February 11th Metrology Bulletin

CNC On-Machine Measurement Partnership Announced

Applied Automation Technologies, Inc. (AAT) and DMG MORI USA Inc. will offer innovative On-Machine Measuring Software as a solution within the DMG MORI Qualified Products (DMQP) program. Having the ability to perform CMM (Coordinate Measurement Machine) measurement and metrology tasks is an important part of ‘Smart Machining’ manufacturing processes. CappsNC provides …

Novel Robot Laser Tracking System Has Disruptive Factory Of The Future Potential

Reflex Imaging has developed a novel robot tracking sensor based on MEMS devices to achieve +/- 100 um accuracy, at a fraction of the cost of comparable units. Previously, accuracy of this order required expensive equipment to be brought on site whereas the LAMM can be installed on every robot. …

Tracker Partnership To Focus on West Coast Industry

API and Kadan Consultants have announced their partnership for API’s Radian Laser Tracker series. The distribution agreement will and expand coverage to underserved west coast industries. As the aerospace and space exploration industries have grown, manufacturing on the west coast, particularly in Los Angeles, has exploded. Yet, the ever-increasing demand for …

Micro-Robot Could Enable Complex Jet Engine Assembly Inspections

Jet engines can have up to 25,000 individual parts, making regular maintenance a tedious task that can take over a month per engine. Many components are located deep inside the engine and cannot be inspected without taking the machine apart, adding time and costs to maintenance. This problem is not …

Optical 3D Data Capture Significantly Speeds Motorsports Projects

In professional cases, only a few millimeters decide whether or not a race car driver is airborne or continues speeding down the track. The car’s shape makes all the difference between qualification or disqualification, and just a few grams can mean victory or defeat –for Markus Reitbauer, CEO of Hintsteiner Group, this is his company’s bread and butter. A brisk wind begins to …

GOM 3D Metrology Plastics Knowledge Days

Around 150 professionals from the plastics industry took part in the Plastics Knowledge Day 2019 organized by GOM GmbH on January 29 in Braunschweig, Germany. The event was the start of a global event series that will take place in more than 30 countries throughout 2019. The program of the …

Porsche – In Love With Detail

When it comes to car body construction, tenths of a millimetre can make a crucial difference. A state-of-the-art coordinate measurement machine makes an essential contribution towards achieving perfection. It forms the link between development, production and suppliers. Although there are sure to be white gloves lying around somewhere, when referring to …

BAE Systems Air selects Simufact AM Simulation Software

BAE Systems Air, a multinational defense, security, and aerospace company, has chosen MSC´s Simufact Additive software for the simulation of metal AM components after a long assessment of all the major AM simulation tools.  BAE Systems opened back in 2015 a new Product and Process Development Centre, where they have …

Office Chair Manufacturer Installs Portable Measuring Arm in Engineering & Design Dept.

IMARC, Italian designer and manufacturer of office chair components and mechanisms, encouraged by a service provider using an Kreon Ace measuring arm with a Zephyr II Blue laser scanner, IMARC’s engineering and design department has invested in an identical system, gaining autonomy in its scanning and probing operations. For fast product …

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