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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – 18th March

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

Industry-First Zoom-Enabled Optical 3D Scanner Launched

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced the launch of a new type of high-productivity structured light scanner. Built on a completely reengineered platform, the SmartScan VR800 is the first optical 3D scanner on the market with a motorised zoom lens that enables users to adjust data resolution and measurement volume … read more

Delving Into the Science Behind Zygo’s Latest Interferometer

Following the recent launch of Zygo’s Qualifire laser interferometer we sat down with Erin McDonnell the laser interferometer project manager to delve deeper into the background and technology behind the new product. Q: What motivated Zygo to develop the Qualifire laser interferometer, and how does it address the specific needs … read more

Driving Data-Driven Decision Velocity for Better Manufacturing Quality

It’s no longer a secret that data is fast becoming one of the most critical business assets of enterprises, so they’re generating and collecting more data than ever before. Yet, in the quest to store up data riches, many manufacturers now are grappling with how to invest that wealth – how best to derive actionable insights from data … read more

Report Reveals Manufacturers Face Data Woes Stifling Innovation and Time To Market

Manufacturers that fail to get their data in order risk being left behind their rivals, a new report from Hexagon reveals. The global survey of more than 500 manufacturing leaders, conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by Hexagon, found that 98% of manufacturers report at least one issue with data … read more

Verisurf Master3DGage Inspection Solution For Aerospace Supply Chain

Verisurf Software has announced a turn-key aerospace inspection and reporting solution based on its popular Master3DGage portable measurement platform, powered by Verisurf software. OEM quality verification and reporting requirements consistently challenge the aerospace supply chain. Boeing Standard D6-51991 pertains to Digital Product Definition (DPD), also referred to as Model-Based Definition (MBD) … read more

Non-Contact Gauging Solution Added to Fanuc CRX Collaborative Robot

FANUC’s CRX Series of Collaborative Robots makes it simple and quick for manufacturers to get automation up and running. Designed to be easily integrated with peripheral devices, Vectro 2 from Third Dimension is the latest addition to the series of FANUC CRX-Ready products. Vectro 2 with FANUC CRX unlocks quick easy automation … read more

Transforming Quality Control Processes With Inline Inspection

The metrology sector is now beginning to see that the existing set up of using measuring laboratories for conducting measurements on massive production scales is no longer sufficient. If anything, metrology laboratories are becoming bottlenecks to the 3D inspection process. Metrologists are currently facing increasing demands … read more

Residual Magnetism Meter Aids Effective Measurement Procedures

Residual magnetism can adversely affect measuring, testing, and production processes, often going unnoticed as a root cause. This magnetic influence can detrimentally impact testing procedures, manufacturing processes, and the overall quality … read more

Digital Work Instructions Software Tool Helps Overcome Skills Shortages

Digital instructions help to overcome a wide range of challenges in the day-to-day operations of manufacturing companies. As a worker assistance system, the tepcon instructor is also part of a strategy for dealing with issues relating to the shortage of skilled workers. SMEs in the manufacturing sectors in particular … read more

Siemens Introduces Mcenter Platform For Efficient Shop-Floors

Siemens has introduced Mcenter, a new manufacturing and resource management platform, designed to enhance the preparation of tool scheduling, workflow supervision and NC program  management. Mcenter will additionally smartly and seamlessly network the machine tools with the company’s IT / OT landscape … read more

Accurately Simulating 3D Printed Structure Topology

OverHiPP, or to be more precise, Over-printing with High Performance Polymers, is a 2-year Innovate UK funded project. GRM is one of six project partners involved, along with a diverse advisory board. The aim of OverHiPP is to develop and optimise a new hybrid manufacturing technique for overprinting 3D printed material … read more

MeshInspector Software Platform Transforms 3D Scans

MeshInspector is a versatile software designed for fast mesh repair, transforming 3D scans into solid models, and facilitating quality inspection. MeshInspector can be applied in 3D printing, scan to as-built models conversion, mesh transformation, and scan to CAD compare. MeshInspector is an all-in-one tool … read more

Teledyne e2v Expands Flash CMOS Image Sensors For 3D Laser Triangulation

Teledyne e2v, a global innovator of imaging solutions, has announced the expansion of its Flash CMOS image sensor family, with the introduction of Flash 2K LSA, which has been specifically adapted for laser profiling applications requiring the use of a Large Scheimpflug Angle (LSA). Teledyne e2v’s Flash family of CMOS image … read more

Starrett Enters Into Merger Agreement With MiddleGround Capital To Become Private Company

The L.S. Starrett Company has announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement in a go-private transaction with an affiliate of MiddleGround Capital in an all-cash transaction for $16.19 per share. The purchase price represents an approximately 63% premium to the closing stock price of the Company’s stock … read more