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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – February 7th

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

Metrology Drives Robotic Aerostructure Drilling Solution

Many readers will be unfamiliar with seeing fields of industrial robots, in automotive assembly plants, producing vehicle structures with smart tools such as spot-welding guns and riveting systems. A UK start-up, True Position Robotics (TPR) has a vision to transform aero-structure manufacturing by developing smart robot drilling and inspection tools … read more

Field Testing System Delivers Laser Tracker ‘Peace of Mind’

“The aerospace metrologist knew what he was up against: a one-thousandths of an inch clearance on the deployment of the solar power array. An undeployed solar array would mean, of course, mission failure”.  The question came down to whether this metrologist could trust the accuracy of his laser tracker – in his location and at that moment ... read more

Model-Based Definition – The Essential Backbone of Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

Capvidia, a CAD software provider in model-based definition (MBD) workflows, has reported another record year in 2021. With a 5-Year CAGR of 26.1%, Capvidia expects rapid growth as more manufacturing conglomerates utilize digital technology to speed up their digital transformation plans. Known as Industry 4.0, the goal is to apply 21st century breakthroughs … read more

Laser Tracker Aids Machining 7m Turbine Wheel Casing

API recently participated in the machining of a 7m diameter turbine wheel casing. This operation was not easy to achieve in view of the large dimensions involved. The API customers, energy company EDF and TACQUET, in France selected API for the adjustment of the machine in relation to the … read more

Optimizing Processes and Making Them More Efficient with AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) processes are gaining a foothold on the factory floor. As is also the case with any other tool, a decision has to be made as to whether or not and when it makes sense to use AI – says Professor Marco Huber from the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology … read more

LMI Technologies Launches Next-Generation Smart Vision Accelerator

LMI Technologies has announced the official release of its GoMax® NX Smart Vision Accelerator. GoMax NX is a compact, fanless, high-performance embedded device that allows users to accelerate any LMI Gocator sensor or multi-sensor network in heavy-duty inspection applications that require increased data processing power. GoMax NX enhances data processing power … read more

Atlas Copco Divests COORD3 and Acquires Soft2tec

Atlas Copco has announced in the reporting of its Q4  2021 financial results that in December 2021 the CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine) company COORD3, part of the Perceptron business (acquired in December 2020), was divested. The divestment was a result of further focus on in-line metrology in contrast to offline … read more

ASME Endorses The Concept of Point Precision

It was recently announced that the draft of the ASME B5.64 standard ‘Methods for the Performance Evaluation of Single Axis Linear Positioning Systems’ has been completed and passed to the ASME for balloting. This suggests that a new method for defining the precision of advanced motion control solutions is being … read more

Metrology Software Strengthens Digital Transformation Capabilities

CAPTURE 3D, the official U.S. partner for GOM GmbH, a ZEISS company, has announced GOM Suite 2021, containing new additions and updates to its ecosystem of 3D metrology modules. In addition to consolidating GOM’s software solutions into an ecosystem of easily accessible applications, GOM Suite 2021 provides direct access to … read more

Model-Based Definition Metrology Software – 2022 Version Released

Verisurf has announced its new 2022 software release. Verisurf 2022 expands on the popular universal measurement software for automated quality inspection and reporting, scanning, reverse engineering, and tool building. New performance enhancements and added productivity … read more

Renishaw Reports Record Revenues and Order Book

Renishaw has issued an interim financial report which has stated its pre-tax profits rose in the first half of 2022, and the Renishaw board is confident in the company’s long-term prospects. Renishaw stated that for the six months ending December 31st pre-tax profit was £81.5 million compared with £63.9 million … read more

Quality Assurance Event Platform Gearing Up for Take-Off

Exhibitors and expert visitors can look forward to the 34th Control international trade fair for quality assurance in Stuttgart from the 3rd through the 6th May, 2022. Attention will be focused on cutting-edge innovations in the fields of vision technology, image processing and sensor technology … read more

‘Opening The Door’ to 3D Printing in Automotive Series Production

The advantages of additive manufacturing (AM) best come in play when components are designed from the ground up specifically for this process. This fact is well-known. But how this aspect, combined with other optimization measures, can positively influence both the technical properties and the costs … read more

China Releases Plan To Further Develop Metrology

China’s General Office of the State Council has released a plan for metrological development from 2021 to 2035. “Metrology, th is fundamental for technological innovation, industrial development, national defense construction, and is also important for building an integrated national strategic system and ability” the Council stated … read more