‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – January 13th

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

Rapid High-Precision Measurement Of Templates And Gauges

Italian company M.D.C. DESIGN srl manufactures control and industrial automation templates, and offers a wide range of measurement services on behalf of third parties in the automotive and aerospace sectors. After thirteen years of constant market growth, the strong demand encouraged the company to create control machinery using the most … read more

High Quality Optical Surfaces — Characterizing The Polishing Process Fingerprint

Author: Eric Felkel OEM Product Manager Optical Profilers, ZYGO Corporation The most sensitive and high precision optical systems are made possible by the ability to produce optics with — in some instances — sub-angstrom surface roughness. The polishing processes that allow such smooth optics are enabling technologies that lead to the creation of … read more

Simulated Reality – Merging 3D Physical and Virtual Worlds

Dimenco, a leader in light field display technology, introduced the concept of Simulated Reality (SR) technology one year ago at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Now at this year’s event the company has launched its 3D monitor with a Simulated Reality Development kit. Simulated Reality is a complete … read more

Advanced Imaging Techniques Create Historical Artifacts Digital Replicas

In the palm of his hand, Thomas Brian Renegar held two small metal objects that had changed the course of history. Twisted pieces of copper and lead, they were fragments of the bullet that ended the life of US President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. A physical scientist at … read more

Digital Twin Validate Manufacturing Processes

A digital twin is a virtual representation of a physical product or process, used to understand and predict the physical counterpart’s performance characteristics. Digital twins are used throughout the product lifecycle to simulate, predict, and optimize the product and production system before investing in physical prototypes and assets. By incorporating multi-physics … read more

Delivering Top Levels Of Swiss Accuracy

A measurement service provider in the small community of Büren an der Aare in the Swiss canton of Berne is pushing the boundaries of 3D metrology, helped by a Leitz Infinity coordinate measuring machine. “We are never satisfied with the status quo; we always want more. Limits are there to be crossed,” explains Rudolf Gribi, Managing … read more


3D Measuring System Speeds Automotive Inspection

For automotive manufacturers and suppliers, achieving a precise fit for body panels and their tools is often a time-intensive process involving plenty of trial and error. With the help of 3D measuring systems, automotive manufacturer Allgaier in Germany has managed to reduce measuring times in toolmaking, production, and assembly by … read more

Rising Need for Measurements Creates Opportunities For Metrology Solutions

The push for continuous measurements due to industries’ shift to smart/digital manufacturing is creating the need for advanced metrology solutions. The rising complexity of devices and demand for precise measurements in industries such as automotive, aerospace and defense, electronics, and medical are expected to propel the $425.4 million market toward $559.9 million by 2023 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of … read more

Optical Robot Tracking Order Removes Part & Process Variation

Perceptron has announced receiving an order for nine AccuSite® optical tracking systems for precision robot guidance and metrology applications. “Perceptron continues to innovate with our manufacturing partners by developing technology to maximize solution value. We have expanded our AccuSite technology beyond accurate in-line metrology to provide the greatest possible precision for … read more

Cloud-Based Digital Reality Visualization Platform Launched

Hexagon AB has announced the introduction of HxDR, a new cloud-based, digital reality visualization platform. HxDR creates accurate digital representations of the real world through the seamless combination of reality capture data from airborne, ground and mobile sensors. Users can then leverage the complete, accurate and precise replicas to visualize and … read more

AI Based Vehicle Inspection Portal Secures Significant European Contract

At the 2020 CES exhibition in Las Vegas, ProovStation and BCA Group, Europe’s leading vehicle remarketing company, announced a commercial agreement to implement ProovStation inspection portals in BCA auctions and logistics compounds across Europe. The roll-out, which is planned to cover 13 countries, will commence in February. Thanks to industry-leading artificial … read more

Hexagon Complete Volume Graphics CT Software Acquisition

Hexagon AB has announced completion of the previously announced acquisition of Volume Graphics. Completion of the transaction (closing) was subject to regulatory approvals, which have now been obtained. Volume Graphics is a market leader in the industrial computed tomography (CT) software industry with sales of 26 MEUR during 2019. Volume Graphics brings … read more