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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – July 24th

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

Metrology Goes Inline With Automated Production Systems

Due to the fast transformation in the manufacturing world – the electrification of the automotive industry and the reali­zation of smart factories – more and more automotive body shops are asking for fully integrated metrology systems in their lines. The digital transformation of inline metrology reduces the workload on measuring rooms while significantly increasing the number of measured parts … read more

New-Generation CMM Dramatically Cuts Measurement Times

In a pilot project hosted by Starrag, the new-generation ZEISS PRISMO 7/12/7 fortis equipped with the high-performance package ZEISS CMM Acceleration Mode for Aerospace Applications combines accuracy and productivity in breathtaking style. Benefits include a remarkable 80% reduction in the rotary table axis definition time and superlative interaction with ZEISS CALYPSO software … read more

Data-Driven Manufacturing – Leveraging the Potential of Closed-Loop Systems

In the era of Manufacturing 4.0 and digital transformation, the manufacturing industry is undergoing a paradigm shift. One of the most promising advancements is closed-loop manufacturing, helped by the digital revolution that has paved the way for transformative advancements in the manufacturing industry … read more

COMPASS Facility Investment To Solve Future Composite Manufacturing Challenges

An £80m ($104m) boost to composites research and development for aerostructure manufacturing in the UK has been announced, with a new research facility set to be built that has aerospace giant Boeing as its first major research partner. The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has secured £50m … read more

Servicing and Maintaining Aircraft With Augmented Reality

Maintenance of modern aircraft is a complex process. The use of AR smart glasses with 3D information visualization should make repair and maintenance work easier for aircraft mechanics. Virtual elements such as instructions, displays and technical tools can be operated by way of gesture, voice and gaze control … read more

Marposs Announces Acquisition of Solarius Development Inc

Marposs has announced the acquisition of Solarius Development Inc., a leading provider of high-tech manufacturing solutions for the Consumer Electronics and Semiconductor Industry. Solarius provides engineering, application and manufacturing expertise for non-contact surface inspection, measurement, analysis … read more

Europe Looks To Virtual Factories In New Industrial Revolution

A plant that makes electric shavers in the northern Dutch town of Drachten is gearing up for a test meant to help European industry thrive in increasingly competitive international markets. The plant run by consumer-electronics company Philips is part of a research project that received funding from the EU to spur … read more

INSPHERE Secures Major Funding Milestone Signalling Inflection Point

INSPHERE, manufacturers of IONA, have successfully secured funding of £3.7 million ($4.8M). This funding will back their growth plans to push IONA into new regional markets including Germany and the US within the Automotive, Composites and Aerospace sectors. Disrupting the market, IONA is a scalable network of sensors delivering metrology-grade positional data to automated … read more

European Semiconductor Metrology Technology Hub Launches

Applied Materials, Inc., a leader in materials engineering solutions, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS, Germany’s leading advanced 300mm semiconductor research center, has announced a landmark collaboration to create Europe´s largest technology hub for semiconductor metrology … read more

Network of Excellence Paves Way For Edge AI Technologies

The European Network of Excellence ‘dAIEDGE’ promotes the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on edge computing platforms – Fraunhofer IGD is one of the project partners. By combining edge computing and AI (Edge AI), devices can make decisions in a few milliseconds by processing data directly at the point of origin … read more

3D Systems & Oerlikon Collaborate To Scale & Accelerate Metal AM

3D Systems and Oerlikon AM announced the companies have entered a collaboration agreement to further scale metal additive manufacturing. Combining both organizations’ deep process and applications expertise with 3D Systems’ Direct Metal Printing platform and Oerlikon AM’s surface engineering capabilities will enable a faster path to market for applications in high-criticality industries … read more

Renishaw Brings Industry’s Most Advanced Manufacturing Solutions To HTEC

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 July 24-27, 2022 in Fort Smith, AR, USA … read more

Game-Changing CT Inspection Demonstrator For EV Batteries Launched

Excillum and VCbattery have come together to launch a demonstrator for high-speed 3D CT inline inspection of EV battery cells. This groundbreaking technology has the potential to revolutionize the way defects are detected and root-caused, making EV batteries safer and production more cost-effective … read more

X-ray Inspection Software’s Offer Seamless Digital Workflows

For an optimal digital workflow in radiographic testing (RT), the X-ray inspection software D-Tect X can be integrated with the NDT management software DRIVE NDT. The closely meshed interaction between DRIVE NDT and D-Tect X means that a large part of the process takes place automatically … read more