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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – May 17th

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

ZEISS To Acquire Capture 3D

ZEISS plans to expand its national coverage in the US for its Industrial Quality & Research segment by acquiring Capture 3D. Headquartered in Santa Ana, California, Capture 3D is the leading US partner for GOM 3D non-contact measuring solutions. With this acquisition customers will benefit from a seamless integrated experience to … read more

Industrial Automation 6DoF Alignment Data Capture

INSPHERE Ltd has announced the launch of a flagship new product that will create a step change in the productivity of industrial automation and generate process data to unlock the potential of a wide array of digital manufacturing technologies. IONA comprises a network of sensors and software that can simultaneously capture … read more

Reconfigurable 3D Cobotic Metrology System Launches

Xtura AB has announced the selection of Inovo Robotics’ modular collaborative robot for its flexible and reconfigurable solution for automated high-precision part inspection, targeting users in automotive, aerospace, heavy engineering, and other applications. The Xtura GigaBot automated 3D metrology and quality inspection solution is equipped with an integrated GigaScan Photogrammetry 3D … read more

No Buyer for Renishaw as Yet

According to an article published by Bloomberg Hexagon, Schneider Electric and Siemens have all decided against pursuing Renishaw. The article states that Renishaw is seeking commitments from any new owners on research and development spending as well as maintaining local, high-quality manufacturing and jobs. Renishaw spent 66.6 million pounds on … read more

Model-Based Enterprise as a Trigger to Digital Transformation

The lack of digital continuity in modern industrial world breaks down silos and leads to considerable communication gaps between different departments. Despite the evident benefits, digitalization still extends over a small range of businesses, while the rest of companies, especially small ones, continue … read more

Powerful Enhancements in Latest Volume Graphics’ Industrial CT Software

The latest version of Volume Graphics’ high-end CT data analysis software suite, version 3.5, brings enhanced capabilities to manufacturers looking for better ways to inspect parts and improve designs—however they are made. Particularly in the automotive, aerospace and defense industries, engineers exploring novel materials and manufacturing methods are increasingly turning to … read more

Intelligent Multi-Camera System Provides Quality Control of Vaccine Bottles

Combating the Covid-19 pandemic is at the top of the global agenda. Around the world, efforts are being made to supply the population with vaccine as quickly as possible. But providing around 8 billion doses – at least one for every person in the world – is no easy task. … read more

4D Technology Announces New Director of Sales and Marketing

4D Technology Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Onto Innovation Inc., announces that Robert “Bob” Wasilesky has been appointed as its Director of Sales and Marketing.  Mr. Wasilesky succeeds Stephen Martinek, one of the inaugural members of 4D Technology, who is retiring after eighteen years with 4D. Bob has served the industry … read more

No-Code Turnkey IIoT Platform for Connected Manufacturing

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and AI innovator Webee has announced Webee SmartFactory, its no-code, turnkey IIoT platform designed specifically for industrial manufacturing enterprises. It makes it possible to connect operations in minutes without the need for technical expertise and cuts industrial IoT deployment time from months to days. Coding-centric solutions … read more

Demanding Geometrical and Dimensional Tolerances Required ‘Vision of Quality’

UK based IXYS UK Westcode Ltd has been at the forefront of power semiconductor design since the early part of the 20th Century. With origins in the mid 1920’s, Westcode Semiconductors began life as part of the Westinghouse Brake & Signal Company, making copper oxide based semiconductors. Manufacturing commenced at … read more

BMW Takes Virtual Factory Planning to the Next Level

The BMW Group and NVIDIA are generating a completely new approach to planning highly complex manufacturing systems – with the Omniverse platform. The virtual factory planning tool integrates a range of planning data and applications and allows real-time collaboration with unrestricted compatibility. As industry leaders, the BMW Group and NVIDIA … read more

Machine Tool Probing Increases FMS Productivity 60%

One of Trevisan’s longest-standing clients, a multinational provider of valves for the oil and gas sector, invited Trevisan to provide a flexible manufacturing system (FMS) that could produce valves with high precision and productivity, with minimal manual intervention. Trevisan turned to an array of Renishaw machine tool measurement solutions to … read more