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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – March 13th

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

Fast Full-Field 3D Data Acquisition of Large Measuring Areas

With an ultra-bright laser light source and a large measuring area of up to 4 square meters, the new ZEISS ATOS LRX sensor delivers precise, full-field data in a short time. The ATOS LRX sensor captures up to 2 × 12 million coordinate points with just one scan … read more

Wenzel Brings Sustainability To CMMs With Its EcoLine Series

As a family-owned company, WENZEL has been thinking long-term and across generations since its founding 55 years ago. “We want to make things better through our actions and then pass them on to our descendants.” This applies to the company just as much as it does … read more

CMM Checking Gauge Allows Inspection Accuracy Verification

A new range of UKAS-certified length and form artefacts complete with holding fixture has been introduced by coordinate measuring machine (CMM) manufacturer LK Metrology, allowing the inspection accuracy of any 3D measuring platform to be verified … read more

API ‘Bundles-Up’ Advanced Portable Measurement Solutions

Automated Precision (API) has announced that the company is bringing back its popular bundled packages of Radian Plus Tracker and vProbe or iScan3D sensor at special pricing levels. Now that supply chain issues have been resolved, API is passing production cost savings … read more

Portable Arm Scanner Supplies a Soft Touch To Aircraft Seating Inspection

Geven, renowned supplier of aircraft seating has enhanced it control and assembly production phases by opting for a Kreon Ace measuring arm complete with 3D laser scanner. In its search for solutions to speed up controls … read more

Researchers Develop Real-Time Defect Detection Method In 3D AM Printed Parts

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) engineers and scientists have developed a method for detecting and predicting strut defects in 3D-printed metal lattice structures during a print through a combination of monitoring, imaging techniques and multi-physics simulations. The high-strength and low-density properties of … read more

Model-Based Characteristics Standard To Enable Measurement Results Traceable To CAD Model

As the DMSC Model-Based Characteristics (MBC) Working Group puts the finishing touches on a new, proposed American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standard document, preparations are being made to follow the required procedures for submitting … read more

Loop Technology Bring Automation Into Wing Boxes With ‘Snake’ Robotic Arm

Loop Technology has developed a new type of robotic arm to deliver high accuracy automation including sealing and inspection inside aircraft wings and other confined spaces. It is the result of a four-year ATI grant funded R&D project with Spirit AeroSystems … read more

Surface Vision Overcomes Battery Inspection Challenges in the Manufacturing Process

AMETEK Surface Vision has developed its high-performance inspection systems to overcome the challenges in battery production processes to improve quality and reduce defects. As battery technology expands and grows to meet the demands of industries … read more

X-Ray Microscope With AI-Based Deep Learning Extends Productivity and Usability

ZEISS has introduced the ZEISS Xradia 630 Versa X-ray microscope (XRM) for academic and industrial research. The newest addition to the ZEISS Xradia Versa family breaks resolution performance barriers, delivers an intuitive user experience, and accelerates productivity for all with easy, guided workflows and higher throughput … read more

The Importance of 5G Technology In Smart Manufacturing

A recent press release from Market and Markets address the critical role of 5G technology in smart manufacturing: Smart manufacturing is a concept that includes many advanced equipment and technologies, such as robots, AI, machine vision, AGV, and sensors … read more

Inventec Collaborates With Microsoft To Deliver Smart Factory Solutions

Inventec, a leading innovator in cloud computing, wireless communication, intelligent devices, and IoT, recently announced its newest industry-leading 5G connectivity solutions built upon Microsoft Azure Private 5G Core and Intel’s 5G-optimized CPUs … read more

Metrology: Automation’s Unsung Hero

As manufacturers lean more and more into automation, the only way to measure the success of their efforts is with … measurement. Investments in metrology, like other forms of automation, contribute to the overall efficiency … When contemplating automation … read more

AR Accelerates and Enhances Sorting Processes

The solution is right there in front of your eyes! ARRANGE software in combination with augmented reality (AR) glasses provides digital support for sorting processes. Employees on the production line see components that belong together overlaid in color directly … read more

3D Systems Corporation To Pay Up To $27m Settlement For Alleged Violations of U.S. Export Laws

The U.S. Department of State has concluded an administrative settlement with 3D Systems, to resolve alleged violations of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), 22 U.S.C. § 2751 et seq., and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 22 C.F.R. Parts 120-130 … read more

Portable Coordinate Measuring Machines Bring Greater Efficiency Ensuring First-Time Quality

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility has used portable coordinate measuring machines for about a decade to help mechanics build replacement piping assemblies quicker and more accurately than using tape measures and angle finders … read more