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2023 Manufacturing Metrology Year in Review

We look back over 2023 and highlight Metrology News articles shaping the future of manufacturing metrology.

Automated CT Defect Detection Software Leverages AI For Process ReliabilityAutomated CT Defect Detection Software Leverages Uses AI

Artificial intelligence has become ubiquitous. Artificial intelligence is now also a topic in computed tomography and is becoming increasingly significant. This is because it enables defect analyses to be carried out even more reliably, accurately and quickly. For industrial components, defects are often located inside the part … read more

Visualizing The Future of Manufacturing

The industrial metaverse is a term that refers to a virtual world where manufacturing companies can interact, collaborate and even create real products in a virtual environment. This concept represents a major shift in the way manufacturing companies approach their operations, offering new opportunities to improve efficiency, productivity, and competitiveness … read more

Adaptation of Measurement To Process-Integrated Metrology

Metrology News recently sat down with Dr. Heiko Wenzel-Schinzer, CDO (Chief Data Officer) of the Wenzel Group, for a discussion on his views on the future role of dimensional measurement in the new era of smart manufacturing and how process-integrated metrology is viewed, along with its challenges … read more

Mixed Reality – Advancing Large-Scale 3D Metrology

Boasting high accuracy over large measurement ranges, laser trackers have earned their reputation as revolutionary process advances for large-scale 3D metrology for aerospace, ground transportation, energy, and naval manufacturing, among others. Optimizing laser trackers to improve efficiencies has included working with two operators, displaying geometries on measured pieces with external … read more

The CMM’s Evolution into its Role In Smart Manufacturing

The Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) has become an essential tool in manufacturing industry, providing precise and accurate measurements of parts and products. The history of the CMM is a story of innovation and evolution, with a focus on improving accuracy and efficiency in the measurement process. In this article, we will take a look at the history, evolution and future of the CMM … read more

Root Cause Analysis With Artificial Intelligence In Production

Root cause analysis with AI is a new approach that companies can use to get to the bottom of problems in their production and eliminate them in the long term. In this way. unplanned downtimes can be avoided and quality defects in manufactured products can be reduced. The root cause analysis is about understanding cause-and-effect … read more

Increasing Trend For Optical Metrology To Oversee Smart Manufacturing

Optical metrology is the field of measurement science that deals with the use of light for measuring and characterizing different physical quantities. Optical Metrology has become an indispensable tool in many industries, including general manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, and medical industries … read more

The Growing Role of Big Data Usage in Smart Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing is a generic term being frequently used to describe the use of advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and automation to optimize manufacturing processes. This advanced manufacturing approach aims to enhance productivity, efficiency, and flexibility, leading to higher quality products … read more

Future of Manufacturing Powered by Data and Analytics

Manufacturing industry is on the verge of a data‑driven revolution. Companies are collaborating in hyperconnected value networks, using data‑and‑analytics applications to drive productivity, develop new customer experiences and improve the societal and environmental impact of companies … read more

Role of Unique Gauging System in Innovative Manufacturing

In its 50th anniversary year, Renishaw, a world-leading manufacturer of metrology systems, demonstrates how applying its innovative Equator gauging technology helps to optimise manufacturing, enabling more sustainable processes in the design and production of parts. The Equator gauging system, with its the unique design and method of operation, has made it the gauge of choice … read more

Role of Portable Inspection Systems in Smart Manufacturing

With all the talk of automation and the integration of measurement processes directly into production operations in this article we look at the role that manual portable inspection solutions can still play in smart manufacturing. Although they may not offer the same level of automation and connectivity as their digital counterparts and while smart manufacturing emphasizes automation … read more

Metrology 4.0 – Is It Really Happening and How?

Metrology 4.0, also known as Smart Metrology or Digital Metrology, is a significant development currently happening in the field of industrial metrology. It is closely allied to the broader concept of Industry 4.0, which refers to the integration of digital technologies into manufacturing and production processes. Metrology 4.0 represents a paradigm shift in how measurements and quality control are performed … read more

Metrology Goes Inline With Automated Production Systems

Due to the fast transformation in the manufacturing world – the electrification of the automotive industry and the reali­zation of smart factories – more and more automotive body shops are asking for fully integrated metrology systems in their lines. The digital transformation of inline metrology reduces the workload on measuring rooms while increasing the number of measured parts … read more

Collecting Trustworthy 3D Measurements – The Smart Metrology Approach

Manufacturing companies monitor product quality every day by collecting dimensional measurement data. This data is used to investigate the stability of a manufacturing process, determine the ability of the process to ensure part quality and functionality, and establish indices to quantify the capability of the process to meet dimensional requirements. It’s all part of their continuous improvement process … read more

Manufacturing In The Age of Artificial Intelligence

Despite challenging supply chain situations, manufacturers are making progress toward Industry 4.0. Most understand that artificial intelligence (AI) and improved analytics can lead to better decisions and, thus, business benefits. However, creating the data management structure for success is something many are still learning. Research shows how top-performing companies are making more significant strides than others. In short, they understand, invest in … read more

Driving Down Critical Inspection Times

In industries such as aircraft engines and automotive, companies need to rapidly establish the quality of components, both during production and during repair and overhaul. Many of these components are highly valuable and complex, often with hundreds of features per part requiring inspection. To date, much of this inspection has been completed manually … read more

Will The Metaverse Revolutionize Manufacturing Quality?

The metaverse, a term often associated with science fiction, is now rapidly becoming a reality that promises to transform various industries. Among those poised to benefit most significantly from the metaverse is manufacturing. In this article, we’ll explore how the metaverse is set to revolutionize manufacturing quality, ushering in a new era of precision, efficiency, and innovation … read more

Model-Based Enterprise – Future of the Digital Twin

Before exploring the full functionality and benefits of digital twins, it is important to understand exactly what digital twins are and how they can be applied throughout the operational lifecycle. A digital twin is, as the name suggests, a virtual model of a physical object or system that can be used to simulate the behavior of that object or system to better understand how it works in real life … read more

Data – The Foundation of Digital Manufacturing Systems

The foundation of all digital manufacturing systems is data. When we think about manufacturing data, it is helpful to segregate data into two types – measured data and processed data. These two types of data originate from different sources, and each should be handled somewhat differently. Measured data originates from electronic controllers and sensors on the shop floor … read more

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