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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – 11th March

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

AI Reconstruction Uses Deep Learning To Deliver Faster and Clearer CT Scans

Nikon Industrial Metrology Business Unit has released AI Reconstruction, an innovative 3D computed tomography (CT) reconstruction software solution powered by artificial intelligence that lifts the traditional trade-off between scan speed and image quality. By applying Deep Learning techniques to enhance image … read more

The CMM Has Been Evolving For More Than 50 Years – What’s Next?

The CMM has a rich history that dates back to the 1960s. The CMM has been a cornerstone in the field of metrology for over 50 years, revolutionizing the way manufacturers measure and inspect objects with precision and accuracy … read more

The Emerging Role of Metrology In Industry 5.0

In the ever-evolving landscape of industrial revolutions, Industry 4.0 has been a defining era characterized by the integration of digital technologies, automation, and data exchange. However, as the industry continues to push the boundaries of innovation … read more

Transforming Workplace Safety With AI

Intenseye, a leader in AI-powered workplace safety solutions, has secured $64 million in series B funding led by new investor Lightspeed Venture Partners with participation from existing investors Insight Partners, Point Nine, and Air Street Capital … read more

Smart Factory: How Digital Is The Factory Of The Future?

The vision of the future for many entrepreneurs: the smart factory whose production organizes itself. From procurement and maintenance to flexible production – with the aid of digital production, operation of the factory should be automated … read more

ABB Identifies New Frontiers For Robotics and AI in 2024

Marc Segura, President ABB Robotics Division, identifies three drivers for robotics-driven AI solutions in 2024, as ABB continues expansion in new segments not previously served by robotic automation. “The coming year will see a growing focus on the critical role of AI,” said Marc Segura, President ABB Robotics Division … read more

Cognitive Robot Delivers Autonomous Smart Inspection Solution

The increasing push for faster processes, better control and higher quality in the aerospace industry necessitates a new generation of advanced automation designed to automate complex processes that until a short time ago could only be done manually. When it comes to testing critical structures such as helicopter blades … read more

Generative AI Takes Predictive Maintenance Solution To Next Level

Siemens is releasing a new generative artificial intelligence (AI) functionality into its predictive maintenance solution – Senseye Predictive Maintenance. This advance makes predictive maintenance more conversational and intuitive. Through this new release of Senseye Predictive Maintenance with generative AI functionality, Siemens will make human-machine interactions and predictive maintenance faster … read more

Robust Radar Sensor Measures at Temperatures up to 1600 Degrees With High Precision

OndoSense is expanding its portfolio in the metal industry: The German radar specialist OndoSense is expanding its portfolio with the development of a sensor solution for the level measurement of molten metal with unprecedented precision and stability. The robust and low-maintenance radar system reliably measures … read more

Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement Added To Confined-Space Drone

Flyability, a leader in confined-space drones, has announced a new ultrasonic thickness measurement (UTM) payload for its flagship drone the Elios 3. This payload was developed in partnership with Cygnus Instruments, a leader in ultrasonic testing (UT) technology, to create a product that supports certified UT inspectors … read more

CMM Manager Software Adds Automation Interface To Latest Version

QxSoft has recently released the latest version of its CMM-Manager software. The latest release includes 30+ customer specific enhancements, added support for Renishaw Equator Gauging System, support for API Radian Laser Tracker, new automation software, graphical reporting updates, and more … read more

Intel Announces New Edge Platform For Scaling AI Applications

Intel has announced its new Edge Platform, a modular, open software platform enabling enterprises to develop, deploy, run, secure, and manage edge and AI applications at scale with cloud-like simplicity. Together, these capabilities will accelerate time-to-scale deployment for enterprises, contributing to improved total cost … read more

Renishaw Collaboration Spearheads Efficiency and Confidence in AM Testing

Plastometrex, a leading provider of advanced mechanical testing solutions, has supplied Renishaw, a prominent additive manufacturing OEM, with enhanced mechanical testing capabilities. The collaboration focuses on incorporating Plastometrex’s proprietary PIP technology and results into Renishaw’s testing processes … read more

Machining Strategy Generation Using AI Expanded To 3+2 Axis CNC Machines

CloudNC – a manufacturing technology company backed by Autodesk and Lockheed Martin recently announced that its CAM Assist solution can now create programming strategies and toolpaths with AI for 3+2 axis CNC machines. Previously, CAM Assist – which is available as a plug-in for Autodesk’s Fusion software … read more