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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – June 1st

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

DMG MORI To Integrate Laser Scanner On Machine Tools

Nikon Corporation (Nikon) and DMG MORI have concluded a memorandum of understanding for a comprehensive business alliance. As part of the alliance Nikon’s non-contact laser scanner LC15Dx is to be sold integrated onto DMG MORI’s machine tools. Nikon’s LC15Dx, non-contact laser scanner, enables multi-point measurement with equivalent accuracy of contact-type coordinate … read more

Laser Line Profilers Measure Connector Pin Quality At High-Speed

Founded in 2011, Inspect Spring Automation Technology is a China-based company that provides professional measurement solutions for a wide range of factory automation industries. Their solutions include Code Reading, Machine Vision, Robots, Laser Sensors, and Lighting industry products to help customers improve production efficiency and achieve business growth. In a recent … read more

Profile Projector Masters Production Measurement Demands

SAS GmbH, located in Obernheim Germany produces drive systems which it has co-developed for medical and rehabilitation technology. “With up to 450 revolutions a second, our gear mechanisms achieve extremely high speeds,” says Adam Frey, Managing Director of SAS GmbH. “To ensure that they always perform smoothly and stably in … read more

3D Robot-Guided Component Picking With Single 6DOF Camera

MONO3D from ISRA Vision enables unsorted components to be automatically picked from a pallet or component carrier, making it a time and cost-efficient addition to any production line. Using MONO3D makes the need for high-precision component carriers and positioning technology redundant. The system determines the position of an object in all … read more

Coordinate Metrology Society Launches Learning Portal

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) has announced their newest training asset, 3D Measurement U (or simply 3DMU), in partnership with Quality Digest. 3DMU is an online video training resource for the organization, educators, and metrology practitioners. The new resource offers a first wave of informational videos containing best practices, tricks of the … read more

Artec 3D Unveil New Scan-to-CAD Features For Inspection and Reverse Engineering

Artec 3D has announced the availability of Artec Studio 15, the latest version of its award-winning software. – For CGI artists, enhanced color reproduction and model-to-model texture transfers will make creating life-like models even easier. In addition, boosted algorithms will ensure maximum accuracy and speed when scanning with Artec’s handheld, … read more

ZEISS Launch Innovation Rocks 2020 – Digitally led innovation program

ZEISS Innovation Rocks 2020, is the new digitally-led innovation program where you can engage with and see at a glance all the latest ZEISS technologies and product news every week. In the last months we’ve seen the world changing, and we’ve learned that we need to connect in a different way. … read more

Hexagon Launch Part Holding Chucks For CMMs

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has launched new high-quality chucks to enhance the measurement of cylindrical and rotationally symmetrical parts, one of the most common tasks undertaken on coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). Hexagon’s Swift-Fix Chucks are designed to hold parts in place with the help of either three or six jaws to … read more

Improving Gas Turbine Temperature Measurements

Scientists at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL), in collaboration with Sensor Coating Systems (SCS) have successfully developed a standard light source (SLS) for verification of a temperature mapping device. Sensor Coating Systems help manufacturers identify which parts of their components get hottest and coolest, allowing them to optimise their design … read more

German Machine Tool Industry Reports Dramatic Decline

Orders received by the German machine tool industry in the first quarter of 2020 were 25 per cent down on the same period last year. Orders from within Germany fell by 22 per cent. 27 per cent fewer orders were received from abroad. “Global demand for machine tools fell sharply last … read more