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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – April 10th

Read a summary of metrology and smart manufacturing news from the past 7 days.

FreeScan Combo Offers Dual-Mode 3D Scanning Solution

SHINING 3D, a leading provider of technologies for 3D digitization and 3D inspection, has expanded its FreeScan UE series of hand-held 3D metrology scanners with the FreeScan Combo. FreeScan Combo adopts metrology-grade accuracy, fine scanning and high precision from the FreeScan series, while providing an even lighter … read more

Renishaw Flying High After 50 Years of Engineering Innovation

This year, global engineering technologies business, Renishaw, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The company, which was founded on 4 April 1973, will mark this significant milestone with a year of global activities including open house events at its largest sites … read more

The Increasing Trend For Optical Metrology To Oversee Smart Manufacturing

Optical metrology is the field of measurement science that deals with the use of light for measuring and characterizing different physical quantities. Optical Metrology has become an indispensable tool in many industries, including general manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, and medical industries … read more

Unsupervised Deep Learning ~ A New Paradigm For Quality Inspection

Simple rule-based algorithms have been used in the visual inspection market for many years, but as their limits have become more apparent, the need for more sophisticated software has grown. In this article, Miron Shtiglitz, Director of Product Management at visual inspection company Lean AI, describes the two eras of … read more

Global Automotive Manufacturers Rethinking ‘Just In Time’ Approach

Supply chain disruption and rising material costs are causing the global automotive industry to re-evaluate lean manufacturing principles, reveals a new survey commissioned by ABB Robotics. Shifting from ‘just-in-time’ to ‘just in case’ strategies, manufacturers are holding more stock to protect against unplanned disruptions … read more

Quality Station Automates 3D Scanning for Reverse Engineering

SMARTECH3D has announced the launch of its new ‘ON’ portable ‘entry-level’ scanner. The SMARTECH3D ‘ON’ stereoscopic scanner provides high precision data collection, crucial in reverse engineering, as well as ensuring the delivery of realistic scanning of color texture, necessary in digitalization … read more

On-Chip Metrology Links Nobel Prize-Winning Techniques

Physicists at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have built a new technology on a microchip by combining two Nobel Prize-winning techniques for the first time. This microchip could measure distances in materials at high precision. Because the technology uses sound vibrations instead of light, it is useful for … read more

FARO Announces the Release of Hybrid Reality Capture

FARO has announced the release of Hybrid Reality Capture, powered by Flash Technology. Flash Technology is said by the company to be a first-of-its-kind accelerated workflow that combines the accuracy of a 3D laser scan with the speed of a panoramic camera. By addressing the speed-accuracy tradeoff (SAT) users can … read more

3D Scanning with Photogrammetry Raises Level of 3D Digitization

Wisdom and thoughtful positioning suggest that a brand name should also channel its philosophy. ASICS, one of the world’s leading sports equipment manufacturers, embraced this idea: the name is an acronym for the Latin expression ‘Anima Sana In Corpore Sano,’ by ancient Roman satirist Juvenal … read more

Precision, Performance and Usability in One CMOS Laser Triangulation Sensor

The innovative triangulation laser distance sensors from the Wenglor P3 series provide precise measurement results at distances of up to 1,000 mm – accurate to a few microns. It’s not just the high accuracy that’s world-class, but also the intuitive operation concept, the high-quality aluminum housing and the built-in TripleA … read more

Latest Volume Graphics Software Supports EV Battery Inspection and Uses Enhanced AI

Volume Graphics has announced the new release of its advanced CT scan data inspection software suite which provides a modernized user interface, a new machine-learning-based segmentation method, and dedicated capabilities for inspecting batteries among other useful enhancements. CT-data analysis software for inspection has a quality role in nearly every industry … read more

Hexagon and World Superbike Renew Partnership Fast-Tracking Compliance Checks

Dorna WSBK Organisation (DWO) has announced the renewal of their partnership agreement with Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division. The agreement confirms the continued use of Hexagon measurement equipment for technical homologation and compliance operations within the Motul FIM Superbike World Championship … read more

3D Depth Camera Released For Automation Applications

Nerian Vision has released a new 3D depth camera that combines 3D stereo camera and image processing system in one device. The Nerian Ruby 3D depth camera is one of the most flexible 3D vision solutions, at a very affordable price … read more

Control Exhibition 2023 Preview #1

With the most important event in the exhibition calendar for Quality Control and Metrology equipment and services suppliers fast approaching we commence a series of preview articles highlighting a few of the many new and innovative solutions that will be showcased at the Control Exhibition May 9 – 12th May in Stuttgart … read more