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METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – 24th June

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

3D Scanner Launched For Large Part Measurement

Kreon Technologies has announced that innovation in 3D scanning technology has reached new heights with the launch of its latest achievement: the Skyline XTRA WIDE. Building upon the success of its predecessors, the Skyline XTRA WIDE 3D scanner is a cutting-edge device that promises to augment the 3D scanning experience … read more

Sir David McMurtry To Step Down As Renishaw Chairman

Renishaw has announced that its Executive Chairman Sir David McMurtry (84) has informed his intension to step down with effect from July 1 2024. He relinquished the role of Chief Executive at Renishaw in 2018. Sir David founded the Company with John Deer over 50 years ago and has been instrumental in driving the success … read more

Renishaw Introduces Worlds Smallest Wireless Machine Tool Probe

Renishaw has announced the availability of the RMP24-micro, the worlds smallest wireless probe for machine tools. This innovative probe combines compact dimensions with exceptional metrology performance, making it a valuable tool for precision manufacturing. The RMP24-micro measures just 24 mm in diameter … read more

Augmented Reality Makes New Robot Startups Easier and Faster

Employing the power of smartphones and Augmented Reality, KUKA has launched its new KUKA.MixedReality software that allows users to visualize the environment of robot cells live on their smartphones to support fast, safe and intuitive robot startups. The mobile app displays tools and interference geometries for early detection … read more

$45 Million Investment In Innovmetric To Support Digital Transformation Growth

InnovMetric is starting a new chapter in its history. The multinational company, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary in business this year, welcomes its very first financial partner. The Fonds de solidarité FTQ is joining the company with a $45 million dollar investment to support it in its long-term growth perspective … read more

The Role of AI in Continuous Improvement: Fostering Manufacturing Innovation

AI and automation have the power to completely transform manufacturing plants across the U.S. Grants and incentives from the government make it easier than ever to start upgrading plants to embrace innovative technologies designed to improve product quality, safety on the work floor, and produce output … read more

ZEISS Announces Software Sales Partnership With Artec 3D

ZEISS is cooperating with Artec 3D, a Luxemburg-based technology company that develops, manufactures, and distributes handheld and portable 3D scanners. Under the agreement, Artec 3D will offer ZEISS’ state-of-the-art inspection software as a valuable extension to their range of 3D scanning hardware … read more

Enhancing Quality and Process Control in Advanced Manufacturing With Edge Computing

In the realm of advanced and smart manufacturing, the pursuit of efficiency, quality, and innovation is relentless. Companies continually seek to optimize operations, reduce costs, and improve product quality to maintain a competitive edge. A transformative technology significantly contributing to these goals … read more

GelSight Partners with PRAGMA on Integrated Solution for Nondestructive Testing

GelSight has announced a new partnership with PRAGMA, a leader in nondestructive evaluation (NDE) 4.0 technologies, to provide integrated solutions to the nondestructive testing (NDT) market. The joint solution incorporates GelSight’s tactile sensing technology directly into the PragmaFlex instrument platform … read more

Taqtile Announces Work-Instruction Platform Release For DigiLens ARGO Smartglasses

Building upon the partnership with DigiLens made public at last year’s Augmented World Expo. Taqtile, Inc., has announced a release of Manifest for use on the ARGOÔ smartglasses from DigiLens. The combination of the ARGO hardware and Manifest work instruction software delivers a robust solution for deskless workers … read more

Robot Guidance Technology To Integrate Digital Twin Into Manufacturing Digital Thread

True Position Robotics (TPR) has entered into a two part digital project collaboration with Spirit AeroSystems, on project DELTA (Digitally Enabled Low-Cost Technologies for Aerostructures). The first element is the integration of TPR’s robotic drilling system into the ‘digital thread’ which includes full off-line robot programming … read more

Audi Sport Accelerates Design and Production Processes With Digitally Produced Tools and Fixtures

UltiMaker, a leader in 3D printing, and trinckle, a provider of design automation software, have announced a case study showcasing the impact that 3D printing and design automation solutions have on Audi Sport’s manufacturing workflow. When faced with the challenge of rapidly creating nearly 200 new tools to produce … read more

NIST Brings Mass Measurement to the Masses

Bringing its cutting-edge invention to the larger world for the first time, the USA National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has delivered a portable and super accurate tabletop instrument for measuring mass to the U.S. Army, potentially revolutionizing critical measurements in a variety of applications … read more

FLIR Launch Vibration Monitoring Solution Kits

FLIR, a Teledyne Technologies company, has announced the release of the FLIR SV88 and SV89 Vibration Monitoring Solution Kits, which help users monitor critical equipment by continuously analyzing vibrations, detecting faults, and alerting to potential defects and future problems … read more