January 2018 Metrology Newsletter – Scanning Focus

Computed Tomography More Than Just Surface Deep?

Author: Gerd Schwaderer Business Development Metrology – Volume Graphics GmbH Introduction: Oh dear, there is a new technology called Industrial Computer Tomography and they pretend it can measure. Didn’t we have exactly the same situation about 20 years ago? There were those guys that used light for metrology. Few people believed in it, and …

X-Ray CT Emerging As CMM Alternative For Dimensional Inspection

X-Ray Computed Tomography (CT) has been emerging as a valuable technology for use in the quality assurance of manufactured parts. Most manufacturing and quality engineers have familiarity with X-Ray processes for crack detection and porosity checks in castings but Computed Tomography for dimensional metrology is relatively new and emerging as …

Metrotomography Brings New Precision to CT Measurements

Author: Kevin Legacy  – Director X-Ray Solutions at Carl ZEISS Industrial Metrology Modern manufacturing demands more precision than ever in both individual parts and assemblies. Computed tomography (CT) is a potentially valuable tool for ensuring that precision.In much the same way that a CAT scan produces a 3D image of the …

Research Report Investigates Measuring Internal Surfaces Topography Using XCT

Additive manufacturing (AM) technologies have the ability to produce parts containing complex geometries that were previously impossible to manufacture by conventional means. A number of barriers to increased adoption of AM parts exist, however, relating to the difficulties in applying quality assurance principles, such as dimensional and geometric inspection and …

5-Axis CMM Sensor Range Offers Huge Step-Changes In Measurement Capability

Measurement is an essential part of manufacturing, used to control processes and verify products. However, measurement time is often viewed as non-productive, causing unwanted bottlenecks and putting pressure on manufacturers’ operating margins. Renishaw’s 5-axis measurement product range for co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs) claims to be one of the biggest step-changes in …

Gocator Profiler Sensor Meets Challenges of Low-Contrast Tire Scanning

LMI Technologies (LMI), a leading developer of 3D scanning and inspection solutions, has announce its participation in Tire Technology Expo in Hanover, Germany, from February 20-22, 2018 (Hall 21, #9008). Tire Tech is one of the world’s premiere Rubber & Tire (R & T) technology showcases, with exhibits of equipment …

3D Scanning Accelerate Product Development And Root Cause Analysis

The GE Appliances Dimensional Control and Central Metrology teams are utilizing 3D scanning to accelerate product development and root cause analysis. “At GE Appliances, we make life better by designing and building the world’s best Appliances. With the transition from GE to GE Appliances came the opportunity to leverage best practice …

Metrology Integrator Delivers Universal Metrology Automation

3D Infotech has developed several Universal Metrology Automation (UMA) solutions which can quickly validate dimensional conformance on anything from large aerospace castings, molded plastics, and precision machined components to sub-millimeter solder joints connecting a chip to a circuit board. 3D Infotech is a hardware neutral metrology integrator and offer an almost …

Renishaw Co-Founder Hands Over CEO Role and Remains Executive Chairman

Renishaw has announced its co-founder, chairman & chief executive officer Sir David McMurtry (77) is stepping down as chief executive and will be succeeded by sales and marketing director William Lee as CEO from February 1st. McMurty  will remain executive chairman of the engineering group and remain responsible for innovation and product …

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