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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – May 24th

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

Imaging Metrology Solutions offer 61 Megapixels Resolution

Radiant Vision Systems, a provider of image-based light and color measurement solutions, has announced three new high-resolution models in its line of ProMetric Imaging Colorimeters and Photometers. New ProMetric systems extend the resolution range of Radiant’s imaging solutions up to 61 megapixels (61MP), adding the ProMetric Y45 and Y61 Imaging Photometers for … read more

Verisurf 2021 Software Released

Verisurf Software has announced its new Verisurf 2021 release. More than 25-years ago, Verisurf was the first company to develop PC-based software that could compare physical part measurements to the surface of a CAD model. Today, Verisurf continues to lead the way with its latest release of Verisurf 2021 … read more

Zebra Introduce Flexible Machine Vision and Fixed Scanning Solutions

Zebra Technologies Corporation has announced it has entered the fixed industrial scanning (FIS) and machine vision (MV) markets with a new portfolio of solutions that enable track and trace capabilities and quality inspection of manufacturing work in process. Zebra’s suite of machine vision smart cameras and fixed industrial scanners is unlocked by Zebra Aurora … read more

Environment-Resistant Digital Linear Gage Launched

Mitutoyo has announced the release of its new LG100 Series Linear Gages and EJ Counters and to its lineup of metrology products. The LG100 Series Linear Gages are designed to be used inline or in measurement cells, enabling real-time measurement and data management in any type of work environment … read more

Laser Tracker Aligns Complex Commercial Vehicles Alignment Machines

Commercial vehicle manufacturers are facing increasing demand, more complex designs and features, and the toughest emissions standards in history. Today’s vehicles need to be made faster, while meeting performance demands that were unthinkable even 20 years ago. And nowhere is this more true than with the complex wheel and axel … read more

‘Metrology Meets Production’ Virtual Event

Seventeen lectures by 21 international speakers from Germany, UK, US, Switzerland, Austria, and France – this is the setting of Bruker Alicona´s first TechDays, June 15th – 17th. Over 3 days, the virtual event will offer a versatile spectrum of topics by international speakers who will discuss trends … read more

Enhancing Efficiency of Turbine Blade Manufacturing with Computer Vision

To lead the green energy revolution, Siemens Gamesa aims to boost capacity, but manual processes led to errors that slowed turbine blade production. To accelerate manufacturing, Siemens Gamesa has partnered with IBM Services to create a machine learning (ML) solution on Microsoft Azure using a laser grid to show exactly where to place … read more

Faster and More Precise Measurement of Optically Rough Surfaces

While the laser light is reflected back to the photodetector without loss on optically smooth surfaces, measurement surfaces are usually optically rough in practice, which can lead to broadband noise and unwanted signal dropouts. This is precisely where the patented QTec technology from Polytec comes in, as it significantly improves … read more

3D Scanner offers Precise Color Digitalization of Artifacts

SMARTTECH has been designing and manufacturing 3D scanners for 20 years and has now developed a new scanner which the company claims is the answer to the unique needs of the archeological and musicological field. The SMARTTECH MICRON3D color 18 MP has a temperature-resistant carbon-fiber casing and replaceable dust filters … read more

Progress Report – Standardization Roadmap For Additive Manufacturing

America Makes and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has announced the availability of a Gaps Progress Report tracking efforts by standards developing organizations (SDOs) and others to address the gaps identified in the Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing (version 2.0, June 2018), published by the America Makes and ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative (AMSC) … read more

ZEISS Reports Successful Start to Year

The ZEISS Group had a successful end to the first six months of fiscal year 2020/21 (ended 31 March 2021). It saw its revenue rise by 6 percent (adjusted for currency fluctuations, by 9 percent) to 3.406 billion euros (previous year: 3.213 billion euros) … read more

Portable Measuring Arm Improves Processes and Capabilities

Hyster-Yale designs, engineers, manufactures, markets and services a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally primarily under the Hyster and Yale brand names. The group has been building relationships and partnering with customers, suppliers, dealers and employees for … read more