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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – 11th December

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

Bringing Mixed Reality Generative AI To Frontline Workers

At the recent Microsoft Ignite 2023 conference Copilot in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Guides was announced which combines the power of generative AI with mixed reality to help frontline workers complete complex tasks and resolve issues faster with less disruption to the flow of work. Copilot in Dynamics 365 Guides assists workers … read more

Machine Learning Can Raise CNC Machining Efficiency Levels

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine learning (ML) represent an important evolution in computer science and data processing systems which can be used in order to enhance almost every technology-enabled service, products, and industrial applications. A subfield of artificial intelligence and computer science is named machine learning which focuses on using data and algorithms … read more

Turbocharging Reverse Engineering With 3D Scanning

An industry-leading custom cab enclosure manufacturer needed to speed up their reverse engineering workflow to meet deadlines and keep up with rising levels of market demand. With their new Artec Leo 3D scanner in hand, the Curtis Industries design engineering team never expected it would slash a full 38 hours off their scan-to-CAD workflow for just one project … read more

QualiSense Wins Dana Challenge For Visual Inspection

Quality inspection software company, QualiSense, has scooped a prestigious award and grant funding for its technology. The BoostUp! Europe 2023 award is organised by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) to help find solutions for contemporary industrial challenges and build links between innovative start-ups and industrial corporates … read more

Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Center Set to Transform Automotive Production

Hyundai Motor Group has officially opens the Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Center Singapore (HMGICS) to accelerate the delivery of the Group’s human-centric future mobility vision. The facility introduces a new ‘smart urban mobility hub’ concept, which includes a highly automated flexible production system … read more

Strategic Partnership to Accelerate EV Powertrain Design with Virtual Prototyping

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division and JSOL Corporation have entered a strategic partnership to accelerate the virtual prototyping of electrified powertrains through multi-physics simulation. The collaboration builds on a long-term technical alliance offering global customers accurate and high-productivity virtual prototyping of complex electro-mechanical systems … read more

Unified System Successfully Meets Varied Measurement Needs

Festo, one of the world’s leading providers of automation technology, offers products, systems, and services related to pneumatic and electric control and drive technology for factory and process automation. With the Bruker Alicona InfiniteFocusG5, Festo manages to combine the requirements of different measurement systems … read more

High-Speed High-Resolution Line Scan Sensors Now In Production

Teledyne DALSA has announced that its AxCIS family of high-speed and high-resolution fully integrated line scan imaging modules are now in production. These easy-to-use Contact Image Sensors (CIS) combine sensors, lenses, and lights all-in-one, offering a lower cost inspection system for many demanding machine vision applications … read more

Stress Map Announces World First In Composites Stress Testing

Stress Map, the European leader in residual stress metrology using the contour method has announced that it has invested in two new capabilities to help customers prolong the life and control distortions of critical mechanical components … read more

Purdue University Dedicate Largest Smart Manufacturing Ecosystem

Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Engineering Technology (SoET) will dedicate four smart manufacturing facilities, the most expansive learning ecosystem of its kind in the United States. Located in Dudley and Lambertus Hall on Purdue’s West Lafayette Campus, the facilities were dedicated on November 30, 2023 … read more

Organizations Investing in Artificial Intelligence To Bolster Quality

The 15th edition of the World Quality Report, has been published by Capgemini, Sogeti, and OpenText, and highlights the rising importance of Quality Engineering to enhance both sustainability in business operations and value delivery to customers and end users. 67% of organizations have incorporated Quality Engineering … read more

GANTRY.SPECTOR Provides Precision and Flexibility For Automated Optical Part Inspection

In today’s fast-paced manufacturing world, companies need reliable and adaptable quality control systems. The GANTRY.SPECTOR from Mabri Vision combines both as a universal machine vision portal system and is the answer to individual inspection requirements. Due to its combination of state-of-the-art HALCON Machine Vision and advanced AI, GANTRY.SPECTOR offers unparalleled … read more

Connected Metrology Solution Delivers Huge Time Savings

Excel Precision, a prominent player in the UK’s EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) sector, recently worked with Bowers Group to address a complex machining challenge faced by a machine tool company. The solution cut the client’s component setting time from around a week to less than an hour, also resulting in … read more

Smart Workstation Developed For Aerospace Assembly Lines

A new concept assembly process has been developed by AMRC Cymru for world leading Aerospace manufacturer Collins Aerospace for their actuation systems. AMRC Cymru, part of the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, was tasked with developing a Smart Assembly and Inspection Demonstrator … read more