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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – August 2nd

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

Digital Stereo System Expands Optical Microscope Capability

Vision Engineering has announced the launch of DRV Stereo CAM, a new and innovative stereo camera system that converts optical stereo microscopes into high magnification, high definition 3D digital stereo microscopes. DRV Stereo CAM integrates seamlessly with Vision Engineering’s own award-winning ergonomic stereo microscope, the Lynx EVO, but it also upgrades … read more

Wenzel Unveil New Gear Inspection Machine Series

The WENZEL Group has unveiled the latest addition to its measuring product portfolio with the launch of a new generation series of gear inspection machines. The new GT series is based on Wenzel’s successful tradition in the development and production of specialized gear measuring machines. The new machine series feature … read more

Renishaw Equator Gauging Systems Receive Hardware and Software Enhancements

Hardware and software enhancements for Renishaw’s Equator gauging systems are set to be revealed at upcoming EMO Milano 2021 exhibition. Renishaw will showcase new hardware and software enhancements for the Equator gauging system which has been in the market for over a decade. While customers have always benefited from the … read more

Aerotech Launches Peak Metrology

Aerotech Inc., a leader in precision motion control and automation, has announced the launch of Peak Metrology, an Aerotech company dedicated entirely to designing and building capital equipment for surface metrology processes. Led by RJ Hardt, a 10-year Aerotech veteran, Peak Metrology leverages Aerotech’s extensive positioning system expertise, state-of-the-art facilities and … read more

Drive Through Quality Control

Due to digitalisation in Industry 4.0, internal logistics is subject to constant change. Internal traceability such as. tracking of goods in the warehouse or production facility, is increasingly playing a key role.  Manufacturers and consumers are placing more and more emphasis on the safety and quality of products. Costly and … read more

Software Breaks Down Barriers Between Deep Learning and Traditional Vision

Cognex Corporation, a leader in industrial machine vision, has announced VisionPro 10.0 and VisionPro Deep Learning 2.0, two new releases in its VisionPro line of vision software. VisionPro 10.0 is a major update of the company’s industry-leading PC-based platform that delivers faster application performance and simpler application setup. VisionPro Deep Learning … read more

Funding to Aid Drive to Digitalisation and Smart Factories

Five brand new digital manufacturing research centres and projects to help supply chains become more productive are among recipients of £53 million  ($74 million) of new government funding to drive the development of the latest digital manufacturing technologies, UK Investment Minister Lord Grimstone announced today. The funding has been awarded though … read more

AI Robotics Company Covariant Raises $80M

AI Robotics company Covariant has announced it has raised $80 million in Series C funding, bringing its total capitalization to $147 million within two years of the company’s public launch. Covariant will use the funding to continue its investment in AI Robotics research and development, as well as growing its team globally, and accelerate … read more

Ensenso 3D Camera Aimed at Lower Price Segment

Introducing Ensenso S, camera manufacturer IDS Imaging Development Systems shows that the use of industrial-grade 3D technology does not have to be expensive. The 3D camera is particularly suitable for 3D applications that require budget-friendly, easy-to-integrate and industrial-grade camera technology. The new Ensenso S10 has an ultra-compact, IP65/67-protected housing and generates … read more

Optimized Laser Sensor For Structured and Metallic Surfaces

Micro-Epsilon’s optoNCDT 1900LL sensors are designed for distance measurements on metallic and structured surfaces. The sensors use a small laser line in order to achieve precise measurements on inhomogeneous surfaces. optoNCDT 1900LL laser sensors are primarily used in factory automation, electronics production, robotics and the automotive industry. This is where they … read more

Laser System Provides Enhanced Parallelism Measurement Accuracy For Machine Tool Builders

Renishaw is releasing a new version of software for its XK10 alignment laser system at the upcoming EMO Milano 2021 which allows point-to-point parallelism measurements to be performed. This new functionality will enable users to make precise adjustments to machine parallelism to a level that has previously been impossible using traditional … read more

Thermal Surface Profilometry – Characterising the Temperature-Induced Topographical Evolution

Optical profilometry is a rapid, non-destructive, and non-contact surface metrology technique, which is used to establish the surface morphology, step heights and surface roughness of materials. It has a wide range of applications across many fields of research, including analysing the surface texture of paints and coatings … read more

Mercedes-Benz Battery Geometry Scanning Generates Big Data

Regardless of the views and opinions of skeptics and enthusiasts of electric drives in cars, the industry associated with electromobility is developing rapidly. Batteries are critical components that decide whether a driver will be satisfied with their car’s performance and range. Car manufacturers offering the highest class of luxury and … read more

Faro Announce Second Quarter Financial Results

FARO has announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021. Total sales were $82.1 million for second quarter 2021 representing an 8% sequential quarterly increase when compared to $76.3 million in the first quarter 2021, and a 36% increase when compared with total sales of $60.6 million for second quarter … read more