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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – April 4th

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

Volume Graphics Software Release Adds Adaptive Measurement Templates

Volume Graphics has introduced the latest version 2022.1 of its VGSTUDIO MAX software. The latest release offers a number of new innovative features specifically focused on the measurement of 3D printed and injection molded parts which often exhibit distortion. The latest software feature include: Shape-Following Adaptive Measurement Templates Users can save 50% … read more

Bidirectional Measuring Probe Provides Reliable Measurements

The automatic measurement of tools in turning centres for the automotive industry is challenging, as the measuring systems are constantly exposed to flying chips, coolant and vibrations. Achieving precise results in such environments is a job only specialists can do … read more

Electric Vehicle Production With Smarter Assembly Line Robots

Symbio Robotics, provider of software that automatically powers AI-controlled industrial robots for flexible auto manufacturing recently announced its latest work with Toyota Motor North America. SymbioDCS software enables robots to automate assembly processes and allows robots to learn, adapt and execute tasks on Toyota’s highest volume production lines … read more

Image-Based Monitoring System Provides Visual Die Protection

With its ‘Visual Die Protection’ (VDP), Schuler has developed an image-based monitoring system for dies that helps avoid expensive repairs, downtimes, or even total failures. It has already proven its functional capability multiples times, both on the progressive and transfer presses … read more

Developer Kit to Advance Robotics and Edge AI Released

NVIDIA has announced the availability of the NVIDIA® Jetson AGX Orin™ developer kit, the world’s most powerful, compact and energy-efficient AI supercomputer for advanced robotics, autonomous machines, and next-generation embedded and edge computing. Jetson AGX Orin delivers 275 trillion operations per second, giving customers over 8x the processing power … read more

SparkCognition Delivers Visual AI Capabilities With Acquisition

Artificial intelligence (AI) software solutions supplier, SparkCognition, has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Integration Wizards, a leader in visual AI. Through this acquisition, SparkCognition expands its IP portfolio to include computer vision capabilities … read more

CONNECT3D Additive Manufacturing Platform Enables Production at Scale

PostProcess Technologies, pioneer of automated and intelligent post-printing solutions for industrial 3D printing, has announced the availability of its CONNECT3D Additive Manufacturing Platform. The platform is a new addition to the company’s current full-stack solution … read more

X-Ray Inspection System To Ensure Reliability and Safety of Orbex Rocket Engines

Orbex and FORCE Technology have been awarded a contract from the European Space Agency to further develop an X-Ray Inspection System for rocket engines. The system will enable non-destructive, high-energy X-ray inspections of Orbex’s large-scale 3D-printed rocket engines … read more

Agreement To Roll Out Co-Developed Robotic Inspection Solution

Waygate Technologies, a Baker Hughes business providing nondestructive testing (NDT) solutions for industrial inspection, has signed an intellectual property and technology agreement with Malaysian oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) for the roll-out and commercialization of a jointly developed robotic inspection platform … read more

Hexagon Report Financial Adjustments Related to Russia

Hexagon AB has announced financial adjustments related to a decision to freeze business operations in Russia and the completion of the acquisition of ETQ. Hexagon will take a one-off charge of approximately 63 MEUR which will impact the first quarter 2022 … read more

Data-Centric AI Company Raises $50 Million Funding

Datagen, a firm specializing in computer vision artificial intelligence, has announced it has raised $50 million in a Series B round bringing its total financing to $70 million. Computer vision (CV) has quickly become ubiquitous in many industries, including manufacturing and supports technology such as augmented reality … read more

Licensing Agreement To Enhance Metal 3D Printing Ecosystem

Intech Additive Solutions partners with and licenses Polygonica from MachineWorks to enhance their Metal 3D Printing Ecosystem. Intech is home to a comprehensive range of Metal 3D Printers along with its build preparation software, AMBuilder, and parameter optimization software … read more