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METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – July 18th

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

Cobot Increases Efficiency In Tool Wear Measurement

At the Institute for Machine Tools (IfW) at the University of Stuttgart, a Compact Cobot relieves employees of the task of measuring tool wear. The system consists of a UR10e from Universal Robots and an optical 3D measuring sensor from Bruker Alicona. It enables measurements directly in the machine tool, eliminating … read more

Illuminating The Way Forward With Digital Manufacturing

To address modern challenges throughout manufacturing, Sandvik has created the Lighthouse program. Leveraging technology, this digital initiative engages customers and supports their pursuit of zero downtime and maximum efficiency across all departments. Sandvik Lighthouse Factories Manufacturing is evolving at a pace that is increasing exponentially. With COVID-19 this pace has accelerated digital …. read more

Smart Data Analysis Helps Achieve Real-Time Quality Assurance

Smart data analysis helps Grenzebach to achieve real-time quality assurance and predictive machine maintenance for its innovative friction stir welding systems. In this way, the machinery and plant engineering specialists make a contribution to raising 24/7 series manufacturing to a new level …. read more

Brake Disk Manufacturer Refines Quality Assessment with Vision System

MO.S.A.I.C is a global team specialized in robotics and industrial automation; with offices in Italy, Brazil, Germany, and Serbia, their engineers have focused on the design, construction, and maintenance of vision systems for sectors including automotive, food & beverage, paper, logistics, and pharmaceutical production since 2014 …. read more

Next-Generation OEM Objectives Launched

Evident, a new wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus comprised of its former Life Science and Industrial divisions, has released new objectives for OEM integrators and Olympus industrial microscopes that combine a high numerical aperture and long working distance, providing exceptional flexibility in various inspection applications …. read more

Sensofar Develops New Lens to Measure Flatness

Sensofar has launched a 0.65x Michelson lens, developed internally by its R&D team, with the challenge being to measure flatness with maximum precision and without having to change equipment. The lens was created precisely for one purpose – to measure flatness …. read more

Laser Tracking Auto Focus Dramatically Improves Optical Measurement Cycle Times

Mitutoyo America has announced the release of the Quick Vision Pro Series, the latest generation of Mitutoyo Vision Measurement Systems. Quick Vision Pro Series machines are packed with high-performance technologies that greatly improves 3D non-contact measurement and productivity. This highly advanced non-contact measuring system …. read more

Optical Profiler Offers Diamond Turning Machine Optimization with Freeform Metrology

Zygo has announced the release of Compass 2, its latest optical profiler with Diamond Turning Machine optimization and freeform surface metrology capability. Unlike comparable solutions, mold pins remain on their manufacturing fixture during metrology shortening the time to data processing and minimizing uncertainty …. read more

Enhanced Digital Twin Software Integrates Wearable Scanner

AVEVA has announced that its engineering information management solutions, the core of its digital twin, now deliver greater time and value gains for  capital projects and operations. With the seamless integration of AVEVA Point Cloud Manager and AVEVA Asset Information Management in the cloud, visualizing asset information with real-time …. read more

Digital Twin Consortium Publishes White Paper on Reality Capture

The Digital Twin Consortium (DTC) has published a new white paper entitled, ‘Reality Capture: A Digital Twin Foundation’. The paper introduces the fundamentals of reality capture, which in many cases, plays a key role in the lifecycle of a digital twin. It provides organizations with an understanding of reality-capture devices …. read more

Collaboration to Accelerate Digital Transformation with AI-based Simulation

Altair, a leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI), has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with LG Electronics (LG) to accelerate the digital transformation of product development. Together, Altair and LG will promote research and development and the construction of a simulation platform … read more

Wireless Dimensional Measurements Aid Port Machinery Manufacturing

Port machinery equipment covers a wide range of machines designed to improve port work efficiency, including various quay cranes, portal cranes, wheeled cranes, mobile and continuous loaders, yard, stacking machinery and vehicles. Different types of port machinery have different divisions of labor, but they all share the characteristics of being … read more

Manufacturing Technology Orders Soften But Remain at Elevated Pace

Orders of manufacturing technology dipped slightly in May 2022 to $441.2 million, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report published the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT). May orders were down 14% from April 2022 but nearly equal to May 2021 orders with a modest 1% decline. Year-to-date orders … read more

Advanced Manufacturing Solutions To Be Showcased at HTEC 2022

To ensure the next generation of engineers, machinists and technicians is equipped with the best industry training and technology, global engineering company, Renishaw, is sponsoring the Haas Technical Education Community (HTEC) conference from 25th to 28th July 2022, held at the TCAT Smyrna Campus in Smyrna, Tennessee, USA … read more