February 4th Metrology News Bulletin



Joint Aerospace Inspection Technology Development Announced

As the aerospace industry in Canada and around the world continues to increase its use of automated composite manufacturing techniques to produce large aircraft components, the industry is eager to find solutions to manufacture reliable, safe, and cost effective composite structures. The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and Fives are working together to improve the …

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 …

VProbe Extends Laser Tracker CMM Capabilities

API has introduced its 6DoF vProbe, a hand-held tactile probing system, for use with its portable RADIAN Pro and Plus Laser Tracker range, extending their dimensional measurements capabilities to perform part inspections conventionally performed by large fixed coordinate measuring machines (CMM). The wirelessly-operated API vProbe allows measurement of intricate part features, …

Updated QIF Standard Released by DMSC

Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (“DMSC”) has announced the release of the updated version of the Quality Information Framework (“QIF”) Standard: QIF 3.0. Under the DMSC, a working group develops Rule Types and eXtensible Markup Language (XML) Schema in the QIF standard. The goal is to develop a rule model – the …

Hexagon Expands Into Western Canada

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced it has expanded its footprint into western Canada with a new office in Calgary, Alberta. The new location and staff will serve the region’s diverse range of manufacturing industries including aerospace, oil & gas, advanced composites, MRO, agriculture, bus and rail, machinery, wood products …

Smart Camera with Multi-Color Light and High-Resolution Image Sensor

Omron Automation has announced the release of a brand-new FHV7-series smart camera featuring the world’s first multi-color light alongside a range of best-in-class image sensors (0.4MP to 5MP, (12MP available in the near future). This unique technology is designed to achieve the industry’s highest standards of precision in vision inspections …

FARO SCENE 2019 for Advanced 3D Reality Capture

FARO has announced the release of SCENE 2019, an advanced, integrated software platform that optimizes the FARO Focus Laser Scanner product family. SCENE 2019 is specifically designed to evolve the 3D reality capture, analysis and documentation experience across the public safety forensics segment for crash, crime, fire and security planning and …

Sealing The Future of Preform Measurement

UK company Mansol Preforms manufacture glass and ceramic insulators, which are pressed into a range of shapes and sizes, dependent on customer requirements. The majority are circular with multiple holes, precisely located. They provide a crucial role in the performance of safety critical connectors, insulating each pin and providing an …

Porsche Sets Quality Benchmarks With Inno-Space

Using the Inno-Space innovation area that has just been opened at the Leipzig plant in Germany, Porsche is working on the quality management approach of the future. For the past 70 years, Porsche has been synonymous with sports car construction at the very highest level and with an excellent quality standard. …

Mercedes-Benz Alloy Wheel Production Follows Strict Guidelines

When it comes to producing light-alloy wheels, Mercedes-Benz only trusts the world’s best and most prestigious suppliers. These companies have a high level of know-how and produce wheels in accordance with strict Mercedes specifications. Numerous test procedures, both on current production as well as in the laboratory, help to guarantee …

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