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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – July 26th

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

Renishaw Central To Deliver Manufacturing Connectivity

Renishaw has announced that at the upcoming EMO Milano 2021 it will be demonstrating its latest smart factory solutions to support the digitalisation and control of end-to-end manufacturing processes. End-to-end process data capture is invaluable for the insight, analysis, and improvement of manufacturing processes. It allows manufacturers to predict, identify and correct … read more

Specifying Surface Texture Parameters – Tricks and Techniques

ZYGO’s Eric Felkel recently caught up with Dr. Mark Malburg of Digital Metrology and Carl Musolff of Musolff Consulting to discuss how to get the most out of surface parameters. Their years of front-line experience provide valuable insight into precision manufacturing processes, and why choosing the right type of metrology … read more

Applying Industrial Cameras to Lithium Battery Production

With the increasing demand for lithium-ion power batteries, machine vision will play an important role. One manufacturer, Allied Vision, continues launching new camera products, helping battery manufacturers produce safer and more reliable battery products. The Rapid Growth of Lithium Power Battery Industry Due to the high demand growth of the lithium battery … read more

AI Machine Vision Validates Highly Automated Battery Manufacturing Line

Comau has designed and developed a high-volume module manufacturing line to produce new generation lithium-ion batteries for Leclanché, a leading global provider of high-quality energy storage solutions for the heavy transportation, naval and railway industries. The state-of-the-art, highly automated line is the result of a simultaneous engineering process and combines … read more

3D Scanner Improves Aerodynamics of Italian Olympics Cycling Team

In the world of professional cycling speed is everything. It’s hard to underestimate the importance of aerodynamics and the influence it has on the athlete’s performance. Two well-known brands in the world of cycling, Pinarello and Hardskin, together are responsible for supplying the Italian national team with all the necessary equipment … read more

Fully Integrated Syringe Inspection Line Uses AI Technology

Syntegon has added a new member to its highly successful AIM 5 inspection range: the fully integrated syringe inspection line not only features a de-nester and a re-nester, but also comes with an Artificial Intelligence (AI) function by default. “When drugs are administered intravenously, any contamination or particle in the product is unacceptable … read more

Faro Technologies to Outsource Manufacturing

FARO Technologies has announced the signing of an agreement to outsource its manufacturing to Sanmina Corporation, a US-based Fortune-500 Electronic Manufacturing Service (EMS) provider. “As the next step in our business transformation, we plan to transition FARO production from our three manufacturing sites in Lake Mary, Florida, Exton, Pennsylvania and Stuttgart, Germany to Sanmina,” stated Michael Burger … read more

Atlas Copco Creates ‘Machine Vision Solutions’ Division

More than three decades ago, ISRA VISION was founded as a spin-off of the Technical University of Darmstadt and subsequently developed into a leading global machine vision technology company. End of June 2021, the founder and CEO of ISRA VISION, Enis Ersü, will retire from his operational professional life … read more

Fero Labs Raises $9 Million To Bring Explainable Machine Learning to Industrial Manufacturing

Fero Labs, the Explainable Industrial Machine Learning software company, has announced the closing of a $9 million Series A round led by Innovation Endeavors, with participation from Deutsche Invest VC. This funding will support Fero Labs in expanding its product offerings to new sectors and ultimately push the industrial manufacturing community … read more

Inkbit Secures Financing For New AM System that Revolutionizes 3D Printing

Inkbit, the company that built the first 3D printing system driven by vision-based feedback control, has announced the closing of $30M in its Series B round of financing. The new funding, will boost production of the company’s additive manufacturing system … read more

Hand-Held Scanner Provides Gap and Mismatch Measurement

Seam validation technology at Lockheed Martin was originally developed for the F-22 Advanced Tactical Fighter to ensure the proper performance of each aircraft. Gaps and mismatch (or step) were called out on drawings and condensed into a chart for use on the production floor … read more

Metrology To Drive Advanced Machinery & Productivity Institute

A consortium, led by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), has secured £22.6m ($31) funding for a 5-year innovation initiative, the first for the Advanced Machinery & Productivity Institute (AMPI), which will be based in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, UK.  The funding has been provided through UK Research and Innovation’s flagship Strength … read more