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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – May 16th

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

Kreon Debut New Onyx Portable Measuring Arm

Some 9 years after the launch of the first Ace measuring arm, Kreon unveiled at the recent Control exhibition its new Onyx measuring arm. With a completely new product architecture, the Onyx measuring arm is packed full of innovations. It manages the 3D acquisition … read more

Automated Paint Repair System Provides Precise Quality Control

ISRA has introducing an automatic paint repair system for plastic and sheet metal parts. The fully automated SSP system (Scan, Sand, Polish), developed by ISRA partner Accell GmbH, combines optical inspection using the leading-edge multi-mode LED technology of ISRA’s new PAINTSCAN compact sensor with sanding and polishing processes … read more

Getting Back In CONTROL

So, CONTROL 2022 is ‘in the books’. It was great to finally get out of the home office and see so many old physical and new virtual acquaintances, sharing stories, catching up on both business and personal news, and generally physically interact with fellow humans again … read more

Putting Trust In Artificial Intelligence

Companies often have a hard time with artificial intelligence. They are concerned that they will end up with a solution which is not always reliable – and therefore often continue to perform tasks, especially those of a complex nature, manually. Fraunhofer researchers have set themselves the goal … read more

HOMMEL ETAMIC Announced As Brand Name for Jenoptik Industrial Metrology

Jenoptik has announced that its industrial metrology portfolio will in future be presented under the familiar brand name HOMMEL ETAMIC with a new market appearance, enabling a more focused customer approach. HOMMEL ETAMIC offers complete metrology solutions for industrial manufacturing processes. The product portfolio remains unchanged … read more

ASME Launch Twinify Technologies to Provide Digital Twin Solutions

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Black & Veatch announced the launch of a new joint venture, Twinify Technologies LLC, to provide digital twin solutions serving clients in asset intensive industries … read more

Achieving Gage-Capable Process Control for High-Speed Precision Manufacturing

Solid, gage-proven metrology is an essential tool for process control across all industrial settings. A good measurement system enables manufacturers – ranging from factories that operate 24/7 and incorporate high-volume, high-end processes … read more

Google Cloud Launches Solutions To Aid Manufacturers Unify Data

Google Cloud recently announced the launch of Manufacturing Data Engine and Manufacturing Connect, two new solutions that enable manufacturers to connect historically siloed assets, process and standardize data, and improve visibility … read more

Renishaw Announce Substantial Revenue Increase

Renishaw has reported a substantial increase in revenue and profits for the first nine months of its 2022 financial year on good demand, leading to growth in all product lines. Renishaw recorded total revenue growth of 22% in the nine months to March 31 to £492.4 million … read more

DMG Mori Announce Record 1st Qtr Financial Results

DMG Mori has reported order intake rose to €861.6m, a 46% increase over the previous year €589.8) and sales revenue increased to €561m which represented a 33% increase over the previous year €421.6m) in the first quarter of 2022 … read more

‘Fitbit’ of Manufacturing Secures Additional Funding

FourJaw, whose manufacturing data analytics platform is unlocking five-fold increases in shop-floor productivity, has secured a second round of angel investment and Innovate UK funding worth £1m , to accelerate its growth and support high-value-added manufacturers … read more

Fictiv Raises $100 Million in Funding For On-Demand Manufacturing

Fictiv, a leader in high-quality, on-demand manufacturing, has announced the closing of a $100 million Series E funding round. The investment will advance Fictiv’s mission to accelerate product innovation with an expanded focus on decreasing supply chain risk through its best-in-category technology and product experience … read more

Connect to the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance

The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance will be presenting at the Hannover Fair 2022, from May 30 to June 2 (Hall 8, Booth C08), with the theme ‘Connect to the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance’. Whether an open community, an industry or technology company – the alliance will inform the trade fair … read more

Compact Video Microscope Provides Drastically Improved FOV For Inline Applications

Often used for research and inline manufacturing purposes, Mitutoyo microscopes and vision systems have been a cornerstone of the market for many years. Research and testing is something that is taken very seriously for good reason … read more