March 4th Metrology News Bulletin

Optical 3D Valve Seat Measurement

In the automotive sector, high demands are placed on dimensional tolerance and contour accuracy. The Kendrion Group develops, manufactures and sells high quality electromagnetic and mechatronics solutions for industrial and automotive applications. The company’s two business divisions, Passenger Cars and Industrial Drive Systems, are both located at the German site …

CNC Shop Floor Gauge Reduces Inspection Time 85%

At the Tremec Queretaro plant, near Mexico City, transmission systems are produced for Daimler, Volvo, GM, John Deere and CNH. Tremec decided that its manufacturing process could be improved considerably, since the process control of parts was taking far too long. With a new Daimler gear project it decided to …

Gesture Control To Guide Industrial Robots

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (IWU) have developed an innovative technology enabling people and large industrial robots to work together in an intuitive way that feels a lot like human teamwork. Using the benefit of this technology, robots can recognize gestures, faces and postures …

AUKOM – A Global Training Standard For Production Measurement Technology

Type ‘CMM’ into Linkedin and the search returns 123,697 results. CMM Programmer is a profession that is becoming ever more critical since the role of the coordinate measuring machine (CMM) in manufacturing continues to increase as quality and production become ever more integral. Today there are professional CMM Programmers all …

PC-DMIS Adds GD&T Selection and Capture

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence has launched PC-DMIS 2019 R1, the latest edition of its popular measurement software. This is the first of two major releases scheduled for 2019, with continued service pack updates to ensure maximum reliability of the platform. PC-DMIS 2019 R1 introduces the new GD&T Selection and Capture tool …

Role of Vision Sensors in Factory Automation

There are a number of ways to extract data from a production line. In factory automation, sensors are used in work cells to gather data for inspection or to trigger other devices. These sensors fall into multiple categories: photoelectric, fiber optic, proximity, ultrasonic, and vision are the most common. But …

Robot Eye with 360 Degree Field Of View

Robots can move – but not see – in all directions. The patented laser sensor SensePRO developed by the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Manufacturing Technologies (IAPT) provides a solution to this problem. Where am I? Like humans, robots also need to answer that question, while they tirelessly glue, weld or …

Alignment Laser System Extends Machine Calibration Solutions

Renishaw’s new XK10 alignment laser system has been developed for use during the build and alignment of machine tools, replacing the need for artefacts. It can be used on linear rails to ensure that they are straight, square, flat and level, as well as to assess spindle direction and coaxiality …

Wenzel Inaugurates Metrology Solutions Center

Wenzel has inaugurated the opening of its new Solution Center at its headquarters in Wiesthal Germany. The new Solutions Center consists of Laboratory World and Shop Floor World where a variety of measurement solutions are presented in a sophisticated ambiance. The first impressions are very positive. Wenzel CEOs Dr. Heike Wenzel …

Optical Shaft Inspection Supports Growth

Specialist sliding head machining subcontracting Trust Precision Engineering produces precision components predominantly for the aerospace sector and has grown and developed quickly. Inevitably, though, such rapid growth has presented Trust with a new set of challenges. How, for example, to turn out vastly increased volumes at the same high quality …

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