‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – February 10th

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

Automated Self-Propelled Gridplate Efficiently Transports Components For CMM Inspection

The ZEISS automated, self-propelled CARFIT eMOBEE honeycomb gridplate efficiently transports components for automated processes in the measuring laboratory. The increase in the variety of parts available and companies’ intensive efforts to inspect their components at an even faster rate means measuring areas must be properly equipped to achieve the necessary efficiency  … Read more

Robotic Pick-and-Place Provides Automated Small Part Measurement

New Scale Robotics has introduced its Q‑Span Automated Small-Part Measurement Systems for quality control (QC) teams in high-mix, small-batch manufacturing environments. Q-Span Systems combine robotic pick-and-place with automated measurement of small parts. They easily integrate into existing workflows in the QC lab or on the production floor, and automate the  … Read more

Alignment Laser Improves Machine Tool Parallelism Accuracy

Renishaw has introduced a new XK parallelism kit which provides an innovative method to perform parallelism measurement using its XK10 alignment laser system. The XK parallelism kit enables users to measure point-to-point straightness deviation or the overall angular misalignment between two nominally parallel axes. The XK parallelism kit is designed to  … Read more

New Name in Computed Tomography

The inspection technologies business of Baker Hughes Digital Solutions has introduced a new name, logo and website. The former GE Inspection Technologies  is now called Waygate Technologies, a Baker Hughes business. As a world leader in non-destructive testing (NDT), Waygate Technologies offers the broadest portfolio of industrial inspection solutions – including  … Read more

Circular Geometry Inspection Platform Aids Rotor Measurement and Assembly

RPI UK has installed two integrated Rotor Measurement and Assembly Platforms (iMAPs) at Atlanta-based Delta Airlines; the Rolls-Royce approved MRO facility. RPI is a world leading specialist developer and manufacturer of precision positioning devices for high accuracy rotary and angular inspection systems. The Atlanta-based Delta Airlines facility carry out maintenance, repair  … Read more

Chinese Robot Inspection Company Focused on Automated Automotive Quality Processes

China has remained the world’s largest automotive manufacturing country and automotive market since 2009. In 2018, annual vehicle production in China accounted for 29 percent of worldwide vehicle production, which exceeds that of the European Union or that of the United States and Japan combined … Read more



3D VSHARPE Improves Quality of Industrial Computed Tomography

Varex Imaging Corporation has announced its updated 3D VSHARP software for industrial cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). “Varex has a successful history of innovation and introducing game-changing technology to the X-ray imaging market,” said Sunny Sanyal, Chief Executive Officer of Varex Imaging Corporation. “Our 3D VSHARP software is a solution for  … Read more

Spectro Introduces Eighth Generation Analyzer

SPECTRO Analytical Instruments has introduced the 8th generation of its SPECTROMAXx with iCAL 2.0 ARC/SPARK OES Analyzer offering improved and innovative new capabilities and advancements in performance to achieve fast, accurate elemental analysis precisely tuned for material control and foundry applications. The SPECTROMAXx has more than 13,000 installations … Read more


Toroidal Field Coil for ITER

Toroidal Field Coil For ITER Demands Exacting Dimensional Control

The Fusion Energy Directorate of the National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), have completed manufacture of the first toroidal field (TF) coil for the ITER (experimental fusion reactor) – the world’s largest superconducting coil ever built … Read more

Coordinate Metrology Society Forms CMS Board of Directors

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) has announced it has formed a Board of Directors comprised of seven industry and business professionals. Each member brings significant expertise and valuable perspectives to the organization from operational and business acumen to senior level technical knowledge of the metrology marketplace … Read more Directors will … Read more

High-Resolution 2D/3D Laser Profile Scanner For Dynamic Measurement Tasks

Micro-Epsilon scanCONTROL 30xx/BL laser scanners are designed for dynamic measurement tasks with high demands on resolution and accuracy. Available with measuring ranges of 25 and 50 mm (along the laser line/X axis), they are primarily used in automation tasks, production and process monitoring as well as quality control … Read more

Optical Metrology To Take Center Stage at Control 2020 Quality Assurance Exhibition

As probably the world’s most important business platform for industrial Quality Assurance the Control Exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany draws international market leaders and this year runs from from 5 to 8 May 2020. The event has long been a driving force for the German, European and international Quality Assurance markets … Read more