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Hexagon Strengthens Smart Factory Position with Etalon Autonomous Calibration Technologies

Hexagon AB has announced the acquisition of Etalon, a provider of equipment calibration solutions. Etalon’s solutions continuously monitor and initiate compensation of machine tools, measuring machines, robots and structures to ensure the dimensional accuracy of manufactured parts. Founded in 2004, Etalon employs around 25 people with domain expertise in production and …

Computed Tomography Explained

Computed Tomography (CT) is increasingly being used for non-destructive inspection and dimensional measurement of manufactured prototype and production parts. Besides the determination of measurement uncertainty, the recent advancements in technology, both hardware and software, has enabled this technology to become common place in universities, research centers and has started to …

Seeing Into The Future To Outperform Competition

Over the past few years, the TCG Unitech Group, an Austrian high-pressure die casting and injection molding manufacturer, has become an industry leader. To ensure its manufacturing processes remain competitive in the future, a decision was made at company headquarters in Kirchdorf, Austria, to invest in a ZEISS computed tomograph. The …

Microcomputed Tomography in AM – Review of Current Technology and Applications

X-ray microcomputed tomography (microCT) has become an established method of testing and analyzing additively manufactured (AM) parts in recent years, being especially useful and accurate for dimensional measurement and porosity analysis. While this nondestructive analysis method is gaining traction among AM researchers and engineers, the capabilities of the method are …

Renishaw and Hartford Combine to Deliver Intelligent ‘Smart Factory’ Solutions

In the face of global skills shortages and rapidly emerging Industry 4.0 trends, Taiwanese CNC machine manufacturer Hartford undertook to develop an innovative, easier-to-use human machine interface (HMI) for its CNC machines. At the same time the company strove to ensure process measurement and inspection at its CNC machine manufacturing …

Partnership Introduces Airborne Lidar Scanning

Faro and Stormbee, a pioneer in Mobile UAV technology, have partnered to offer an integrated, cost-effective airborne 3D scanning solution specifically designed to quickly gather large area data for crash scene documentation, security pre-planning and military applications. This integrated solution includes the Faro Focus laser scanner, the Stormbee series UAV, …

Advanced 3D Optical Sensing Integrates with Face++ Software

AMS, a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, and Face++, a leader in artificial intelligence software, have agreed a co-operation arrangement to accelerate OEMs’ and system integrators’ deployments of 3D optical sensing technologies. This partnership means that manufacturers can go to market faster with superior systems for performing functions …

Innovative Manufacturing Solutions Halve 5 Axis CNC Set-Up Times

Metrology Software Products Ltd (MSP), an associate company of Renishaw PLC, are global experts in developing and implementing precision metrology software, helping companies within various sectors, such as the Aerospace, Formula 1, and Defense industries, produce 100% accurate parts. MSP’s innovative software makes manufacturing processes more efficient and helps customers, …

 

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