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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – 13th November

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

98 Laser Line FreeScan Trio Portable 3D Scanner Launched

SHINING 3D has introduced the FreeScan Trio, the latest addition to its high-end range of 3D scanning solutions. The FreeScan Trio has been introduced at Formnext, the leading exhibition for Additive Manufacturing and related processes … read more

Electrifying The Future With 3D Scanning Technologies

Nexans is leading the charge to the new world of electrification. The group is a leader in designing and manufacturing cable systems and services across several business areas, including energy generation & transmission, distribution & usages, industry & solution projects, harnesses and telecom infra … read more

Optical 3D Scanning Aids Launched to Enhance Precise Measurements

At the Formnext exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany  scanning specialist AESUB 3D has launched two new products to aid optical 3D scanning applications. Precise Measurements With Magnetic Dodecahedra The new AESUB Dices enhance optical measuring processes and offer numerous advantages for precise measurements … read more

Automated Desktop Small Part 3D Scanner Offers 5-Micron Accuracy

Artec 3D has announced the new 3D scanner Micro II. The professional, high-accuracy desktop scanner, designed for the digitization of tiny to small objects, is ideal for use in a range of applications where a stringent level of precision is essential … read more

Nikon Expands X-ray CT Range With Introduction of VOXLS 30 Series

Nikon’s Industrial Metrology Business Unit (IMBU) has launched three new models in its VOXLS range of X-ray computed tomography (CT) systems for non-destructive inspection. The introduction of the 30 Series fills a specific need in the industry for users looking for an automation-ready system with the versatility … read more

XRF Measurement System Provides Multi-Use Flexibility and Precision

Quality departments and contract shops that test many different plated parts need an XRF analyzer with an expansive measurement area, selectable spot sizes, and high levels of both precision and speed. The Bowman’s XRF meets all of these requirements … read more

Aberlink’s Fulcrum CMM now Measures in Full 3D

The Aberlink Fulcrum CMM, initially introduced in early 2023 with a vertical stylus configuration, has quickly established itself as the natural progression in metrology capability beyond a 2D height gauge. Early adopters of the Fulcrum CMM have attested to its user-friendliness when deployed on the shop floor as a manual CMM … read more

Subscription Model For 3D Fixture Software Launched

Renishaw, is making its FixtureBuilder 3D fixture-modelling software available via a new subscription service allowing customers to take advantage of a complimentary 12-month subscription to this highly accessible fixture-planning software, when they purchase qualifying metrology fixturing products or bundles … read more

“There’s a Sensor for That” – Revolutionizing Manufacturing Through Sensing Technologies

In the fast-paced world of manufacturing, precision, efficiency, and quality are paramount. Today, these goals are being achieved with unprecedented accuracy and speed, thanks to the ever-evolving world of sensors. From the shop floor to the supply chain, sensors are transforming the manufacturing landscape … read more

Optical Inspection System With Integrated Laser Processing For Stamped Parts Launched

Jenoptik has introduced at the Blechexpo in Stuttgart, Germany its PSS-40/LCLW inspection station, which optimizes the manufacturing of stamped parts with integrated laser cutting and laser welding. The inspection and sorting station enables automated optical inspection of punched strips as well as uninterrupted removal of defective parts … read more

Acquisition To Bring Smart Sensing To Smart Manufacturing Globally

Oxford Metrics, the smart sensing software company, servicing life sciences, entertainment and engineering markets, has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Industrial Vision Systems, specialists in developing machine vision software and technology for high precision, automated quality control systems … read more

AI Software Enables Real-Time 3D Printing Quality Assessment

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have developed artificial intelligence software for powder bed 3D printers that assesses the quality of parts in real time, without the need for expensive characterization equipment. The Peregrine software supports the advanced manufacturing ‘digital thread’ being developed at ORNL … read more

‘Smart’ 3D Printer Features Advanced Process Control and Monitoring

AON3D, a North American manufacturer of industrial 3D printers and software, has revealed Hylo, a new ‘smart’ high temperature 3D printer, and Basis, an additive manufacturing software equipped with process simulation, machine learning-driven thermal optimization, and part qualification tools … read more

Metrology Challenges in Additive Manufacturing 3D-Printed Metal Parts

Additive manufacturing, often referred to as 3D printing, has revolutionized the manufacturing industry by enabling the production of complex and customized parts with unprecedented ease and speed. Despite its many advantages, additive manufacturing processes, especially those involving metal, present unique metrology challenges that need to be addressed … read more