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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – August 16th

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

Aeva and Nikon To Bring 4D LiDAR To Metrology Markets

Aeva, a leader in next-generation sensing and perception systems, has announced a strategic collaboration with Nikon Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of metrology and inspection equipment for the industrial automation and metrology markets. The companies will focus on bringing FMCW 4D LiDAR with unique micron-level … read more

3D Scanner Performs Automated Visual Inspection and GD&T Analysis

Optocomb sensors combined with Helical Scan by XTIA offers fast and accurate 3D inspection of production automotive components such as connecting rods. XTIA 3D scanners can fully profile conrods in a few seconds and perform a high-resolution dimensional and visual inspection of the part. With such a high-speed and high-resolution performance … read more

Precision In Every Detail at Audi

Striking lines, smooth surfaces, and eye-catching quattro blisters – with its Q4 e-tron, Audi is taking the next step in the evolution of its electric models’ design language. The compact SUV brings the lines that the Audi Q4 concept demo car introduced at the beginning of 2019 to a production model … read more

Mobile Duplex Cobot CT System Offers Inspection Flexibility

Radalytica’s Robotic Imaging System RadalyX is an X-ray imaging system that combines single particle counting X-ray imaging detectors for high quality images with the flexibility of collaborative robots. The key parts of the scanner are two robotic arms each with six axes … read more

IAC Group Achieves Superior Metrology Flexibility

International Automotive Components (IAC) Group is a leading global supplier of innovative and sustainable instrument panels, consoles, door panels, overhead systems, bumper fascias and exterior ornamentation for vehicle Original Equipment Manufacturers. Headquartered in Luxembourg, IAC’s reach spans the globe, with over 19,000 employees in 18 countries providing clients with unparalleled … read more

3D Laser Software Enables Accurate Part Positioning

Virtek recently released its Iris ActiveTrack laser positioning software that continuously projects stable, accurate laser lines onto moving parts to guide workers in a variety of manufacturing processes. Even complex, 3D shapes are projected with precision, dramatically accelerating time to market and ensuring product quality. “Iris ActiveTrack enables technicians to position the … read more

Reviving the Icons of Historic Motorsports With 3D Scanning

CP Tech is unique, offering a blend of technical excellence, passion and performance that is unrivalled in the motorsport industry. With a proven track record taken from more than 20 years of experience CP Tech has an established customer base in motorsports, automotive and future mobility. Engineering excellence, innovation and design flair … read more

Reverse Engineering Software Speeds Injection Mold Tool Corrections

Every year, around 1.5 billion components are produced on the injection molding machines at Scholz GmbH. The injection-molded tools required for manufacturing these parts are created in the company’s own mold making process by approximately 40 highly skilled employees. The molds for high-quality injection-molded parts must be extremely precise … read more

Fully Automated Machine Vision Brush Handle Inspection

You always need and see them everywhere: in metalworking, on the construction site, in almost every toolbox… the good old hand wire brush. Whether classic all-purpose brushes or brushes for special applications, the German company Lessmann has virtually all of them in its range … read more

ZEISS Applies AI to 3D X-ray Microscope Reconstruction Technologies

Two new reconstruction technologies recently introduced by ZEISS use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve data collection and analysis, and speed up decision-making significantly. Now available for the Advanced Reconstruction Toolkit (ART) on ZEISS Xradia 3D X-ray platforms, ZEISS DeepRecon Pro and ZEISS PhaseEvolve modules increase throughput by up to 10x … read more

Accelerating Value Realization In The Smart Factory

The adoption of digital technologies is vital for organizations to improve profitability and maintain competitiveness. While the pressure to digitalize can be overwhelming, Siemens and AWS have joined together to ease and accelerate the journey to a Smart Factory with easy-to-adopt, universally transparent technology … read more

Tulip Raises $150 Million To Democratize Manufacturing

Tulip Interfaces has announced that it has raised $100 million in Series C funding led by New York-based global private equity and venture capital firm, Insight Partners. Existing investors DMG MORI, NEA, and Vertex Ventures US also joined the funding round. Tulip’s Frontline Operations platform provides a cloud-based, no-code platform with … read more

High-Precision System Testing and Monitors Machine Tools Spindles

“The spindle must turn” – as simple as the motto of Marco Popp, Managing Director of kptec service gmbh, sounds, there is really a lot behind it. The company repairs, overhauls and tests machine tool machining spindles. The goal of the spindle service from Schorndorf near Stuttgart, Germany, is to … read more

Hexagon Expands Full Service Subscriptions For Portable Metrology

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced the expansion of its MyCare service subscription program to portable measurement systems including laser trackers and portable arms. The multi-tiered program is designed to provide simplified, comprehensive service coverage and additional benefits for nearly all measurement systems offered by Hexagon in North America. MyCare CMM … read more