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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – December 12th

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

Evolution of the Metrology Market

Metrology has long played a crucial behind-the-scenes role in the production of the manufactured objects that make up the world around us. Nearly every product – from the simplest consumer electronic, to the newest and most sophisticated automobile – contains parts and components … read more

Winning With Digital Twins

The World Economic Forum (WEF) states that leveraging the digital twin to support Industry 4.0 business models could increase operational efficiency by ten per cent. This allows manufacturers to simulate the behaviour of real machines for operational gains … read more

New Device Can Control Light at Unprecedented Speeds

In a scene from “Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope,” R2D2 projects a three-dimensional hologram of Princess Leia making a desperate plea for help. That scene, filmed more than 45 years ago, involved a bit of movie magic – even today, we don’t have the technology … read more

Machine Vision Finds Small Thread Defects Automatically

Threading process requires a 100% analysis of each part before the shipment, in order to guarantee the expected yield from an outstanding product and to prevent major economic consequences in case the part doesn’t meet the application requirements, thus avoiding annoying product recalling campaigns … read more

Revolutionary X-Ray Metrology System Launched For Advanced Memory Chip Inspection

KLA Corporation has announced the launch of its revolutionary Axion T2000 X-ray metrology system for advanced memory chip manufacturers. Fabrication of 3D NAND and DRAM chips involves precise formation of extremely tall structures with deep, narrow holes and trenches, and other intricate architectural shapes – all requiring control at the nanoscale … read more

Cloud Xperience Software Platform Opens Possibilities for AI-Based Clustering and Classification

ISRA VISION has announced the launch ‘Cloud Xperience’. The completely new online software platform for its SMASH inspection systems combines the benefits of cloud computing with intelligent analytics tools for the first time. With its innovative approach to clustering and classifying defects based on AI … read more

Sensor Solution For Wafer Back Grinding Process Control

Wafer thinning is always a critical process. The chips are already present on the wafer and any failure in the process affects the production yield and costs. Tight in-line control on the thinning in-process operation is possible using contact gauges or non-contact sensors … read more

Remote Support for Multi-Function Device Maintenance with Smart Glasses

Many manufacturing and service companies are facing difficulty hiring new people and passing on the skills and know-how of veterans to the new generation. Ricoh Japan Corp., which handles the sales and maintenance of multi-function devices and printers manufactured by parent firm Ricoh Co., Ltd., is one such company … read more

Defining Common Machine Integration Interface Specification For AM machines

3D printing company, BigRep, has become a member of the standardization association umati (Universal Machine Technology Interface) to define a common machine integration interface specification for AM machines. umati, started in 2017, is an open community of machine-building industries focused on adopting a standardized interface … read more

Feeding The Digital Twin | Open Industry 4.0 Alliance Integrates ECLASS as a New Standard

The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance is cooperating with ECLASS to adapt the only globally used and ISO/IEC-non-compliant reference data standard for the classification and unique description of products and services. Through ECLASS, product master data can be exchanged digitally across all borders … read more

Hexagon Introduces Elements System-Level Modelling Software

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced the introduction of Elements, a new simulation software that helps engineering teams understand the behaviour of systems that are becoming increasingly complex in modern products. Using the software, teams can evaluate the performance and feasibility of new design concepts quickly … read more

LMI Technologies Introduces Eco-Smart Sustainable Product Packaging

LMI Technologies (LMI), manufacturer of 3D scanning and inspection solutions, has announced the company has started packaging and shipping its products using 100% recyclable and biodegradable materials which completely eliminates single-use, plastic-based foams and all other plastic materials from product packaging … read more

Robotics in Manufacturing Fundamentals Certification

SME, a nationally recognized certifying body in manufacturing, has announced that it has developed the Robotics in Manufacturing Fundamentals (RMF) credential. The new certification, focused on assessing a candidate’s comprehension of fundamental robotics concepts, may be used by those currently looking to upskill/reskill … read more

ABB Opens Robotics Mega Factory In Shanghai

ABB has officially opened its state-of-the-art, fully automated and flexible robotics factory in Shanghai, China. The 67,000m2 production and research facility represents a $150 million investment by ABB and will deploy the company’s digital and automation technologies to manufacture next generation … read more