February 18th Metrology Bulletin


Optical Measurements Migrating Process Control to Process Knowledge

Metrology is manufacturing is migrating its role from quality control to being integral to the manufacturing processes whether it be near-line or in-line. Utilizing the metrology data immediately to adapt manufacturing processes is becoming the new norm with ‘time-lagged off-line quality control no longer serving the new dynamic employed in …

Industry Shifting From 2D to 3D Inspection

In order to meet the demands of emerging quality control applications, the industry is undergoing a fundamental transition from 2D to 3D technology. The reason? There are many applications where 3D is the only viable solution for automated quality control. As the level of automation increases and product quality becomes …

Free CT Webinar Series – Applications and Trends

Learn the basics of CT-based quality assurance, metrology, quality assurance for additive manufacturing, automated inspection, and CT reconstruction in 5 free webinars first hand from the CT experts at Volume Graphics. March 11– 15, each day at 4 & 7 pm CET. Participation is completely free-of-charge? Monday 11th March: Quality Assurance and Material Research Based …

Scatter Correction for Industrial Cone-Beam Computed Tomography

3D industrial cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) using flat panel imagers has become a powerful tool for applications like dimensional metrology, non-destructive testing, defect identification, and general quality control. One of CBCT’s unique advantages is that it allows for the entire volume to be scanned in a single rotation thus greatly …

USA Manufacturing Technology Posts 19% New Orders Gain in 2018

The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) has reported U.S, manufacturing technology orders posted $443 million in December 2018, down 2% from November and 6% from December 2017. The year-end order total for 2018 was $5.5 billion, up 19% from the annual sum for 2017. The November to December drop was only the fourth time …

QuickLoad CMM Rail System Launched

Renishaw has announced the introduction of its QuickLoad rail system to its range of metrology fixturing. The QuickLoad rail system has been developed for use on coordinate measuring machines and provides a secure workholding position when used in conjunction with QuickLoad base plates, which locate to the rail on either …

Universal Metrology Automation Provides Lights-Out Part Inspection Solution

3D Infotech, a metrology systems integrator located in Irvine, California, has introduced a cost-effective Universal Metrology Automation (UMA) solution for the mass part inspection market.   By utilizing its proprietary ‘Streamline’ automation software, 3D Infotech is able to deliver easy-to-use metrology automation solutions quickly to customers. The UMA Desktop system utilizes 3D …

3D Laser Line Scanner Resolution Explained

The performance of 3D scanners is driven by the ever-increasing demands of industry, resulting in solutions with increasingly powerful specifications. Among those specifications, resolution plays a significant part in the criteria of choice. Yet this apparently simple concept covers notions not quite so easily grasped according to laser scanner manufacturer …

Robot Guided Vehicle Cockpit Assembly

Fully or semi-automatic assembly of vehicle cockpit modules during automotive production processes requires the gripper tool to precisely position the assembly parts. During assembly, the gripper docks with the cockpit on the vehicle chassis. When the cockpit is successfully docked on both sides, laser profile scanners from Micro-Epsilon measure the …

Dual Sensor System Provides Exact 3D Inline Measurement For Smart Factories

A dual-sensor system for correlation-free gauging in automated production eliminates the need for coordinate measuring equipment. High-resolution cameras mounted directly into robot production measurement cells determine the exact position of the robot within a higher-level coordinate system. Therefore, measurements remain absolutely precise, even in the event of material changes in …

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