‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – January 21st

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

The Road To Smart Machining – Automating Metrology Data on Machining Centers

The primary goal of any shop is manufacturing dimensionally accurate parts at minimum cost. While quality control is indispensable, conventional dimensional measurement methods are not efficient. Digitizing measurement data where parts are manufactured and sharing that data with all manufacturing devices enables a modern competitive factory for many industries. Implementing Industry …

PartID Captures Position and Part Orientation For Metrology Automation

In manufacturing, the handshake between man and machine continues to be important to efficiency and quality.  This hand-off was critical during a recent deployment of 3D Infotech’s Universal Metrology Automation system for robotic 3D scanning and inspection. With variety in part size and geometry, there was a need to eliminate …

Shop Floor CMM Wins Race Against Time

Racing places high demands on engine makers – also regarding measuring technology. At its Bruck site in Austrian Pankl Racing Systems therefore replaced almost manual measuring equipment with ZEISS measuring machines and saved up to 80 percent of measuring times. Pankl Racing Systems AG specializes in lightweight components designed to …

360° Inspection Surface Inspection System Measures Free Fall Parts

The requirements regarding the surface quality of semi-finished products continue to increase. Especially the assurance of purity or desired coating properties is becoming more and more important. In many cases, the component even needs to be tested from all sides, which so far is only possible with an additional handling …

Closed Loop Quality Control Aids Precise Truck Engine Cylinder Bore Machining

Modern truck engines are produced at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Mannheim. The requirements for ideal engine properties include extremely tight tolerances for the decisive dimensions of the engine blocks. Thanks to the close cooperation between the specialists from Mercedes-Benz, the machine manufacturer and MAPAL, significant progress was made when a …

 


BMW Automated Robot Process Ensures Perfect Quality

At the BMW’s Spartanburg USA manufacturing site, the future has already begun: In door assembly, people and robots work side by side – without a safety fence – in one team. The US plant is the first BMW Group production facility worldwide that has succeeded in implementing direct human-robot cooperation …

Die Casting Industry Gets Smart on Quality

Quality assurance and traceability are vital for die casting foundries. Numerous test methods are available in order that companies can control the extent to which their products meet the requirements of the customers. As requirements for die cast parts continue to grow, also the requirements for testing technology are increasing …

3D Scanner Reverse Engineering Solution Drives CAD Model Generation

Metrology UK have been offering cutting edge metrology solutions for over a decade in the UK & Ireland markets. With increased demand for a simpler solutions for reverse engineering they have recently teamed up with the developers of QuickSurface. “The QuickSurface platform compliments our metrology solution products. Offering a simple yet …

Global Fixturing Supplier Keeps Automotive Quality on Track

Alukeep.GmbH is a German company situated in Munich, with its Headquarter located in Verona, in the north-east of Italy, a region with a high concentration of precision mechanics manufacturing companies. For 15 years Alukeep has been producing a patented modular fixturing system for precision measurement equipment and regularly exported its …

Optical Measurement System Provides Instant Results & Cuts Inspection Time

Specialist engineering solutions provider Presspahn built a reputation for supplying a range of industries with materials and components for electrical insulation, thermal insulation and mica-based insulation. The company has remained ahead of the market by adopting modern manufacturing techniques driven by innovation, precision and consistency backed by low costs and …

Freeform Reverse Engineering Scanning Bundle

Thor3D has announced a partnership with nPowerSoftware, the developer of Cyborg 3D MeshToCAD.  The bundle is aimed at specialists, who need a quick conversion from mesh to CAD of organic forms. Freeform meshes are known to be time-consuming when it comes to reverse-engineering. While engineering parts are easily described by primitives, …

Portable Arm Scanner Extends Ateliers Craft

Located in Bordeaux, France the Ateliers Paul Bracq have earned their place in motoring history. Renowned car designer Paul Bracq first started working for major car makers such as Mercedes, BMW and Citroën back in 1957. He contributed to the design of several vehicle models, including the stylish Mercedes Pagoda …

 

 

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