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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – February 24th

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

Uniform Language For Metrology Initiative Launched

Networked, intelligent, self-controlling, resource-saving production – this is the high goal of Industry 4.0. To ensure that metrology also fulfills its role in this scenario, Mahr is working together with other manufacturers on a new communication standard based on OPC UA. The Smart Factory means data transparency on all levels  … read more

Multi-Part Robotic Production Measurement

Forges de Courcelles is a forging company based in the Haute-Marne department of the Grand-Est region in France. It is a specialist manufacturer of crankshafts for prestigious automotive brands. With its new automated optical 3D measuring cell – the ATOS ScanBox – the business has been able to improve its … read more

3D CMM Measurement Improves Productivity 4 Fold

A leader in aeronautical subcontracting, Figeac Aero is involved in almost all ongoing civil aeronautical programs. The company has been continuously growing since it was founded in 1989. With a strategy built around performance and investment into the industrial machinery, Figeac Aero keeps one step ahead of the competition. Quality assurance … read more

Measuring Large Fabrications and Castings on the Production Floor

The large machined casting and fabrication manufacturing sector, which encompasses ship building, heavy machinery, wind energy and numerous others, must precisely measure 3D part features and their geometrical relationship to other critical features, integral in large physical parts. Over the past decade, the Laser Tracker has increasingly become the ‘go-to’ … read more

German Machine Tool Industry Facing Challenges

The VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association) is expecting production output to fall by 18 per cent in 2020. “This is something the sector hasn’t seen in a long time, following the boom of recent years,” to quote Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Prokop, Chairman of the VDW speaking at the annual press … read more

Faro Announce Financial Results and Restructuring

FARO has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2019. Fourth Quarter 2019 Financial Summary Total sales were $104.1 million for fourth quarter 2019, as compared with $112.8 million for fourth quarter 2018. The decrease was a result of continuing market softness in many of … read more

Mitutoyo Invest in CMM Rotary Tables

RPI UK, a specialist developer and manufacturer of precision positioning devices for high accuracy rotary and angular inspection systems, has welcomed Mitutoyo as a new customer following the Japanese manufacturers decision to invest in 10 rotary tables. Mitutoyo, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of precision measuring equipment, has integrated three … read more


Benchtop Optical Comparator Range Extended

The L.S. Starrett Company has recently expanded the horizontal X-axis travel on its HB400 Benchtop Optical Comparator from 300mm to 400mm (12″ to 16″), providing users the versatility to measure larger parts on its workstage. Available with optical edge detection, the HB400 Benchtop model is a workhorse of the broad line … read more

Updated Software Analyzes Surface Strains, 3D Displacements and 3D Deformations

GOM has announced the availability of new and additional application-specific features in its GOM Correlate Professional software. With GOM’s optical 3D ARAMIS system, materials properties and behavior throughout the design and manufacturing workflow can be well understood. This contributes to improved product quality, reduced costs and time for the research & … read more

UK’s National Automotive Innovation Centre Opens

HRH The Prince of Wales has officially opened one of Europe’s largest automotive research and development facilities, the National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC), at the University of Warwick (WMG), in Coventry. Advanced researchers, engineers and designers based at the Centre are tackling society’s largest mobility challenges and collectively shaping the … read more

New Scale Robotics Announces UR+ Certification

New Scale Robotics has announced that its NSR-PG-10-20-URe Gripper/Caliper and NSR-MTM-3-URe Multi-Tool Mount have received UR+ Certification from Universal Robots (UR). With this certification, UR confirms that it has tested and approved the products to work with UR e-Series collaborative robots to provide fast deployment, simple programming and reliable operation … read more

Microscope With Vision Software Eliminates Operator Variability

UK based Merxin is a supplier of both generic and customized inhaler devices and has manufacturing capacity across the globe. Given the important tasks that Merxin’s products perform, quality permeates all aspects of the company’s activities. To enable its pharmaceutical clients to save both time and money in developing, filing … read more

ISRA VISION Expand on Atlas Copco Acquisition

The future of ISRA VISION AG has been settled – CEO Enis Ersü has found a strategic industrial partner in Atlas Copco. The 3D machine vision, Germany based  company, has reached a long-term and future-oriented succession agreement that will enable the company to continue to pursue a growth strategy and … read more

Partnership to Unlock Potential of Digital Transformation Through Big Data and Analytics

Analytics and software solutions company SAS has become a tier one partner at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). The partnership will see the two organizations work together to identify specific pain areas in the manufacturing industry and seek to solve those business problems using SAS software, and methods and … read more