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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – 25th March

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

Digital Twins Enable Real-Time Metrology Precision

The pursuit of perfection in quality control is a never-ending journey. As technology continues to advance, the integration of digital twins is emerging as a game-changer in the field of metrology. Digital twins are virtual replicas of physical assets, processes, or systems, and their application in identifying defects … read more

The Secret Lives of Manufacturing Defects

2023 saw a number of high-profile recalls linked to manufacturing defects. Despite technological improvements in the field of quality inspection, many safety-critical industries witnessed an increase in the number of defects and recalls … read more

Smart Manufacturing Getting Medicines and Vaccines From Factories To Patients Faster

Engineers have spent decades trying to make factories smarter so that medicines and vaccines can reach patients faster. Today, robots, machine learning, artificial intelligence and other innovations are starting to give manufacturers a new way to deliver at speed and get ahead of disease. At its most basic level, a manufacturing … read more

Ultrasonic Sensors Offer Adjustable Sound Cone Providing Flexibility

Thanks to an adjustable sound cone and small dead zone, the new Leuze ultrasonic sensors of the 420B and 412B series can be used for many different applications. The new ultrasonic sensors are available with adjustable sound cone and as switching (HTU) or measuring (DMU) sensors – allowing extremely flexible … read more

Ultra-Low Profile XY-Theta Nanopositioning Stage Uses Air Bearings

PI, a leader in precision motion control and nanopositioning products has released a unique planar XY-Theta-Z nanopositioning stage based on air bearings and direct drive motors. Unlike conventional multi-axis stages, the A-361 employs only one moving platform shared among all three axes. One advantage is the ultra-low profile … read more

Calibration Hexapod Achieves ISO 17025 Accreditation – A Worldwide First

The Kistler Group recently attained another calibration milestone: its proven calibration hexapod – the first of its kind in the world – is now accredited in accordance with ISO 17025 for multicomponent force and torque calibration. Kistler is supporting auto manufacturers and developers to ensure compliance … read more

Racing Ahead – Innovative Knock Sensor Calibration Solution For F1 Team

In the dynamic world of Formula One racing, staying ahead of the competition requires not just skillful driving, but also cutting-edge technology. This success story revolves around a renowned engine manufacturer and F1 race car team that, even before the implementation of new FIA technical regulations in 2026, embarked on … read more

ARCH Motorcycle Partners with Hexagon To Craft Bespoke High-Performance Cruisers

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division and , a manufacturer of high-performance bespoke motorcycles, have partnered to support the quality control demands of engineering and producing unique riding experiences for ARCH customers. By combining artistry and engineering with precision technologies, ARCH maximizes performance potential of its motorcycles while keeping innovation … read more

Research Reveals That 90% of Organizations Using AI to Create KPIs Report Improvement

Despite tremendous advances in analytics and AI capabilities, key performance indicators (KPIs) increasingly fail to take advantage of them to deliver the information and insights leaders need to succeed. However, according to a report released by MIT Sloan Management Review and Boston Consulting Group … read more

AI Enabled IRIS 3D Camera System Brings Unparalleled Visibility To Manufacturing

Virtek Vision, technology supplier to many of top-tier aerospace and composite manufacturers, demonstrated its next generation Iris 3D Process Monitoring Software, integrated with its new artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled camera system, during the recent JEC World 2024 event … read more

Phase3D Releases True Layer In-Situ Thickness Measurement

Phase3D, a Chicago-based company commercializing in-situ monitoring for additive manufacturing (AM), has announced the launch of True Layer Thickness. This toolkit measures the quantity, in microns, of metal powder spread across the build area, certifying uniform distribution for every layer of every build … read more

40th Annual Coordinate Metrology Society Conference

The Coordinate Metrology Society has announced that the 40th Annual Conference (CMSC) will be in Charlotte, North Carolina. This milestone event will be hosted at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte. CMSC has long been recognized for bringing together top metrology experts from manufacturing fields … read more

Manufacturer Leverages Integrated Machine Vision To Drive Growth

Since cameras were first introduced in industrial manufacturing lines in the 1980s, factory teams have relied on them for one task – to detect quality issues. While the cameras and technology evolved – the use case did not. One New Brunswick, USA based company – Eigen Innovations – backed by global technology … read more

FLEXI SPEED Innovative Measurement Technology Fixturing System

FLEXI SPEED, a versatile fixturing system developed for both individual and series workpieces, finds application in coordinate measuring machines, height measuring devices, testing, and surface and contour measuring tools. Its modular design comprises grid rails, bases with connectors, and Centric fixing systems … read more