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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – March 8th

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

Investigation Announced Into Potential Sale of Renishaw

Renishaw has announced that Sir David McMurtry and John Deer, Executive Chairman and Non-Executive Deputy Chairman, respectively (together, the “Founders”) have indicated to the Board their intention to sell their very substantial shareholdings in Renishaw. Together, the Founders (and certain persons connected with them) own approximately 53% of the issued … read more

Creaform Releases HandySCAN 3D | SILVER Line-Up

Creaform has announced the latest addition to its HandySCAN 3D line-up offer, the SILVER series. With more than 5000 users already, this proven, trusted and patented technology is the industry standard in portable metrology-grade 3D scanners. It will now be available at an accessible price for professionals looking to grow … read more

Surface Finish Measurement Smooths Part Inspection Logistics

Surface finish measurement has traditionally involved the use of hand‑held sensors or has required for the part to be moved onto a dedicated measuring machine. The Renishaw REVO multisensor system changes this by making surface finish inspection an integral part of the CMM measurement and enabling users to switch between … read more

Multisensor CMM Drives Dimensional Inspection of eDrive Housings

The increasingly integrated design of electric vehicle motors, power electronics and drivetrains is placing new demands on the quality inspection of eDrive housings. Many electric vehicle designs today integrate the electric motor, power electronics and drivetrain components within a single housing unit. This new kind of a combined electric axle drive, sometimes … read more

ZEISS Receives Award for New Michigan Quality Excellence Center

The interconnectivity of quality inspection equipment with the infrastructure of modern smart factory environments is becoming increasingly critical. ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions opened its Wixom, Michigan Quality Excellence Center to demonstrate that interconnectivity with a modern work environment and state-of-the-art setting enhances insight into quality assurance for customers … read more

Precision Manufacturer Integrates Inspection Programming Digitalizing Production Operations

C-Mill is a leading technology and services firm in the cutting production of complex parts for the medical technology, watch, fluid systems, aerospace and technology markets. The firm provides manufacturing advice to customers in the early stages of product development, and for those performing high precision production of complex parts … read more

Disappearing 3D Scanning Spray now Available for Spray Systems

A sublimating scanning spray has been made available for use with all spray systems such as airbrush, spray guns or with the mobile ATTBLIME spray system with 230V connection. A recommended maximum nozzle size of 0.75 mm provides an efficiency of around 50 ml per square meter … read more

Portable Measurement Arm Inspects Large Volume

RPS Metrology R-EVO TITANIUM portable arm CMM offers a measurement volume of up to 9.0m diameter providing manufacturers the opportunity to easily inspect large parts, directly on the manufacturing floor. The R-EVO TITANIUM portable arm CMM improves quality, while saving part transportation costs, and delayed rectification of out-of-tolerance parts … read more

Color Table For CAD-Supported Tolerance Transmission Developed

In order to avoid repeated errors caused by the existence of too many different color table in CAD models ISTMA member VDWF (Germany) started the ‘Color Table Working Group. in the Spring of 2019. Working together, a group of industry experts has developed the guideline to standardize color coded CAD-supported … read more

CMM provides ‘Pure Precision’ to Formulae 1 Supplier

Located in the traditional heartland of UK manufacturing, A&M EDM Ltd. is one of the country’s largest and technically able EDM manufacturing companies. Specialising in EDM wire and spark erosion since 2002, A&M can handle components of all sizes and thanks to the company’s use of linear drive technology it … read more

Digital X-ray and CT Inspection Collaboration

In a first of its kind in European aerospace Testia’s and Airbus’ joint digital X-ray and CT (Computed Tomography) center in Bremen, Germany. provides cutting edge technology and economic solutions for the quality insurance of current and future materials and structures. The facilities at EcoMaT Bremen include machines for CT Inspection, conventional … read more

Cobotic Inspection Solution Automates Manufacturing Measurements

Italian CMM manufacturer Fratelli Rotondi has announced a partnership with Homberger Robotica – the Italian technical partner of DOOSAN robotics for collaborative robot applications. Fratelli Rotondi has a long-standing experience in measuring technologies and started working in 2020 with DOOSAN Robotics developing applications in the metrology sector starting with part loading … read more

3D Vision Sensor for Robot Arms Launched

OMRON Corporation announced the release of its new FH-SMD Series 3D Vision Sensor. The FH-SMD Series can be mounted on a robot to recognize randomly placed automotive parts in three dimensions, enabling space-saving assembly, inspection, and pick & place, which are difficult with conventional robots, and improving productivity … read more

Motorized Digital Turret Assembly Accurately Positions Lenses

The c-vision Lite from OGP has a new and exclusive feature in the form of a motorized Digital Turret Assembly which utilizes a new method to more accurately position lenses which does not use mechanical detents. Unlike turrets that rely on detents to position lenses, this new method allows bidirectional repeatability … read more