18th March Metrology News Bulletin

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Master3DGage Arm Provides Shop Floor In-Process Inspection

The Master3DGage development team has announced the all New, third generation, Master3DGage – the affordable and portable rapid 3D inspection and reverse engineering solution that enables machine shops to increase efficiency, improve part quality, and reduce scrap. The complete hardware/software solution delivers automated ‘in-process’ inspection right to the shop floor, … read more

Dedicated Shopfloor Photogrammetry Solution

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has launched its DPA INDUSTRIAL, featuring the new C1 Camera in combination with the well-established AICON DPA Series photogrammetry measurement system. Designed to make photogrammetric measurement simple and rugged enough to allow inexpert operation in inhospitable workshop conditions, DPA INDUSTRIAL is set to establish itself as … read more

Reverse Engineering Explained

In the current digital age, new parts are manufactured from designs developed and produced as a 3D Computer Aided Drawing/Design or CAD model for short. These 3D CAD models are then used to produce tooling, molds or even as direct input for 3D printing. Crucially, these CAD models are also … read more

Robotic Aircraft Composite Panel Scan & Repair

The fuselage and wing structures of modern aircraft largely consist of high-performance fiber- reinforced composites. Damage to the aircraft’s skin made of this material is difficult to detect and even harder to repair. 53 percent of the Airbus A350’s airframe is made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic. Lufthansa Technik have not … read more

Optical Metrology Supports Continuous Process Improvement

In order to remain competitive, WESO-Aurorahütte GmbH focuses on the continuous improvement of processes. By means of optical metrology and the necessary expert knowledge, the foundry has managed to guarantee the quality of finished cast parts and to optimize the entire production process. Imaginative and future-oriented – buzzwords which both fully … read more

Portable 3D Scanner Saves Astronomical Time

From January to the end of October 2018, the Old Town Astronomical Clock in Prague underwent a restoration project. The goal of the restoration work was to give the watch its original look and original tuners of the 1960s. During the Second World War, the astronomical clock was hit by bullets … read more

Shop-Floor CMM Provides Instant Feed Back

As more and more businesses are reaping the benefits of inspecting manufactured components closer to the point of production, the trend towards shop-floor based inspection continues to accelerate. Whereas in the past, Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs) would be used only in dedicated inspection departments, increasingly a new generation of robust CNC … read more

Universal Software Drives Inspection and Reporting Strategy

Quality is a non-negotiable point in manufacturing, especially when it comes to aerospace and defense parts.  Pretty much everything else is open for discussion, including price, delivery time, feature-set, additional processes, sub-assembly, final-assembly and overall completeness of the component in question.  B&B Airparts has experienced 35% annual growth for the … read more

Third Annual PC-DMIS Users’ Group Meeting

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence has announced it will host its third annual PC-DMIS Users’ Group at HxGN LIVE 2019, June 11-14, 2019 at The Venetian in Las Vegas, USA Users will get the big picture view of how Hexagon is driving the future of metrology, and a granular look at the … read more

Renishaw Founders Honoured

At the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) Annual Dinner, Sir David McMurtry and John Deer, founders of UK based engineering company Renishaw, were honored for their outstanding contribution to British engineering. Attended by over 500 members and guests, the event, held in Westminster, London on February 28th, 2019, marked the MTA’s … read more

Baseline Rapid Machine Tool Verification

Insphere Ltd has announced the launch of BASELINE at the Nuclear AMRC, Sheffield, UK on March 21st. BASELINE is described as a new disruptive, rapid verification system for high value manufacturing, such as the aerospace industry, that enables machine tool health checks in less than one hour. Insphere are a … read more

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