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METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – August 1st

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

‘Digital Reality’ Challenge Announced Empowering Start-Ups To Scale Ideas in Manufacturing

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced the launch of its second Sixth Sense start-up challenge: digital reality and visualisation for a sustainable future. Hexagon launched the Sixth Sense open innovation platform in January 2022 to nurture start-ups in the advanced manufacturing space with Hexagon resources … read more

Augmented and Mixed Reality Solutions To Innovate Product Lifecycle Management

TeamViewer, a leading global provider of remote connectivity and workplace digitalization solutions, has announced a new strategic partnership with Siemens Digital Industries Software to bring the power of TeamViewer’s enterprise AR platform Frontline to Siemens’ Teamcenter software … read more

CT Agreement To Accelerate Electrification and Battery Deployment

Waygate Technologies has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC), a national manufacturing development facility providing battery manufacturing scale-up and skills for the battery sector. The aim of the MoU is to accelerate battery technology development by combining UKBIC’s pioneering manufacturing research facility and Waygate … read more

Digital Twin Scan Data Automates Measurement For US Army

The Zeiss GOM 8360 ScanBox measures millions of points across aviation components and produces a 3D digital scan of parts in their real-world condition.  This approach to measurement is a step forward for current operations that have historically depended on calipers, micrometers, or feeler gauges as the primary measurement tools … read more

Future Automation Combine Robotics With Intelligent Tools

The direct cooperation of humans and machines reaches an entirely new quality using human-robot interaction. In the future, employees in production processes will be able to determine the motion sequences of robots, which shall assist them in their tasks, in an independent, simple and precise way by applying the multi-modal … read more

Optical Measurement Systems For EV Stator Hairpins

Marposs has announced a non-contact measuring system for performing dimensional verification of hairpins used in stator windings. Through optical inspection using three proprietary high-resolution cameras featuring telecentric optics, the system measures the head, tail, and roof of the hairpin with the goal of … read more

Is On-Machine Inspection The Key To Precision Machining?

For quality control of CNC machined parts, most machine shops use a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM). A CMM checks that the geometry and dimensions of a finished part match the original design, ensuring that the customer does not receive defective parts. It identifies even the most marginal errors and allows … read more

Flexible Additive Manufacturing Takes Flight At Aerospace Development Facility

Renishaw, has installed a RenAM 500Q Flex Additive manufacturing (AM) system at aerospace manufacturer GKN Aerospace’s state-of-the-art Global Technology Centre in Bristol, UK. Taking its place alongside the latest technologies and manufacturing processes for the next generation of aircraft … read more

Cyber Security For The 5G Manufacturing Floor

Cyber security experts from opposite sides of the world are collaborating to map cyber security risks in advanced manufacturing and minimise the threat of cyber criminals extracting data from 5G-enabled shop floors. CyAmast, a spin-out from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney … read more

INSPECTIS Software Version 6.3 Adds New Features

INSPECTIS AB has announced the launch of INSPECTIS Software Version 6.3, offering several new features, improvements, and bug fixes for its family of 4K and FHD digital microscopes. Additionally, Inspectis software is now tested and approved for use with Windows 11. Other notable improvements include live viewing distortion correction … read more

Pro High-Sensitivity Scanning Probe Microscope System Offers Improved Detection Sensitivity

Hitachi High-Tech Corporation (“Hitachi High-Tech”) has announced the launch of the AFM100 Pro High-Sensitivity Scanning Probe Microscope System, a high-end scanning probe microscope equipped with a newly developed high-sensitivity optical head that improves sensitivity when measuring physical properties … read more

Hexagon Joins Forces To Support Micro-Credential Certification Programs for Advanced Manufacturing

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced its industry-education partnership with Centennial College in Toronto, Canada to support their innovative micro-credential certification program. The college, in cooperation with Unifor and the Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development, has offered skills-based training … read more

ABB Opens Global Innovation & Training Campus For Machine Automation

ABB opened its new global innovation and training campus at the headquarters of B&R in Eggelsberg, Austria, its global center for machine and factory automation. The new campus will create up to 1,000 additional high-tech jobs and includes world-class research and development laboratories, as well as global training facilities … read more

Measurement Technology – A Driver of Innovation in Automation and Quality Assurance

This year the 3D Metrology Conference (3DMC) will take place in Aachen, Germany from November 15th to 17th. The 3DMC is one of the most important conferences in the field of industrial measurement technology and is organized for the seventh time … read more