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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – July 19th

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

Sandvik To Acquire Metrology and Automation Company DWFritz

Sandvik has signed an agreement to acquire US based DWFritz Automation Inc., a leading global provider of precision metrology, inspection- and assembly solutions for advanced manufacturing. DWFritz Automation designs, builds and supports engineer-to-order high-speed, non-contact metrology solutions and automation systems  … read more

In-Place Machining Acquires Exact Metrology

In-Place Machining Company, LLC (“IPM”), a globally recognized high acuity field machining company focused on providing highly technical, precision on-site machining, diamond wire cutting and measurement services to customers, has announced that it has acquired Exact Metrology as of July 2, 2021 … read more

Hexagon Acquisition Expands Smart Digital Reality Capabilities

Hexagon AB has announced the acquisition of Immersal Oy, a pioneer and leading innovator of spatial mapping and visual positioning solutions used to produce augmented reality (AR) applications. AR applications enhance real-world experiences by augmenting a user’s visual perception with the display of digital content in the physical world. AR’s ability … read more

Jenoptik Sells Non-Optical Process Metrology Business to Marposs

Jenoptik has announced that Marposs will takes over all Jenoptik employees at the main site in Peseux, Switzerland, as well as in Ratingen and Ludwigsburg, Germany, 40 people in total. In 2020, Jenoptik generated revenue of around 7 million euros with process metrology for grinding machines … read more

High Energy Computed Tomography X-Ray Solutions Launched

North Star Imaging (NSI) has introduced a new range of High Energy X-ray systems, MeVX product line, that are available in 3, 6 and 9 Million Electron Volts (MeV). These advanced CT systems are now available with Linear Accelerators offering energies up to 9MeV yet providing the same ease of use … read more

Vision Systems versus Vision Sensors

Of the billions of products manufactured and inspected each day, few could be made without some level of industrial automation. Modern manufacturing demands high quality control standards. Manual inspection is slow, prone to error, and impeded by product size, space constraints, lighting conditions, and fast production line speeds … read more

Measurement Platform Inspects Electric Drive Components Real Time

Electric drives consist of a fixed stator and a moving rotor; in order to achieve optimum drive performance and low wear, both components must be matched to each other with well under millimeter precision, which is why accurate conformity control is of immense importance. Conventional measuring systems, such as coordinate measuring … read more

Google Cloud’s Visual Inspection AI Reinvents Manufacturing Quality Control

Google Cloud has launched Visual Inspection AI, a new purpose-built solution to help manufacturers, consumer packaged goods companies, and other businesses worldwide reduce defects and deliver significant operational savings from the manufacturing and inspection process. Today, defects in products such as computer chips, cars, machinery, and other products cost manufacturers billions … read more

Ruler3000 Sets New Standard for High-Speed 3D Image Quality

SICK has recently unveiled the first in a new generation of Ruler3000 3D streaming cameras, designed to offer a fast track for integrators to harness the unmatched speed and measurement precision of SICK’s high-definition 3D imaging technology. The SICK Ruler3000 sets a new standard for high-speed 3D image quality in … read more

Sensors Get Smart With Latest Software Release

The latest release of the modular uniVision image processing software from wenglor has been released. While in the past an external analysis module always had to be used to evaluate 2D/3D profile measurements, the smart 2D/3D profile sensors now combine sensor and analysis module directly in their compact housing due … read more

Precision Manufacturer Extol Virtues of Latest CMM Installs

Formed in 2004, by Darren Grainger, a highly skilled draughtsman and machinist, Hi-Spec Precision Engineering has developed from a small start-up business to an established company specialising in bespoke machined components and assemblies. Based in Market Overton, UK, Hi-Spec combines knowledge, experience and skills to ensure that its products and … read more

Transatlantic Heavy-Duty Mobility Provider Invests in More Accurate Metrology

Part of the RENK group, Horstman is a manufacturer and global supplier of suspension systems for heavily armoured and tracked vehicles. It also produces safety-critical engineering components allied to its core products for the sub-sea and aerospace industries. A transatlantic investment has seen the company advance its quality control procedures … read more

Peak Performance Announces First US Smart Factory Institute

Peak Performance Inc., along with the Tennessee Chamber/Tennessee Manufacturers Association and the Deutsche Messe Technology Academy have announced the opening of the first U.S.-based Smart Factory Institute. The official opening date will be October 1, 2021, National Manufacturing Day. The Smart Factory Institute will be operated by Peak Performance Inc. … read more

Renishaw Partner With Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center

To assist manufacturers on their Industry 4.0 journey, Renishaw, has partnered with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), USA. This applied technology demonstration and training center validates, demonstrates, and assists with the adoption of leading-edge industrial technologies into the global manufacturing supply chain. The two organizations will assist … read more