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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – June 21st

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

Advanced Metrology Technology Drives Jeep Plant Quality

The all-new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L is built at the new Detroit Assembly Complex – Mack plant, the city’s first new manufacturing facility in three decades. Stellantis invested $1.6 billion to build an 800,000-square-foot paint shop and convert the two original Mack Avenue engine plants into an entirely new … read more

Consortium To Drive Digital Twin Technology Consistency

“Digital Twin” has been listed as an emerging technology during past years and more and more companies offer Digital Twin as part of a foundation for their digital offerings. However, there has not been consensus on what a Digital Twin is and what characteristics it should have … read more

Optical Measurement of Orthopedic Implants Using Focus Variation

Orthopedic implants are among the most important medical innovations of our time. They improve the quality of life for people of all ages. New metrological requirements for orthopedic implants are being met with the use of high-resolution optical 3D metrology. Maximum precision is the top priority in the production of all … read more

Vision Guided Robotics Performs Intelligent Automation

Automation is the foundation of modern industry. The Global Industrial Robotics Market that was valued at $37,875 million in 2016 is poised to reach $70,715 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 9.4% from 2017 to 2023. As the manufacturing world shifts towards Industry 4.0, industries actively seek … read more

XYZ Reality Provides Engineering Grade AR to Display Real Time Errors

UK based XYZ Reality has raised £20m ($28m) in funding as part of its efforts to radically transform the construction sector through the use of its engineering grade augmented reality (AR) called Holosite. XYZ Reality’s HoloSite is the world’s first engineering grade augmented reality solution that enables construction management to view … read more

CMM Integration Series Increases Measurement Productivity

The Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) is changing its role in manufacturing with it transitioning from quality lab to direct front-line manufacturing support.  ZEISS has newly introduced its CMM Integration Series to integrate quality assurance and optimizes processes to increases measurement productivity. The Integration Series solutions provide loading system, integration and CMM … read more

Computer Vision and AI to Speed Up Borescope Jet Engine Inspections

One of Europe’s leading airlines is partnering with Aiir Innovations to optimize its engine inspections. British low-cost carrier EasyJet will explore how computer vision and artificial intelligence can speed up borescope inspections and cut out errors by providing automated damage detection. After Aiir Innovations software has analyzed borescope footage, multiple parties … read more

Research Reveals What’s Needed for AI Acceleration in Manufacturing

While the promise of artificial intelligence transforming the manufacturing industry is not new, long-ongoing experimentation hasn’t yet led to widespread business benefits. Manufacturers remain in “pilot purgatory,” as Gartner reports that only 21% of companies in the industry have active AI initiatives in production. However, new research from Google Cloud reveals that the … read more

Corning Join Laser Scanning for Augmented Reality Alliance

Corning Incorporated has announced it has joined the newly established Laser Scanning for Augmented Reality (LaSAR) Alliance. The LaSAR Alliance is the newest member program of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Industry Standards and Technology Organization, an international federation of leading industry groups dedicated to the advancement and promotion … read more

NDT 4.0 – Automated Interpretation of Industrial X-ray Images

With digital X-ray detectors and highly automated inspection systems, manufacturers can significantly optimize their quality control and assurance processes. However, due to the higher throughput of parts, the evaluation and interpretation of X-ray images can become an expensive bottleneck. Advanced technologies such as automated defect detection (ADR) and artificial intelligence (AI) … read more

Portable Arm 3D Scanning Provides Universal Data

NBC Universal reached out to the metrology sector looking for a way to verify the assembly of The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios. The challenge for NBC Universal was to gather location data for the Simpson Ride assembly but did the organization did not have either the metrology equipment or … read more

Are YOU A Measuring Hero?

The global ZEISS #measuringhero Award kicked off its new season and once again ZEISS is looking for heroes of metrology. With the #measuringhero award, ZEISS honors the work of its customers who are ensuring the quality of industrial companies. “Day by day, our customers check the quality of their products and … read more