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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – July 17th

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

Large Area Scanner for Portable and Robotic Applications

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced the release of a new modular 3D laser scanner designed for large surface inspection for use with both its laser tracker and portable measuring arm devices. The new Absolute Scanner AS1-XL is built on the same SHINE technology as its flagship Absolute Scanner AS1 … read more

Turning Factories Into Smart Manufacturers With AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been on everybody’s lips since the launch of the ChatGPT chatbot. AI is also making great strides in industrial production technology. Machine learning can increase the efficiency of manufacturing. But just how does it work? Find out how at EMO Hannover 2023 exhibition … read more

Verisurf 2024 Introduces New Productivity Workflows and Metrology Device Compatibility

Verisurf Software has announced its 2024 software release providing new productivity workflows, powerful tools, enhanced functions, and expanded sensor and device compatibility, all designed to better connect metrology and manufacturing for global success. With the release of Verisurf 2024, the Company continues its commitment to user-friendliness, stability, flexibility, and intelligent workflows … read more

Wireless Portable Sensor Reaches The Features Others Measuring Devices Cannot Access

The Bogie Lead-Factory of Siemens-Mobility in Graz, Austria, a development center and manufacturing plant of high-tech bogies, is an important partner of the global rail vehicle industry. Whether bogies for streetcars, locomotives, passenger coaches or high-speed multiple units – the World Center of Excellence for Bogies covers … read more

Wenglor B60 Series: Massive Power through Next Level Machine Vision

The outstanding performance of the B60 series from the wenglor sensoric group achieves a new level of industrial image processing. The effective interplay between hardware and software enables comprehensive and expandable solutions to be achieved for demanding image-processing applications. Due to the seamless integration of HALCON into wenglor’s high-performance uniVision … read more

Next Generation Confocal Chromatic Sensor With Integrated Controller

The confocal measurement principle is designed for high accuracy, non contact displacement distance and position measurement against any surface: solid, transparent, polished mirrored surfaces, low reflective matt surfaces and even liquids. If a surface is transparent, a one sided thickness measurement can be achieved with inbuilt correction for the material … read more

CNC Process Monitoring Directly At The Point of Action

The rapid development of digital technologies and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are the drivers of the industrial revolution currently taking place under the name ‘Industry 4.0’. Advanced manufacturing technologies are being combined with IIoT systems with the goal of automated, unmanned production … read more

Nikon Strengthens X-ray Digital Inspection Solutions

Nikon Americas Inc, the US subsidiary of Nikon Corporation (Nikon), has purchased the US company Avonix Imaging LLC (Avonix) Minnesota, USA which since 2015 has been a strategic X-ray CT (computed tomography) equipment manufacturing partner to Nikon Industrial Metrology Business Unit … read more

AI-Powered Inspection Ensures Quality While Improving Efficiency and Flexibility

Consumers today demand customized products to meet their personal needs and tastes. Instead of producing items that are ‘made to shelve’ and ‘sent to stock’, manufacturers must personalize products that are ‘made for me’ and ‘sent to me’. This is revolutionizing production and forcing companies to rethink … read more

Outstanding Measuring Precision Enables Cell Improved Product Development

Cell Impact is a global supplier of advanced flow plates to manufacturers of fuel cells and electrolyzers. The company has developed and patented a unique method for high velocity forming, Cell Impact Forming which is significantly more scalable and cost-efficient compared to conventional forming methods … read more

Heat-Resistant Ceramic Ink Allows Data Codes To Be Applied To Metal Components

Fraunhofer researchers have developed an extremely heat-resistant ceramic-based ink. For the first time, this enables metal components processed in the automotive industry at temperatures over 1,000 ºC to be marked with a code. The code can be scanned and is linked to a database in which all parameters … read more

Making Advanced Robotic Automation More Affordable and Programming Easier

When Intrinsic introduced its Intrinsic Flowstate, its first developer product built on the Intrinsic platform, it also introduced its first industry partner: Comau. The leading robot manufacturer and global systems integrator had been working with Intrinsic over the past several years to validate its platform technology … read more

Vision Engineering Builds The 1000th New Generation Mantis Inspection Microscope

Vision Engineering, a world-leading provider of innovative inspection, metrology, and digital 3D visualization solutions, has announced the production of its 1000th new generation Mantis eyepiece-less inspection microscope in its Connecticut, USA manufacturing facility. Mantis 3rd Gen was launched on June 6th, 2023 … read more

KLINGELNBERG to Present Innovative Solutions for Renewable Energy at EMO 2023

Under the banner ‘Innovate manufacturing,’ industry leaders will once again come together at the EMO trade show in Hanover from 18 to 23 September 2023. The EMO is the world’s leading trade show for production technology, providing full-spectrum coverage of the sector. Systems supplier Klingelnberg will be represented and … read more