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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – February 6th

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

ZEISS Introduces T-SCAN hawk 2 – Its Next-Generation Handheld 3D Laser Scanner

ZEISS #HandsOnMetrology has introduced its new ZEISS T-SCAN hawk 2, developed and produced in Germany and certified for the highest industry standards. ZEISS T-SCAN hawk 2 is a portable, reliable tool to capture data with metrology-grade precision wherever needed: in quality control or reverse engineering, maintenance, repair and overhaul … read more

Creaform Hand Held 3D Scanner Delivers 12 Micron Benchmark Accuracy

Creaform has announced the addition of the high-accuracy handheld scanner HandySCAN BLACK|Elite Limited to its HandySCAN 3D | BLACK series lineup, an ongoing reference in portable metrology. Developed over the last decade by optimizing manufacturing and calibration processes, working closely with suppliers … read more

Reference Frame Permits Three Sixty Degree Hand-Held 3D Scanning

If component parts are to be measured all the way round, specialised equipment is needed. For small parts, fixed, customised devices are often too pricey. There is now a modular reference frame which, in combination with reference markers and scanning spray … read more

TKH Vision Group Opens Solution Center For Integrated Machine Vision

TKH Vision, a leading group of machine vision companies and part of the TKH Group, has announced the official opening of the TKH Vision Solution Center in Konstanz, Germany. The TKH Vision Solution Center will serve as a demonstration and experience center for TKH Vision’s integrated machine vision solutions … read more

Standardized Digital Calibration Certificates To Become Integral In Quality Infrastructure

Due to the digital transformation, products as well as production and economic processes are changing massively and with increasing speed. The new requirements that go hand in hand with this present the established system of quality infrastructure (QI) with new challenges. In order to meet these challenges … read more

Cofinity-X J.V. – Founded By Ten Automotive Partners – Furthers Adoption of Catena-X

With the foundation of Cofinity-X the shareholders BASF, BMW Group, Henkel, Mercedes-Benz, SAP, Schaeffler, Siemens, T-Systems, Volkswagen and ZF initiate the next step in Europe to foster the Catena-X initiative. Cofinity-X aims to provide products and services for the secure exchange of data … read more

Audi Inline Measuring Cell Integrates Safe Portal System

The aim was to implement an access protection solution on a newly developed inline measurement cell at Audi AG’s giant manufacturing hall at its headquarters in Ingolstad, Germany that does not require muting sensors but can still handle all of the complex vehicle geometries. A task that the team mastered with flying colors … read more

Optical 3D Metrology Controls Complex Shapes From A To Z

Unlike contact instruments, there is no risk of damaging surfaces with optical measurement systems. The cocktail of advantages offered by Alicona optical systems, including the user not needing any special knowledge in metrology to perform measurements … read more

Portable X-ray Product Line Launched For Industrial Non-Destructive Testing

Scanna-MSC has launched their latest x-ray product family for the industrial NDT market. NDT is the process for testing the quality of products, equipment and components without destroying them. Scanna has been designing and manufacturing portable x-ray systems and detection equipment for the Defense and Security sectors for 30 years … read more

CARTO Software Off-Axis Measurement Transforms 5-Axis Machine Calibration

Renishaw has incorporated its new Off-axis rotary measurement mode into the CARTO software suite, providing a single source for testing off-axis measurement using the XR20 rotary axis calibrator and XL-80 laser system. The latest release of CARTO, version 4.7, streamlines the measurement of rotary positioning accuracy for 5-axis machine tools … read more

Lockheed Martin Ventures Invests in On-Demand Manufacturing Pioneer Machina Labs

Machina Labs has announced the completion of an investment by Lockheed Martin Ventures (LMV), the venture arm of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Machina Labs combines AI and robotics to rapidly manufacture advanced sheet metal products … read more

Partnership To Offer Automated Quality Control and Reverse Engineering Systems

SMARTTECH3D has announces that it has started worldwide partnership with Oqton, a software provider owned by 3D Systems, which delivers industry-leading software solutions both for inspection and reverse engineering based on 3D scan data. Bundling SMARTTECH 3D scanners with both Geomagic Control X and Geomagic Design X … read more

EV Battery Production Digital Twin To Use Advanced Industrial CT Data

Waygate Technologies,and its partners, the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) and PXL-ICE, are among the winners of the recent round of the Faraday Battery Challenge funding competition led by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), a public body sponsored by the British Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) … read more

Matterport to Provide Digital Twin Platform for John Deere’s Operations

Matterport has announced that John Deere has agreed to use Matterport’s Digital Twin Platform and 3D capture technology to build a virtual Operations Center for remote management of over 60 facilities across North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Matterport’s platform creates simulated digital replicas of John Deere manufacturing facilities … read more

Tesla Plans Inhouse Development of Automated Vehicle Quality Control Vision Systems

Tesla is taking steps to improve its build quality by implementing automated quality control systems at its Fremont, California factory. A recent job posting is looking for Quality Inspection Engineers to lead the installation and operations of automation camera inspection systems on existing manufacturing lines … read more

Machine Repair Specialist Invests In Multi-Axis Calibrators To Perform Volumetric Compensation

To become the go-to calibration service provider to its customers, KES Machine LLC has expanded its relationship with global engineering technologies company, Renishaw. The investment in the Renishaw XM-60 and XM-600 multi-axis calibrators enhances KES services, allowing it to quickly obtain accurate data and provide high-quality calibration and probing services … read more