‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – December 13th

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

Platform Enables Manufacturing Asset Performance Monitoring

Cloud-native CNC machine-tool asset management introduced by Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division connects to almost any machine-tool, enabling machine shops to optimize their return on investment (ROI) using its real-time status dashboards with mobile operator alerts and enabling global manufacturers to analyze machine fleet utilization across multiple plants. Increasing overall equipment effectiveness … read more

Aviation Supplier Discusses Artificial Intelligence in Industrial X-Ray Testing

The aviation supplier PFW Aerospace, a subsidiary of the French company Hutchinson, is testing the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to ensure demanding quality standards in non-destructive material testing (NDT). The aim is to optimize economic efficiency in quality assessment tasks. As part of a pilot program, supplier of customer-specific … read more

Painless Confocal Microscope Measurement of Dental Implants

To ensure that dental implants grow into the jaw quickly and without complications, they require a specific roughness of their surface properties. Teeth are as individual as the people they belong to. The manufacture of dental prostheses, which is still done manually and is very time-consuming, is correspondingly individual … read more

3D Printing Eyes The Future of Prosthetics

Prosthetic eye replacements will be manufactured by 3D printers in the future – Fraunhofer IGD has developed a number of technologies that supersedes the current and entirely manual production of individual prostheses. The Fraunhofer’s Cuttlefish:Eye software utilizes a 3D scan of the eye socket and a colour-calibrated photo of the … read more

New Report Predicts Manufacturing Transformation by 2030

In the latest Ericsson IndustryLab Future of Enterprises report the widespread transformation of manufacturing enterprises in the coming years is predicted, including a rapid rise in ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) – enabled production tools such as augmented reality, exoskeletons and remote control. The report also forecasts new factory set-ups … read more

Vision AI Assistant Transforms Images Into Actionable Insights

Industrial software company, AVEVA, driving digital transformation and sustainability, to has launched Vision AI Assistant 2021 – an image classification-based analytics tool. The artificial intelligence (AI) solution, which can be integrated into AVEVA System Platform and Operations Management Interface and AVEVA Insight, enables customers to use video and images from existing general-purpose cameras … read more

Partnership To Drive Innovation in Smart Manufacturing

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) and MSC Industrial Supply Co. have announced a public-private research partnership aimed at advancing machining across the United States. Under the partnership, MSC’s team of professional metalworking specialists will work closely with  undergraduate and graduate students, as well as manufacturers, to conduct research that will enable … read more

Partnership To Improve Additive Design for Manufacturing Productivity

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced a new partnership with CADS Additive. The companies will exchange technologies to progress design for additive manufacturing. Under the agreement, Hexagon has integrated the build prep specialist’s material-saving support structure generation technology into its Simufact Additive software. CADS Additive will also integrate Hexagon’s build … read more

Inaugural Smart Factory Institute Technology Partner Announced

Peak Performance Inc., has announced Senswork, Inc. as the inaugural technology partner of the Smart Factory Institute Chattanooga, in partnership and collaboration with Volkswagen Academy in Chattanooga, TN. The Smart Factory Institute a private/public partnership will enable manufacturers access to the most advanced production technologies available and will help ease … read more

Centre for Precision Technologies Awarded Top National Honor

The University of Huddersfield , UK, has been awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize,  The announcement that was made at a special reception held at St James’s Palace on Thursday 25 November. The Queen’s Anniversary Prize is the highest national honor award for UK higher education and is granted by Her Majesty the … read more

Trescal Announces Additional 2021 Acquisitions

Trescal has announced the acquisition of Cleanroom Management International (CMI) in Belgium, France and the Netherlands, and Aviatronik in Italy. These two companies add €13 million in total annual revenue and over 100 calibration experts to the Trescal Group. With these latest transactions Trescal has recorded its seventh and eighth … read more

Sensor Overcomes Challenges of BGA Package Inspection

SmartRay, manufacturer of 3D sensors for quality inspection and measurement, offers semiconductor manufacturers a solution to meet the challenges of ball grid array (BGA) package inspection with its dual-head ECCO 95+ sensor.  BGA packages are used to permanently mount devices such as microprocessors and are designed for use with integrated surfaces … read more

Smart Vision Camera Uses Deep Learning AI

Imago Technologies has recently launched Vision Cam AI.go, A smart vision camera that allows users to “just press the button and the camera is smart – automation engineers have been dreaming of this for decades and now, with the smart deep learning camera a dream comes true states the company … read more

Precision Tool Connectivity Uses RF Modules Enabling Industry 4.0 Solution

Sylvac SA has incorporated BLE modules from Insight SIP, the specialist in ultra-miniature RF modules, to enable enhanced connectivity features within its range class leading digital measuring instruments. Connectivity Benefits Sylvac has long had a reputation for quality. Its digital readouts on its instruments offer clear and precise readings. However, within any … read more