Academic Research in Metrology Technology Showcased at Control Expo

The world’s leading trade fair for quality assurance being held in Stuttgart, Germany from the 24th through 27th of April, with significantly more floor space and already as many exhibitors as last year confirmed, is trending towards even more expansion.

Industrial manufacturing is subject to continuous change. Demands placed upon the levels of quality to be attained in production are becoming stricter and stricter – not only for visible areas of the respective products, but also at micro and nano levels as well. New technologies and optimization in the fields of measuring technology and image processing will be necessary in order to do justice to more and more demanding requirements for quality and individuality, as well as rising price pressures.

A special zone on “Contactless Measuring Technology”, which will be showcased as a collaboration between the Fraunhofer Vision Alliance and the exhibition organizers and will present the latest developments and forward-looking technologies in the field of contactless measuring and test technology. A broad range of innovative, contactless technologies will be exhibited, for example light section techniques, band projection, white light interferometry, holography, confocal measuring processes, time-of-flight and more. In addition measuring and test technologies which are becoming important for examining materials on the inside will also be presented, such as thermography and X-ray. With its specialized offerings, the special exhibition zone has established itself in recent years as a marketplace for innovations among both exhibitors and visitors alike, and will take place at a central location on 3500 square feet of floor space at booth 6406 in hall 6.

Another Fraunhofer Institute will present the latest scientific findings for use in actual practice. The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology and Automation is inviting trade fair visitors to an Event Forum at booth 6110 in hall 6 where it will present new, forward-looking technologies and make them demonstrably tangible – live on-site.

The Event Forum will address the issue of “Sustainability through Smart Quality Control – from Product Design to Recycling” as the themed focal point. A varied presentation program will allow visitors to gather in-depth knowledge and information. Attention will be focused on current developments in the field of smart quality control and its contribution to sustainability – beginning with product design and initial prototypes, as well as production and use of the product, right on up to recycling.

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