Latest Metrology News Bulletin – 7 Days In Review

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BMW Introduce ‘Measurement Room’ Of The Future

For several months, a new type of in-line multi-cell inspection system has been in use in the body shop of the BMW Group’s Dingolfing, Germany plant for quality control. It works fully automated and combines a wide range of innovative measuring methods for geometrical assessment of the body. The system … more info

On-Machine Reporter App For Smart Factories

Renishaw, member of the MTConnect Standards Committee, will introduce an enhanced version of its Reporter on-machine probing app, complete with MTConnect data streaming capability, at EMO Hannover 2019. Reporter is a real-time process monitoring app which generates highly-visual, graphical representations of measurement data. It displays the pass, fail or warning status … more info

CMMs Brake Metrology Limits

Knorr-Bremse Rail UK, a member of the global Knorr-Bremse Rail Division, are leaders in braking systems for all types of rail vehicles, from trams to very high-speed trains. In addition to braking systems, the Knorr-Bremse Rail Division offer a wide portfolio of innovative sub-systems to the world’s train builders including … more info

PCMM Performs Versatile Measurements

Over the past decade, the role of the Portable Arm Coordinate Measuring Machine (PCMM) has dramatically increased, performing versatile measurement of production parts on the manufacturing floor. In addition, the seamless integration of laser scanning sensors to the PCMM has provided an invaluable point cloud creation tool for both reverse … more info

High Contrast Plastic Mouldings View Optimizes Efficiency

Miles Platts, a leading designer and manufacturer of precision technical mouldings located in the UK, currently produce over 8 million units per month. They specialize in the provision of high precision, tight tolerance mouldings in engineering polymers often with zero or minimum draft. They have particular expertise in coil bobbins … more info

HOOPS Exchange Helps Virtalis Stay Ahead in Augmented Reality

​Tech Soft 3D, a leading provider of software development toolkits to engineering software companies, has announced that Virtalis is using HOOPS Exchange to create rich data sets that fuel enterprise data models that serve as the visualization backbone for multiple types of applications across the enterprise. Virtalis is a pioneer … more info

MRO Facility Installs Turbine Rotor Assemble Systems

RPI UK, a leading specialist in rotary measurement, has installed the first of two integrated rotor measurement and assembly platforms (iMAPs) at a major aero engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility. The US based facility carry out MRO of major OEM engines. Jim Palmer, RPI’s sales manager, said: “It’s great … more info

Quality Control Of Electrical Plugs With CT

In the past, computed tomography (CT) was only for physicians. Today, industry has adopted the CT scanning enabling the non-destructive digitizing of parts with internal structures and hidden geometries. The real-life example from Belden Cekan A/S in Denmark shows how manufacturing companies can benefit from CT part analysis: The company manufactures … more info

AR Bridges Physical and Digital Worlds

Augmented reality (AR) technology is here now, and companies of all shapes and sizes are utilizing it to change the way work gets done and to drive better outcomes for themselves and their clients. IDC believes that organizations should be among the first to embrace this new technology or they … more info

Artec 3D Releases Artec Studio 14 with Enhanced Functionality for Inspection

Artec 3D has announced the availability of Artec Studio 14, opening the door to quality inspection applications with features such as expanded CAD/CAM functionality, seamless integration with Artec Micro, an industrial desktop 3D scanner with a point accuracy of up to 10 microns, and target-free registration for tripod-mounted, long-range 3D … more info

GOM Inspect 2019 Beta Available

GOM bundles the continuous further development of its software, GOM Inspect, annually with a focus on customer benefits. Due to close cooperation with users, GOM Inspect software is developed closely to the real requirements from practice. Users are annually invited to extensively test the upcoming GOM software in advance of … more info

CMS Conference To Feature 21 Technical Papers and Presentations

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) has announced it will host a slate of 21 original, expert-authored white papers and presentations to be delivered at the 2019 Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC), which will cover research, innovations, best practices and substantive application successes. The annual gathering will be held at Renaissance Orlando … more info

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