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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – August 22nd

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

BMW Plant Wins Automotive Lean Production Award

The 2022 ‘Automotive Lean Production Award in the OEM category has been awarded to Technology Assembly at the BMW Group site in Lower Bavaria, Germany. This makes the Dingolfing vehicle assembly one of the best plants in Europe at implementing lean production alongside digital innovation … read more

3D Scanning Innovation Adding Reverse Engineering Value

In recent years there have been significant advances in Computer-Aided Design software along with 3D laser scanning and printing capabilities. Not only have these advances helped bring 3D technologies to a wider market, they have also resulted in improved reliability, accuracy and speed … read more

Portable Metrology Continues Its March Onto The Manufacturing Floor

Portable metrology equipment has seen a dramatic rise in its role of supporting manufacturing over the past decade with applications including reverse engineering, prototype part inspection, low volume production measurements, tooling and fixture inspection and alignment, interrogation of product quality issues etc … read more

Shaping The Future Of Coordinate Measuring Machines

The Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) has been around in its current bridge configuration form for over 35 years. While speed and accuracies have improved over the decades the basic footprint has remained unchanged. The bridge CMM is something of a ‘space hog’ with its ‘X-Y’ measuring volume being only some … read more

Partnership Automates Production Monitoring for Universal Robots

Datanomix, maker of the Automated Production Intelligence software platform, has announced support for monitoring Universal Robots for real-time visibility into robot performance. By partnering with Flexxbotics, a leader in robotics process improvement technology, Datanomix extends its automated production intelligence coverage to Universal Robot cells, helping power lights-out and automated operations … read more

LMI Launches New Series 4K+ High-Resolution Smart 3D Laser Line Profilers

LMI Technologies (LMI), a leading developer of 3D scanning and inspection solutions, has announced the official release of its new Gocator 2600 Series of 4K+ resolution smart 3D laser line profile sensors. These factory pre-calibrated sensors come equipped with custom optics and a powerful 9-megapixel imager to deliver 4200 data points … read more

Smart Factory Survey Signals Manufacturing Sector Growth

The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly changing the world around us by transforming a huge range of physical objects through digital intelligence. The transformative power of IoT is revolutionizing the way companies do business—helping them become faster, smarter, safer, and more efficient … read more

Boston Dynamics AI Institute to Spearhead AI & Robotics Advancements

Hyundai Motor Group has announced the launch of Boston Dynamics AI Institute*, with the goal of making fundamental advances in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and intelligent machines. The Group and Boston Dynamics will make an initial investment of more than $400 million in the new Institute, which will be led … read more

Verisurf Universal Measurement and Inspection at IMTS

Verisurf Software, Inc. will be demonstrating a universal approach to measurement and inspection at this year’s IMTS Show at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, Booth 133345. Verisurf software provides measurement and inspection workflows with inspection plans that can be created once and used across the manufacturing enterprise … read more

LK Launching New CMMs and Advanced TouchDMIS CMM Software at IMTS

LK Metrology, manufacturer of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs), metrology software and associated CMM accessory products, will be exhibiting a variety of new products in Booth No. 135230 in the East Building, Level Three at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL for the 2022 IMTS Show, September 12-17, 2022 … read more

Partnership to Improve the Power and Accuracy of Machine Vision, a developer of software-based image signal processor (ISP) technology, and Innoviz, a leading provider of high-performance, automotive-grade LiDAR sensors and perception software, recently announced a new partnership to combine’s imaging technology with Innoviz’s LiDAR sensors and perception software … read more

Monthly Manufacturing Technology Orders Dip But Totals Still Exceed H1 2021

New orders of manufacturing technology totaled $417.5 million in June 2022, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report published by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. June orders were down 5% from May 2022 and declined 16% from June 202 … read more