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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – April 17th

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

3D Metrology Digital Ecosystem for Manufacturing

InnovMetric, the independent software development company that empowers manufacturers of every size to digitally transform their 3D measurement processes, has announced the launch of PolyWorks 2023. This new release expands the PolyWorks universal 3D metrology platform to offer a digital ecosystem integrated into the four phases of a manufacturing organization’s global dimensional … read more

Guided Assembly With Immediate Feedback Avoids Errors

Industrial assembly lines vary considerably. Some operate with frequent changes of product setup, while others are characterized by complex processes and the need for intense coordination between frontline workers and backroom experts. Fraunhofer IGD has combined augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) … read more

Seamlessly Integrated Digital Metrology Data To Empower The Manufacturing Enterprise

We recently sat down with Marc Soucy President of Innovmetric, developer of the Polyworks software platform, for a follow-on discussion from our previous interview – ‘Transitioning Into The Digitalization Era of Manufacturing’ – on how ‘Seamlessly Integrated Digital Metrology Data will Empower Manufacturing Enterprises’ … read more

Holographic 6D Sensor For Flexible and Adaptive Production

WiMi Hologram Cloud Inc., a global Hologram Augmented Reality (AR) Technology provider, has announced that more efforts would be put into the integration of worldwide information and the development of intelligent holographic 6D sensors. Sensor technology has undergone many years of development … read more

Hexagon Launches Next Generation Ultra-High Accuracy CMMs

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has launched its new generation of Leitz PMM-C ultra-high accuracy coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). This series has long set the performance standard across a broad range of precision applications where manufacturers need the highest accuracy … read more

Measurement Technology Manufacturers Pushing Digitization

In three working groups of the VDMA measurement and testing technology, basic standards are currently being developed that will promote communication and interoperability in measurement technology in the future. At Control 2023, the VDMA is presenting the current projects at its stand in Hall 5 … read more

Robotic Thread Verification Enhances Q-Span Gauging System

Thread verification is the latest enhancement to New Scale Robotics’ Q-Span® Automated Gauging System, a do-it-yourself (DIY) robotic automation system for quality teams in high-mix, small-batch manufacturing. The Q-Span Gauging System automates gauging processes by combining existing manual gauges with a collaborative robot, grippers for part handling, easy-to-use metrology and … read more

Augmentus Launches 3D Scan & Plan Robotic Programming System

Augmentus, an intelligent 3D scanning and robot motion planning solutions company, is expanding its presence in the international market by entering Europe. With proven success within manufacturing industry, the company is looking to make its technology available to meet the increasing demand for simplified robot programming … read more

Non-Contact Measurement Technology Featured at CONTROL

The special show ‘Contactless Measurement Technology’ has been a firmly established marketplace for innovations at CONTROL in Stuttgart for many years and is an expression of the long-standing cooperation between the Fraunhofer Vision division and the trade fair organizer. At this year’s event companies and research institutions will be presenting their latest developments … read more

Plug and Play Measurement Technology Is Within Reach

Innovations in measurement technology are increasingly linked to data. Standardized communication channels are required to organize the exchange of data from different machines efficiently and without errors. Manufacturers of measurement and testing technology rely on standards for seamless integration into the smart factory … read more

3D Measuring Arm Meets Challenge Inspecting Large Locomotive Components

Traction & Service has acquired a Kreon Ace measuring arm to meet the challenge of inspecting large parts in the railway sector. The company’s goal being to inspect the geometric stability of certain railway security features, such as the carriage or engine chassis and body. The large-scale measuring arm delivers … read more

Cognex Launches In-Sight 3800 Vision System for Fast Accurate AI-Based Inspections

Cognex Corporation, a leader in industrial machine vision, has released the In-Sight 3800 Vision System. Designed for high-speed production lines, In-Sight 3800 offers an extensive vision toolset, powerful imaging capabilities, and flexible software to deliver a fully integrated solution for a wide range of inspection applications … read more

Automating Defect Detection with Artificial Intelligence

Real-time detection of hard-to-see defects is not only a challenge, but it also creates an opportunity for manufacturers to raise the bar on their quality standards, increase efficiency for operators and improve production yields. Unilin Group partnered with Robovision to build an AI-powered in-line quality control system … read more

Acoustic Imaging Camera Detects Compressed Air Leaks

Teledyne FLIR has announced the Si124–LD Plus, a new addition to its line of Si124 acoustic imaging cameras. This new model provides professional inspectors with an enhanced user interface and software features that improve the ability to pinpoint smaller air compressor leaks more quickly and accurately than ever before … read more