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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – June 14th

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

ZEISS Introduces Entry-Level CT Solution

With ZEISS METROTOM 1, ZEISS is introducing an entry-level solution for the non-destructive inspection of parts. This compact computed tomography system delivers precise results, but is nevertheless easy to operate. Many companies have already come to value the advantages of non-destructive inspection. However, small- and medium-sized companies “often view computed tomography … read more

Robotic 3D Scanning Smart Cell Extends Measuring Performance

Gantry Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM) have been extensively used throughout manufacturing industry to support the precision inspection of large parts in the aerospace, construction and agricultural equipment, die and mold. military and heavy fabrication industries. With the rise of 3D scanning, and its migration from hand-held to the application of … read more

New eviXscan 3D Optima+ M Scanner Launched

Evatronix has launched its eviXscan 3D Optima+ M scanner which is distinguished by high accuracy and speed – it replaces the previous Heavy Duty Optima model. Optima+ M is designed for precise scanning of medium-sized objects in the size range of 70 mm to 1000 m. In comparison to the previous … read more

Laser Profiler Provides Metal Forming Inline Inspection

3D angle measurement in die pressing and other forming processes in metalworking enables direct readjustment of the process and thus reduces the production of faulty parts. This increases the productivity and efficiency of plants. Vision Components provides powerful OEM laser profilers for checking the angular accuracy in sheet metal bending press brakes. … read more

3D Point Cloud Software for Industrial Facilities Scanning

3D scanning is becoming more and more important and is now an integral tool in the construction process with many manufacturers call on service providers for retrofit or revamping work. 3D scanning is fascinating and at the same time a little frustrating. Fascinating because billions of points are captured in record … read more

Digital Surf Announces Release of Mountains 9 Image and Surface Analysis Software

Digital Surf has announced the release of Mountains 9, a major new version of the company’s leading software platform for image and surface analysis in microscopy and metrology. With version 9 comes a new branch of Mountains software, MountainsSpectral, for correlation & spectroscopy analysis, as well as several new optional … read more

Digital Twin Platform Announces 200 Million Square Metres of Laser Scans Milestone

Cintoo Cloud continues to bridge the gap between Reality Capture and Digital Twins as it hits one million laser scans uploaded to its platform, demonstrating the demand from businesses for cloud-based technology to drive more efficient and collaborative ways of working. BIM, construction and Industry 4.0 organisations are recognising the time, … read more

FARO Expands Digital Twin Product Suite With Acquisition

FARO Technologies, Inc. has announced the acquisition of HoloBuilder, Inc. HoloBuilder brings to FARO its leading photogrammetry-based 3D platform, which delivers hardware agnostic image capture, registration and viewing to the fast-growing Digital Twin market. With an initial focus on Construction Management, HoloBuilder’s technology platform provides general contractors a solution to efficiently … read more

Precision Metrology’s Increasing Role in EV Gear Manufacturing

It has become abundantly clear that not only are electric vehicles (EVs) becoming more prevalent on the roads but that almost all automotive companies are announcing plans where EVs will eventually dominate their product portfolio. As the shift from internal combustion (IC) to electric continues, the number of drivetrain components … read more

Exact Metrology Delivers Precise CT Scanning Data Services

3D metrology service provider Exact Metrology has recently installed a ZEISS METROTOM 6 scout CT, scanner at their Brookfield facility in Wisconsin, USA. Considered the powerhouse of resolution for CT inspection and metrology, the METROTOM 6 scout digitizes complex parts including the internal geometries at the finest level of detail … read more

Robot Guidance Partnership Announced

SICK has announced a partnership with Vention, a next-generation manufacturing automation platform (MAP). This partnership combines SICK’s PLB and PLOC2D systems with Vention’s manufacturing automation platform to accelerate the design and deployment of applications custom-built for robot guidance systems. Vention’s cloud-based platform allows customers to design, automate, and deploy SICK robot guidance systems with 2D … read more

‘The Surface Texture Answer Book’ Now Available

A new resource makes it easier to find answers to surface texture related concepts and applications. ‘The Surface Texture Answer Book’ answers more than 100 commonly-asked questions regarding surface texture measurement, analysis, interpretation, specification, and application. “Surface texture is more than just a number from a measurement device,” said Carl Musolff … read more