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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – January 17th

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

Using X-ray Computed Tomography for Dimensional Metrology

X-ray computed tomography (CT) has successfully entered the field of coordinate metrology as an innovative and flexible non-contact measurement technology for performing dimensional measurements on industrial parts. It provides unique advantages compared to conventional tactile and optical coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), giving the ability to perform nondestructive measurement tasks that … read more

Managing Quality of Cast Components With Computed Tomography

Metal casting in its many forms has been around for thousands of years, but it is by no means outdated. Steady improvements to the casting process itself and to the materials used have made sure that there still is really no match when it comes to reliably producing large numbers … read more

Polyrix Launches European Partnership and Demo Centre

POLYRIX, manufacturer of innovative measurement solutions for manufacturing, has announced its expansion by offering its products in Germany and other European countries through a partnership with the company A&B KMG Service GmbH. “With Herbert Daxauer and Axel Bleifuß from the company A&B KMG Service, we were able to gain competent experts … read more

WENZEL Metrology Appoint Joint Managing Director

The Wenzel Group has announced Karl Nagel as a new managing director at WENZEL Metrology GmbH. With immediate effect Dr. Heike Wenzel and Karl Nagel will lead WENZEL Metrology together as managing directors. Karl Nagel has successfully managed and expanded the service area of WENZEL Metrology for many years … read more

Achieving Highest Accuracy of Industrial Robots

Robots, once manufactured, need to be calibrated for accuracy and specific alignment per their design. This is a critical process. So, when Advanced Manufacturing Technology Development Centre (AMTDC) designed and developed two robots which needed to have the design, accuracy, and tolerances of the builds verified … read more

Nikon Announces Dynamic Visual Acuity For Robots

“The fusion of robots and vision systems will bring a paradigm shift to manufacturing” stated Nikon at the introduction of it Robot Vision system development at CES 2022. Nikon’s robot vision can make robot movements extremely fast, accurate, and flexible. “Nikon will contribute to the development of robotics by making … read more

3DCS Variation Analyst Software Provides Gear Digital Twin

3DCS Variation Analyst software from Dimensional Control Systems provides a CAD Digital Twin that can be used to validate the design and tolerancing of an individual gear. The software uses Monte Carlo simulation for running standard tests and gear specification measurements, predicting results as deviation from nominal values and predicted … read more

Gear Tester Helps EV Manufacturers Achieve Silent Drivetrains

Marposs has announced its NVH Gear Tester for identifying potential gear defects at the component level prior to gear box assembly. The NVH gear tester, which works on the single-flank testing principle of one master gear meshing with the component under inspection, is able to detect geometry … read more

Why a Measuring Probe is First Tool You Should Load into a Machine’s Spindle

On-machine probing is particularly critical for Mazak customer Jasper Engines and Transmissions. The shop’s Mazak HCN 6800 Horizontal Machining Center processes families of engine cylinder heads, and the parts can look similar, but involve very different dimensions. For this reason, the first tool Jasper Engines and Transmissions runs is a … read more

Optical Metrology Guides Automated Aircraft Assembly With Machine Learning

Aircraft operation is responsible for the lion’s share of emissions and resource consumption in aviation. To make flying more environmentally friendly and climate-friendly in the future, not only the aircraft but also production, maintenance and repair should be optimized. In the Hi-Digit-Pro 4.0 project … read more

The Cutting Edge Of Digital Technology

Digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data and machine learning are increasingly important to the manufacturing industry.  Sandvik has begun to incorporate Industry 4.0 into its production processes. The Sandvik brand Dormer Pramet, a global cutting-tool manufacturer, is working with IBM, one of the world’s leading data analysis … read more

Collaborative Robot Integrates Smart 3D Vision

At the recent CES 2020 expo the Industrial Technology Research Institute from Taiwan, one of the world’s leading high-tech applied research institutions introduced the RGB-D AI Robot which it claims to be the first collaborative robot that integrates smart 3D vision as a built-in standard … read more

Mobile MEMS-Based 3D Depth Camera Technology Unveiled

At the recent CES 2022 Expo, German deep tech company for MEMS-based AR/VR display and 3D sensing solutions, unveiled its mobile 3D LiDAR camera technology. OQmented’s ultra-compact 3D depth sensing camera provides a cost-effective solution for upgrading mobile or stationary cameras with complimentary RGB-D technology. Applying a biaxial MEMS laser … read more

Metav Expo Postponed To June 2022

Metav 2022, the International Exhibition for Metalworking Technologies held in Düsseldorf, Germany, will be postponed from March to June 2022. The new date has been set for June 21 to 24. Dr. Wilfried Schäfer, Executive Director of Metav organizer VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association), said: “Unfortunately, the corona pandemic continues … read more