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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – August 24th

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

QUALITY LIVE Provides 360-Degree Quality Assurance

Mercedes-Benz Cars Operations 360 (MO360) makes complex vehicle production completely transparent and maximizes its efficiency. The new digital ecosystem comprises a family of software applications which are connected via shared interfaces and standardized user interfaces. These applications use real-time data to support the worldwide vehicle production of Mercedes-Benz Cars … Read More

Inspect Suite Provides System-Independent 3D Data Evaluation

Professional evaluation is what turns precise measurement results into a competitive advantage. 3D metrology specialist GOM has become the gold standard in many sectors with its all-in-one GOM Inspect software with customers appreciating how easy the software is to operate and its reliable navigation that it provides along the entire … Read More

Robotic Non-Destructive Spot Weld Inspection

Strength tests on samples taken from parts consisting of 4,000-5,000 spot welds on a vehicle are an indispensable part of the automobile manufacturing process, which is costly, time and labour-intensive. Toshiba’s Inspection Solutions division has recently introduced a system that allows testing to be carried out automatically by robots in … Read More

AI Software Enables Real-Time 3D Printing Quality Assessment

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers have developed artificial intelligence software for powder bed 3D printers that assesses the quality of parts in real time, without the need for expensive characterization equipment. The software, named Peregrine, supports the advanced manufacturing ‘digital thread’ being developed at ORNL that collects and analyzes data … Read More

Optical CMM Development Project To Capture 500 Million 3D Points Per Second

Fraunhofer IPM and Fraunhofer IAF, together with the ‘Optical Systems’ chair at the University of Freiburg, Germany have announced a joint project to develop the world’s first optical coordinate measuring machine for the full-surface measurement of large objects on a meter scale. The system is intended to measure components in … Read More

Faro Acquisition Enables Strategic Acceleration in 3D Digital Twin Market

FARO Technologies has announced the acquisition of Advanced Technical Solutions in Scandinavia AB (“ATS”), a Swedish-based leader in 3D digital twin solution technology. Founded in 1990, ATS has had particular success in the automotive space where the firm has agreements in place with several well-known global automotive manufacturers. The acquisition will … Read More

Pop Up Metrology Roadshow To Visit 14 States in USA and Canada

Bruker Alicona has announced the hosting of a roadshow in USA and Canada which will visit over 20 cities, from September to November, providing exclusive demonstrations of their optical metrology equipment. The roadshow will be organized under consideration of COVID regulations. For a total of 7 weeks, Bruker Alicona will be … Read More

Compact Laser Triangulation Sensor Offers High Performance

The optoNCDT 1900 is the latest model of Micro-Epsilon laser sensor; this innovative sensor is used for dynamic displacement, distance and position measurements and impresses with high speed, design and accuracy. The integrated high-performance controller enables fast and highly precise processing and output of measurement values. The optoNCDT 1900 laser … Read More

Redefining Quality Control With AI-Powered Visual Inspection

Emerging technology, from the introduction of assembly lines to the Internet of Things, has always defined manufacturing. With the creation of computers and early automation came traditional machine vision, in which machines analyze photos of parts and components for defects based on a set of humandefined rules. While it reduces human … Read More

Watch, Replay & Fast Forward Your Business

Lanner, a company of Royal HaskoningDHV, and Virtalis are further strengthening their partnership to deliver the value of integrated predictive simulation and visualization capabilities for digital twin environments. Lanner and Virtalis enjoy a strong collaboration that provides visibility and insights into future operational and asset performance for business across many sectors. … Read More

AI Powered Connected Worker Platform Improves Quality Assurance

STRONGARM is a small to mid-sized company that designs and manufactures ergonomic and environmentally protected workstations for companies in a wide range of market segments, including life sciences, food and beverage, oil and gas, healthcare, and general manufacturing. The company initially deployed Augmentir’s software platform 12 months ago, with a focus … Read More

‘The State of Visual Inspection’ Survey Launched

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) and Landing AI have launched a joint research study to better understand how manufacturing companies are integrating artificial intelligence into visual inspection projects. The ability to drive quality improvement and operational efficiency are top of mind for most manufacturers, and AI-powered visual inspection solutions are … Read More