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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – February 20th

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

Visualizing The Future of Manufacturing

The industrial metaverse is a term that refers to a virtual world where manufacturing companies can interact, collaborate and even create real products in a virtual environment. This concept represents a major shift in the way manufacturing companies approach their operations, offering new opportunities to improve efficiency, productivity, and competitiveness … read more

Industry 4.0 – Reviewing The Future of Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 is widely considered to play a significant role in the future of manufacturing. Industry 4.0 refers to the integration of advanced technologies including artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), and robotics into the manufacturing process creating smart factories that are more efficient, flexible, and adaptive … read more

Collaboration To Increase Productivity Through Digitalization

Schuler and AutoForm have announce a collaboration combining AutoForm’s Digital Twin and Schuler’s Digital Suite technologies. The two companies will join forces to share their expertise and develop new digital press shop solutions. These new solutions will enable customers to eliminate the gap between the virtual and physical worlds … read more

ZEISS AM Parameter Aids New Alloy Development for AM

Many people know Additive Manufacturing with metals today – but how do you transform from rapid prototyping into end-use applications? Primarily materials that have been designed for other processes are being adapted for Additive Manufacturing – it is not guaranteed that desirable properties can be achieved … read more

U.S.A. Manufacturing Technology Orders 3RD Best Year

New orders of manufacturing technology totaled $434.1 million in December 2022, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report published by The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT). December 2022 orders were down 1.7% from November 2022 and down 27% from December 2021 … read more

German Machine Tool industry Expects Growth

The German Machine Tool Builders’ Association (VDW) is expecting production in the machine tool industry to grow by 9 percent in 2023 to a volume of EUR 15.5 billion ($16.6 billion). In nominal terms, this is only ten percent below the record result of 2018 … read more

North America Sees Record Robot Sales in 2022

Driven by the resurgence in robot orders from automotive companies, the North American robotics market set all-time records in both robots sold and value in 2022. According to a report from the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), North American companies ordered 44,196 robots … read more

Advanced Wafer Inspection Solution Launched

Wafer inspection is always a critical stage for quality assurance for wafer foundry, integrated device manufacturing (IDM), fabless, and outsourced semiconductor assembly & test (OSAT). Since semiconductor devices are continuously getting smaller and more complex, the requirement for wafer inspection has become more stringent to accommodate these changes … read more

Marposs Acquires Digital Strategy Innovation – AI, Big Data and Data Analysis Company

Marposs Group has announced that it has acquired the qualified majority of the start-up company Digital Strategy Innovation (DSI), a company specialized in applied research in the fields of AI, big data and data analysis … read more

Sensor Manufacturer Boosts Quality and Dramatically Increases Productivity

A manufacturer of sensors for the automotive industry is using ABB cobots to ensure it meets the high quality standards of its customers. An Italian SME manufacturer of pressure and temperature sensors has used ABB GoFa robots to improve the productivity of one of its production lines … read more

Proposed Test Method Supports Grasp Strength in Robotics

ASTM International’s robotics, automation, and autonomous systems committee (F45) is developing a proposed standard on grasp strength of robot end-effectors. The proposed standard (WK83863) is a test method for evaluating grasp strength of these end-effectors, which will reveal capabilities of robotic hands … read more

Smart Workbench Incorporates Immersive Inspection Environment

A next-generation smart workbench to showcase the latest production technologies has been developed by Industrial Vision Systems (IVS) a supplier of inspection machines and industrial automation solutions, in collaboration with AMRC Cymru. The smart workbench combines a mixed reality headset, smart tooling, 3D and 2D machine vision, seven-axis robotics, intelligent projection … read more