December 16th ‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin

Lidar Scanning Camera Provides High Resolution Point Cloud

Intel has announced the its RealSense™ lidar camera L515, the world’s smallest and most power-efficient, high-resolution lidar that captures millions of depth points per second. Designed with proprietary technology that creates entirely new ways to incorporate lidar into smart devices to perceive the world in 3D, the L515 provides high-quality … read more

What’s the Difference Between CT and CMM Inspection?

Computed tomography (CT) for non-destructive testing (NDT) has become quite common and is an affordable method for companies of all sizes, including higher educational facilities and R&D laboratories. In many cases, CT represents an upgrade from x-ray film and digital radioscopy. Most likely, those with x-ray experience—whose systems do not … read more

Red Hot InLine Measurement Solution

A wooden stick isn’t the most precise metrology tool at the best of times. It’s also flammable. Nevertheless, it’s still widely used in hot rolling mills to perform spot checks of steel profiles heated to temperatures in excess of 1000°C. A stick does not even have the advantage of being simple … read more

Optical CMM Provides 3D Data Capture

The OmniLux optical metrology system provides unparalleled levels of 3D CMM data capture for component measurement in seconds. This high precision non contact, metrology system is extremely versatile since it can measures components of any geometry and of any material. The generated high precision, non-contact, data-rich metrology makes it ideal … read more

Industry Changing Vehicle Inspection Technology To Be Launched

Israel’s UVeye is planning to unveil an industry changing vehicle-inspection system based on deep-learning technology that can identify even the smallest exterior defects on any vehicle within seconds. The company’s Atlas 360-degree quality-control system will be shown for the first time in North America at CES 2020 in Las Vegas January 7- … read more

Precision Camera & Laser Inspection Perform Sophisticated Quality Checks

A 1.6-million-square-foot expansion of General Motors’ Arlington, Texas assembly facility is designed to improve production-efficiency and build-quality of the all-new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban. The previously announced investment of more than $1.4 billion for the plant includes a new, 1-million-square-foot body shop and a 600,000-square-foot expansion of the paint shop, … read more

Zeiss Announce Tenth Straight Record-Breaking Year

The ZEISS Group continued its growth trajectory, with revenue and earnings reaching new heights in fiscal year 2018/19, which ended 30 September 2019. Revenue grew by 11 percent, reaching 6.428 billion euros (previous year: 5.817 billion euros). Adjusted for currency and acquisition effects (like-for-like), revenue rose by 8 percent. At … read more

Integrated Laser Scanner Generates Topographical Map of Each 3D Printed Layer

Inkbit, the company that built the first 3D printer driven by vision-based feedback control and artificial intelligence, has announced it has raised $12M in equity financing round led by Stratasys and DSM Venturing with additional participation from Ocado, 3M and Saint-Gobain. This new capital raise follows on the company’s first $2.8M in December of 2017  … read more

Collaborative Robots To Drive Future Robot Industry Growth

Following a slowdown in growth rate in the second half of 2018, the global industrial robot market declined further in 2019. Weak demand and stagnating automotive production rates have placed significant downward pressure on the global industrial robot market. However market research organization, Interact Analysis, has released a report stating … read more

North American Machine Vision Sales Decline

North American sales of machine vision systems and components contracted 4.6% comparing year-to-date numbers, to $2.07 billion through September, according to new statistics released by the AIA, the industry’s trade group and part of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3). Machine vision systems saw a decrease of 2% year over year, at $599.9 million. This category … read more