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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – January 24th

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

Additive Manufacturing – New Frontiers For Production & Validation

Over the last few decades, additive manufacturing (AM) / 3D printing has fundamentally changed the way that manufacturers approach product development.  Industry is now almost universally aware of the term rapid prototyping, using AM to convert 3D CAD data into physical models in a matter of hours … read more

Automotive OEM Reduces BIW Inspection Time Seven Fold

Metrologic Group specializes in integrated 3D measurement software solutions, universal and compatible with all measurement technologies on the market and a major player in the automotive industry, have recently carried out a joint project to automate and standardize a multi-robot measurement system, connected to an automotive manufacturing line … read more

The World of Physical Automotive Model Making

The Česana design centre is one of ŠKODA’s most secret workplaces. It is here that models of future cars or concepts for exhibitions are created. In the case of mass-produced models, the cars are actually created here years before they first appear in public. Once the modelers’ work on a particular … read more

How AI Is Enabling Self-Learning Factories

Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming one of the most important enablers of autonomous systems. But in order to become more widely used, it has to be industrial-grade. The message was startling: “Porsche’s electric Taycan overtakes the classic 911.” That headline appeared in October 2021 in the German weekly Der Spiegel … read more

Open Innovation Start-Up Platform To Accelerate Smart Manufacturing Technology Commercialization

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced a revolutionary take on supporting start-ups. The newly launched open innovation platform Sixth Sense will bring together start-ups and industry-leading companies to create transformative solutions that benefit everyone. It promotes sharing resources, data and ideas to fast-track progress and solve real-world problems which address some … read more

CMM Integrated Alongside Existing 3D Scanning Practices Increasing QA Efficiency and Throughput

Baker Industries, a Lincoln Electric Company, recently purchased a pre-owned Giddings & Lewis Cordax 150 with Polyworks CMM software. The new CMM will help accommodate a large volume of aircraft and automotive parts and components created using their CNC machining and large-format metal additive manufacturing equipment and facilities. With any machining … read more

Robotics 3D Vision Toolbox Simplifies 100% Inline Metrology-Grade 3D Inspection

Long structural objects such as rails or support beams are often foundational building blocks for much larger and complex products such as vehicles, ships, trains, or building support components. As the main support platform for many additional add-on components, these structural items are fabricated with many different types of holes … read more

Smart Solution Digitalizes and Optimizes Operational Processes, an enterprise data management company that enables data insights at scale, recently announced the launch of CrateOM, a smart solution that transforms process data into actionable insights. CrateOM runs in the cloud, at the edge or in a hybrid environment. By enabling digital transformation through real-time insights and in-app … read more

Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing: Real World Success Stories and Lessons Learned

For manufacturers, artificial intelligence (AI) can be a game changer. Greater efficiencies, lower costs, improved quality and reduced downtime are just some of the potential benefits. This technology is not only for large manufacturers. High-value, cost-effective AI solutions are more accessible than many smaller manufacturers realize. In a recent MEP National … read more

Hybrid Cloud Platform Ushers in Industry 5.0 Autonomous Manufacturing

Autonomous systems supplier, Adapdix Corporation, has announced Adapdix EdgeOps, a software platform that combines autonomous control with distributed DataMesh technology to enable autonomous manufacturing. It delivers high performance, substantial operational efficiencies, and cost savings for manufacturing businesses. “What’s different about EdgeOps is that we are pioneering autonomous systems that make the enterprise … read more

3D Printed Pressure Vessel Receives CE Certification

Shell and LRQA (formerly Lloyd’s Register) have certified a 3D printed pressure vessel in accordance with the European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED). This is the culminations of a 4-year collaboration to demonstrate the application of 3D printing in the energy industry. Shell is the first company in Europe to have … read more

HANNOVER MESSE Gets Rescheduled Due To Covid

Deutsche Messe AG, in close cooperation with the HANNOVER MESSE exhibitor advisory board and partner associations VDMA (Association of German Mechanical and Plant Engineering) and ZVEI (Central Association of German Electrical Engineering and Digital Industry), has rescheduled HANNOVER MESSE 2022 for 30 May–2 June. The show was originally planned for 25 -29 April. … read more