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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – March 6th

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

Mixed Reality – Advancing Large-Scale 3D Metrology

Boasting high accuracy over large measurement ranges, laser trackers have earned their reputation as revolutionary process advances for large-scale 3D metrology for aerospace, ground transportation, energy, and naval manufacturing, among others. Optimizing laser trackers to improve efficiencies has included working with two operators … read more

Bugatti Metrology – A Balance Between Precision and Perfection

Every hyper sports car from Bugatti is created with a commitment to absolute perfection. At the interface between production and quality, one specialist assures compliance with tolerances measured in the hundredths of millimeters to ensure a Bugatti hyper sports car performs at its very best … read more

Third Dimension Launches Sensor For High Precision Measurement

Third Dimension, manufacturers of the GapGun and Vectro precision-measurement tools, have extended their T-series line of measurement sensor with the new T15. With its optimised field of view and high flexibility of use, the T15 sensor offers the perfect measurement tool for manufacturing. The T15 sensor is compatible with both the hand-held … read more

Brunson’s Mark Meuret Promoted to Vice President of Operations

Brunson Instrument Co., a leading producer of large-scale, industrial metrology equipment for aerospace, automotive, renewable energy, and other high-precision measurement applications, has announced the promotion of Mark Meuret as Vice President of Operations, effective immediately. In this new role, Meuret will be responsible for continuing his supervision of the engineering department … read more

When is Smooth Too Rough?

When you think of roughness, you might envision a wide assortment of sandpaper grits, whereas the abrasive material size decreases, the grit number increases. Coarse 60 grit sandpaper is almost pebble-like.  Medium sandpaper-like that is used on wood is 120 or 150 grit … read more

Digital Factories Are Learning To Listen

The following is a ’round table’ discussion with representatives of the ‘Audio Technology For Intelligent Production’ industry working group. “Why are smart microphones being used in factories?” “Are companies planning to eavesdrop on their workforce?” A clear “no” is the answer to the latter question from the ‘Audio Technology for Intelligent Production’ … read more

Metrology Drives Performance at Livernois Motorsports & Engineering

Livernois Motorsports & Engineering, Dearborn Heights, MI, provides engineering services, performance products, and niche vehicle design and manufacturing to the OEM and aftermarket automotive industry. Throughout the process of providing custom manufactured performance parts, service, and tuning, Livernois combines traditional experience and know-how with advanced measurement solutions from Verisurf Software … read more

5G-Based Industry 4.0 Precision Positioning Technology Sets New Bar

Nokia and Bosch have announced that they have jointly developed 5G based precision positioning technology intended for new Industry 4.0 use cases. The two have deployed the proof of concept in a Bosch production plant in Germany, where extensive tests under realistic manufacturing conditions have shown an accuracy within 50 cm … read more

Reverse Engineering Software Adds New Functionality

DREAMTNS has announced that its PointShape™ Design software is being developed faster and faster due to practical feedback received from end users. PointShape Design users are now able to use the 3D Helix feature which enables modeling items such as helical screws and gears with ease. The latest 1.3.4 version has additional new features  … read more

HOOPS 2023 Toolkits Deliver Improved Simulation, Analysis and Photo-Realism

Tech Soft 3D, provider of engineering software development toolkits, recently announces the release of the HOOPS 2023 industry-leading 3D software development toolkits (SDKs) that power world-class engineering applications across the globe and multiple industries … read more

Locator Software Adds Flexibility and Usability To Mobile Robotics

With Bosch Rexroth’s ROKIT Locator software, mobile robots can independently determine their position. Users no longer need expert knowledge or additional infrastructure to commission a mobile robot. Locator allows mobile robots to determine their position and orientation in any environment, simplifying the automation of intralogistics tasks … read more

Why Conventional Deep Learning Defect Inspection Model Is Broken

The conventional deep learning model is a supervised model. It takes months of time to develop and train the model before it is ready for the production line. In this article, Karina Odinaev, co-founder and CEO of Cortica and co-founder of artificial intelligence start-up Lean AI, explains why the conventional deep learning model is broken … read more

Gelsight Mobile Adds Tactile AI Toolbox & Surface Roughness Analysis

GelSight, a pioneer in tactile intelligence technology, has announced the release of its GelSight Mobile 3.2 software package, bringing significant new capabilities to GelSight Mobile systems. GelSight Mobile 3.2 digitizes tactile sensing for many new applications with an innovative set of new features that bring outdated, manual inspection … read more

Latest Flow 5.0 Software Provides Enhanced Level of Control Over 3D Printing Process

Velo3D, a leading metal additive manufacturing technology company for mission-critical parts, has announced the latest release of its Flow print preparation software. Flow 5.0 unlocks an array of new capabilities for engineers using Velo3D’s fully integrated solution including user-selectable core parameter sets that provide enhanced control over builds … read more

Towards 6G – AI Native Air Interface Being Explored

With research on the technology components for the future 6G wireless communication standard in full swing, the possibilities of an AI native air interface for 6G also are being explored. Rohde & Schwarz, working with NVIDIA, is taking a step forward from simulations to implementing artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) … read more

Tracking High-Performance Machine Vision Applications With Rotary Encoders

Increasingly, manufacturers rely on a growing array of machine vision systems to improve production throughput, product quality, and product traceability. These systems are integrated into both stationary manufacturing equipment and mobile platforms such as AGVs or AMRs. Common applications include positioning, identification, verification, measurement, and flaw detection … read more