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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – 20th May

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

Scaling 3D Measurement Data Usage To Improve Quality

After the recent unveiling of Polyworks 2024, Metrology News sat down with Marc Soucy, President of Innovmetric, developer of the Polyworks software platform. The interview delved into how the widespread adoption of 3D measurement data can enhance quality and emphasized the pivotal role of the digital thread … read more

Solutions For Efficient and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence

There is a high demand for AI solutions in industrial applications. These solutions need to be efficient, trustworthy and secure in order to be used in series production or quality control.. However, the new possibilities opened up by generative AI also raises questions. Can users rely on what a chatbot says? How can vulnerabilities in an AI model … read more

Self-Learning In-Process Quality Control For High-Precision Machining

The SonicShark system from Hufschmied Zerspanungssysteme GmbH is used for inline quality control and process monitoring during milling processes. In cooperation with nebumind an extension of the system was implemented. The previously purely visual quality control of a worker is expanded into an automated … read more

KonnectAi Leverages Google Cloud to Launch AI Quality Inspection Tool

KonnectAi, a AI visual inspection systems supplier has recently announced its collaboration with Google Cloud, officially launching its AI-powered quality inspection platform for manufacturers. KonnectAi will help manufacturers optimize quality inspection and ensure product traceability so they can increase efficiency … read more

3D Scanning Updates Robot Motion Path Delivering Intelligent Adaptive Part Sanding

Aerobotix and Manufacturing Automation Systems (MAS), two leading FANUC robot integrators, demonstrated intelligent adaptive sanding at the recent Automate 2024 exhibition in Chicago. The innovative technology marks a significant advancement in the robotic sanding process, promising part quality control and time saving in the path programming process … read more

Could Generative AI Become a Transformative Force in Industrial Metrology?

In the realm of industrial metrology, where precision and accuracy are paramount, the advent of generative artificial intelligence (AI) promises to revolutionize traditional measurement techniques and processes. Generative AI, a subset of artificial intelligence, holds the potential to transform the way measurements are made … read more

Rockwell Automation Investment In Elementary To Drive AI Machine Vision Adoption In Manufacturing

Elementary, an innovator in AI-powered machine vision, has announces a significant milestone in its mission to redefine manufacturing automation with its AI-powered vision inspection. Rockwell Automation, a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation, makes a strategic investment, signifying strong support for Elementary’s visionary approach to elevating manufacturing quality … read more

2024 ‘AI In European Manufacturing Report’ – Optimism About AI But Struggles With Implementation, a platform for on-demand manufacturing, has released a new survey revealing a significant gap between AI’s potential and its current utilization in European manufacturing operations. The 2024 AI in European Manufacturing Report sheds light on the current adoption rates, benefits, and future expectations of artificial intelligence (AI) in manufacturing … read more

Precise Data Collection – Robodog Scans and Monitors Manufacturing Equipment

A four-legged robot named ‘SpOTTO’ recently joined the team at BMW Group Plant Hams Hall in the UK. The autonomous robotic dog scans the plant, supports maintenance and ensures production processes run smoothly. Equipped with visual, thermal and acoustic sensors, SpOTTO is deployed in a number of unique use cases … read more

Next-Generation Machine Vision Solution Boosts Inspection Accuracy and Reliability

Prior to implementing Elementary’s vision solution, Yamaha Motors relied on manual inspectors to verify the accuracy of warning labels placed on their ATV and ROV units, causing fatigue and high turnover among quality control personnel. Elementary helped automate the inspection process and improve traceability … read more

Managing The Risk of Exceeding Tolerance Margins in Micro Molding

The production of tiny plastic components is a multifaceted task that relies on the professional collaboration of specialists in areas such as design, material science, tool creation, micro-molding processes, quality checks, and the final assembly to achieve high-volume production for clients … read more

Mech-MSR 3D Measurement and Inspection Software Offers No Code GUI

Mech-Mind has announced the official release of its new Mech-MSR 3D measurement and inspection software. Mech-MSR is the next-gen Mech-Mind AI software designed for creating end-to-end inspection applications deployed on Mech-Eye LNX 3D laser profilers. Leveraging a no-code graphical user interface and robust built-in algorithms … read more

Aberlink’s Extol CMM Design Innovation Receives King’s Award For Enterprise

Aberlink has been honoured with a King’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation 2024. This is in recognition of the outstanding design innovation and error mapping of the Extol CNC CMM. Aberlink Limited is one of 252 organisations to be recognised with a prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise recently announced … read more

U.S. First Quarter Manufacturing Technology Orders Decline 18.6% Over 2023

Orders of manufacturing technology, measured by the U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report published by The Association For Manufacturing Technology(AMT) , reached $435.7 million in March 2024. Orders grew nearly 25% above the February 2024 level. March orders are typically a large increase from February, as many builders of manufacturing technology … read more