‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – January 27th

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


Seeing Into The Future Of Computed Tomography

Jesse Garant Metrology Center is a specialized part inspection company located in North America with a focus, since 2009, on providing Industrial CT Scanning Services. Metrology.News recently sat down with company founder and president Jesse Garant, a mechanical engineer with 20 years of management and practical manufacturing experience … read more

Tracking the Automotive Industry Real-Time

The Automotive industry is the second-largest market for Laser Trackers after the Aerospace industry. The Laser Tracker has become a critical measuring technology utilized both during the introduction of new models into ever-increasingly automated assembly plants, and as a tool to maintain process control of vehicle quality during assembly operations … read more

Hexagon Announces Management Team Changes

Hexagon AB, a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions, has announced the following organisational changes, effective 1 February 2020: Norbert Hanke will serve as COO, a new position within Hexagon. As COO, Hanke will be responsible for driving operational excellence across all divisions and regions as well as overseeing … read more

5G Sensor Technology Supports Adaptive Production

Modern sensor technology can already collect an extensive range of data from machines and equipment. Analyzing collected data can expose anomalies between planned and actual production in order to support optimization purposes. However, data storage and analysis still tend to be decentralized and involve a time-lag. The Fraunhofer Institute for … read more

Managing Process Variation With ‘Golden-Part’ Profile Comparison

In a real-world production process, the manufacturing engineer may need to compare profile scans generated from manufactured parts to a “golden” contour, in order to measure variation and identify non-conformance. For example, industrial extruders produce a continuous stream of material with a designated target shape. Using an LMI Gocator laser line … read more

Precision Measurement System Slashes Final Inspection Failures

Based in Glenrothes, Scotland, Euro Precision is a medium-sized precision engineering company that over recent years has experienced a period of substantial growth. As a leading subcontract engineering company, manufacturing critical precision components and assemblies to exacting quality standards, Euro Precision now has customers in a range of industry sectors, … read more


Tracked Robots Laser Scan Vehicle Bodies Inline

Perceptron has announced receiving an order from a global automotive manufacturer in North America for an absolute accurate in-line system to measure vehicle bodies utilizing Perceptron’s breakthrough AccuSite technology. “The ability to use multiple trackers combined with the CMM level accuracy AccuSite offers is a game changer for our customers … read more

Fast and Precise Stereo Line Scan System Checks Ball and Roller Bearings

For the longevity and safe running of ball bearings and roller bearings, it is important that these are completely are completely error-free. In order to detect production defects safely and reliably, automatic 100 % inspection directly after production, the “state of the art” solution is required. The inspection takes place … read more

VividQ Raises $3.1m To Accelerate Holographic Display Adoption

VividQ, a UK deep tech software company with expertise in 3D holography announces a second closing of its oversubscribed seed funding round. VividQ raises additional $3.1 (£2.4m) from FluxUnit – OSRAM Ventures, the University of Tokyo Edge Capital (UTEC) and existing angel investors. The two international VC funds join Sure Valley … read more

Trescal Executes Four Acquisitions Including Physical Digital

Trescal Group, the specialist in calibration services, has announces four acquisitions as it expands its geographical coverage within the Asia-Pacific region with the acquisition of Korea Testing Instruments Calibration Center (KTICC) in South Korea and IPAC Solutions in Australia, broadens its offering in Brazil with Instituto Amazonense de Metrologia (IAM) … read more

Laser Holograms To Improve AM Quality

One of the disadvantages of modern industrial technologies for laser three-dimensional printing is strong heating at the point of contact of the metal with the laser light beam. This heating melts the metal powder, but it also leads to the appearance of areas of internal mechanical tension and deformation of … read more

Revolutionary Robotics Technology To Perform Aging Infrastructure Scanning

Bureau Veritas, a leader in testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) services, has announced it has entered into an exclusive partnership agreement in North America with Infrastructure Preservation Corporation (IPC), a complex bridge and infrastructure inspection, non-destructive testing, and robotics engineering company. Through this partnership, Bureau Veritas will deliver innovative robotics and … read more