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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – 4th December

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

The Changing Face of Manufacturing Metrology

Metrology has always been vital in precision manufacturing to ensure products meet both quality and design specifications. As industry demands have increased over the years, we have seen a transformation in measurement technology — advances in metrology and improvements to manufacturing capability typically go hand-in-hand … read more

When The Factory Becomes Digital and Smart

Innovation and industrial transformation are two key areas in which Leonardo is investing heavily, aware of the increasingly strategic role that digitalisation will play in the manufacturing industry of the future. This is the path undertaken with the NEMESI project, carried out at the company’s sites Pomigliano d’Arco and Nola … read more

Digital Metrology Ecosystem Empowers Digital Transformation at Global Auto Supplier

Futaba Industrial is a global automobile stamped parts manufacturer founded in 1945 and headquartered in Okazaki city, Aichi, Japan. Futaba Industrial produces car body parts and exhaust system parts for major car manufacturers. Including subsidiaries, it has over 10,000 employees in 10 factories in Japan … read more

Next Generation Compact Series of Affordable Industrial 3D Scanners

3D Scanning technology manufacturer, Polyga Inc., has upgraded their most popular and affordable industrial desktop 3D scanner. The new Compact S1 Pro is designed for reverse engineering and inspection. It comes in two configurations: Standard and Wide. The Compact S1 Pro and Wide includes all needed 3D scanning features … read more

TwinBox Offers Compact Solution for Production Robot Integration

RoboDK TwinBox represents the latest step in production robot programming for automation engineers. This compact system integrates pre-installed RoboDK software into industrial PCs and small single-board computers or IPCs. TwinBox can manage multiple devices and robots from various manufacturers simultaneously in production … read more

Seal 3D Scanner Aims To Democratize High Precision 3D Scanning

3DMakerpro recently introduced its latest breakthrough product, the Seal 3D Scanner. This product marks a significant breakthrough in the field of 3D scanning, redefining it as a consumer electronic product for the first time in the industry’s history. 3DMakerpro claim the scanner is world’s first portable, high-precision consumer-grade … read more

Mastering Automated Automotive Glass Inspection

During the last years, the automotive glass industry has undergone a significant transformation. This change has shifted the industry’s focus from producing small, simple-shaped glass primarily serving the purpose of exterior coverage, to incorporating glass as a design element in new vehicle models … read more

Revolutionary AI-Enabled 3D Vision Scanning System

Inkbit, a pioneer in advanced additive manufacturing solutions, has announced the publication of a landmark study in the journal Nature, demonstrating the use of its Vision-Controlled Jetting (VCJ) technology to directly manufacture complex multi-functional systems in one print, without assembly of subcomponents … read more

Neutrons See Stress In 3D-Printed Parts – Advancing Additive Manufacturing

Using neutrons to see the additive manufacturing process at the atomic level, scientists have shown that they can measure strain in a material as it evolves and track how atoms move in response to stress. Residual stresses affect the performance and reliability of most manufactured goods and are prevalent in casting … read more

Next Generation High-Performance Global Shutter CMOS Image Sensors

Teledyne e2v, a Teledyne Technologies company and global innovator of imaging solutions, has announced Emerald Gen2, its new state-of-the-art CMOS image sensor family. Built on Teledyne e2v’s advanced imaging technologies, this new family delivers enhanced performance, making the new sensors ideal for a wide range of machine vision uses … read more

NIST Seeks Collaborators for Consortium Supporting Artificial Intelligence Safety

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is calling for participants in a new consortium supporting development of innovative methods for evaluating artificial intelligence (AI) systems to improve the rapidly growing technology’s safety and trustworthiness … read more

MSP Brings Metrology and Right-First-Time Expertise To Advanced Manufacturing Facility

MSP, a Renshaw associate company, has announced it has become members of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS). Adding to the impressive NMIS membership list, leading metrology company, MSP, will use its expertise in CNC automation, CNC machine tool capability and micron-accurate machining … read more

PI Substantially Increases Hexapod Production Capacities

Based on a comprehensive analysis of the production processes for hexapods, Physik Instrumente (PI) has adapted its production capacities to the sharp increase in demand and is prepared to expand them even further if required. The focus of the restructuring was the optimization and relocation of the entire ‘Hexapods’ production … read more

Universal Robots Responds to Demand By Doubling Production

Universal Robots, the global leader in collaborative robotics, has announced that high demand for its new UR20 cobot has led the company to accelerate production timelines. The company stated; UR20 has quickly become the go-to choice for manufacturers seeking a long-reach, heavy-payload cobot, prompting Universal Robots to double production capacity to meet … read more