December 9th ‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin

Industrial Edge Takes Cloud Benefits To Manufacturing Level

The optimal use of data is becoming increasingly important for industry. Many companies have already recognized this fact and are analyzing machine and plant data on industrial PCs using their own software. Although this method delivers a great deal of valuable knowledge, it’s resource-intensive and requires frequent manual updates to … read more

What is Augmented Intelligence?

In the future decision-making will involve a creative mix of data, analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI), with the added input of human judgment. The result is augmented intelligence – where the analytical power and speed of AI takes over the majority of data processing, guiding human employees to make more … read more

WiFi 6 Successfully Completes First Phase Of Industry 4.0 Trials

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the body leading development of next generation Wi-Fi services, has announced the successful completion of its phase one trial of Wi-Fi 6 infrastructure and services at the Mettis Aerospace factory in the UK.  The trial was the first of its kind in the world and an … read more

Could Precision Low-Cost Cobot Revolutionize Automated Measurements?

INNFOS has launched an advanced smart and compliant robotic arm, for under $1000, that brings precision to the desktop and provides human-like flexibility for production applications in prototyping, inspection and production. Desktop collaborative robot (cobot) arms are set to grow in popularity due to the wide variety of applications they … read more

Independent CMM Calibration Service Launched

API Services has added Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) calibration to its portfolio of machine tool, industrial robot and laser tracker calibration services. API offers both a standard CMM Certification and a Premium CMM Calibration service to original OEM CMM specifications. The latter includes a full 21 parameter error-map created using … read more

Formula 1 Team Significantly Reduce Part Set-Up Times

A leading Formula 1 team were suffering from long part set-up times before machining complex aero dynamic components for their car, such as the chassis, nose cone or front wing. Part set-up has to be accurate as the machining process involves trimming the carbon fibre to tight tolerances and drilling … read more

Helmel Introduces High Performance 5 Axis CMM

Helmel Engineering, a 46 year old USA manufacturer of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM), has introduced a new CMM developed to take advantage of the capabilities of Renishaw’s PH20 infinite positioning probe concept. The Microstar Model 320-185 is an evolution of the company’s venerable Microstar line of durable mechanical bearing CMMs … read more

2020 Manufacturing Industry Outlook

2019 began with the US and global manufacturing sectors experiencing continued growth, though recently the manufacturing sector has slowed as the risk for a downturn in global manufacturing increases. The global purchasing manager’s index (PMI) in September recorded its fifth month below 50.0, which is the level that symbolizes the … read more