‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – March 16th

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

Multi-Sensor CMM – One Machine Measures All

Advanced coordinate measuring equipment has traditionally been classified into three main categories of coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), optical digitizers and scanners (ODS), and video measuring machines (VMMs). Originally the three coordinate measuring products were principally focused in different market sectors: CMM – machined, stamped, fabricated and medium and large plastic parts … read more

What Role Will Laser Trackers Play In The Future of Manufacturing

During his tenure at NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) from 1982 to 1987, Dr. Kam Lau invented the laser tracker that allows robot accuracies to be determined. To advance this technology, Dr. Lau founded Automated Precision, Inc. (API) in 1987 and continues to be the CEO and CTO … read more

Automated Rivet Hole Inspection and 3D Measurement

The high-precision riveting process in aircraft assembly includes drilling, countersinking, and rivet installation. Repeated hundreds of thousands of times on the aircraft body, every step in this process contributes to the structural integrity of the aircraft and to minimizing unnecessary aerodynamic drag. This is why strict tolerances apply to the … read more

Form Measurement Ensures Fair Play on the Golf Fairway

A recent Mitutoyo UK contour and surface roughness instrument installation demonstrates the diverse nature of the company’s customer base and also helps to illustrates the rigorous conformance standards applied to golfing equipment. Situated close to the home of golf near St Andrews, The R&A engages in and supports activities undertaken for … read more

High Resolution Automated Tube Measurement Launched

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has launched its new TubeInspect, an update of the well-known turnkey tube and wire inspection solution. The new TubeInspect range is available in four system configurations, including HRC versions boasting higher-definition camera resolution for improved measurement functionality. These new ‘high-resolution camera’ models will also deliver full automation … read more

Industrial Drones To Take-off and Fly Inside Factories

The industrial drone industry is still very young, but the market for industrial drone applications is growing. At the HANNOVER MESSE this year (13-17 July) the emerging drone industry has been given the opportunity to present their concepts and visions in the Industrial Drone Arena. The application examples shown range … read more

Collaboration to Streamline AM Simulation and Build File Preparation

Global engineering company, Renishaw, is collaborating with Simufact to enhance the success of laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) builds through accurate simulation and streamlined additive manufacturing (AM) build preparation. The collaboration includes the integration of Renishaw’s QuantAM build preparation software into Simufact Additive 2020, announced at Formnext 2019. The two companies are … read more

Vision Engineering Opens West Coast Tech and Training Center

Vision Engineering has opened a new technology collaboration and training facility in Irvine California. The new Vision Engineering Tech Center enables Vision Engineering to bring  leading edge technologies into the hands of potential tech collaborators and customers, and will also serve as a venue to support training & demonstration events, … read more