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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – May 10th

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

More Transparent AI With Visual Analytics

Artificial intelligence (AI) provides the tools to mine big data. Wherever it is applied, it helps make people’s jobs and lives easier. But users have to be able to understand and control the way AI works and the grounds for its decisions. To make sure this is so, Dr. Liu … read more

Dashboard Analyses Quality Data Highlighting Production Trends

A new web-based dashboard enabling the rapid analysis of global quality data has been launched by Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division to help quality professionals easily identify trends in declining quality for parts and assemblies and investigate the issues relating to specific components, suppliers, projects, and locations. As quality-control processes at separate … read more

Cross-Platform High-Performance Portable Arm and Laser Tracker Blue Laser Scanner Launched

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced the launch of a ground-breaking new laser scanner. The Absolute Scanner AS1 pairs best-in-class accuracy and data quality with an automation-capable data collection speed of 1.2 million points per second and first-of-its-kind interoperability between portable arm and laser tracker systems. The AS1 is the ideal … read more

Measuring Cell Ensures Reliable Automated Aircraft Component Production

For the final assembly of the door frames, Airbus supplier Premium AEROTEC (PAG) required automated, reliable quality assurance for the measurement of components in final production at its Varel, Germany site. The components are required for door assembly in various aircraft types. The goal was to plan and implement a fully … read more

API Announces Worldwide Mitutoyo Reseller Agreement

Automated Precision, Inc (API) and Mitutoyo Corporation have announced a partnership to distribute API’s portable dimensional metrology equipment throughout Mitutoyo’s worldwide network. Production times and tolerances continue to grow tighter for manufacturers around the world, and their need for precise, portable measurement hardware and software has increased to meet this demand. … read more

SMARTTECH3D and Verisurf Software Announce Solution Partnership

Verisurf Software has partnered with SMARTTECH3D to offer metrology customers, worldwide, comprehensive end-to-end solutions for 3D scan-to-print, quality inspection and reporting, and reverse engineering to intelligent CAD. Under the partnership agreement SMARTTECH3D will offer complete 3D scanning solutions including SMARTTECH3D scanners, Verisurf software, installation, training, and technical support services. SMARTTECH3D color … read more

Metrology ‘Rocks’ with Digital Innovation Event

Starting on June 8th, ZEISS Innovation Rocks once again is providing customers the opportunity to experience new developments in industrial measuring technology in an engaging and interactive manner. In five live events, the spring edition of the innovative digital format will present the latest product launches through interactive shows and webinars … read more

Point Cloud Uncertainty in Optical Coordinate Metrology Event

Optical metrology is increasingly used on the production floor for surface and coordinate measurement, but the traceability and uncertainty infrastructure, something we almost take for granted with contact measurement methods, is missing. Why? Whilst it is relatively simple to understand and model the physical interaction of a contact probe tip … read more

Micro System Analyzer Provides Optical Characterization of Si-capped MEMS Dynamics

Visualization of dynamic response is key to testing and developing MEMS devices. This is indispensable for validating FE calculations and determining cross-talk effects. The new innovative and patented MSA-650 IRIS Micro System Analyzer from Polyga allows for measuring true MEMS dynamics by characterizing both in-plane and out-of-plane motions through silicon … read more

ZYGO Launches Large Format Inspection System Measures 3D Topography

ZYGO has announced the launch of the Nexview 650, a large format metrology system designed as an inspection tool for the automated measurement of injection molding tooling, PCBs, glass panels, and other samples requiring an extended work volume up to 650 x 650 mm. The system provides 2D and 3D … read more

3D Scanning Speeds Motor Sports Roll Gage Development

At the starting grid, race cars stand completely still, but their engines roar so loudly that spectators vibrate on their seats, impatient to see them storm the track. When the signal is given to start the race, drivers get their best jump on the green flag, eager to roam the … read more

Siemens Selects Tangent Works to Democratize IoT Data Analytics for MindSphere

Siemens Digital Industries Software has announced a partnership with Tangent Works to deliver simple-to-use artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to get more value from IoT data. The new AI for Everybody solution integrates the power of Tangent Works InstantML technology into MindSphere, the industrial IoT as a service solution from Siemens, to enable … read more