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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – February 8th

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

Smart Sensor Adds 6DoF Alignment and 3D Mesh Generation

LMI Technologies (LMI) announced the official launch of Gocator 6.1 software. The new release includes the groundbreaking addition of high accuracy 6DoF alignment and 3D mesh data generation for advanced shape measurement on 360º surface scans using multi-sensor systems. In addition Gocator 6.1 also includes a new 2D contour-based part and … read more

World-First Syringe AI Inspection Machine Successfully Validated

Syntegon Technology recently installed the first fully validated visual inspection system utilizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) in an automated inspection machine. The installation constitutes a major step in the company’s sustained effort to introduce AI to pharmaceutical visual inspection, thereby exploring largely uncharted territory in the industry … read more

Robotic Measuring Cell Transforms Traditional Low Volume Manufacturing

A 122 years old railway wagon manufacturer in Russia has recently made a huge leap from using ‘old-school’ measuring equipment of calipers, gages and rulers to a high-performance fully automated 3D robot measuring cell. The project demonstrates that the leap from the past to Industry 4.0 and ‘The Smart Factory’ … read more

Improved Capabilities and Responsiveness Through Investment in 5-axis CMM Technology and Flexible Gauging

A step-change in macro-economic factors led CMM specialists, Apex Metrology Ltd (Apex), to conduct a strategic review of its service offering. Customer demands were changing rapidly and becoming less predictable. Part complexities were increasing, delivery deadlines shortening and production volumes becoming more fluid. A move to Renishaw’s REVO 5-axis co-ordinate measurement system and Equator gauging … read more

AI Deep Learning Inspection ‘Takes-Off’ In Aviation Industry

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be used in many way: for data processing, analytics, combinatory methods, … AI is a concept that stretches over any possible application field. In the field of automated inspection, there are some basic concepts that can be applied to accelerate and improve the process. … read more

Large Gear Inspection Never Gets Old

Success for many manufacturers hinges on a handful of monumental periods in their history. For Iwasa Tech, a leading Japanese manufacturer of large cylindrical gears and straight and spiral bevel gears, that time was 2009. That year the company celebrated its 90th anniversary at a brand new facility in the … read more

CONTROL 2021 Exhibition Cancelled

The decision is made: once again this year, that it will not be possible to hold the 34th Control international trade fair for quality assurance as an on-site, live event. After in-depth consultation with the exhibitors and the trade fair advisory board, trade fair promoters P. E. Schall GmbH … read more

Mitutoyo and Kitov Systems Partner To Integrate Smart Visual Inspection into Metrology Solutions

Mitutoyo Corporation, Japan, and Kitov, a developer and provider of automated smart visual inspection software solutions, headquartered in  Israel have announced the signing of a partnership agreement. The agreement will enable Mitutoyo to integrate Kitov’s technologies across its metrology solutions. As part of the agreement, Mitutoyo will invest and become … read more

New Generation SmartRay 3D Sensors Provide Micron Level Inline Inspection

SmartRay has launched its next generation of ECCO 3D sensors, setting new benchmarks for challenging metrology in applications where speed, precision and repeatability are essential. The ECCO 95+ range builds on the high performance and great value offered by SmartRay’s ECCO 95 sensor family, adding key benefits to integration and power … read more

Renishaw Delivers a Measured Financial Performance

Renishaw has reported its interim financial performance for the six month period to December 31th 2020. Revenues for the group were £255.1m ($334.4m) compared with £259.4m ($350.2) – representing a modest decline of just 1.7%. Profit before tax of £43.4 million ($58.6m) for the interim period compares to £14.3 million … read more

Re-Measured CMM Performance Offers Improved Speed and Accuracy

Coordinate measuring machine (CMM) manufacturer, LK Metrology, has designed a new, more efficient air bearing and carrier which are now being fitted as standard to its ALTERAC range of ceramic-bridge, multi-sensor CMMs. By significantly augmenting the pre-load on the structure, stiffness has been uprated without upgrading the guideway, leading to … read more

Versatile Smart Glasses Deliver 3D Visualization and Mixed Reality on Multiple Monitors

Lenovo has introduced its ThinkReality A3 lightweight smart glasses. One of the most advanced and versatile enterprise smart glasses to come to market, the ThinkReality A3 is part of a comprehensive digital solutions offering to deliver intelligent transformation in business and bring smarter technology to more people … read more

Starrett Introduces Large Field of View Multi-Sensor Vision System

Starrett has enhanced its AVR300 Multi-Sensor Vision System with a 0.14 magnification lens featuring the largest field of view to date for Starrett on the AVR Series at 2.36″ x 1.90″ (60 mm x 48 mm). For greater efficiency and accuracy, more of the part can be viewed in every … read more

Companies Join Forces to Solve COVID Care Ventilator Issue

Cygnus Manufacturing Company (“CMC”) is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high precision products and components for the medical device, transportation, energy, and aerospace industries. CMC provides full service manufacturing from prototype through production. As an FDA compliant and ISO 13485 medical devices certified manufacturer, a leading US ventilator company approached … read more

Multiple Materials Metrology Orders Received By Nova

Nova has announced that it received multiple orders from multiple leading Logic and Foundry customers for its most advanced materials metrology solutions. The recent wins mark Nova’s increased penetration into the leading industry manufacturers and cement Nova’s position as a materials metrology leader. The combined orders represent more than $23 … read more

Optical Coherence Tomography Penetrates Painted Components To For Check Corrosion

With infrared laser light, researchers from DTU University, Denmark can produce detailed 3D images of ship paint, so that the paints can become more durable and environmentally friendly. Christian Rosenberg Petersen had a bright idea a couple of years ago. He decided to find out whether infrared light could be used … read more