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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – August 23rd

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

3D Imaging Technology Measures Part Surfaces and Sharp Edges

InspecVision offers its Opti-Scan 3D inspection system providing single-click 3D white light scanning metrology for edges, surfaces and reverse engineering. Opti-Scan 3D can scan objects at a rate of about 250,000 measurements per second. The accuracy of the surface measurements is approximately 100μm and 25μm for edge measurements depending on … read more

Gantry CMM Range Launched BY LK Metrology

Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) manufacturer LK Metrology has introduced a new series of large-capacity models to sit alongside its established bridge-type machines and very-large-scale gantry-type machines, both of which use ceramic moving guideways providing high accuracy. Using the latest innovations in aluminium and steel CMM guideway technology, the new AEROS gantry-type … read more

Gear Noise Finder and Enhanced Optical Gear Measurement System Showcased

Considered one of the world’s leading trade shows for machine tools, EMO is held in Italy and Germany in alternating years. Headlined ‘the magic world of metalworking,’ the industry meetup will take place from 4 to 9 October 2021 in Milan. System-supplier Klingelnberg will be at the exhibition … read more

Machine Tool Probing Increases Machine Shop Productivity

When Australia-based machine shop, Hammond Engineering, found that manually setting workpiece positions was time consuming and difficult to repeat, it looked to the potential of on-machine probing. Since using Renishaw’s OMP40-2 optical transmission probe, the company has experienced faster set-up times and higher levels of productivity … read more

UnifyTwin Industry 5.0 Unifies Machine and Human Intelligence to Eliminate Digital Blind Spots

By leveraging state-of-the-art Industrial IoT (IIoT) technology, UnifyTwin has announced the availability of its iLens Assistant and iLens Machine. These products will improve worker safety, plant efficiency, and product quality while making production output more predictable and compliant. UnifyTwin offers the first Industry 5.0 solution that unifies machine and human intelligence … read more

Digital Part Production – Mastering the Precision of the Perfect Part

One of the most significant challenges machine builders face today is the rising complexity surrounding new machine introductions in response to increased customization needs. More than ever, customers require highly customized products that are designed to meet their specific needs – one size does not fit all. Driven by consumer demand for … read more

IONA Monitors CNC Robot Machining Processes

Pentaxia, specialised in the manufacturing of advanced composite tooling solutions, prototyping, short-series and volume component production has installed the IONA System developed by INSPHERE Ltd for monitoring robot CNC machining operations. IONA is a scalable network of sensors providing metrology-grade positional data of automated manufacturing processes. Live positional data from IONA enables … read more

Gocator Smart 3D Laser Line Profilers Receive Official Universal Robot Certification

LMI Technologies (LMI) has announced that its family of Gocator Smart 3D Laser Line Profile Sensors has officially been Certified for integration with Universal Robots. Universal Robots (UR) is a market leader in collaborative robot arms (called cobots) targeting companies of all sizes  … read more

Partnership Aligns to Advance Characterization of AM Parts Using X-ray CT and AI

Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology has partnered with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) on a project chosen to receive funding through the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Technology Commercialization Fund (TFC) project solicitation. The 2021 TFC project selections represent 12 DOE National Labs across the nation and are supported by partners … read more

Improved and Faster Methods For Industrial CT

Industrial computed tomography (CT) is increasingly finding its way into coordinate metrology. With this technique, which has so far been established primarily in medicine and non-destructive testing, both the external and internal geometrical features of a component, such as cavities, can be measured contact-free without destroying the object being examined … read more

Mini Inspector Packs Machine Vision Power

SICK has launched an ultra-compact and ultra-powerful all-in-one 2D vision sensor, the InspectorP611, which can be set up rapidly to conduct highly-reliable inline machine vision inspections even in the tightest of machine spaces, or when mounted on robot arms. With the SICK InspectorP611 2D vision sensor and pre-installed Quality Inspection SensorApp … read more

Ford Using 3D Scanning Technology To Revive Michigan Central Station

Ford purchased the iconic Michigan Central Station in 2018 as part of its plan to create dedicated office space for its mobility initiatives. Unfortunately, the building, which is situated in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood, decayed substantially since its closure in the 1980s. To revive it, The Blue Oval is using state-of-the-art 3D scanning technology … read more

High-Quality Innenmeisterbock Inspection

The varied and eventful history of Audi Brussels extends back to 1948 and has witnessed a number of major milestones in the field of car manufacturing. Since 2018 the plant is synonymous with e-mobility, as production site of the Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback, the brand’s first full-electric SUV range … read more

Thickness Measurement in Battery Production

Energy storage devices such as lithium-ion batteries play a crucial role in electromobility and energy transition. In order to optimise battery production, sensors are required to monitor the production line, including thickness measurement sensors. But what are the challenges in making reliable thickness measurements … read more