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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – February 21st

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

Enabling Virtual Sorting With Multi-Camera Technology

Imagine a fully digital quality inspection process where you can inspect parts even after they have left the factory. The emergence of new technology has made this possible using a product digital twin for manufacturing quality control. Virtual sorting can eliminate physical sorting activities completely by performing quality inspection in … read more

Model-Based Product Definition Links Design and Metrology

ZEISS measuring machines are known around the world for their quality and precision. With many industries undergoing digital transformation, the software that controls ZEISS measuring machines is becoming increasingly important. Due to the rise of Model-Based Definitions (MBD), ZEISS was increasingly confronted with the question of how CAD models must … read more

Artec Leo Upgraded With Twice the Power and Greater Precision

Artec 3D, developer and manufacturer of professional 3D hardware and software, has announced the 2022 Artec Leo, a completely wireless 3D handheld scanner with an inbuilt touchscreen. With the new modification of Leo, customers can expect guaranteed accuracy, more power, improved vibrant color capture, and a multi-language interface … read more

Monitoring Box Opens Window To Improved Machine Performance

SICK has launched The Monitoring Box, a simple system that enables plug-and-play condition monitoring and preventative maintenance of sensors, machines, processes and plants. The SICK Monitoring Box can be adapted for diverse individual operating requirements to provide live status feedback and historical analysis, supporting more effective maintenance an … read more

2022 Manufacturing Outlook and Opportunities

2022 is shaping up to be a year of opportunity for manufacturers in spite of ongoing concerns regarding business resiliency, supply chain instability, manpower shortages and economic uncertainty exacerbated by the Omicron variant. Manufacturers experiencing strong and consistent growth have one thing in common … read more

Training Data For Deep Learning

Deep learning technology is revolutionizing the world. Businesses of all sizes are starting to realize the potential that this technology has to offer. One sector, in particular, that is seeing great benefits from deep learning is the industrial sector. In particular, deep learning is being used for defect detection applications in … read more

Large Precision Components Require Large Accurate Coordinate Measuring Machine

Large components require a large measuring machine: At FORMA Maschinenbau in Borken, Germany a particularly large and precise measuring machine has recently been installed – a WENZEL LH2617. “Think big, but please be accurate to the thousandth.” This is how the philosophy of FORMA Maschinenbau can be summarized … read more

Collaborative Robots Integrated With Machine Vision Help Assemble FIAT 500 Electric Car

Stellantis N.V. is a Dutch multinational automobile manufacturer established through a merger between the PSA and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles groups. Stellantis has installed 11 Universal Robots collaborative robots at its Mirafiori factory in Turin, Italy, to automate a series of complex assembly line operations and quality controls for the new FIAT … read more

Yxlon sets a new benchmark in Computed Tomography

YXLON International has introduced a new computed tomography system to the global market. With its compact and durable design, the YXLON UX50 has been developed especially for the production environment, with a specific focus on the automotive and foundry industry. The system is ideally suited for testing components of traditional drive … read more

Kongsberg Reduces X-ray Inspection Time by 90%

Norway’s premier supplier of defense and aerospace-related systems and solutions, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, changed its industrial X-ray inspection from film to digital radiology with the help of VCxray by VisiConsult. The client was surprised by VisiConsult’s velocity during production and installation of a digital X-ray system … read more

Optimizing Production Efficiency Through Data-Driven Manufacturing Strategies

Although diverse data capturing technologies exist, manufacturers still struggle to use them. It’s due to this major challenge that the goal of data-driven manufacturing seems all the more unachievable. However, there are a few data driven approaches you can take when optimizing production efficiency. These approaches include making use of Industrial … read more

3MF Consortium Announces Volumetric Design Support

The 3MF Consortium, the organization dedicated to advancing a universal specification for 3D printing, recently announced its new Volumetric Design extension, which addresses the design of an object’s form and enables designers to add new types of elements to their designs and manufacturers to prototype faster and save costs … read more

Acquisitions Enhance Commitment To Providing Full Gamut of Smart Manufacturing Solutions

Prodsmart has announced recently that it has been acquired by Autodesk. Since its founding, Prodsmart has delivered value to manufacturers by automating and digitizing manufacturing processes in real time, optimizing those businesses from the shop floor upwards. The company stated that teaming up with Autodesk will allow it to pursue … read more

Think Tank Launched To Accelerate Industry 4.0 Transformation in Manufacturing

The International Centre for Industrial Transformation (INCIT, pronounced “insight”), a non-profit, environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) organization, has launched and is set to change the face of the global manufacturing industry. Headquartered in Singapore and with supporters including international organizations including the World Economic Forum … read more