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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – April 5th

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

Triple Scan Enables Nanometer, Micrometer, and Millimeter Measurements

Keyence has announced that it has added white light interferometry to its 3D Surface Profiler VK-X3000 Series providing capabilities to measure from nanometers to millimeters. Highly accurate measurement of any target is now possible through the use of three different measurement principles namely laser confocal, white light interferometry, and focus variation … read more

Compact 3D Multi-Laser Line Scanner Launched

SCANTECH from Hangzhou, China has announced the global launch of its all new SIMSCAN hand-held, hand sized, multi-line laser scanner. Weighing only 570g the compact SIMSCAN is just 203 mm x 80 m x 44 mm in size. “SIMSCAN is the first ‘hand-sized’ 3D scanner in the market, a revolutionary … read more

Multisensor CMM Provides Increased Precision and Speed of Dimensional Checks

The Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence multisensor machine OPTIV M 3.2.2 equipped with pallet mode not only offers precise and automated dimensional measurements of L’Oréal caps and bottles, but also makes it possible to develop real packaging expertise on other analysis criteria such as deformation and bottle verticality … read more

Sharpening Raptor Claws Through Reverse Engineering and FEA Analysis

Motocross, enduro racing and FMX (the freestyle version of motocross) are some of the most dynamic wheeled and action sports around today. They place the motorcycle in situations which far exceed the performance capabilities of their road-going counterparts. Modern-day ‘Evel Knievels’, such as the legendary stuntman, Travis Pastrana, and his … read more

Reinventing Optical Vibration Measurement

QTec from Polytec has announced a revolutionary technology that makes vibration measurements faster, easier and more reliable than ever – for the most robust, unambiguous results. QTec represents a new quality in non-contact vibration measurements on engineered surfaces, utilizing the very last quantum of light for high-fidelity data under all … read more

100% Inspection and Sorting Machine Makes Quality Fly High

Aerospace is doubtless one of the market segment where the industry-specific requirements are more exacting, and few companies are qualified to meet the exact standards of the world’s aerospace and defense prime contractors. Dimac S.r.l. design and develop innovative solutions for the 100% inspection and sorting of fasteners and special parts … read more

ZEISS Opens High-Tech NA Innovation Center to Leverage New Digital Opportunities

ZEISS has completed construction of its new R&D, production, sales and customer service site in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bringing together hundreds of ZEISS employees and key functions under one roof, represents a major milestone in the company’s international innovation and growth strategy … read more

Hexagon enhance Smart Manufacturing and Digital Twin Capabilities with CADLM Acquisition

Hexagon AB has announced the acquisition of CADLM SAS, a pioneer in powering computer-aided engineering (CAE) with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to revolutionise the impact of simulation in product development processes and lifecycles. Founded in 1989, France-based CADLM has years of experience developing computational design and optimisation methods for … read more

ZEISS Introduces First Crystallographic CT System

ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions has introduces the Xradia CrystalCT micro-computed tomography (microCT) system to enable 3D crystallographic imaging of polycrystalline materials for a wide range of metal and alloy, additive manufacturing, ceramic, and pharmaceutical samples in industrial and academic laboratories. A world-first commercial implementation, ZEISS Xradia CrystalCT is purpose-built to deliver … read more

Mitutoyo Launch AI Inspect Visual Defect Detection Software

Mitutoyo has announced the release of its new AI Inspect Software to its overall lineup of software solutions. Intended for use in determining defects in multiple applications, Mitutoyo’s AI INSPECT is a standalone software product designed to assist customers with next generation visual defect analysis. Visual defect detection has traditionally been … read more