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METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – 17th June

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

Portable Wide Area CMM Adds Laser Scanning

Keyence has launched an updated version of its WM Series Wide Area CMM, boasting a measurement range of up to 25 meters, enabling single-person measurements for targets of any size. This extensive measuring range is ideal for large targets, assemblies, and equipment across various industries … Read More

API Unveils Enhanced Machine Tool Calibration Products

Automated Precision Inc. (API), a global leader in advanced metrology solutions, has announced the release of its redesigned XD Laser and the all-new wireless SwivelCheck. These innovations mark a significant leap forward in machine tool calibration, delivering enhanced performance and user convenience … Read More

Navigating The Shift To Automated Manufacturing With 3D Scanning

In today’s manufacturing sectors, companies are continually confronted with various pressing challenges. Labor shortages and rising labor costs require innovative solutions to maintain productivity with less staff. In addition, relentless inflation continues to exert pressure on raw material costs, squeezing margins … Read More

Automotive EV Smart Factory Focussed on Automated Quality Control

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has become China’s eighth-largest electric vehicle manufacturer after launching its SU7 sedan model, in April. Xiaomi’s entry into the crowded China EV market is set to further disrupt the world’s largest auto market. Xiaomi is a household name in China renowned for its smartphone … Read More

Mercedes-Benz Becomes First Manufacturer To X-ray Vehicle Crash Test

The technical sensation begins with a very loud bang. At 60 km/h, a device with a crash barrier rams into the orange C-Class saloon and hits it full on the side. Crash tests are always something special – even for the experts. But the really spectacular part of this side is located in a frame above the vehicle … Read More

SICK Inspector83x Delivers AI Quality Control Out-of-the-Box

With the launch of its Inspector83x 2D vision sensor, SICK has enabled out-of-the-box Artificial Intelligence machine vision inspections for common inline inspection tasks in demanding high-speed production. The no-stress teach-in capability of the SICK Inspector83x can be used by non-specialists to configure powerful, high-precision AI inspections at full production speeds … Read More

3DViewStation Saves on CAD License Cost

The KISTERS 3DViewStation demonstrates at its customer Yanfeng that they don’t always have to purchase an expensive CAD license. In the automotive, aerospace, manufacturing and aviation industries, CAD data is crucial and plays a key role in a variety of downstream tasks in the process chain … Read More

Partnership To Globally Advance AI Vision At The Edge

Aetina, a provider of Edge AI solutions, and Tupl, an innovator in AI-powered operations automation, have announced a global technological partnership to accelerate the adoption of AI vision solutions at the edge in factories worldwide. This strategic collaboration promises to extend beyond manufacturing … Read More

Simplify Integration and Control of Multiple Machine Vision Devices

Artificial Intelligence, edge computing, and Industry 5.0 are machine vision trends that necessitate high-density computer controlled I/O signals for devices ranging from strobes and solenoids, to actuators and photo detectors. Purchasing an I/O card has been the solution up until recently, but this step necessitates … Read More

Wafer Stages for Thin Film Metrology and Glass Substrate Inspection

PI, a leader in nanopositioning and motion control, is offering granite-based multi-axis precision motion systems for the automation of wafer metrology, glass substrate inspection and lithography applications. These highly accurate stages are based on modular concepts that allow fast customizations … Read More

Flexxbotics Delivers Robot Compatibility with Renishaw Machine Tool Probes for In-Line Inspection

Flexxbotics, delivering workcell digitalization for robot-driven manufacturing, has announced advanced robotic machine tending compatible for in-line inspection with connectivity for the entire range of Renishaw inspection probes. Now, companies can enable robot-driven manufacturing with Flexxbotics using Renishaw to achieve precision quality with six sigma consistency and greater capacity … Read More

Non-Contact Metrology System Delivers Unrivalled Quality, Precision and Usability

Scantron Industrial Products has announced it has completed the build phase of its latest flagship product. Proscan Magnum is an industry-leading non-contact surface and shape measurement system especially suited to the metals industry. This Magnum is yet another system Scantron has built in this product range … Read More

Improved CMM Measuring Software Promotes Productivity and Safety

CMM manufacturer LK Metrology has announced the release of the latest version of its measurement, programming, simulation, analysis and reporting software. CAMIO 2024 features upgraded performance in several key areas to increase productivity and enhance safety, in the quality control department and shorten the lead-time … Read More

imc STUDIO 2024 Measurement Software Released

imc Test & Measurement has announces the release of imc STUDIO 2024, the new and improved version of the test and measurement software for the entire measurement process. The most important new features include more efficient input and management of metadata for documenting measurements … Read More