‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – February 17th

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

Gone in 60 Seconds – High Speed Inline CT

Waygate Technologies, a Baker Hughes business (formerly GE Inspection) will be introducing a cutting-edge high power inline microCT for NDT & metrology applications. The phoenix speed|scan HD, with a scanning volume: Ø 150 mm x 200 mm, resolution of 25-50 µm will offer cycle times of < 60 seconds making … read more

$1.9 Billion Atlas Copco Acquisition of ISRA Vision

ISRA VISION AG, a leading provider of surface inspection solutions and 3D machine vision and the Swedish global industrial group Atlas Copco have signed a Business Combination Agreement (BCA) to enter into a strategic partnership. For ISRA, the strategic partnership not only represents a way to further accelerate the growth … read more

Portability and Flexibility Provide Maximum Inspection Time Savings

Construction Mécanique Badimon (CMB) is a family business specialised for over 30 years in the precision machining of mechanical parts of all sizes. Located in the southwest of France in Lavelanet, CMB employs about thirty people. Proudly certified to ISO 9001/EN 9100, the company has the means and the ability … read more

Overcoming Pitfalls When Measuring Thin, Parallel Optical Surfaces

Author: Dan Musinski Vice President of Strategic Business Development, Zygo Corporation Driven by the demand for smaller and smaller consumer products and semiconductor devices, manufacturers require thin planar optics for an array of applications. This puts the responsibility on the material and optics manufacturers to ensure the glass is flat and … read more

Universal 3D Smart Inspection Station Delivers Advanced Scan – CAD Comparison

Many manufacturers are still using hand tools such as calipers, micrometers, or height gages for parts measurement, causing problems with consistency and measurement for complex geometries. 3D scanning provides a more comprehensive inspection report for in-process and final verification for a wide variety of industries. To automate this process, 3D Infotech … read more

Retrofitted 5 Axis CMM Delivers Dramatic Inspection Time Improvements

After losing its 3-axis co-ordinate measuring machine (CMM) to a devastating flood, Precision Machine & Auto Components (PMAC) had to act fast to find an alternative solution. Renishaw’s REVO 5-axis measurement system not only helped return a water-damaged CMM to operation, it also reduced cycle times by up to 60%. … read more




Large Measurement Range 3D Smart Sensor Launched

LMI Technologies (LMI), a global leader in 3D scanning and inspection has announce the launch of its Gocator 2490 smart 3D laser line profiler. The sensor achieves a 2 m field of view, large measurement range, and a 1 m x 1 m scan area for measurement and inspection of … read more

Hexagon Launches Entry-level Optical CMM

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced the launch of Captura, an entry-level optical coordinate measuring machine (CMM) that offers an intuitive and cost-effective solution for multisensor measurement of small to medium parts. Captura supports measurements using vision sensors, laser sensors and confocal sensors, and is designed to offer good price to … read more

Vision Cobot Provides Mission Critical Inspection

A Universal Robots UR10 collaborative robot equipped with a vision camera enables Ohio-based contract manufacturer, Comprehensive Logistics, to reach 100% quality in the sub-assembly of automotive engines. At the horseshoe-shaped assembly line in Youngstown, Ohio, engine parts move like clockwork on a conveyor with 60-second takt time for each station, leaving … read more

Cobot Measurement Delivers Inspection Cost Reduction

The automatic measurement and evaluation of radii, chamfers and break edge on turbine engine components is one of many criteria in modern quality assurance at MTU Aero Engines. Currently three Cobot systems from Bruker Alicona are in use for break edge measurement. On top, the optical measuring solutions replace labor … read more

LK Metrology Launches Portable Measuring Arms

LK Metrology which has been manufacturing static co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs) in the UK since 1963, has for the first time diversified into the supply of 3D articulating arm metrology systems, otherwise known as portable arms, with the launch of a range of 24 machines called the FREEDOM arm. There is … read more