‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – May 18th

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



ScanCobot Provides Easy Entry Into Automated 3D Measurement

For the first time, the 3D metrology specialist GOM introduces a mobile measuring station with a collaborative robot. Equipped with a motorized rotation table and powerful software, including a virtual measuring room, GOM ScanCobot offers an easy entry into automated 3D measurement technology. The measuring station is combined with GOM’s … read more

Metrology Executive Joins ECM – Global Measurement Solutions

ECM – Global Measurement Solutions has announced that Pete Edmonds will be joining the privately-owned, global, metrology services company as Vice President of Business Development effective May 2020. Pete Edmonds will be joining ECM from FARO Technologies, where he spent the last two decades climbing the ranks from Senior Account Manager … read more

Simplified CT Solution Negates Specialized X-Ray Knowledge

Yxlon International has launched a completely new operating concept with its innovative YXLON UX20 universal x-ray and CT system. Specialized x-ray knowledge is no longer mandatory. Now, even untrained personnel can easily achieve optimal inspection results. This is made possible by the award winning YXLON Geminy software platform, which combines … read more

Making Sound Visible Leads To Improved Products

Acoustic cameras are widely regarded as powerful tools for the localization of unwanted noise in products and processes. Engineers from product development, manufacturing and maintenance who are blessed with having access to such technology, appreciate the added value of visual information for implementing highly effective technical solutions. In addition, engineering … read more

Wenzel Extend Shop-Floor CMM Measuring Range

Wenzel has launched a new, large measuring volume, shop-floor coordinate measuring machine (CMM) with a measuring volume of 1200 mm x 1500 mm x 1000 mm. The new SF1210 model is stated to be Wenzel’s answer to the trend of bringing metrology closer to production when measuring larger parts. The … read more

 

New Airbus Manufacturing Milling Centre Installs Robotic Scanning Units

Airbus has opened a new Manufacturing Milling Centre (MMC) in Hamburg at its Finkenwerder site, following a year of construction. Brighter, more ergonomic, more interconnected than the previous facility, all processes for the production of wing corner fittings and special parts production for structural assembly are now located under one roof, … read more

Robot-Based Optical Inspection System Offers 80% Process Savings

AutoInspect is a robot-based optical system, from 3D.Aero, equipped with high end sensor technology and intelligent algorithms that enables the digitization of crack inspection operations with the highest precision. The system combines robotics, white light interferometry (WLI) technology for precise surface measurement and artificial intelligence for smart defect classification. This allows … read more

High-Precision System Enables Real Time 3D Part Inspection

Conventional measurement systems such as coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) are typically utilized for quality control in various industries. Most traditional contact based inspection systems are characterized by long measurement cycle times. Changeovers to measure other parts and the attendant programming also add to the delay. Further, contact based measurement technologies … read more

ITER’s Reliance On Laser Tracker Metrology

Over the next four years, ITER components arriving from hundreds of factories on three continents will have to come together very precisely, to submillimetre accuracy, in some cases. To achieve this level of precision, an expert team of metrologists is needed. John Villanueva is one of the experts of the ITER … read more

3D Scanning Unlocks Mountain Bike Data

Pinkbike, the world’s largest mountain bike community and a first reference in mountain bike, called upon the services of Creaform, who teamed up to undertake a suspension analysis journey for the benefit of users and readers from around the globe. Their latest blog series, led by engineer-slash-rider Dan Roberts, is … read more

 

Sweet Sound of X-Ray CT Scanning Creates An Epilogue

Nikon Metrology was contracted to perform a CT scan on a treasured 18th-century Venetian violin from the Oberlin Violin Makers Foundation. With Nikon’s advanced non-destructive technology, the violin was able to be imaged from all angles, helping today’s music makers understand how these magnificent instruments were created hundreds of years … read more

Robust Large-Scale 3D Data Management Solution Facilitates Digital Collaboration

InnovMetric Software Inc. announced the 2020 release of PolyWorks|DataLoop™, a major upgrade to its data management and digital connectivity solution. Featuring a redesigned architecture based on the industry standard Microsoft SQL Server, PolyWorks|DataLoop 2020 provides a robust and scalable 3D measurement data management solution that optimally handles the vast amount … read more

Automated Ballooning Software Provides Reporting Productivity

Level 3 Inspection LLC , a service provider of Computer Aided  Inspection (CAI) and dimensional layouts from high-accuracy 3D scanning has launched a new software application, L3I Dimensions, to integrate and automate the dimensional inspection and reporting process. This software application is optimized to meet the quick turnaround times needed … read more

Laser Interferometry – An Enabling Technology For Optimized Automated Manufacturing

Author: Tyler Steele Product Manager Laser Interferometer Products, Zygo Corporation Precision Beryllium mirror manufacturer, Cambridge Technology, explains how the use of best-in-class interferometry hardware and software solutions has streamlined its manufacturing processes and added efficiencies as well as time and cost-savings across the company. Technological advances over recent years have elevated metrology … read more

Eyepiece-Less Microscope Allow Use With Safety Glasses and Masks

As COVID-19 stay-at-home and lock-down restrictions are being lifted and employees return to work, companies face the challenge of keeping employees safe in the workplace without interrupting inspection processes and productivity. Invariably the old ways of working must be modified and in many cases equipment adapted to meet the new heath … read more

 

 

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