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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – June 13th

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

End-of-Line Gap & Flush Measurement For Vehicle Quality

Building on the recent launch by Nikon Metrology of the APDIS Laser Radar, which is helping to drive a paradigm shift in automotive body-shop measurement and quality control, the company has announced the launch of its APDIS Gap & Flush System … read more

5 Axis 3D Scanning Machine To Perform Production Measurements

A new development for the fully automated 3D measurement of parts is launching at the Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid in Germany on 14th and 15th June 2022. The D3-Inspect 300 fully automated 3D inspection solution uses structured light 3D scanning technology and is aimed at the automated quality control of high-volume production … read more

New Ultra-Long-Range Laser Tracker Platform With Wireless Handheld Probe Launches

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced the launch of the Leica Absolute Tracker AT500 and accompanying B-Probeplus, the company’s latest 3D laser tracker system. Succeeding the hugely successful AT400 series, the new AT500 platform brings improved performance to both reflector and probing measurement … read more

Enhanced Software Platform for Dimensional Control of Industrial Robots Released

INSPHERE has announced the latest version of its powerful ORA software platform that simplifies the integration of dimensional coordinate data with industrial robots to improve alignment, accuracy and process control of automated production … read more

Creaform Extends Collaboration With Robotic Metrology Automation

Creaform has announced the release of its new VXscan-R software module for the VXelements 10 platform. This latest version now offers an advanced compatibility with a wider range of robots, including collaborative, all of which take simplicity and ease of use to the next level while increasing quality control productivity … read more

Robotic Workstation Incorporates Existing Manual Gauges & Techniques

New Scale Robotics’ new Q-Span Gauging System enables do-it-yourself automation using existing gauges and workflows. Quality teams in high-mix, small-batch manufacturing operations can improve throughput and process control by eliminating the bottlenecks … read more

Hand Held Probe Benchtop CMM Launched

Keyence has released its XM- 5000 portable hand held probe benchtop CMM offering high-accuracy measurement over a large measuring volume – on or off the system table. Keyence describes the XM-5000 CMM system as easy-to-use as calipers, performing complex measurements and capable of being used anywhere … read more

CAD2SCAN Simplifies Robotic Visual Inspection

Smart visual inspection company has significantly simplified the setup of robotic vision inspection systems with its CAD2SCAN CAD-based automated inspection planning tool. CAD2SCAN is the latest feature of the Kitov Smart Planner. By combining CAD2SCAN with Kitov’s Smart Visual Inspection … read more

Verisurf Software and Open X Talent Fill Metrology Skills Gap

Verisurf Software has announced program support and collaboration for Open X Talent, the new technical job placement division of Open X Education. Designed for individuals seeking a career in the manufacturing and metrology industry or looking to expand their skills, Open X now provides both training and job placement services … read more

New Edge Capabilities Brings Deep Learning to the Factory Floor

Landing AI has announced the launch of LandingEdge, a new deployment application within the company’s platform, LandingLens. With LandingEdge, manufacturers will more easily deploy deep learning visual inspection solutions to edge devices on the factory floor to better and more consistently detect product defects … read more

Robotic Image Processing Tools Automate Aircraft Surface Preparation

During the Automate 2022 exhibition in Detroit, Southwest Research Institute introduced new automation technology that allows industrial robots to visually classify work and autonomously perform tasks. SwRI’s booth featured interactive demonstration of robots autonomously sanding and preparing surfaces on aircraft and machinery … read more

Dual Band Scanner Offers Efficient Data Generation With Two Scanning Ranges

Evatronix has announced the release of its all new Quadro+ dual-band scanner, designed from the ground up. It replaces the previous HD Quadro dual-band scanner. The Evatronix R&D department has focused on scanner design to meet customer needs … read more

Advanced Inspection Solutions For Efficient and Safe Battery Production

Waygate Technologies is participating in the Battery Show in Stuttgart, Germany (28-30 June). The industrial inspection solutions provider will showcase its broad portfolio of high-quality X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) systems that support quality control and failure analysis at all stages of a battery’s life cycle … read more

Wide-Area CMM Aids Machine Shop Diversification Into Aerospace Market

Coastal Machine & Supply, an experienced US-based manufacturer of precision, custom machined parts for the oil and gas industry, has used its investment in a Keyence WM series wide-area CMM to help it diversify into the aerospace markets … read more