‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – March 23rd

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

Wide Area Coordinate Measuring Machine Launched

Keyence has launched a wide area coordinate measuring machine. The Keyence WM series allows precision measurements over a large area by just touch the part with the Bluetooth 5 wireless hand-held measuring probe providing portable inspection on the plant floor or in the laboratory. The WM CMM can measure up … read more

Optical 3D Inspection Takes Off In Aerospace Industry

Nadcap accreditation is globally recognized as a company’s commitment to excellence and a trusted symbol of compliance. GOM’s service provider Physical Digital in the UK is the world’s first company to be awarded with Nadcap accreditation for measurement and inspection using 3D Structured Light (3DSL) scanners. To meet the standard, … read more

Polyrix – Automated Metrology Simplified

PolyScan Surround 3D Scanners have no moving parts. They provide full dimensional 3D data faster than conventional systems, without any trajectory programming. Deviation maps can also be projected back on the part, enabling intuitive dimensional feedback. Read more …

Control 2020 Exhibition Cancelled

The annual Control Messe is Stuttgart Germany has been cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Control had become the premier global event for the metrology equipment and software sectors to showcase their products and services to a global audience. The exhibition is not being rescheduled for later in … read more

COVID-19 – PTC Offers Free Augmented Reality Support App During Crisis

As a global community, we are all facing unprecedented challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. On an almost daily basis, government health organizations are issuing new recommendations on how companies can ensure the health and safety of employees, customers, and partners. Among the many recommendations from government health organizations for the … read more



Let’s Make the World Great Again

Globalization has been rampant over the past decade and a half. The coronavirus is not marking the end of globalization – it will just accelerate what was already underway – the re-patronization of much of global manufacturing. The coronavirus pandemic is exposing flaws in supply chains and market vulnerabilities that … read more

Removing Complexity From Maintaining Machine Tool Accuracy

Machine tooling companies invest heavily in inspecting the quality of machined parts. But one of the biggest factors affecting the accuracy of the machining process is the basic geometric accuracy of the machine tool itself. As a rule, new machines are extensively tested prior to delivery and individual deviations are compensated … read more

Large Area 3D Optical Metrology System Launched

Sensofar Metrology has announce the release of a new metrology tool for wide areas. The Sensofar S wide is a high-performance non-contact 3D optical large area metrology system designed for micro-scale measurement, with advanced inspection and analysis capabilities. S wide is a dedicated solution designed to rapidly measure large sample areas … read more

Optimizing Metrology Integration Into AM

The major goal of the INTEGRADDE project is to develop a end-to-end Digital Additive Manufacturing (AM) solution, based on Directed Energy Deposition (DED) technologies (i.e. Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) for manufacturing of complex geometries in medium-sized components with higher accuracy, and Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) for simpler geometries with higher … read more

Vision System Inspects Jet Fighter Heads-Up Displays

Heads-up Displays (HUDs) for the latest generation jet fighters encase advanced optical components within precision machined aluminium castings. At a leading UK manufacturer, these specialized units are designed, manufactured, assembled and calibrated by highly skilled technicians. Due to the number of operations required in this process, final inspection is mandatory … read more