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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – 20th November

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

Software Ecosystem For Measurement Technology and Quality Assurance Released

With the release of the new ZEISS INSPECT 3D metrology software, ZEISS offers its Industrial Quality Solutions customers numerous new functions. ZEISS INSPECT Optical 3D is the solution for the inspection and evaluation of 3D measurement data … read more

Advancing Quality Control – Transformative Impact of Closed-Loop Manufacturing

In the dynamic landscape of manufacturing, the pursuit of impeccable product quality is a cornerstone for sustainable success. One revolutionary approach that is reshaping the contours of quality control is Closed-Loop Manufacturing (CLM) … read more

A Closer Look at AI Machine Vision in Manufacturing

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has revolutionized many industries by enabling machines to perform tasks that were once solely the domain of humans. One such application is AI machine vision, a technology that empowers machines to ‘see’ … read more

Industrial Inspection & Analysis Acquires Q-PLUS Labs

As a growth-driven leader in lab and field testing, inspection, calibration, and engineering, Industrial Inspection & Analysis (IIA) has announced the acquisition of Q-PLUS Labs. Q-PLUS Labs joins Industrial Inspection & Analysis’s Lab Services division … read more

Optimising Cutting Tool Quality With 3D Measuring Solution

Among its many activities, the Challenge-S Group produces cutting tools on press to deburr aluminium castings. The manufacturing of these tools is complex, calling for use of the Kreon measuring arm at several stages of the process … read more

CMM Controller Retrofits Enable Multi-Sensor Production Inspection

At one of two factory units in the UK operated by sealing specialists Cross Manufacturing, two co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs) manufactured by LK Metrology in 1997 and 2007 have been given a new lease of life following an upgrade … read more

‘Smart’ Profile Sensor Provides Guidance To Electroplating Robot

In many applications, surface coating such as electroplating is an important part of the manufacturing process and if performed manually, will require a considerable amount of space and human resources. Benefits of advanced automation and robotics is the development of an innovative robot cell … read more

Digital Instructions Displayed Directly In The Work Environment

The ability to accurately identifying non-conformances at each stage of the manufacturing process is critical to ensure meeting quality standards. DELMIA’s Augmented Experience for Quality Inspection, checkpoints and acceptance criteria are displayed on a screen or directly on the equipment … read more

Inspection Workflow Redefines Measurement Process Providing Real-Time Defect Detection

3D Scanners UK has recently partnered with Measurement Solutions and Virtek Vision to showcase an innovative inspection workflow. The collaboration brings together the industry-leading solutions of PolyWorks and Virtek Vision, promising to redefine inspection processes for heightened efficiency and real-time defect detection … read more

Hexagon Software Suite Empowers Shop-Floors To Industrialise Additive Manufacturing

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division announced a new suite of software that is designed to support manufacturers’ adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) on an industrial scale by bringing scalability, reliability, and repeatability to AM operations … read more

New Class of Edge AI Industrial Cameras Allows AI Overlays in Live Video Streams

IDS NXT malibu marks a new class of intelligent industrial cameras that act as edge devices and generate AI overlays in live video streams. For the new camera series, IDS Imaging has collaborated with Ambarella, developer of visual AI products, making consumer technology available for demanding industrial applications … read more

5G Advanced Flexible Production Line Features High Reliability and Ultra-Low Latency

At Great Wall Motor’s factory in Baoding, Hebei, China 5G-Advanced equipment is being used in the car roof production line. Traditional industrial control relies on wired networks to realize the serial connection and control of terminal equipment … read more

iMerit Introduces Defect Detection Solution for Advanced Manufacturing

iMerit has introduced a new defect detection solution to accelerate AI development for advanced manufacturing and warehouse robotics applications. The application is fully integrated with iMerit’s Ango Hub that enables AI teams to quickly … read more

Sandvik Invests In AI-Based Closed Loop Manufacturing Software Company

Sandvik recently announced it is acquiring a minority stake in the privately owned German company up2parts, a closed loop manufacturing software start-up with the aim of commercializing software that optimize manufacturing processes … read more