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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – January 18th

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

DMG MORI Introduce Laser Scanning On-Machine Measurement

Following the announcement of a partnership between DMG MORI and NIKON in May 2019 to integrate non-contact laser-line scanning onto its machine tools DMG MORI has posted a video on its Japanese website showing the fully integrated on-machine measuring system in action. The system provides non-contact measurement of large, complex … read more

Duplex Robotic CT System Scans Large Parts

North Star Imaging (NSI) has launched a duplex robot computed tomography system for large manufactured parts. NSI’s unique Dual RobotiX precision technology features two robot arms working in synchronized harmony of motion. The X-ray source and detector are mounted onto the individual robots located within the cabinet. Robots can be locked … read more

Holographic Presentation of 3D Data Becoming a Reality

At the virtual CES 2021 event, San Diego based company, IKIN Inc. unveiled a smartphone accessory, inspired by ‘Sci-Fi Movies’ that can turn content from into 3D holograms. While most 3D holographic images have to be viewed in the dark, the ones created by IKIN can be viewed in daylight due … read more

Mobile Measuring Station Incorporates Collaborative Robot with Powerful 3D Scanner

With the GOM ScanCobot, GOM presents a mobile measuring station with a collaborative robot, motorized rotation table and powerful software. Combined with the compact and high-precision sensor ATOS Q, the complete system is predestined for automated 3D measurements. The ATOS Q, GOM’s compact outperformer, together with the GOM ScanCobot optimizes … read more

New Parallel Kinematic Robot Offers Large Volume Inspection Opportunities

Swedish company Cognibotics has launched a new configuration of industrial robot. The Cognibotic SigmaTau is a revolutionary parallel kinematic motion (PKM) robot and could become the robot structure of choice for many future industrial automation applications. The SignaTau represents a new generation of lightweight robot design optimized for precision processing … read more

Digital Manufacturing Aids Custom Motorcycle Build Shop

Art, culture and the craft of metal – Bryan Fuller´s automotive and motorcycle design and customization shop ‘Fuller Moto’ inspires, educates and entertains those with a creative spirit and a do-it-yourself attitude and combines all these aspects together by creating ‘rolling works of art’. In his Atlanta, USA based shop … read more

Deep Learning Video Inspection Platform Launched

ASH TECHNOLOGIES has launched a new deep learning inspection platform. Acumen AI delivers exceptional results by removing human subjectivity when optically inspecting critical parts across a range of industries. ASH has a proven track record in the medical device sector and the Acumen AI will allow ASH TECHNOLOGIES to open … read more

IOT Data Platform Accelerates Future of Factory Insights

Critical Manufacturing has announced the most advanced and disruptive release of its Industry 4.0 Manufacturing Execution System (MES). Critical Manufacturing MES V8 reveals a revolutionary new IoT Data Platform that merges IoT with MES and, two significant new modules that advance smart manufacturing in areas of Materials Logistics and Factory … read more

Smart Sensors & Edge Computing Deliver Real-Time Manufacturing Control

The trend to move process data directly from the factory floor to the digital cloud creates bandwidth and latency issues that can become a roadblock to real-time reporting. In response, smart sensors were introduced to efficiently perform computing at the “edge” of the factory network. Edge computing is the practice of read more

Laser Tracker Calibrates in Harsh Environment at Steel Rolling Mill

Steel plate manufacturing is a multi-step process, often requiring multiple machine adjustments after the smelting process to roll the steel properly. Depending on the plate’s thickness and quality demands, mill operators need to adjust the bearings that control roller height or change out the rollers to create a different surface … read more

Smart True Colour Digital Microscope and Measurement System Launched

OMNI 3 builds upon the hugely successful Omni core platform and is powered by AshCam+ zoom lens camera module offering a host of new benefits for smarter inspection and measurement. The AshCam+ zoom lens camera module is designed and manufactured by ASH and enables the unlocking of even more potential … read more

YXLON Release Cheetah and Cougar EVO Microfocus X-ray Systems

Yxlon has presented the new release of its Cheetah and Cougar EVO microfocus X-ray families at recent online events. Under the motto ‘Innovation is key to Evolution – Evolution empowers you’, the next step towards automation was demonstrated and new options were presented that significantly increase efficiency in the X-ray inspection … read more

Portable Wireless Measurement Provides Maximum Flexibility

Static CMM manufacturer LK Metrology has expanded its FREEDOM portable arm range of 3D articulating arm metrology systems with the launch of five additional ultra-accuracy models in both 6-axis and 7-axis variants. The 10 new arms now brings the total number of different variants available from LK to 34 … read more

LMI Technologies Transitions to New CEO with Bright Future Ahead

LMI Technologies (LMI) has announced today that Terry Arden, LMI’s Chief Executive Officer, will be stepping down from his full-time CEO role, but will continue in a different role at LMI. This has been a carefully taken decision during 2020 and is based on the desire from Terry to have … read more

Machine Learning Project Aims To Improve AM

Machine learning technology will be used to make the additive manufacturing (AM) process of metallic alloys for aerospace cheaper and faster, encouraging production of lightweight, energy-efficient aircraft to support net zero targets for aviation. The Project MEDAL (Machine Learning for Additive Manufacturing Experimental Design) is led by Intellegens, a University of … read more

Hannover Messe Goes Digital Only Event

In view of the developments relating to Covid-19, Deutsche Messe AG and the exhibitors at HANNOVER MESSE have decided to organize the industrial fair from April 12 to 16, 2021 entirely digitally. The organizers announced their decision in a  recent statement. Deutsche Messe originally planned a hybrid format that included digital elements in addition to an on-site … read more