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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – January 23rd

Read a 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 … read more

Re-Imagining Manufacturing Quality With AI and Edge ComputingRe-Imagining Manufacturing Quality With AI and Edge Computing

High product quality is the lifeline of any manufacturing company and this aspect will make or break the brand. Yes, quality matters, and only by paying keen attention to it can organizations achieve a good reputation with customers coming back for more … read more

Dual.Material CT Software Enables Faster X-ray Scanning Enhancing Production Line Applications

The Industrial Metrology Business Unit of Nikon Corporation has introduced a new reconstruction algorithm allowing scanning times to be reduced by typically 10-fold. Dual.Material CT, as its name implies, achieves this dramatic increase in efficiency on assemblies comprising two materials of different densities … read more

Award Winning Adaptive Measurement Templates Speed Up Identification of Deformed Components

As CT scanning of parts becomes an increasingly routine quality-inspection step for manufacturers in automotive, aerospace, energy, medicine and other industries, the software that interprets that CT-scan data is becoming ever-more sophisticated, as well as more user-friendly … read more

X-ray CT Systems Gain OPC UA Connectivity Advancing Shop Floor QC

Demonstrating its commitment to production line inspection and measurement, the Industrial Metrology Business Unit of Nikon Corporation has introduced its latest software development: Inspect-X Automation OPC UA Interface. From manufacturing execution systems to statistical process control systems, Inspect-X Automation OPC UA streamlines … read more

DarwinAI Brings AI-Powered Visual Quality Inspection to Market

DarwinAI, an innovative Industry 4.0 company that is transforming manufacturing by instilling trust in Artificial Intelligence (AI), recently announced a $6M USD investment round led by BDC Capital’s Deep Tech Venture Fund with participation from new and existing investors. The investment extends the capital raised through previous investment … read more

When In Crisis Manufacturers Can Look to Kata

The following article was authored by Sarah Burlingame who has 20+ years of experience in quality systems, continuous improvement and workforce engagement. The article was originally posted on the NIST blog. There is more to lean manufacturing than improving a few processes … read more

Unlocking The Promise of AI in Industrials

The term ‘artificial intelligence’ is suffering from severe overuse. It has almost become shorthand for any application of cutting-edge technology, obscuring its true definition and purpose. Therefore, it’s helpful to clearly define AI and its uses for industrial companies … read more

The Future of Machine Vision – VISOR Object AI Sensor

With artificial intelligence, the new VISOR Object AI from Sensopart is even easier to set up – even without expert knowledge in machine vision. With the latest member of its VISOR family, SensoPart is making vision applications even easier … read more

3D Lensless Camera Has Applications for Machine Vision

Machine vision is a rapidly growing field, with new applications emerging across various industries including manufacturing, construction, and architecture. Advances in machine vision will support the transition to Industry 4.0 and create the factories of the future … read more

High Speed 3D Laser Profile Scanner Measures Coil Spring Wire Diameter

QSigma GmbH, a supplier of optical measurement solutions for industrial applications, has chosen 3D laser profile scanners from Micro-Epsilon for use on its Spring Measurement Solution (SMS), a measurement system for precise 3D measurement … read more

Precision Manufacturer Adds Capacity and Size To CMM Measuring Window

Archie Engineering’s existing CMM had been bogging down quality control and limiting the information the company could glean for quality control. For a company that depends on its reputation for manufacturing safety critical components and other products for the mining industry, the quality department plays a pivotal role … read more

Simulating Additive Manufacturing From Start to Finish

Additive manufacturing of tools using a laser powder bed fusion process offers a great number of advantages: It is economical, precise and allows for customized solutions. That said, it can be difficult to determine the optimal process parameters, such as the scan speed … read more

Team Detects Additive Manufacturing Defects in Real-Time

A research team at the University of Virginia, has made new discoveries that can expand additive manufacturing in aerospace and other industries that rely on strong metal parts. The peer-reviewed paper was recently published in Science Magazine and addresses the issue of detecting the formation of keyhole pores … read more