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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – March 14th

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

Shaping The Future Of Coordinate Measuring Machines

The CMM has been around in its current bridge configuration form for over 35 years. While speed and accuracies have improved over the decades the basic footprint has remained unchanged. The bridge CMM is something of a ‘space hog’ with its ‘X-Y’ measuring volume being only some 25% … read more

The Future of 3D Scanning – An Expert Opinion

Metrology News recently sat down with Dean Solberg, Vice President-Metrology, at Exact Metrology, for a discussion on the future role of portable 3D scanning and its role in smart manufacturing. Exact Metrology offers contract measurement & scanning services, metrology equipment solutions including hardware and software rentals … read more

Digitally Integrated Surface Finish and CMM Measurements

At its Steyr site, ZF uses mobile surface measuring instruments from ACCRETECH’s HANDYSURF+ series for first part approval in metrology – Data is logged in the ZEISS Calypso metrology software together with dimensional measurement data of the components taken from ZEISS CMMs … read more

Look, But Don’t Touch – CT Inspection of EV Batteries

In the following article Dr. Tobias Neubrand, Technical Director for Electronics Inspection at Waygate Technologies, a Baker Hughes business and world leader in industrial inspection solutions, explains how advanced industrial radiography and computed tomography (CT) systems are revolutionizing non-destructive battery inspection … read more

Smart Phone Simplicity Provides Intuitive Production Measurements

“Many of our operators were born in the ‘90s so our measuring machines have to be like smartphones. You draw on the touchscreen, you can recall and control on the touchscreen, it’s totally innovative.” “Metrios machines are user friendly so our young operators are eager to work with them because they … read more

Optical Measuring Machine Delivers Breakthrough Inspection Accuracy

Keyence has further extended its portfolio of precision measurement technologies with a new, high-accuracy optical dimension measurement system. Boasting accuracy to ±0.7μm, the LM Series combines the ease of use associated with the Keyence range with the breakthrough precision … read more

Expanded Line of Collaborative Robots Target Inspection Applications

FANUC has introduced the new CRX-5iA, CRX-20iA/L and CRX-25iA collaborative robots, the latest additions to its popular CRX series that includes the CRX-10iA and CRX-10iA/L collaborative robots. “We see a lot of demand for collaborative robots in the market and want to offer fitting solutions … read more

3D Scanning Delivers Adaptive Robot Spraying of Hypersonic Missile Coating

At a time when the Pentagon is urging America’s largest defense manufacturers to accelerate hypersonic weapon production, a small, privately held business in the defense and space industry center of Huntsville, Alabama, is quietly taking big steps to support the call for help … read more

Dimensional Quality Solution Provide Supply Chain Integration And Enhances 3D Visualization

ATS Global recently announced the release of the latest version of ATS CM4D, a world-leading software solution for perfect dimensional quality in manufacturing. The latest version has built on a powerful foundation by strengthening supply chain integration by enabling dimensional data … read more

MicroAI Factory Extends Edge-Native AI Into Manufacturing For Real-Time Analysis

MicroAI, a pioneer in edge-native artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) software, has announced the general availability of MicroAI Factory. This is a fully integrated manufacturing software suite that leverages edge-native AI to ingest manufacturing floor data … read more

Smart Self-Learning Assistance System For Manufacturing

Efficiency rates for production machinery frequently fall far below what technology could achieve. The common reason is experienced employees are not always available when a failure occurs while other employees lack the experience to solve the actual cause. That is where MADDOX comes in … read more

New Fraunhofer Center for Sensor Intelligence Announced

Measurement data captured by smart sensors enables knowledge-based decisions. To put it simply, a sensor can make decisions, control processes or trigger actions by itself. This is particularly important when it comes to optimizing industrial technology manufacturing processes read more