solution for airlines and maintenance, repair …

Robotic Optical Car Body Inspection at State of the Art VW Plant – Video

 

Quality Driving Productivity With Integrated Production Line CMM

GKN Driveline is one of the world’s leading suppliers of automotive driveline components and systems. It manufactures its own extensive range of automotive driveline components for use in the smallest ultra-low-cost car to the most sophisticated premium vehicle which demands the most complex driving dynamics. As a global company serving …

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