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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – December 6th

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

Porsche Revving Up Manufacturing With 5G

Driving the future of the automotive industry: A research partnership between Ericsson and Porsche is leveraging the power of 5G to accelerate production capabilities at Porsche’s manufacturing production complex in Leipzig, Germany. Trial project is the first deployment of a private 5G network at any of Porsche’s production complexes … read more

Implementing 3D Scanning in Additive Manufacturing Workflows

Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions is a full-service provider of large-format metal parts for a wide range of industries, such as power generation, oil and gas, transportation, heavy equipment, and aerospace and defense. Lincoln Electric has pioneered large-scale metal 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, of prototype, production and replacement parts … read more

Integrating Optical 3D Surface Metrology Into Manufacturing

In-line metrology is used for 100% quality control, while also enabling live feedback for process control. With TopMap, Polytec has established optical 3D surface metrology, that delivers fast and reliable quality control regarding surface quality, especially in mechanical engineering and machining. TopMap are not simple visual inspection tools, but measure entire … read more

Simulation Software Allows Accurate ‘Pre-Distortion’ Of Part Design For AM

Maintaining the consistency and quality of hand-made titanium bicycle components isn’t easy, it takes consummate skill, care and time. Angel Cycle Works challenged Optimus3D to provide a metal additive manufacturing (AM) solution that would produce a stem component in a small series quantity to a perfectly uniform quality standard. Optimus3D provides … read more

eBUS Edge Simplifies Sensor Design for Advanced Inspection

Pleora Technologies has expanded its machine vision portfolio with a new software solution that converts embedded platforms, sensors, and cameras into GigE Vision devices. With eBUS Edge manufacturers can quickly and cost-effectively design or upgrade imaging solutions for more advanced applications, including 3D inspection and multi-sensor IIoT … read more

4D Technology and Rizse to Explore Remote Defect Inspection Alliance

4D Technology, a subsidiary of Onto Innovation at the forefront of vibration-immune, instantaneous 3D measurements of surfaces, has announced an alliance with Rizse, a developer of specialized drones for aircraft inspection. Together, the two organizations will seek to develop an extension of 4D InSpec, 4D Technology’s popular 3D surface gauge … read more

Fast Automated Battery Data Evaluation Integrated to AI Processes

Electrochemical energy storage systems and fuel cell technologies hold two of the keys to making a successful transition to alternative sources of energy. Batalyse GmbH is using modular software packages to automate capturing, documentation and evaluation processes for battery and fuel cell test data. Material manufacturers, cell developers and R&D … read more

Laser-Precise Acoustics and Vibration Measurement In Production Control

Laser Doppler vibrometers are non-contact measuring instruments that enable acoustic tests, design optimization of a product and allow reliable, flexible and at the same time fast pass/fail analyses in production by recording the vibro-acoustic signature for quality assurance or structure-borne sound analysis. Laser vibrometers measure optically and thus are contact-free and … read more

ABB Partners To Drive Next Generation Autonomous Mobile Robots

ABB is entering into a strategic partnership with Swiss-based start-up Sevensense, founded in 2018 as a spin-off from ETH Zurich, to enhance ABB’s new autonomous mobile robotics (AMR) offering with artificial intelligence (AI) and 3D vision mapping technology. The technology will offer customers unprecedented levels of flexibility as mobile robots … read more

Automated Cobot Inspection of Engineered Fasteners

Universal Robots has announced Stanley Engineered Fastening has successfully introduced robotic quality inspection using cobots in its UK facility. 15 cobots act as key components in its brand-new cells for Breakstem autonomous manufacture reducing product costs by approximately 10% and shortened lead times by up to 70% … read more

Deep Detection Raises €1m Bringing Defect Detection X-ray Cameras To Market

Deep Detection, Barcelona, Spain, who build multi-spectral X-ray cameras for quality control and product safety in manufacturing has raised €1m in funding. The company intends to use the funds to accelerate industrialization of PhotonAI technology in key market sectors. Deep Detection is a spin-off from IFAE (Institut de Física d´Altes … read more

Trioptics Celebrates 30 Years in Business

Optical metrology specialist TRIOPTICS is celebrating its 30th anniversary in business. The company, headquartered near Hamburg, Germany is one of the world’s leading companies in the field of optical measurement and manufacturing technology with subsidiaries and sales partners around the world. TRIOPTICS’ products and systems accompany and improve the development … read more