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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – July 5th

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

Laser Vibration Testing Enables Safe Fuel-Efficient Aero Engines

Aircraft fuel consumption is a hot topic in the debate on global climate change. One important factor is the design of the aircraft engine itself. The use of Blade Integrated Disks (blisks) is becoming increasingly popular, in order to reduce weight and develop more economical engines … read more

Skydio 3D Scan Introduces Autonomous Drone Inspection

Skydio, the U.S. drone manufacturer and leader in autonomous flight technology has announced the general availability of its adaptive scanning software, Skydio 3D Scan. 3D Scan extends Skydio’s groundbreaking autonomous flight engine with advanced artificial intelligence (AI) skills that automate photographic data collection and mapping tasks … read more

New 3D Scanner Projects Highest Resolution Part Deviations

The recently released MICRON3D green stereo 20 -20 MP 3D scanner offers the highest resolution on the market and is aimed at industrial applications. The product perfectly meets the needs of modern enterprises that value technological solutions within the framework of the idea of industry 4.0 … read more

Holographic Display to Provide a Complete 3D Experience

VividQ has announced that it has closed a new funding round of £11M ($15.1M) to establish its vision for the future of displays with Computer-Generated Holography. This round is led by Innovation Platform (IPC) from the University of Tokyo, who are joined by Foresight Williams Technology … read more

Factory+ Open Framework Establishes Smart Factory Architecture

An open-access digital architecture for manufacturing shop floors has simplified the way data can be handled across an organisation, showing how manufacturers of any size can build a scalable, fully connected smart factory. Factory+, designed by digital engineers at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), provides an open … read more

Process Optimisation Key to Best-In-Class Manufacturing Success

Despite the challenging past year, a new study indicates that digital transformation has become more of a priority for 67% of manufacturers across Europe. The research, commissioned by Panasonic and undertaken by industry experts Aberdeen, showed organisations have recognised the importance of using technology to improve time-to-market, overall equipment effectiveness … read more

High Throughput Advanced Non-Contact Measurement System Launched

The recently developed QUICK VISION Pro series from Mitutoyo offers a rich lineup with a wide array of measurement ranges and accuracies, each useful for quality control in any industry. These models expand measurement applications by combining a vision measuring system, non-contact probes, touch probes, and white light interferometer … read more

Material Inspection Machines Use White-light Interferometry Achieving Fast Precision Measurements

Testing systems for determining mechanical values, flow curves, and material hardness require excellent accuracy and repeatability. Reliable test data on the hardness, tensile strength, and flow curves of metals allow to assess the material quality, prevent confusion, and form the basis for further quality control and assurance … read more

Next Generation Radio Transmission Probing System Delivers Data-Rich Future

Renishaw has announced that it will preview its latest radio transmission probing system for machine tools at EMO Milano 2021 (4th – 9th October 2021). The next generation system will be one of many smart factory process control solutions demonstrated by Renishaw, proven to help machine shops … read more

API and QTE Manufacturing Solutions Announce Reseller and Support Agreement

API and QTE Manufacturing Solutions have announced a partnership to make API’s laser-based dimensional metrology equipment available through QTE’s USA support network in Missouri, Kansas, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Southern Illinois. As manufacturing projects continue to scale up in the Midwest and Southcentral US, both in terms of volume and tolerances … read more

Waygate Technologies Opens Customer Solutions Center for Industrial CT Near Munich

Waygate Technologies, a Baker Hughes business and a global industry leader in non-destructive testing (NDT) solutions, has announced the opening of a new Customer Solutions Center (CSC) near Munich, Germany. The CSC in Garching will support businesses with access to high performance inspection technologies and experienced NDT professionals … read more

AM Quality Assurance Company Recognized for Additive Manufacturing Measurement and Analysis

Sigma Labs,  a developer of quality assurance software to the commercial 3D metal printing industry, has been recognized at the recent American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ AM Tech Forum, as the winner of the Best-in-Class Innovation Award for Additive Manufacturing Measurement and Analysis. Approximately 40 demonstration videos covering five technology categories … read more