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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – January 11th

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

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The 2021 editorial calendar for Metrology News is scheduled as follows: January Smart Manufacturing – Machine Vision, Artificial Intelligence and Edge Computing Computed Tomography – seeing the other side of dimensional metrology February Robotic Inspection – Inline, Near-Line and their increasing role in process control What to do with all the data? March Coordinate Measuring Machines … read more

Robotic X-ray Inspection of Cast Automotive Wheels

The HeiDetect Wheel Robot wheel inspection system, from HEITEC PTS, achieves an extremely high throughput due to its integrated industrial robot and is ideal for inline operation in the mass production of cast aluminium automotive wheels. Several areas of the wheel can be tested in one testing position using the … read more

Fast Automated 3D X-ray Microscopy

The Bruker SkyScan1275 is specially designed for fast scanning using new advances in the technology of X-ray sources and efficient flat-panel detectors. Shortening the distance between source and detector and very fast camera readout opens the possibility for reducing scan time down to a few minutes without compromising image quality … read more

Deep Reality Reenergizes Visual Part Inspection

Society has become more health conscious, and it has become common to carry a bottle of water or a health drink in backpacks or sports bags. As this trend has achieved mainstream adoption, the market for energy drinks has expanded exponentially. Consumers tend to base their product selection on branding … read more

3D Measurement Technology Gives the Edge to Olympics Athletes

Luge, which is the French word for racing sled, is considered by many to be an extreme sport. It involves athletes lying down on their backs on a tiny sled with their feet stretched out in front of them and racing down an icy, high-banked track at speeds as fast as … read more

Teledyne to Acquire FLIR Systems for $8.0 Billion

Teledyne Technologies Inc. (Teledyne) and FLIR Systems, Inc. (FLIR) have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Teledyne will acquire FLIR in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $8.0 billion. “At the core of both our companies is proprietary sensor technologies … read more

Micro Encoder Changes Name to Mitutoyo Research & Development America

Micro Encoder Inc., a research and product development subsidiary of Mitutoyo Corporation of Japan, has announced that it has changed its name to Mitutoyo Research & Development America, Inc. The new name reflects the strong connection with Mitutoyo Corporation, as well as the broadening role of the company’s activities … read more

‘Off the Shelf’ Modular Quality Control System Released

SICK’s newly developed MQCS (Modular Quality Control System) is an “off the shelf”, multifunctional machine vision system, delivered as a ready-to-use package of hardware and pre-written software.  Suitable for code reading, 2D or 3D inspection duties, the MQCS significantly reduces cost and development time needed to set up automated quality … read more

NIST Financial Awards To Address AM Measurement Challenges

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded nearly $4 million in grants to help accelerate the adoption of new measurement methods and standards to advance U.S. competitiveness in metals-based additive manufacturing (AM). “NIST and the entire Department of Commerce are committed to providing American … read more

Absolute Linear Encoder Launched For Harsh Environments Launched

Renishaw has launched the new FORTiS enclosed linear absolute encoder series, for use in harsh environments such as machine tools. The FORTiS design is built upon industry-proven RESOLUTE encoder technology and provides high resistance to the ingress of liquids and solid debris contaminants. It features an extruded enclosure with longitudinally attached interlocking lip seals … read more

Realising Smart Factory Vision through AI-of-Things

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) is essentially the Digital Age, characterised by a heavy focus on automation, real-time data, connectivity, embedded sensors, and machine learning. Its iconic representation is probably the Smartphone – a powerful handheld computer extending the power, reach and versatility of the Internet to all corners … read more

New Technique for Suppressing Back Reflections of Light

Researchers have demonstrated a new technique for suppressing back reflections of light providing improved signal quality for sensing and information technology. Microresonators are small glass structures in which light can circulate and build up in intensity. Due to material imperfections, some amount of light is reflected backwards, which is disturbing their … read more

Manufacturing Megatrends – Why the ‘New Normal’ Might Look Quite Familiar

Bart Van der Schueren, Chief Technology Officer and Materialise Mindware representative, discusses megatrends in manufacturing and how these values can guide companies navigating the industry during a pandemic. Manufacturing has entered unchartered territory. Whatever the product you make or sector you serve … read more

ZEISS Introduces New Lattice Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscope

With the release of ZEISS Lattice Lightsheet 7, ZEISS places a turn-key lattice light sheet instrument at the disposal of the life science research community. Based on the pioneering research and developments of Ernst H. K. Stelzer while at EMBL, Heidelberg, on light sheet technology and of Nobel laureate Eric … read more

2021 Metrology Exhibitions Listing By Month

Metrology News has selected the premium global events to feature in our monthly calendar providing an ‘at-glance’ overview of all of the most important upcoming events. Links to event websites are included providing a seamless user interaction for event planning purposes … read more