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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – 10th June

Summary of metrology and smart manufacturing news from the past 7 days.

Hexagon Introduces Its First Handheld 3D Scanners

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has introduced new handheld 3D scanning technology that complements its broad range of manufacturing inspection devices with unprecedented capabilities for flexible measurement … read more

Manufacturer Reaps The Benefits of 3D Scanning

Founded in 1883, Amazone has a rich heritage of over 140 years in developing agricultural equipment that blends tradition with innovative technologies. Still a family-run business to this day, Amazone is based in Germany and is a worldwide leader in agricultural machinery, with an expansive sales network … read more

Continuing Role of Portable Measurement in an Age of Automation and Smart Manufacturing

In the dynamic landscape of smart manufacturing, automation and advanced technologies such as Big Data, artificial intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT) are reshaping production processes. With these advancements, one might assume that traditional measurement tools are becoming obsolete … read more

Quality Control In Welding: Ensuring Consistency and Accuracy with 2D/3D Laser Profilers

Welding is one of the most important and common fabrication processes, and it uses heat to melt and fuse two parts together. Welding Quality Control relies on inspection and testing to ensure that the welded joints meet specifications. Weld inspections involve looking for surface defects on the weld beads … read more

LYNX2 Elevates Automated Visual Inspection For Large Assembly Manufacturing

Accurex Measurement, a leading precision measurement and inspection solutions provider in USA, has announces the launch of the LYNX2 visual inspection system. LYNX2, named after its advanced capabilities and feline-like precision, is designed to transform the landscape of automated machine vision inspection to manufacture aerostructures and other large assemblies … read more

Flexxbotics Provides Robot Compatibility with Cognex Machine Vision for In-Line Inspection

Flexxbotics, delivering workcell digitalization for robot-driven manufacturing, has announced advanced robotic machine tending compatible for in-line inspection connectivity for the complete line of Cognex vision solutions including vision sensors, vision systems and 3D vision systems … read more

Mahr Develop Gear Measuring Station For Double-Flank Roller Test

Mahr MWF has developed and built a measuring machine for double-flank gear roll testing to meet the individual requirements of a customer. This machine tests the form feature concentricity deviation Fr on the internal toothing of gears … read more

New Technique Improves Finishing Time for 3D-Printed Machine Parts

North Carolina State University researchers have demonstrated a technique that allows companies who manufacture metal machine parts with 3D printing technologies to conduct automated quality control of manufactured parts during the finishing process. The technique allows users to identify potential flaws … read more

Process and Quality Control Techniques as Additive Manufacturing Goes Mainstream

As additive manufacturing continues to mature and gain traction in mainstream production, the importance of stringent process and quality control cannot be overstated. (AM) is revolutionizing the manufacturing landscape. Originally associated with prototyping and small-scale production, AM has evolved into a robust technology … read more

Large Components Prepared in Seconds With Reference Points For 3D Scanning

The placing of reference points required for 3D scanning of large-sized parts such as large machine components, automobiles or boats is time-consuming and laborious. AESUB is therefore now offering continuous dots on a roll which can be quickly and easily removed and placed on large areas … read more

uEye Autofocus Machine Vision Camera Available In Practical Starter Kit

The uEye XS from IDS Imaging weighs just 12 grams and fits into almost any application with its size of just 26.4 x 23 x 21.7 mm. Due to its autofocus and 5 MP CMOS sensor, it delivers consistently sharp images and videos from a distance of just … read more

2024 State of Manufacturing Report Reveals Industry at Critical Inflection Point

Fictiv, a global manufacturing company, has announced the release of its ninth-annual ‘State of Manufacturing Report’ — an industry-leading survey of manufacturing leaders that tracks perspectives on the economy, supply chain, AI, sustainability, and more. Following years of supply chain disruptions and a recent drive to adopt AI … read more

ProfilControl 7 Roughness Checks Quality of Rubber Compounds

A perfect rubber profile starts with a perfect compound. With the ProfilControl 7 Roughness inspection system from PIXARGUS, users can check the quality of rubber compounds in a straightforward, time-saving and efficient way. The transformation of the rubber industry is in full swing. Companies have to become greener and strive to … read more

Edge Impulse Brings Anomaly Detection to Any Edge Device

Edge Impulse, a platform for building, refining and deploying machine learning models to edge devices, has unveiled a novel technology for unlocking visual anomaly detection on any edge device, from NVIDIA GPUs to Arm MCUs, through the first model architecture of its kind: FOMO-AD (Faster Objects, More Objects – Anomaly Detection) … read more