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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – December 14th

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

Meeting ISO Standards in Hypodermic Needle Manufacturing

The COVID vaccines are on the brink of receiving regulatory approvals allowing their roll-out to the global population over coming months. The hypodermic needle will take center stage in the upcoming and hugely challenging logistical operation. The following article considers the international standards, and associated quality control disciplines, that govern the … read more

Factory 2030 – The ‘Coming of Age’ of The Smart Factory

In December 1913, Henry Ford introduced the first moving assembly line enabling the mass production of an entire automobile. The innovation reduced the assembly time of a vehicle build from more than 12 hours to just 93 minutes. When the Model T was introduced by Ford in 1908 he continued to … read more

Amazon Announce Industrial Machine Learning Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced Amazon Monitron, Amazon Lookout for Equipment, the AWS Panorama Appliance, the AWS Panorama SDK, and Amazon Lookout for Vision. Together, these five new machine learning services will help industrial and manufacturing customers embed intelligence in their production processes in order to improve operational efficiency, quality control, security, and … read more

Industrial Edge Platform Provides Production Level Data Processing

Siemens is expanding its offer for industrial IoT solutions, adding to its Industrial Edge portfolio a central and company-wide scalable infrastructure for managing connected edge devices and apps. With the new Industrial Edge Management system, users can remotely monitor the status of every connected device and remotely install edge apps … read more

Bosello High Technology becomes Carl Zeiss X-ray Technologies Srl

ZEISS and BOSELLO HIGH TECHNOLOGY (BOSELLO) have announced that the Italian supplier of solutions for industrial X-ray systems, is now fully part of the ZEISS Group and will operate under the name Carl Zeiss X-ray Technologies Srl. In 2018, ZEISS acquired a majority stake in BOSELLO to strengthen its X-ray portfolio … read more


FlexFactory creates Digital Production as a Service

The sports-car manufacturer Porsche, its management and IT consulting subsidiary MHP, and the insurance group Munich Re have founded a joint venture – the ‘FlexFactory’. This aims to make the production of small series of all kinds of different products in the manufacturing industry more flexible and cost efficient … read more

Measuring Surface Roughness on Challenging Components

Mitutoyo Gauging Technology (MGT) has developed Surfstand, a radically new solution, for measuring surface roughness safely and efficiently on large and heavy, or delicate, components in the form of a manually operated stand carrying Mitutoyo’s well-proven SJ-400 Series Surftest detector head. Mounted on the same large surface plate as the workpiece … read more

Critical Role of Validation in Micro Molding

It is well understood that for micro molding success, it is important that customers seek out and work with truly vertically integrated micro molding partners. Accumold is a vertically integrated company from the quote, to design for manufacturing (DFM) and Design for Micro Molding (DfMM) assessment, tool design and build, … read more

Perceptron Shareholders Approve Merger Agreement with Atlas Copco

Perceptron, Inc., a leading global provider of 3D automated metrology solutions and coordinate measuring machines, today announced that at its annual meeting of shareholders held today, Perceptron shareholders approved the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger with Atlas Copco, a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions headquartered in Stockholm, … read more

BMW Team Up to Accelerate Data-Driven Innovation

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the BMW Group have announced a comprehensive strategic collaboration. The goal of the collaboration is to further accelerate the BMW Group’s pace of innovation by placing data and analytics at the center of its decision-making. The companies will combine their strengths as industry leaders to … read more

Integrated In-Process Bore Gauging for CNC Machine Tools

The DIATEST BMD Bore Gauge delivers a higher degree of automation to CNC machining by offering 100% in-process measurement. Whether turning, milling, grinding the DIATEST BMD plug gauge is located in the tool changing system of the CNC machine using standard tool holders. No conversion of machines is required to allow … read more

Inline Automatic Point Cloud Evaluation Software

With OptoInspect3D Inline large 3D data sets generated by optical systems can be compared with nominal reference geometries fast and automatically allowing the validation of each manufactured part to be performed inline and within the manufacturing chain. Since the different software functions are provided as a library, they can be integrated … read more

Vision Labs Sees Clearly Now

One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of bespoke lenses, and a partner of 20 years plus to many of the leading names in the dispensing optician sector, is Vision Labs Ltd, a specialist facility processes millions of lenses every year, each one tailored to the needs of the individual customer … read more

Interactive VR Models Complement 3D Printing

Materialise NV, a global leader in medical 3D printing software and services, has introduced its Mimics VR Viewer bringing virtual reality (VR) capabilities to its 3D modeling platform. Medical research in VR technologies has rapidly expanded in recent years, especially for the purposes of education and training, patient engagement, physician communication … read more

Latest Notepad Video: Average Roughness (Ra)

The fourth video in the Notepad Series from Digital Metrology Solutions has been released. The average roughness (or “Ra”) value of a surface is the most common number describing the ‘amount’ of roughness on that surface. While the Ra value (or “Sa” for areal / 3D measurements) may give a general … read more

Umati Universal Interface – Rolling-Out Industry 4.0 for Machine Tools – Online Event

The VDW will be firing up the next stage of umati – the universal machine technology interface – on 16 and 17 December. “This is solid proof that the open connection of machines is possible using such standards. Participants will be able to experience how data from different machines converges … read more