March Metrology News Publication

Editors Message
This month Metrology News has published over 50 articles to-date bringing our global readers the very latest metrology news and articles. This month’s featured articles included “Optical CMM Measures Small Cast Parts Automatically”; “QIF Open Standard Supports Digital Transformation of Quality Inspection Processes“; “Where is Manufacturing Metrology Going in the Future”; “Robot Metrology Speeds up Final Inspection of Complex Aerospace Assemblies”; and many new product releases and innovations.

In March the editorial focus was “Coordinate Measuring Machines – Trends and Future” with focussed articles including “Coordinate Measuring Machines and Industry 4.0”; “What Future Coordinate Measuring Machines?“; “What price a Used CMM?”.

Next month sees the hugely import Control Exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany taking place (April 24 – 27). We preview the event and later in the month will be reporting daily directly from the show-floor. In addition in April we focus on Optical Metrology and its growing role in automated production metrology.

Below we highlight a few of the articles published on metrology.news this month.

Enjoy the read!

Keith Mills – Publishing Editor

Coordinate Measuring Machines and Industry 4.0

Renishaw has been at the forefront of coordinate measuring machine technology almost since the industry foundation more than 45 years ago and responsible for the deployment of precision coordinate metrology solutions throughout global manufacturing industries. With industry set to transition through Industry 4.0 and the 4th Industrial Revolution metrology.news sat down …

 

 

What Future Coordinate Measuring Machines?

The Coordinate Measuring Machine has been around for a very long time with the first machines introduced to the market by DEA and Ferranti back in the early 1960’s. These early CMMs were manually operated with ‘hard probing’, eventually migrating to computer controlled CNC units with touch-trigger probes. CMM touch-trigger probe ..

 

 

Robot Metrology Speeds up Final Inspection of Complex Aerospace Assemblies

Rolls-Royce in Barnoldswick has a long history of using Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM) for the final inspection of jet engine fabricated assemblies. Order book production rate increases necessitated the need to make a disruptive step-change in inspection methods without increasing the overall production footprint. Project goals were not only to reduce …

 

 

Robot Scanner Performs Automated Emissions Assembly Inspection

Headquartered in Algona, Washington, USA Dynacraft is a diversified global manufacturer of PACCAR medium and heavy duty truck parts.. For more than 40 years, Dynacraft has provided the company’s truck manufacturing divisions and PACCAR parts division with high-quality components, sub-assemblies, and specialized services. The Challenge “One of the requirements going into the …

 

 

Where Is Manufacturing Metrology Going In The Future?

Metrology has come a long way since its conception during the era of the pharaohs. It has particularly evolved in the last 25 years with the advent of lasers, 3D scanners, and optical technology. The field of Metrology will continue to evolve further to improve quality …

 

Optical CMM Measures Small Cast Parts Automatically

At the recent UK GOM workshop, “3D Metrology in Casting and Foundry Processes”, it demonstrated the GOM ATOS ScanPort desktop Optical Coordinate Measuring Machine capable of measuring small parts up to 200mm in diameter. ATOS ScanPort, comprising three motorized axis (rotation, swivel and linear) and three manual axis, can be utilized …

 

 

Correlation Free Measuring – A Game Changer For In-Line Manufacturing?

Faster, more precise, more cost-effective: inline production is constantly evolving. But not every innovation can revolutionize the entire process like “correlation free measurement.” Dr. Kai-Udo Modrich, Managing Director of Carl Zeiss Automated Inspection GmbH, explains the rules of the game which change and the advantages that are created for the …

 

 

What Price a Used CMM?

With an estimated 150,000 Coordinate measuring machines installed globally its inevitable that many find their way into the used machinery market. Buying a used ‘as-is’ CMM at auction or from a traditional used machinery dealer can ‘snag’ a bargain but at what risk and cost. A safer alternative purchase is a …

 

 

QIF Open Standard Supports Digital Transformation of Inspection Processes

Author: Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium/DMSC The term “digital transformation” is used in business to describe the use of digital technology to radically improve the performance or reach of enterprises. It is, at its core, about process digitization and the strategic use of information to drive new value. QIF (the Quality Information Framework) …

 

 

Upcoming International Metrology Exhibition In Focus

The takeaways from last year’s international Control Exhibition in Stuttgart were Automated Metrology, IoT, Smart Sensors and the changing role of metrology as global manufacturing industry reinvents itself and delivers products using smart manufacturing processes – Industry 4.0. Metrology 4.0 is a critical component in the successful delivery of Industry 4.0. The countdown …

 

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