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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – January 16th

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

The Role of 5G in Smart FactoriesThe Role of 5G in Smart Factories

5G in manufacturing is transforming industry operations as leaders reimagine the factory of the future. With 5G in smart factories, manufacturers will be able to integrate more cutting-edge technologies including automated robots, IoT devices and digital twins. 5G is unlocking new possibilities … read more

Audi Plan For The Production of the Future

Audi is all in on electromobility: As of 2026, Audi will only launch all-electric models onto the global market, gradually phasing out production of its combustion models by 2033. Based on this clear decision made as part of its Vorsprung 2030 corporate strategy, Audi is now taking steps to prepare … read more

Making The Industrial Metaverse A RealityMaking The Industrial Metaverse A Reality

The Industrial Metaverse is a world, which is always on. Where real machines and factories, buildings and cities, grids and transportation systems are mirrored in the virtual world. Why is this so important? In a digital environment, problems can be found, analyzed, and fixed quickly – or better yet … read more

AI – The Game Changer Over Coming Years

Even though industry has been talking about AI for many years, the trifecta of massive amounts of data available through the rise of the internet, the dramatic increase in processing power fueled by GPU’s originally designed for gaming and steady advances in software algorithms to analyze and use that data … read more

Automated CT Defect Detection Software Leverages AI For Process ReliabilityAutomated CT Defect Detection Software Leverages Uses AI

Artificial intelligence has become ubiquitous. Artificial intelligence is now also a topic in computed tomography and is becoming increasingly significant. This is because it enables defect analyses to be carried out even more reliably, accurately and quickly. For industrial components, defects are often located inside the part … read more

CT Adaptive Measurement Software Function Identifies Tooling Spring Defects

In competitive mold-making and injection-molding markets, where tight pricing and narrow profit margins are the norm, end quality is the one thing that distinguishes a manufacturer from others. Molds have to be perfect, and the correct-specification parts made from them must be delivered on time and with no production delays … read more 2023 Fusion 360 PCMM Add-In Released, a developer of CAD/CAM Integrated reverse engineering and 3D scanning software, has announced the release of its Fusion 360 Faro and Romer Arms add-in. Manufacturers worldwide will be able to use their portable coordinate measuring machines (PCMMs) and turn them into a powerful modeling tool  … read more

Smart Eye Inspection Cell Closes Loop with Flexible Robot Welding Cell

Valmet Automotive and Mapvision recently introduces a flexible welding cell demonstration that takes automotive manufacturing a major step towards a self-adjusting production process. The pilot welding cell has been instated inValmet Automotive’s new Innovation Lab as a part of the company’s Intelligent Manufacturing program … read more

Unique High Energy CT Scanning System Surfs Geometric and Detection Capabilities

Many times stronger, more powerful, with the ability to shine through even large blocks of aircraft engines. This is a special industrial CT scanner based on a 9MeV linear accelerator, the first one of its kind built in Cincinnati, USA. The system has now been tested … read more

Cutting Tool Measurement and Grinding Machine Compensation Interface Expanded

As a tool maker it is imperative to ensure your geometry is exactly right to ensure a superior cutting performance. Getting this right gives the edge over competition and is what ultimately builds a successful tool maker’s reputation. Zoller’s measurement machines and ANCA software easily communicate to simplify and improve … read more

Do Quality Managers Really Want Fully Autonomous Visual Inspection?

For the public to fully accept driverless vehicles, they will need to be one hundred times safer than ordinary cars. That’s according to a recent report from the UK Government’s Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI), which provides expert advice to inform the policy … read more

Speed Up Injection Mold Tool Corrections With Reverse Engineering SoftwareSpeed Up Injection Molded Tool Corrections

The molds for high-quality injection-molded parts must be extremely precise: a component tolerance of less than 30 micrometers, for example, requires tool tolerances of less than 10 micrometers. Horst Scholz GmbH & Co. KG has mastered this challenge by ensuring that the design, tool making, injection molding and measuring technology … read more

Quality Control Investment In Engineered Bearings Aids Green Energy

The Timken Company in the UK supplies engineered bearings it manufactures into a multitude of industries including mining, food and beverage, pulp and paper, cement, marine and waste water. Recently there has been a significant increase in demand … read more

Advanced CMM Laser Scanning of Complex Aerostructures Removes Inspection Bottlenecks

Max Aerostructures is an industry leader in machine components and complex assemblies, specialising in developing products from conception to reality. Based in Wichita, Kansas, and founded in 2016, they have quickly grown into a leading aerospace manufacturer, and subsequently expanded their capabilities to support semiconductor manufacturers … read more

ZEISS Acquisition To Strengthen Market Access and Expertise in 3D Metrology and Inspection Solutions in Poland

ZEISS plans to expand its market presence in Poland for its Industrial Quality & Research segment by acquiring LENSO. The company will become part of ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions. Headquartered in Poznan, Poland, LENSO is the leading partner in Poland for 3D optical systems … read more

Vertical Gauging Unit uses Optical and Laser Sensors to Measure Shaft Diameters and Splines

Autonetics, a specialist in custom measurement solutions used in a wide range of industries, has selected to use non-contact laser micrometers and non-contact laser triangulation sensors from Micro-Epsilon on its Vertical Gauging Unit (VGU), a measuring tool for the precise measurement of shafts and axes … read more