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METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – August 8th

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

Quantum Digital Twin Initiative Launched at Bosch Factory

Multiverse Computing, a leader in value-based quantum computing solutions, has announced a collaboration in a research project with the Bosch Automotive Electronics plant in Madrid to leverage the power of quantum computing in the virtual replica or ‘digital twin’ of a factory. Multiverse is implementing quantum-based optimization algorithms … read more

Optical CMM Accommodates Both Flat and Cylindrical Parts

The new Metrios Re-Light optical measuring machine provides users with a single device for components of all shapes, flat and cylindrical. Moreover, thanks to the machine’s innovative automatic rotation it is possible to measure every side of a part in one complete cycle … read more

Smart Manufacturing: How Audi Is Designing Production of the Future

Audi is setting up fully networked, highly efficient, and sustainable production. The goal is to design a resilient, agile, and flexible value chain to meet future challenges successfully. These include a growing diversity of variants, the transition to electromobility, the increasingly volatile supply situation, and political uncertainties … read more

100% Control For Laser Welding of Hairpins Using Deep Learning

The KIKoSA project at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg aims to monitor and optimize the quality of hairpin welds inline using AI-supported 3D measurement technology. This will make the production of electric motors significantly more efficient … read more

Ford Launches New High-Tech Stamping Plant

Ford Motor Company’s R15.8-billion ($600 million) investment in its Silverton Assembly Plant operations in Pretoria, South Africa is coming to fruition, with the completion of one of its largest and most ambitious projects to date – the high-tech new Stamping Plant, which is now in operation … read more

Developing Measurements and Standards For AM

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $3.7 million in grants to help address current and future barriers to widespread adoption of metals-based additive manufacturing (AM) through measurement science research … read more

Enabling Manufacturing Innovation With Virtual Twin Experience

Manufacturers in just about every industry are already embracing the reality of Industry 4.0—that the digital transformation of factories is necessary, replacing manual processes with automated systems in cyber-physical smart factories … read more

Digital Twins – More Than Just A Software Solution

Advances in digital technologies and data analytics offer fantastic potential for organisations to get better value from their infrastructure and assets. ‘Digital Twins’ are a key technological developments that can drive a step change in decision-making … read more

Autonomous Machine Vision Inspection Now Easier and More Powerful

Inspekto has launched a new software version of its INSPEKTO S70 Autonomous Machine Vision. Based on accumulated customer feedback from numerous field deployments, the INSPEKTO S70 offers smart features such as a recommendations center that guides users in creating and maintaining inspection profiles over time … read more

The Holistic Approach To Creating Digital Enterprise With Digital Twins

The holistic approach of the Digital Enterprise for creating digital twins, such as in the automotive industry, offers tangible benefits by substantially reducing the number of prototypes needed during the development of new vehicles. It also becomes possible to predict the performance of the production unit and the products themselves … read more

Production Simulation Using ‘Digital Twin’ Enables Efficient Production Line Modification

Adding a new workstation to a production line requires in-depth planning – especially if regular operations are expected to continue at the same time. The Czech car manufacturer ŠKODA has made use of a ‘digital twin’ to successfully install and integrate a new robot station at the ŠKODA AUTO component … read more

IONA Technology To Accelerate Adoption of Robotics For Complex Aerospace Manufacturing

Insphere has won funding from NATEP – National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme to develop its IONA technology to accelerate the adoption of robotics for challenging aerospace manufacturing tasks. Insphere will lead the project, titled Accurate and Flexible Automation Systems (ACCUFAS) … read more

New Scanning and Imaging Solution Simplifies 3D Deliverables

Trimble has introduced the new Trimble X12 scanning system to the geospatial scanning portfolio. The X12 integrates intuitive Trimble software for precise data capture and in-field registration with state-of-the-art 3D laser scanning and imaging hardware technology from Zoller+Fröhlich, combining the expertise of two industry leaders  … read more

Ultron Edge AI Platform Brings AI Vision To Smart Factories

SmartCow, an AI engineering company specializing in video analytics, AIoT devices, and smart city solutions, has announced the release of Ultron, an NVIDIA Jetson-based edge AI platform with sensor fusion capability  that brings high computing power to the edge for industrial applications requiring logic-based decisions … read more