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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – April 25th

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

Measurement Technology as a Competitive Advantage

With their latest measuring system ‘InfiniteFocusG6’, Bruker Alicona offers a world premiere to all visitors of the CONTROL trade show in Stuttgart, Germany: The supplier of optical measuring technology continues its successful concept in combining roughness measurements with coordinate measuring technology … read more

PointShape Design Software Creates Parametric CAD Models

DREAMTNS Co., Ltd., has released PointShape Design software that is used for creating parametric CAD models of real-world products from Scan/Mesh data. With a familiar design process and user interface, the software enables users to accomplish their reverse engineering projects easily … read more

The Role Metrology Will Play In The Digital Factory

The question is what role quality assurance (QA), and in particular metrology, will play in the digital factory? What is changing due to digitalisation and which technologies will be in demand in the future? – Prof. Dr. Heiko Wenzel-Schinzer, CDO of the WENZEL Group, provides the answer. Of course, metrology will … read more

Smart Guided Robots Focus on Final Assembly

In recent decades the automotive industry has automated a wide range of processes, including press automation, body shops, painting and engine and transmission assembly. But when it comes to final assembly, automation is still a big challenge. The reason is that areas such as cable plugging, wheel assembly, and installation … read more

Control Expo 2022 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 3 – 6th May … read more

Control Expo 2022 Preview #2

The second in a series of preview articles highlighting a few of the many new and innovative solutions that will be showcased at the Control Exhibition. Optical metrology and robotic solutions are expected to feature strongly at this year’s industry event as smart manufacturing takes center stage … read more

Robotic Gauging System Automates Measurement Inspection

New Scale Robotics’ new Q-Span Gauging System enables do-it-yourself automation using existing gauges and workflows. Quality teams in high-mix, small-batch manufacturing operations can improve throughput and process control by eliminating the bottlenecks and variability inherent in manual gauging … read more

Software Increases Robot Productivity 70% and Accuracy 50%

ABB Robotics has launched an industry leading, pioneering software solution to transform speed and accuracy in electronics assembly. Packed with 50 years of software expertise, ABB’s High Speed Alignment software is the first to offer manufacturers the ability to increase the speed of robots by 70% … read more

Advanced Robotics Automatically Identifies and Measures Non-Conformities

When it comes to final automotive assembly, the problem of nonconforming gaps and flush alignments can result in production slowdowns as well as higher rework costs. To address this issue, Comau has developed a fully automated gap and flush verification system that uses advanced robotics and an intelligent vision system … read more

Achieving End-to-End Automation With Autonomous Machine Vision

The popularity of machine vision for QA is increasing, but conventional systems lack the flexibility that most manufacturers need. Inspekto, the pioneer of ‘Autonomous Machine Vision’, has created off-the-shelf, flexible systems that can be integrated into automated production lines … read more

3D Scanning Evaluation Becomes The Norm For Most AM Projects

Focusing on metal 3D printing (additive manufacturing), the company APWORKS GmbH, located in Taufkirchen, Germany, covers the entire value chain, from optimized component and part design to the choice of suitable materials, from prototyping to qualified serial production … read more

Critical Role of Metrology in Medical Device Development

Founded in 2010, Metronom Health is an early-stage medical device company, focusing on developing an innovative, opto-enzymatic continuous blood glucose monitoring technology for people living with diabetes. Metronom’s proprietary technology is believed to provide very significant improvements over available Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) technologies, in terms of accuracy … read more

IIoT Platform Captures Data From Legacy Machines Simplifying Move to Industry 4.0

Industrial automation manufacturer, Banner Engineering, has introduced Snap Signal, a new IIoT product line, that captures data from nearly any industrial machine’s device and converts it to a common protocol, enabling an upgrade to Industry 4.0 and higher productivity. Monitoring industrial equipment can be difficult … read more

New Machine Vision Software Incorporates Global Context Anomaly Detection

MVTec Software, an international provider of machine vision software, has announced the release the new version of its HALCON machine vision software. The highlight is the new technology ‘Global Context Anomaly Detection’, which is available in HALCON 22.05 in this form as a world`s first … read more