January 16th Metrology Bulletin

What Is Cognitive Manufacturing?

Cognitive manufacturing uses cognitive computing, the Industrial IoT, and advanced analytics to optimize manufacturing processes in ways that were not previously possible. It helps organizations improve fundamental business metrics such as productivity, product reliability, quality, safety and yield, while reducing downtime and lowering costs. What It Is and Why It Matters Cognitive …

Smart Vision Accelerator Manage Increased 3D Scanning Performance

Vision accelerators are becoming an emerging solution to the increased processing demands in complex 3D scanning and inspection quality control applications. With a vision accelerator, customers have new approach to achieving higher performance, with little or no effort, when the built-in processing capabilities of smart sensors are unable to keep …

Faro Announces Planned Succession of Founder and CEO

FARO has announced that Dr. Simon Raab plans to retire as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors.  Dr. Raab will remain in his current role as President and CEO and as a member of the Board of Directors until a successor is appointed.  Dr. Raab has …

World Economic Forum Recognizes Advanced Industry 4.0 Manufacturing Sites

The World Economic Forum has officially recognized the Sandvik Coromant production unit in Gimo, Sweden as an advanced Industry 4.0 facility. The plant has been selected as a “lighthouse” site, namely one that comprehensively deploys a wide range of Industry 4.0 technologies and use cases at scale, while keeping humans …

Robot Integrated X-Ray Coating Thickness Analysis

If the sample can’t go to the instrument, the instrument must come to the sample! The Fischer FISCHERSCOPE X-RAY XAN 500 offers a mobile X-ray fluorescence (XRF) device optimized for coating thickness measurement and material analysis of alloys. Despite its small size, the XAN500 is the equal of any XRF instrument …

Measurement Without An Operator

The development of new manufacturing techniques and technologies has always been the mission of AMRC, the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre based in the UK. It “helps manufacturers of any size to become more competitive by introducing advanced techniques, technologies and processes”, AMRC states. To achieve this, metrology …

Diverse Dimensions Expands With CT Scanner

Diverse Dimensions, located in Zeeland Michigan, is a Metrology and Reverse Engineering services company founded in 2003. The company has 9 Metrologists and multiple devices for dimensional inspection and reverse engineering and specializes in measurement and comparison of complex geometry to design intent as well as generating CAD models from …

Using CT For Automatic Plastic Mold Correction

Several different methods are used to achieve high product quality in injection molding. The standard method is to design the mold under consideration of the production parameters, for example the shrinkage of the plastic can be taken into account. An alternative method uses modification of the production parameters based on …

 

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