November Issue Metrology Magazine

Editors Message:
As 2018 approaches its festive period there remains a great deal of activity in the metrology sector. Recent company reporting of financial results indicate the sector remains strong and will be rounding out a record year. New product introductions this month include new portable scanners from Shining3D, robot accuracy enhancement software from API, and measured data collaboration software from Innovmetric. Metrology News also showcased the  Metrology Support Centre at Jaguar Land Rover this month. On the acquisitions front Bruker announced the purchase of Alicona demonstrating that the large metrology groups remain intent on toping up their technologies and expanding strategy with incremental ‘bolt-on’ acquisitions.

This months highlighted articles  include “Walk-on Role of Portable Metrology in Smart Factory Production”, “R-CMM -Thinking Inside The Box”, “Next Generation Motion Control”, and “Using X-Ray Computed Tomography for Dimensional Measurement”. A total of 34 articles have been posted todate in November; a sample are represented in this month’s publication. Check out all of this month’s posts on the site.

Keith Mills – Publishing Editor

“Walk-On” Role of Portable Metrology in Smart Factory Production

Portable metrology equipment has seen a meteoric rise in its role of supporting the various aspects of manufacturing over past decades including reverse engineering, prototype part inspection, low volume production measurements, tooling and fixture inspection and alignment, interrogation of product quality issues etc. One significant characteristic of portable metrology equipment …

R-CMM – “Thinking Inside the Box”

The Robotic Coordinate Measuring Machine (R-CMM) is becoming a familiar sight on many manufacturing floors making a significant impact on the productionization of automated shop-floor dimensional inspection. Currently, with an accuracy standard more suitable for automotive sheet metal stampings, fabrications, assemblies, castings and plastic parts metrology.news has

InnovMetric Launches PolyWorks 3D Data Collaborative Suite

InnovMetric Software Inc., a leading provider of universal 3D metrology software solutions, has announced the launch of the PolyWorks Collaborative Suite. This new software solution provides a complete and efficient digital data storage solution to manage all 3D measurement data. It also promises to significantly increase product-development efficiency by digitally …

Bruker to Acquire Alicona Imaging

Bruker Corporation has announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase 100% of the shares of Alicona Imaging GmbH, a leading provider of optical-based metrology products based in Graz, Austria. Alicona’s optical 3D metrology products are a perfect complement to Bruker’s microCT, stylus profiler, white-light interferometry and atomic force …

Next Generation Motion Control – Achieving The Impossible

For many years, when it comes to ultimate precision in motion control, the hexapod has been the “go to” technology, but has always struggled to take the step from micron tolerances to nanometer tolerances. Today the Hybrid Hexapod® technology has bridged the gap, and as such represents a vital spur …

Faster Prototyping with 3D Scanning

Precision right from the start – this is the recipe for success used by the prototyping specialist Seifferth. From inspecting milled tool inserts and master molds to checking the plastic parts produced and monitoring the wear and tear of tools: The ATOS Capsule optical precision measuring machine by GOM is …

 

 

 

Webinar 27/29 November – “Opening New Doors for Production Measurement Technology”

Alicona´s µCMM is the first purely optical coordinate measurement machine. It combines advantages of tactile coordinate measuring technology and non-contact surface measurement. Users measure dimension, position, shape and roughness of highly complex surface geometries with only one optical sensor. Full automation allows its use also in production. 27th and 29th November. The …

Powertrain Metrology Centre Support JLR Technology and Quality Focus

Jaguar Land Rover Automotive (JLR), the UK’s largest vehicle manufacturer, delivered record numbers of the iconic British brand vehicles in 2017 with growth in key markets of China and North America up 19.9% and 4.7% with sales of Jaguar up 20% globally. When Ford sold Jaguar Land Rover to Tata Motors …

Robot Calibration Solution Increases Robot Accuracy 12-Fold

Laser measurement technology company API has announced the launch of a Laser Tracker-based industrial robot performance and calibration solution. The API Robot Measurement Solution (RMS) provides the complete toolkit necessary to verify robot accuracy to the ISO 9283 standard allowing on-site, in-situ robot performance verification and enhanced robot calibration to …

Using X-ray Computed Tomography for Dimensional Metrology

X-ray computed tomography (CT) has successfully entered the field of coordinate metrology as an innovative and flexible non-contact measurement technology for performing dimensional measurements on industrial parts. It provides unique advantages compared to conventional tactile and optical coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), giving the ability to perform nondestructive measurement tasks that …

SHINING 3D Releases Multi-Functional 3D Scanner

SHINING 3D has released its next generation of multi-functional handheld 3D scanners, the new EinScan Pro 2X & 2X Plus. In combination with a fresh new software, ExScan Pro, design tool Solid Edge SHINING 3D Edition, demonstrating seamless process solutions: “3D scan – Design & Simulation – Additive Manufacturing”. “Based on …

Scanning Speed and Accuracy Aids Record Attempt

Having smashed the previous mark by 20 mph, Scunthorpe, UK based Becci Ellis set an incredible world record of 264.1mph on 17 August 2014 and became the world’s fastest woman on a conventional motorcycle over a standing start mile. Achieving the female land speed record also makes her the fourth …

 

 

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