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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – April 13th

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

NPL Makes e-Learning Metrology Training Courses Available Free

Operating remotely and working from home has become a new reality for many and employers, employees and students alike are all looking for ways to adapt. The UK’s National Measurement Institute (NPL), has always played a leading role in providing training in measurement science. As part of the NPL’s response to … read more

3D Scanning Data Drives Prestigious Aston Martin Project

UK design and engineering specialist CALLUM was established in 2019 with Ian Callum CBE FRSE among its founding members. A celebrated British car designer, he has worked for the likes of Ford, TWR, Aston , and Jaguar Cars. CALLUM is currently working on a limited edition run of 25 bespoke-built … read more

AI and 3D Measurement Technology Ensures Reliable Powertrain Technologies

For the implementation of a new laser cleaning process, Vitesco Technologies, formerly Continental Division Powertrain, was looking for a measuring device to monitor the performance and quality of laser processing in series production. The automotive supplier found it in a Bruker Alicona 3D measuring system. In addition to the 3D … read more

Measure Of Perfection : Bentley’s In-House Metrology Team Under The Microscope

Deep in the heart of the Bentley factory in Crewe, UK is a large, airy and air-conditioned workshop that visitors, even out of the current government lockdown, will never see. It’s packed with the kind of precision instruments you’d expect to find in a space agency facility or university science … read more

AFB Brings Future Faster With Hand-Held 3D Scanner

As technology advances around the world, the Air Force continues to fly to new heights. The future is now and Mountain Home Air Force Base is bringing it faster with the use of the Creaform HandySCAN 3D hand-held 3D scanner. The 366th Maintenance Squadron acquired the device in October 2019 and began … read more

3D Scanning Prevents Production Downtime

In the past, measurement service provider Lometec had ‘merely’ conducted some workpiece first-sampling for one of its customers, a well-known medium-sized plastics processor. But when an urgently needed, brand-new tool suddenly failed, the metrologists moved out on a special mission: Delivering overnight service, they digitalized the mold tools using GOM … read more


Virtual Computed Tomography Simulation Software

The software aRTist is a simulation tool for creating realistic radiographs of virtual radiographic structures. With radiographic simulations, virtual component models can be scanned like in a computer tomograph. The aim of Virtual CT with aRTist is to provide a computer simulation which the current issues in X-ray computed tomography can … read more

Machine Tool Scanning Probe Provides Immediate Results

The WRSP60 scanning probe can be used to check that the profile of a newly machined part is correct and detect any surface defects directly in the machine-tool, thereby avoiding the need to transfer it to the measurement laboratory, and then reposition it in the machine if it requires subsequent … read more

Siemens and Sandvik Partnership To Deliver Innovative Customer Solutions

Siemens Digital Industry Software and Sandvik are forming a strategic technology and business partnership to accelerate digital innovation for part manufacturing customers by combining domain expertise, software technology and long-standing relationships. The partnership will enable customers to expand digitalization of the manufacturing process by providing close integration and interoperability of Sandvik’s TDM Systems and Metrologic products … read more

Sandvik Joins Forces With Microsoft To Shape Future Of Manufacturing

Sandvik Coromant has embarked on a unique venture with Microsoft to drive forward the development and digitalization of the manufacturing industry. Combining Sandvik Coromant’s expertise in machining with technical solutions from Microsoft, the collaboration will seek to link up parts of the production chain to create solutions for the next … read more

In-Line Inspection System Improves Flange Measurement Technique

Mapvision work with real-word quality control issues and solve everyday issues with visual inspection data working in close cooperation with customers. One issue some customers have had in the past is measurement of angles, such as camber and toe angles in automotive parts, and surface flatness, in for example flanges … read more

Metrologic and Wenzel Announce Strategic Partnership

WENZEL Group has  announced its close technological and commercial partnership with Metrologic Group. Metrologic Group software solutions are available in a version adapted to WENZEL CMM and Portable Measuring Arms with a focus on universality, performance and point cloud inspection. The goal of this strategic partnership is to provide WENZEL customers … read more