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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – May 1st

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

Productive Machines Raises £2.2m Seed Round For Machine Tool AI

Productive Machines, an artificial intelligence (AI) startup from The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), has announced that it has raised £2.2 million in Seed funding to make its advanced machine tool process optimisation technology available … read more

Strategic Partnership To Facilitate Additive Manufacturing Adoption

Oqton, a software provider helping manufacturers increase innovation and efficiency by intelligently automating production, has announced it has entered a partnership with CASTOR, the creator of an automated software product that helps companies identify opportunities for additive manufacturing (AM) … read more

Snowflake Launches Manufacturing Data Cloud To Power Smart Manufacturing

Snowflake recently announced the launch of the Manufacturing Data Cloud, which enables companies in automotive, technology, energy, and industrial sectors to unlock the value of their critical siloed industrial data by leveraging Snowflake’s data platform, Snowflake and partner-delivered solutions, and industry-specific datasets … read more

New 3D Printer Prints Parts Fifteen Times Faster

Impossible Objects, takes its revolutionary CBAM composite 3D printing process to the next level with the announcement of the CBAM 25 machine, which will be unveiled at the RAPID +TCT tradeshow in Chicago next month. Printing fifteen times faster than the fastest competition, the CBAM 25 brings 3D printing into … read more

The New Language of Smart Manufacturing

Conventional concepts from manufacturing industry are increasingly being pushed to their limits. This is often due to a combination of current challenges like volatile markets, supply crises and rising energy prices. Researchers at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft have developed an innovative production architecture … read more

Control Expo 2023 Preview Number 3

With the most important event in the exhibition calendar for Quality Control and Metrology equipment and services suppliers fast approaching we publish the 3rd in a series of preview articles highlighting a few of the many new and innovative solutions that will be showcased at the Control Exhibition May 9 – 12 … read more

PI Develop Magnetic Levitation Linear Stage with 6DOF Control

PI, manufacturer of nanopositioning equipment and air bearing stages, has developed a high-precision, maglev-based technology demonstrator. Magnetic levitation is a frictionless motion technology that employs magnetic fields to levitate and propel objects. MagLev technology is used in various applications … read more

Innovative Technology To Revolutionize 3D Measurement

A combination of Pulse Ranging Technology (PRT) with MEMS technology enables high-resolution 3D point clouds. From industrial automation to autonomous vehicles to care robots, mastering the challenges of the future will require powerful 3D sensors that capture their surroundings quickly, comprehensively, and with millimeter precision … read more

Renishaw Supports Digital Factory To Advance Future of Manufacturing

To showcase how Scottish manufacturers can use advanced technologies such as additive manufacturing (AM) to improve their processes, global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, has joined the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS). This institute brings together industry, academia and the public sector … read more

North Star Imaging Unveils 9MEV High Energy X-Ray System In Florida

North Star Imaging (NSI) recently opened an X-ray Inspection Services Laboratory in Orlando, Florida. The facility houses a vault with a 9 Million Electron Volt (MeV) high energy CT X-ray system capable of scanning very large dense parts used in aerospace and aviation. Typical inspections include internal measurements … read more

x-3Dsurface Provides Commercial Vehicles Chassis Geometry Measurement

The great diversity of models, the high variability of track widths and wheels, and an ever-increasing number of driver assistance systems mean that commercial vehicle production requires increasing flexibility for measuring and adjusting chassis geometry at the end of the line. To meet these requirements, the test engineering … read more

Matterport Revolutionizes Facility Monitoring With Immersive Digital Twins

Matterport has announced the general availability of new integrations with AWS IoT TwinMaker, enabling enterprise customers to seamlessly connect Internet of Things (IoT) data into visually immersive and dimensionally accurate Matterport digital twins. AWS IoT TwinMaker is a solution from Amazon Web Services that makes it easier …read more