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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – April 24th

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

PRESTO Robotic Inspection Cell Halves Inspection Cycles

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has launched a new automated robotic inspection cell PRESTO, enabling manufacturers to reduce quality inspection times, increase efficiency, and streamline workflows. PRESTO will enable customers, such as automotive OEMs, to cope with the dynamic demands of the market … read more

Target-Net Allows Quicker Large Component 3D Scanning

Measurement targets or so-called reference points are often placed on the component surface to be scanned before the 3D scan. The points are used to combine the individual scan images into an overall scan of the component and are thus often essential for accurate scan data. The scanning of large component parts … read more

Root Cause Analysis With AI In Production

Root cause analysis with AI is a new approach that companies can use to get to the bottom of production problems and eliminate them in the long term. In this way, unplanned downtimes can be avoided and quality defects in manufactured products can be reduced. The root cause analysis is about understanding underlying cause … read more

Control Exhibition 2023 Preview #2

With the most important event in the exhibition calendar for Quality Control and Metrology equipment and services suppliers fast approaching we publish the 2nd in 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 … read more

Measuring Aircraft Wing Geometry Midair Using Innovative Photogrammetry Method

Making aircraft more fuel-efficient is one of the aviation industry’s most important goals. To this end, Lufthansa Technik uses AeroSHARK, a technology inspired by sharkskin, which significantly reduces frictional drag and thus emissions. To attach the coating optimally, however, it is necessary to conduct flow simulations … read more

Automated Dimensional Inspection Systems Increasingly Replacing Manual Processes

Automated dimensional inspection plays a critical role in Industry 4.0 manufacturing. It is an essential process for ensuring that products meet design specifications, reducing errors and improving overall efficiency. In this article, we will explore the role of automated dimensional inspection in Industry 4.0 manufacturing, including benefits … read more

Mahr Develops Robot Loaded Automated Measurement Solutions

Mahr Engineered Solutions (MES) has developed a cost-effective solution to automate recurring measurements. A collaborative robot loads measuring stations in the measuring room or near the production line without an operator significantly increasing the degree of utilization of the measuring station … read more

Digital Sense of Touch Key to Automating Robots and Machines

By using intelligent material systems based on DELFA platform technology, robots and machines can be equipped with a digital sense of touch. This machine sensitivity is realized by combining a rubber-like sensor element with intelligent electronics. The sensors thus expand the range of applications in robotics … read more

3D Data Accelerates Model Maker Efficiency To Begin New Era

Many companies are now accelerating their efforts to reform the way they work, and in Japan, where there is a shortage of engineers, the manufacturing is the industry that has the most pressing need to address this issue … read more

Breakthrough In Automated AM Part Density Determination

Dimensionics Density has announced the commercial introduction of a density determination technology for additive manufacturing (AM) which contributes to the automation of the AM process chain. As AM is adopted more and more as a production technology, the entire AM process chain is under intense scrutiny … read more

Bench-Top X-ray CT System Enables High Functionality With Small Footprint

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has introduced the XSeeker 8000 bench-top X-ray computed tomography (CT) system, the smallest and lightest instrument in its X-ray output class. Despite its compact frame, the XSeeker 8000 can hold samples with a diameter up to 11.8 inches and a height of 12.6 inches. The XSeeker 8000 features … read more

Partnership Launches Inline Surface Inspection of Aluminium Profiles

ASCONA and D-CUBE have announced a strategic partnership and launch of a holistic solution for inline surface inspection of aluminium profiles. The partnership combines a state-of-the-art product with proven excellence for some of the largest aluminium extrusion plants in Europe, with years of industrial experience … read more

Latest Metrolog X4 & Silma X4 Software Now Available

Metrologic Group has announced the availability of the latest versions of its metrology software products Metrolog X4 & Silma X4 to keep addressing the evolving challenges of 3D metrology of customers. Geometrical Tolerance As the industry standard for Geometric Tolerance continues to evolve, Metrologic Group remains dedicated to … read more

Tracking Down Construction Defects With Augmented Reality

New eye-tracking technologies being developed by Australian engineers to identify building defects early in the construction process could save companies millions of dollars, time, and resources. The technology, embedded in 3D headsets, is designed to help construction workers undertake more thorough checklists … read more