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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – 5th February

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

Bruker Alicona Launches FocusX Optical Measuring System

Two years of research and development, close to 10,000 working hours and 13 prototypes. But the outcome was worth every effort. Bruker Alicona has presented its new addition to optical 3D measurement technology at a launch event … read more

Manufacturing 2050 – Glimpsing Crucial Role of Metrology

The landscape of manufacturing is on the brink of a profound transformation, driven by advancements in technology, automation, and the integration of smart systems. As we look ahead to the year 2050, the manufacturing sector is expected to undergo unprecedented changes, ushering in a new era of efficiency … read more

Atomic Force Microscope Makes 3D Nanoscale Data More Accessible

ICSPI, a leader in benchtop nanoscale imaging instruments, has announced the launch of its new Redux AFM, an automated atomic force microscope designed to allow scientists and engineers to effortlessly collect 3-dimensional data at the nanoscale … read more

Empowering The Connected Worker – Revolutionizing Manufacturing Quality

In the ever-evolving landscape of Industry 4.0, the concept of the connected worker is reshaping traditional manufacturing processes. This transformative shift is not only enhancing productivity and efficiency but is also revolutionizing the way quality control is approached … read more

AR Taking Remote Production Machinery Support From Desktop To Reality

The global leader in remote IT support TeamViewer has signalled its shift to augmented reality (AR) having struck a strategic partnership with AR startup Almer. The Almer Arc headset enables collaboration with remote individuals as if they were physically present and augmentation of the wearer’s environment … read more

BMW Manufacturing To Bring Humanoid Robots Into Automotive Production

Figure, a California-based company developing autonomous humanoid robots, has announced that it has signed a commercial agreement with US BMW Manufacturing Co. to deploy general purpose robots in automotive manufacturing environments … read more

Inline Optical Inspection Specialist PIXARGUS Acquired By CiTEX Group

The measurement technology manufacturer PIXARGUS has grown from a startup to a global player in optical inline quality control. Now the aim is to increasingly enter the US and Asian markets under the umbrella of CiTEX Holding GmbH … read more

Draft Safety Standard For Coordinate Measuring Machines Published

Coordinate measuring machines are used in many industries to ensure high-quality production. Moving parts, for example when moving the measuring head or changing workpieces, electromagnetic fields or laser radiation can pose hazards to operators. In order to minimize this potential hazard with specific requirements … read more

First Certification Using Digital Modeling and Simulation Granted

UL Solutions, a leader in applied safety science, has announced its first certification using a digital model of the product being tested, granted to technology company Siemens, a milestone that has potentially wide-ranging implications for product innovation and speed to market. UL Solutions digital modelling and simulation services … read more

Aetina Accelerates Vision AI To The Industrial Edge With NVIDIA

Aetina has announced it is working with NVIDIA to deliver the latest vision AI solutions that integrate Aetina’s advanced product offerings powered by NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin and Orin NX modules with NVIDIA Metropolis Microservices for Jetson, a cutting-edge microservices-based stack and a streamlined developer workflow … read more

Joint Venture to Bring AI and Robotics To Manufacturing

Accenture and Mujin have established Accenture Alpha Automation, a joint venture for the manufacturing and logistics industries. Accenture Alpha Automation will help companies automate their management infrastructure with data-driven solutions that seamlessly combine data from manufacturing and logistics … read more

FARO Joins Eight-Time NASCAR Champions RFK Racing

FARO, a global supplier of 3D measurement, imaging and realization solutions has joined eight-time NASCAR champions RFK Racing as part of the RFK TeK Alliance to create the FARO technology center. The Center will feature FARO’s 3D metrology hardware and software to support all of RFK’s competitive efforts … read more

INSPECTIS Optical BGA Inspection Systems Now Offers Higher Magnification

INSPECTIS has announced that its popular BGA inspection systems can now be supplied with optional new XM lenses that offer up to 285x screen magnification, compared to the original standard lens with 200x. The INSPECTIS BGA lens package consists of a lens … read more

Inspection of Engine Discs and Torsion Tube Brazing at Safran Helicopter

ScanMaster Systems (IRT) has delivered two of its LS-50 UT immersion systems to Safran Helicopter Engine manufacturing sites in France. The LS-5o UT systems are to be be used for the inspection of brazing in engine discs and torsion tubes and were designed with special emphasis on productivity and ease of use … read more