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March 11th Metrology News Bulletin

High Accuracy Color 3D Scanning CMM Launched

Keyence has announced the launch of its new VL Series of 3D Scanner CMM. The blue structured light scanner offers full 360 degree measurement and claims fully-traceable measurements of ±10 μm accuracy with 2 µm repeatability. Conventional 3D scanners generally are unable to capture color information from a surface, the VL …read more

Shop Floor CMMs Monitor Production Quality

With the current closed loop manufacturing trend, the Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) is finding a new role as a flexible production gauge adjacent to the machine tool or production process. With the advent of Industry 4.0, the CMM remains a highly accurate, flexible measuring device capable of delivering to the …read more

Accurate | Simple | Expandable Optical µCMM

Based on the technology of focus variation, the optical coordinate measuring system µCMM from Bruker Alicona combines advantages of tactile coordinate measuring technology and non-contact surface measurement. Complex component geometries with the smallest tolerances are easily accessible and can be measured with the highest accuracy using only one sensor. The Alicona …read more

Metrology-Grade Scanning Laser Tracker Launched

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has launched the Leica Absolute Tracker ATS600, a new laser tracker line. The new product introduces a new concept in metrology-grade laser trackers, with targetless 3D scanning possible for the first time, directly from the laser tracker. The ATS600 can scan a surface with metrological accuracy from …read more

Common Form Measurement Problems

Form is a relatively easy to detect feature in many ways: after the measurement, the data is filtered to determine the results. It is one of the most basic measurements in support of many manufacturing processes – but some steps are still performed erroneously again and again. In this article

Will Industry 4.0 Create The Dark Factory?

The specter of the dark factory is haunting industrialized countries. It is dark because there aren’t any people in it and no need to turn on the lights. Machines will do all the work. If this vision were to become reality, it would challenge the very foundations of our societies. In …read more

Mastering For CMM Precision

A Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM) is a flexible measuring device and has developed a number of roles with the manufacturing environment, including use in the traditional quality laboratory, and the more recent role of directly supporting production on the manufacturing floor in harsher environments. The thermal behavior of CMM encoder …read more

Metrology Services Company 10 Year Anniversary

API Services is celebrating their 10 year anniversary. Founded in 2008, API Services provides personalized three-dimensional laser tracker scanning and calibration services to customers in industries ranging from aerospace to shipbuilding. API Services operate out of a state-of-the-art calibration lab in Newport News, Virginia with a team of experienced Service …read more

5-Axis Ceramic-Bridge CMM Launched

LK Metrology, has announced its SCANtek 5 range of coordinate measuring machines (CMM). The LK high precision ALTERA model coordinate measuring machines has been coupled with Renishaw’s REVO-2 5 axis scanning scanning system and multi-sensor technology to offer manufacturers a powerful solution for inspecting the dimensional accuracy and surface finish …read more

35th Annual CMSC Conference Open For Registration

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) has announced registration is open for its annual Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC) from July 22 – 26, 2019. The event will be held at Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida.  This year’s event celebrates the conference, that is dedicated to measurement professionals worldwide, …read more

Integrated Shopfloor CMM Provides Automatic Production Part Inspection

In the years since its foundation, 3B FLUID POWER has been driven by a commitment to meet the needs of its customers – both in terms of delivery and in terms of quality. As the business scaled up, investing in new technologies to optimize their production workflows became a real …read more

3D Scanner Accelerates Measurements Providing Reliable Accurate Data for Spare Parts Production

For 145 years, TLT-Turbo has striven to be the leading global supplier of mining, industrial and power ventilation products and solutions. The company’s radial and axial flow fans, wind tunnel fans and tunnel ventilation systems are used in thermal power stations around the world, for mine ventilation, steelmaking and processing, …read more

Measuring Times Reduced By 80 Percent

Racing places high demands on engine makers – also regarding measuring technology. At its Bruck site Pankl Racing Systems therefore replaced almost manual measuring equipment with ZEISS measuring machines and saved up to 80 percent of measuring times. The Challenge: Demanding Requirements, Complex Measurements “Lighter, more reliable and better quality,” says Mario …read more

Wenzel Achieves 9000th Measuring Machine

The WENZEL Group has announced the installation of its landmark 9000th high-tech measuring machine. Designed and manufactured by WENZEL, the product follows another important milestone in the German metrology specialist’s history, with the firm also recently commemorating its 50th year in business. The installation of the 9000th machine, an LH 1512 …read more

Creaform Introduces Cube-R 3D Scanning CMM To Japan

Creaform has introduced an additional demonstration and benchmark center for its 3D inspection cell, the CUBE-R located at its Narita Service Center in Japan, which also provides equipment certification, repairs, maintenance and calibration services of all the company’s 3D measurement solutions. CUBE-R is an automated 3D scanning Coordinate Measurement Machine (CMM), …read more

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