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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – June 26th

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

Dimensionics Density’s AM Part Validation Captures Sector

Following its recent launch, Dimensionics Density has announced that the commercial introduction of its density determination technology for additive manufacturing (AM) has attracted enormous pan-industrial response and interest. The company’s new densty determination technology contributes to the automation of the AM process chain, something of vital importance as AM is adopted by more … read more

Work Inspection Smart Camera Launched by RICOH

RICOH Industrial Solutions has announced the RICOH SC-20, a work inspection camera utilizing image recognition technology to enable real-time confirmation of proper manual work process performance. The RICOH SC-20, the successor model to the RICOH SC-10A, is a smart camera capable of preventing work errors by automatically checking the status of manufacturing operations … read more

AI and Optical Measurement Detects, Classifies and Visualizes Defects

Improved speed, precision and flexibility — it is important to take advantage of every possible opportunity in optimizing production. To this end, researchers at the Fraunhofer IWS have developed SURFinpro, a solution that uses artificial intelligence and optical measurement technology to detect, classify and visualize defects in real time … read more

New Solution Evaluates Warpage Without Tactile Clamping

Fixturing or clamping devices are necessary to assure absolute quality when inspecting parts in a warped state. This method has long been the traditional technique but can be costly and challenging to implement. Mechanical clamping fixtures are used to place parts in a physically constrained position for measurement … read more

3D LiDAR Scanner Designed for Digitization of Large Objects Launched

Artec 3D has announced the Artec Ray II, a high-precision 3D LiDAR scanner designed for the digitization of large objects and spaces with unprecedented speed and accuracy. This groundbreaking scanner has been developed in collaboration with Leica Geosystems, combining the expertise and innovation of both companies … read more

Industrial Cameras Deliver the Data for Automated Visual Inspection

Automotive manufacturers know that even the slightest error can be a costly mistake. Poor quality management can trigger recalls and tarnish brand reputation. That’s why the industry is focused on a zero defects objective. It’s not just a catchy phrase, it’s a mission to ensure that every single product meets the highest standards … read more

Limited Edition Axiom CMM Celebrates 30 Years of Innovation

Innovation has been at the heart of Aberlink’s CMM success since its incorporation in 1993, and are celebrating 30 years in business in July 2023. Their tagline, ‘Innovative Metrology’, has been a driving force behind their patent protected product developments for the last three decades. Aberlink’s best-selling Axiom Coordinate Measuring … read more

Fundamentals of Smart Manufacturing Learning Curriculum Launched

Tooling U-SME, the workforce development division of SME, and CESMII–The Smart Manufacturing Institute, sponsored by NIST and the U.S Department of Energy, have launched a Fundamentals of Smart Manufacturing learning curriculum for building awareness and educating the workforce around newly available smart manufacturing processes and technologies … read more

Concept 5.0 Extends Tolerance Analysis to New Categories of Products

Enventive Engineering has announced the immediate availability of Concept 5.0, a major release of its flagship tolerance analysis software that introduces modeling and analysis of spline geometries and improves mechanical designer productivity. With its introduction of modeling for splines, also known as NURBS or Non-Uniform Rational B-Splines, Concept 5.0 opens the door for tolerance analysis … read more

Teledyne FLIR Introduces Point-and-Shoot Thermography Inspection

Teledyne FLIR has announced the FLIR E8 Pro, providing a larger 3.5-inch touchscreen with FLIR Ignite Cloud connectivity within the same pistol-grip form factor as legacy E8 series thermal cameras. Through the touchscreen, users can share captured images with colleagues, partners, and clients over Wi-Fi, including with on-screen … read more

Authentise Releases Threads to Spur Agile Engineering Collaboration

Authentise, a leader in data-driven engineering & manufacturing workflow tools, has announced Authentise Threads. This new tool delivers powerful digital thread capabilities, combining communication and project management tools into a radically new work thread collaboration suite. Authentise Threads helps transform R&D and industrial engineering teams into innovation engines with more … read more

Hexagon Acquisition Enhances Its Additive Manufacturing Solutions

Hexagon AB, a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies, has completed the acquisition of CADS Additive GmbH, a fast-growing provider of specialised software that helps companies prepare designs for metal additive manufacturing (AM). 3D printing complements incumbent technologies by offering manufacturers greater design freedom and … read more