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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – 26th February

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

Increasing Role of Machine Vision in Robotic Automation Creating a Paradigm Shift in Improving Manufacturing Quality

In the dynamic landscape of manufacturing, the pursuit of higher quality and efficiency has led to the integration of cutting-edge technologies. One transformative development is the growing prominence of machine vision in robotic automation … read more

Unleashing the Full Potential of 3D Measurement Data Collaboration in Today’s Manufacturing Landscape

In a swiftly evolving manufacturing landscape, each stage of product development yields a wealth of valuable data, often challenging to access and exploit. The digital management of data flow between systems and individuals is crucial for ensuring efficient workflows, seamless collaboration, and enabling data-driven decision-making … read more

Predictive Quality – What It Is and Who Can Benefit

Quality controls of components are essential for manufacturing companies. Depending on the type of component, the checks lead to high non-productive times. 100% controls are therefore often not economical. In addition, quality controls can usually only be carried out after the manufacturing process. This means that reacting to errors … read more

Automotive Production Innovation Through Augmented Reality

How can manual reworking be optimized and seamlessly integrated into automated workflows? Augmented reality with dynamic laser and video projection offers an efficient solution and enables a 100% digital process chain. Many manufacturers are already using the technology in practice … read more

Meeting the Demands of Modern Quality Control With Robotic Assistance

Robots are nothing new in the manufacturing industry but still hold untapped potential. Many manufacturers understand the importance of automating production processes but rely on manual quality control systems. That needs to change. Quality checks are detail-oriented and highly repetitive, making them ideal use cases … read more

Integrated 3D Vision Cameras and AI Enhance Precise Surface Inspection

In the dynamic world of manufacturing and industrial processes, advancements in technology continually reshape the landscape. One such transformative integration is the combination of robotic automation and 3D vision cameras in surface finishing applications. This powerful synergy not only enhances efficiency but also opens up new frontiers in precision and … read more

Vision For The Future of Manufacturing – Inspection Data To Create Robot Rework Programs

Imagine a world where manufacturing becomes smarter, more efficient, and remarkably innovative. It’s no longer just a vision; it’s a reality with the unveiling of the groundbreaking ‘SeConRob’ project (Self-configuring Multi-Step Robotic Workflows). This exciting initiative is set to transform the manufacturing landscape … read more

The Power of Machine Vision and Real-Time Metrology Data Revolutionizing Manufacturing

In the fast-paced world of manufacturing, precision and efficiency are paramount. As industries continually seek innovative solutions to enhance processes, machine vision coupled with real-time data is emerging as a transformative force in metrology. This powerful combination not only redefines quality control but also reshapes how manufacturers measure, inspect, and ensure accuracy … read more

2-in-1 Sensor Detects Object Presence and Transmits Measurement Values

Leuze has announced its new 2-in-1 sensor that detects the presence of objects while at the same time transmits measurement values. With the new compact ODT3CL1-2M laser diffuse sensor, Leuze are extending the operating range of their 3C series distance sensors. Thanks to innovative Time of Flight ( TOF) technology … read more

Zygo Strengthens India Presence To Support Growing Market Demand

Zygo Corporation, a leader in precision 3D optical metrology solutions, has announced the expansion of its operations in India with the hiring of a dedicated sales and marketing team. This strategic move underscores Zygo’s commitment to the rapidly growing Indian manufacturing market and aims to provide enhanced local support … read more

North America Industrial Robot Orders Decline 30 Percent Over Record 2022

After record orders in both 2021 and 2022, robot sales in North American declined by 30% in 2023, according to the latest report from the Association for Advancing Automation (A3). Companies purchased 31,159 robots in 2023, compared to 44,196 in 2022 … read more

No Economic Turnaround In Sight For German Machine Tool Orders

Orders received by the German machine tool industry in the 4th quarter of 2023 were 17% down on the previous year’s figure. Orders from Germany fell by 20% whereas export orders dropped by 15%. Demand increased by 11% in nominal terms in 2023 … read more

Machine Monitoring Technology Delivers Saving Through Improved Shop Floor Operations

Hydrafeed, a leading manufacturer of automation equipment for CNC applications and sub-contract supplier to the aerospace industry, has gained real-time visibility into its factory operations, enabling it to meet growing production demand with its existing workforce and achieve savings worth more than £17,000 a year … read more

Siemens Revolutionizes Engineering Simulation With HEEDS AI Simulation Predictor

Siemens Digital Industries Software is setting the benchmark for innovation in the field of engineering simulation with the recent launch of two groundbreaking solutions – HEEDS AI Simulation Predictor software and Simcenter Reduced Order Modeling software. These tools empower engineers to tackle the most complex challenges manufacturers face, delivering predictive performance … read more