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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – June 15th

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

Inline AM Process Monitoring Provides Competitive Edge

Croom Precision Medical has chosen Renishaw as their additive manufacturing (AM) and metrology partner, utilising Renishaw technology throughout the production and validation of their ISO13485 certified medical devices. The company has found that using Renishaw’s AM technology allows them to incorporate complex features into their implant design at a commercially … read more

High Throughput CT Part Inspection

The ZEISS VoluMax F1500 thunder computer tomograph detects defects reliably inside components without having to sacrifice throughput. The VoluMax F1500 thunder is the first of its kind to be fully integrated into the production line allowing fast 100% part inspection. ZEISS acquired a majority share in the Italian industrial X-ray company … read more

Automatic Surface Defect Detection Using Fringe Projection Sensor

Micro-Epsilon’s 3D non-contact surface inspection system provides for defect detection and the inspection of the aesthetic appearance of non-reflecting surfaces such as matt, unpainted, plastic and bare metal. The surfaceCONTROL system is based on the principles of deflectometry and fringe projection, which enables even the smallest of surface defects to be … read more

Direct Scanning Laser Tracker Receives Productivity and Usability Improvements

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced a new system software release for Leica Absolute Tracker ATS600 systems. This first new system software update for the ATS600 will deliver a host of new functions developed based on extensive market feedback collected since the system’s launch in early 2019. From improved imaging to … read more

Optical 3D Surface Sensor Integrates Production Measurement

The Wenzel optical 3D sensor WM | RS-C is a surface measuring white light interferometer and was developed for measuring, characterizing and inspecting topographies, roughness and finest structures in a microscopic environment. The WM | RS-C captures 3D surfaces as a point cloud or triangulated STL mesh and thus enables DIN … read more

FARO Completes Two Divestitures Increasing Focus on Target Markets

FARO has divested its Italy-based dental business to Open Tech 3D Srl. The FARO dental business primarily developed structured light products for the dental industry. While FARO will no longer serve the dental market, the Company will retain an Italian development team who will continue to develop structured light and … read more

Machining Set-up Times Slashed For Complex AM Parts

A market leader in additive manufacturing in the UK has seen its part setup time reduced from 5 hours to 10 minutes with the adoption of innovative technology from Renishaw PLC and MSP. By automating 3T Additive Manufacturing’s processes, MSP’s products have given the company the confidence to complete the setup … read more

Monitoring Automotive Gap & Flush During Climate and Load Testing

EZ3D from EZ Metrology facilitates dimensional control in extreme environments to measure drift with flush and gap eliminating the need for a collection of gap and flush gauges. EZ3D’s proven technology not only measures the change in gap and flushness between two surfaces, but can also measure lateral shifting that … read more

Robotic Inspection Cell Provides High-Speed Absolute-Accuracy Scanning

Designed to deliver automated measurement productivity in-line, near-line or off-line, the 360° FMC-Tracker from Hexagon manufacturing Intelligence offers a flexible high-speed, high-accuracy measurement solution. With the established features of the Leica Absolute Tracker range, the 360° FMC-Tracker can measure parts in a variety of surfaces and finishes with no need for … read more

IMTS 2020 Exhibition Cancelled

The biennial International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), scheduled to be held September 14th -19th at McCormick Place in Chicago, has has been cancelled. The show organizers are now planning to launch IMTS Spark – a comprehensive digital platform that will connects IMTS exhibitors and visitors, providing educational and networking opportunities … read more

Redsigned Exhibition Format Features Wider Aisles and Communication Strip

Formnext 2020 remains set to take place as scheduled in Frankfurt from 10 – 13 November 2020, but with a revised innovative trade fair format including a comprehensive health protection concept and a new digital component. The leading international trade fair for additive manufacturing and modern industrial production is thus … read more

OpenCascade Transitions Industrial 3D Expertise To Medical Sector

Since the introduction of computed tomography in the early 1970s, medical imaging was drastically revolutionized, granting healthcare professionals with high quality visuals of human body interiors. Non-invasive, sensitive method empowered doctors to quickly detect anomalies invisible to human eye, enhance diagnostic precision what ended up in improved decision-making. Technologies and medicine … read more

Fabrication Shop Increases Efficiency and Raises Throughput With Laser Projection and Laser Scanning

With more than 300 employees headquartered in a modern 150,000+ square foot facility, Plasser American Corporation (PAC) manufactures top-quality heavy railway construction and maintenance equipment for customers in North America. To stay competitive in this international market, PAC continually looks for ways to improve its processes and best practices. “We made a goal … read more