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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – July 6th

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

Combining Robotic Doppler Vibrometry and Optical 3D Scanning

Topometric GmbH has announced that it is building a combined robotic Doppler vibrometry and optical 3D scanning system. Topometric, founded in 2001, is one of the leading service centers in the field of industrial 3D measurement technology in Germany. The spectrum of Topometric’s expertise includes both optical and tactile 3D … read more

Transforming Manufacturing With Intelligent Inspection Automation

Elementary Robotics, a Los Angeles based robotics startup, has announced a $12.7M Series A funding round led by Threshold Ventures (formerly DFJ), an early-stage investor in disruptive technology companies. Founded in 2017, Elementary has built a hardware and software platform for applying machine learning and computer vision for intelligent automation of quality and … read more

Accelerated 3D XRAY Allows Fast Inline Inspection

Deltaray, a spin-off of Belgium’s Antwerp University and imec – a world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies – is taking quality control to the next level with the introduction of its ‘Accelerated 3D XRAY’ technology. Deltaray’s solution allows manufacturers to inspect products for possible defects up … read more

On-Machine Metrology Drives Efficiencies In Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing

In the cornfields of southern Indiana, Thermwood Corp. is making unique large-scale additive manufacturing (LSAM, known as “L-sam”) equipment that are achieving singular breakthroughs for aerospace, mold-making, and a growing number of interested manufacturers. Used to produce large= to very-large-sized components from reinforced thermoplastic composite materials, LSAM equipment can make … read more

New BMW Campus To Develope Consistent AM Quality Assurance Methodology

The BMW Group has officially opened its new Additive Manufacturing Campus. The new centre brings together production of prototype and series parts under one roof, along with research into new 3D printing technologies, and associate training for the global rollout of toolless production. The campus, which came at an investment … read more

Smooth Weld Seam Inspection Collaboration Between Humans and Robots

Robots are being deployed in more and more situations, many of which involve collaboration between humans and robots. In a joint project with Volkswagen AG the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute, HHI, will demonstrate the advantages that the use of human-robot collaboration (HRC) can bring to the inspection … read more

Latest Gocator Software Integrates With Universal Robots

LMI Technologies (LMI) has announce the official launch of Gocator 6.0 software. This is a major release that introduces significant user interface improvements for enhanced productivity. With this iteration of the Gocator inspection software, users will also be able to pair different models from the same Gocator 3D line profiler … read more

No Room For Environmental Temperature Fluctuations

Galaxie® by WITTENSTEIN is a true innovation in gearbox kinematics: dynamic single teeth instead of gear teeth, surface instead of linear contact and an interlocking system with a logarithmic spiral. To ensure that everything fits together perfectly, all gearbox components must be manufactured with high precision. Marco Gravera, Head of … read more

A New Approach To Optical Microscopy

For half a millennium, people have tried to enhance human vision by technical means. While the human eye is capable of recognizing features over a wide range of size, it reaches its limits when peering at objects over giant distances or in the micro- and nanoworld. Researchers of the EU … read more

Human Partnership With Automatic Robot Measurement In Motion

Automotive manufacturers are looking for solutions to increase efficiencies on the assembly line. Innovative automation solutions should increase the degree of automation where human and robot share the workplace along the assembly line. As an example at one workstation two to four robots can simultaneously measure and inspect the gap dimensions … read more

Interactive Analytics Dashboard Links Metrics to CAD Models

Kenso Software has launched a new analytics software designed for metrology engineers to monitor production quality in real-time. The software allows users to link metrics to CAD models and display them together on an interactive dashboard. Information is power. In a world where data is cheap and abounds, extracting, organizing and … read more

Jenoptik Accelerates Growth With Trioptics Acquisition

JENOPTIK AG has acquired 100 percent of the shares in TRIOPTICS GmbH. Both parties to the contract have agreed not to disclose details of the purchase price. The transaction will be made in two steps. First, Jenoptik will take over 75 percent of the shares, with the remaining shares being … read more

New CMM Taking AIM at Shop Floor Inspection

AIMS Metrology, a Dayton, Ohio-based OEM for coordinate measuring machines (CMM), has announced it has raised the bar for shop-floor CMMs with its introduction of the new Summit 10.10.10.  Engineered with a Renishaw 5-axis REVO-2 dynamic scanning probe and offering a 1 meter cubed measuring capacity the Summit is designed … read more

Titanium Dioxide Used In Many Scanning Sprays To Be Labelled Suspected Carcinogen

New labelling requirement for permanent sprays, using in optical scanning applications, that contain titanium dioxide are affected by a change in European regulations. In a scientific opinion issued on 14 September 2017 on the substance titanium dioxide, the European Committee for Risk Assessment proposed to classify that substance as carcinogen category … read more