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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – January 9th

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

Expanding CMM Measurement Capabilities

During the past 25 years, coordinate measuring machine (CMM) sensor technology has expanded from tactile and scanning systems to now include optical, laser and surface finish sensors, effectively expanding the CMM’s capabilities. Each CMM sensor technology has its own advantages and limitations, the expanded measuring capability provided to the … read more

AI Can Enable a New Era in Manufacturing SectorAI Can Enable a New Era in Manufacturing Sector

Artificial intelligence can enable a new era in the digital transformation journey for industry, offering new opportunities as well as challenges. A new white paper, published by the World Economic Forum together with the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, examines the opportunities … read more

Integrated Smart 3D Scanning Drives 100% Inline EV Battery InspectionIntegrated Smart 3D Scanning Drives 100% Inline EV Battery Inspection

+Vantage Corporation was established in 2003 to provide measurement and inspection capabilities to the automotive industry. Since then the company has expanded exponentially into assembly, automation, and intelligent manufacturing systems. The industries the company serves are varied from automotive and aerospace … read more

RobotSmith Uses Laser Scanning and AI to Digitize Traditional Metalworking Tasks

Showcased at the 2023 CES exhibition in Las Vegas, RobotSmith is an AI based robotic system for metal workpiece grinding and polishing,  The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) developed RobotSmith to address manufacturing industry’s challenges and trends of digital transformation, supply chain restructuring and labor shortages … read more

New ‘Rock Steady’ Mobile Metrology Stand Provides Precision-Levelling For Critical Measurements

In response to evolving customer requirements, Brunson Instrument has redesigned its legacy heavy-duty metrology stand series. Featuring a distinctive claw-foot tribrach base and large, 5” dual-wheel casters, the new Rock Steady™ line (Pat. Pending) will roll unimpeded over power cords, and smoothly traverse most floor tracks, thresholds, and uneven factory floors … read more

Advantive Acquires DataNet and PQ Systems Expanding Manufacturing Software Capabilities

Advantive, a mission-critical software provider for specialty manufacturing and distribution businesses, recently announced the acquisitions of DataNet and PQ Systems, leaders in Statistical Process Control (SPC), manufacturing quality, and gage calibration software solutions. The acquisitions expand Advantive’s current offerings in the manufacturing and distribution space … read more

Testing ‘Game-Changing’ NDT Development For Additive Manufacturing

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) North West is working with Theta Technologies to investigate its new non-destructive testing (NDT) product which the company says is a game-changing development for metal additive manufacturing. Theta Technologies has developed its first NDT product … read more

Metrology Software Automates Artemis Rocket Launch Panel Inspection

Artemis I was the first integrated test of NASA’s deep space exploration systems: the Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the ground systems at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The first in a series of increasingly complex missions … read more

3D Scanning Improves Client Reporting and Quality Control of Transformer Tanks

Latvian company SFM, the world’s largest provider of transformer tanks, has been using Creaform MetraSCAN BLACK 3D scanner with VXelements software for 2 years, to provide high-quality 3D measurement reports for its products. SFM Latvija Ltd. is a manufacturer of welded steel structures for which accuracy is especially important … read more

E-Cigarette Smart Factory Investment Delivers 99.8% Yield Rate

Smart manufacturing employs a new generation of information and communication technology with contemporary manufacturing technologies to achieve comprehensive intelligence in R&D, design, production, supply, and service. A growing number of significant manufacturing organizations are transforming and improving intelligent manufacturing in response to the demand for digitalization, which helps businesses reach … read more

Robot Cameras Automate Visual Inspection of Cutting Tools

Nidec Machine Tool Corporation has announced that it has launched Robot Camera SPEED, visual inspection equipment for cutting tools (hobbing machines) to process gears and other components, and Robot Camera MAX, visual inspection equipment for broaching machines. The Robot Cameras use a digital camera to automatically shoot images … read more

What Are The Current Technology Trends In Quality Assurance?What Are The Current Technology Trends In Quality Assurance

As an industry highlight, the Control international trade fair for quality assurance is listed in the events agenda from the 9th through the 12th of May, 2023. Forward-looking further developments in the fields of vision technology, image processing and sensor technology, as well as measuring and test technology … read more