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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – May 2nd

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

SMART 3D Scanning With LIDAR and Structured Light Scanners

The measurement service provider a3Ds from Germany specializes in optical measurements. Components of different sizes are measured automatically and without contact. a3Ds works with state-of-the-art equipment that is found in many production lines … read more

Tolerance Simulation Software Includes Effects of Thermal Expansion

Sigmetrix, experts in mechanical variation management, has announced their latest version of CETOL 6σ tolerance analysis software. CETOL 6σ is a powerful tolerance analysis software and was specifically developed to promote manufacturing efficiency … read more

8tree Expands Aircraft Damage-Mapping dentCHECK Usage

Horizon Air, a western US regional airline has begun using dentCHECK to enhance the efficiency and quality of its aircraft damage-mapping and reporting activities. “With dentCHECK, Horizon is able to quickly and accurately map dents … read more

Laser Optics Are Key To Recent Sustainable Energy Breakthrough

ZYGO Corporation holds a prominent position in the recent success in the area of laser fusion, which opens up the possibility of virtually unlimited supplies of low-carbon, low-radiation energy. The current reliance on fossil fuels has obvious implications for ecosystems … read more

AI-Based Optimization Software Automates and Digitizes To Provide Digital Thread

Middle River Aerostructure Systems (MRAS), a world-leading Aerospace Manufacturer for engine nacelles and aerostructures that was acquired by ST Engineering, has deployed Plataine’s AI-based optimization solution to automate and streamline … read more

Optical Sciences Researcher Dishes Up New Method For Measuring Radio Antennas

Joel Berkson, a third-year doctoral student in the University of Arizona James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences and Steward Observatory, has developed a new way for precisely measuring the surfaces of radio antenna, which are used to collect and focus radio waves … read more

Augmented Reality System Simplifies Microscope-Based Manufacturing

The SZX-AR1 augmented reality system easily retrofits to existing Olympus SZX series stereo microscopes to simplify complex microscope-based manufacturing tasks and simplify assembler training. Manuals, assembly instructions, images and instructional videos can be projected in the microscope’s field of view … read more

Agile Robots Receives $30M Funding From Foxconn Industrial Internet

Agile Robots, has announced that it has raised $30M (approximately €27.94M) in funding from China’s Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII). This is FII’s second strategic investment in Agile Robots. Prior to this, the company raised $220M in its Series C round of funding … read more

Faro Technologies Report First Quarter Financial Results

Faro Technologies has reported its first quarter 2022 financial result. Total sales were $76.7 million, in line with the prior year period; software sales, of $10.3M or 13% of revenue remained in line with the prior year period. Operating expenses for the period were reported at $48.2 million, compared to … read more

CyberOptics Report First Quarter Financial Results

CyberOptics Corporation has reported sales of $24.2 million for the first quarter of 2022 ended March 31, an increase of 37% from $17.7 million in the first quarter of 2021. Net income for the first quarter of 2022 was $3.6 million, an increase of 149% … read more

BMW Group Acquires Stake in Process Automation & Digital Twin Enabler

The BMW Group has acquired a stake in its partner Kinexon. The two companies have been working together for several years in order to advance the comprehensive digitalisation of the BMW Group production network … read more

iScan3D Hand-Held Metrology Grade 3D Scanner Provides Freedom-to-Measure

API is presenting its next generation of iScan3D Laser Scanner at the CONTROL exhibition featuring improved optics and blue crossed laser lines for fast and accurate metrology grade point cloud generation. iScan3D is the 3rd version of API’s metrology-grade scanner … read more

Verisurf Software Debuts New 2023 Release

Verisurf will be demonstrating Verisurf 2023 at Control. Verisurf 2023 continues to refine metrology workflows with added features designed to reduce time and improve the efficiency of automated quality inspection and reporting, scanning, reverse engineering, and tool building … read more

Ideal Platform For Surface Measurement Applications

The production of optical components in laser material processing, biotechnology, medical technology as well as semiconductor technology requires highly precise surface measurements including non-destructive quality assurance. According to manufacturer Aerotech, the SMP is the optimal multi-axis motion system for such applications … read more