Latest Metrology News Bulletin – 7 Days In Review

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Microfactories Bring AI-Driven Automation to Manufacturing

Bright Machines has began delivering its vision of integrating software and artificial intelligence (AI) into every phase of the manufacturing cycle with the introduction of Bright Machines Microfactories. The new Bright Machines Microfactories combine software, machine learning, computer vision, and adaptive robotics into an automation platform that improves the way products …

Horizontal Arm CMM Upgrade Provides Automated Technology To Existing CMM Assetts

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced a horizontal arm coordinate measuring machine (CMM) that enables automotive and other large part manufacturers to adopt smarter, more automated manufacturing practices while reusing existing horizontal arm CMM guideway assets. Hexagon has developed the DEA MERCURY FX solution to meet customers’ demands to combine the …

Mitutoyo Invest in Robot Software Development Company

Mitutoyo Corporation has acquired new shares of Linkwiz Inc. (“Linkwiz”) through a third-party allocation of shares with other companies. Mitutoyo has stated we “will combine Mitutoyo’s measuring and inspection technology with Linkwiz’s robotics technology to contribute solving issues in manufacturing.” Established in 2015, Linkwiz develops and sells control system software with …

Gear Manufacturer Achieves Consistent Quality With Automated Robot Cell Incorporating Touch Probes

Gear and gearbox manufacturer Katsa Oy commissioned Flexmill Oy to design and build a robotised cell to finish-machine and deburr gears ranging in size from 50 mm to 1.5 m diameter. The bespoke, turnkey cell incorporates Renishaw RMP60 probes, mounted on custom-designed tool holders, which an ABB robot uses to …

Geometric Inspection Of Ship Components Ensure Quality & Accurate Fit For On-Time Delivery

MEYER WERFT based in Papenburg, Germany, has achieved an excellent worldwide reputation for building special-purpose ships. They are especially well known for the construction of large, modern, sophisticated cruise ships. Over the years, the shipyard has built 45 luxury liners for customers from all over the world and every ship …

Ola Rollén Acquitted For Second Time

Ola Rollén, Hexagon’s President and CEO, has been acquitted for the second time from the insider trading allegations by the Norwegian economic crime authority (Økokrim). Following the prosecution’s appeal of the Oslo City Court’s unanimous acquittal (10 January 2018), the Borgarting Court of Appeal (Borgarting lagmannsrett) also found Rollén not …

 

Renishaw To Support America’s Cup Challenger

Renishaw is supporting INEOS TEAM UK in their bid to bring the America’s Cup home to Britain. As the team’s official precision measurement and additive manufacturing (AM) partner, Renishaw will contribute its engineering expertise to aid and fast track the build process as they bid to win the 36th America’s Cup …

in.Grid Bringing Digitization To Production Floor

In the digital factory everything is connected: the machines, the robots, and the individual production units that communicate with each other and with the operators, transferring data in real time to a central system capable of interpreting and analyzing them, thereby making the whole process workflow more efficient. in.Grid is a …

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