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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – November 15th

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

Renishaw Announces Expanded CMM Software Offering with Verisurf

Renishaw has entered into an agreement with Verisurf Software allowing companies in North America to access Verisurf coordinate measuring machine (CMM) software from Renishaw. With an emphasis on the popular Verisurf CMM Programming and Inspection Suite, the agreement enables companies to benefit from Renishaw’s advanced inspection technologies, including the REVO 5‑axis … read more

Achieving The Data-Driven Lights-Out Factory of The Future

As soon as a manufacturing company employs digital tools of any kind – from CAD/CAM, PLM and simulation systems before production through to sensors at the end of the manufacturing line – it begins to generate data, and lots of it. Today’s automotive plant might generate 20 gigabytes (or more) … read more

Aerospace Company Tests Use of AI in Quality Assurance

The aviation supplier PFW Aerospace, a subsidiary of the French company Hutchinson, is testing the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to ensure high quality standards in non-destructive material testing. An optimized economic efficiency in quality assessment tasks is targeted. As part of a pilot program, VisiConsult, a market leader for … read more

ZEISS Introduce Compact and Robust VoluMax 9 Titan Computed Tomography System

The ZEISS VoluMax 9 titan is a 450 kV computed tomography system that blends compact design with robust performance. This easy-to-use machine enables sharp X-ray scans of large and dense parts such as battery modules for quick and precise quality assurance … read more

ZEISS and EOS Collaborate In Metal Powder Bed In-Process Monitoring

ZEISS and EOS, a leading supplier for responsible manufacturing solutions via industrial 3D printing technology, have declared their intent to jointly integrate and market the ZEISS AM in-process monitoring for in-situ surveillance of the powder bed for industrial 3D printing with metals. A uniformly distributed powder bed is essential for a … read more

Bigrep and Teton Simulation Partner To Integrate SmartSlice Into Large Format 3D Printing

BigRep, a leader in large-format 3D printing solutions, and Teton Simulation, the creators of SmartSlice technology, have partnered to bring the benefits of performance requirements-based validation and print parameter optimization to industrial large-format prints. “We are excited to work with Teton Simulation and explore the possibilities of their advanced FEM technology,” … read more

5-Axis Machining and Metrology – A Perfect Productivity Match

“Our roots are in racing, and we are driven to win.  This breeds performance, focus, drive, and quality, which is what makes us the best in the world at what we do.” Erick Ellstrom, President and CEO, Five-Axis Industries Five-Axis Industries and sister company Ellstrom Racing trace their roots back to … read more

Machine Set-up Time Reduced by 50 Percent with Machine Calibration Solutions

A well-established manufacturer of heavy and ultra-heavy lathes and heavy mills based in Spain, BOST Machine Tools Company (BOST) was founded in 1972 as Talleres Bost, performing retrofitting services for lathes. Since 1987, BOST has been providing clients with comprehensive design, manufacturing, and installation services for newly built machine tools … read more

Optical Alignment Manufacturing System for Opto-Electronic Innovations Launched

Kasai’s, a supplier of active alignment, assembly and test of optical devices, has announced the introduction of its Pixid 700 platform designed for optical devices with complex light paths that require multi-channel, multi-directional and multi-lens alignment. The novel optical alignment manufacturing system introduces a new paradigm in active alignment … read more

European Parliament Backs Metrology Partnership Within Horizon Europe

The scheme, informally agreed with the European Council of Ministers, aims to develop, by 2030, new research capabilities for achieving the twin ecological and digital transitions. The partnership on metrology, the science of measurement, also aims to support sales of new innovative products and services through the use and adoption of … read more

Machine Vision for Inline Quality Control Based on CAD

Computer vision based quality control has become a powerful and productive method in particular for complex inline production processes. Thereby, often problems have to be solved as “Is part ‘X’ exactly placed as specified in the CAD?” or “Are all components of an assembled structure considered or are some elements … read more

CAD Model Grading For Multi-Material 3D Printing

The use of locally varied (graded) materials allows components to be better designed and constructed for their intended purpose, for example by means of multi-material 3D printing. Providing CAD models with locally varying properties is difficult and time-consuming. For this reason, researchers at Fraunhofer IGD have developed … read more

Optimizing Airbag Inflator Final Inspection With Intelligent Software

Fraunhofer IGD has developed the AEOLIA software package for the optical final inspection of airbag inflators, thereby economizing on time and effort in the quality management process. It is now being used at ZF Airbag Germany GmbH and is currently being rolled out at other locations worldwide. Well over 100,000 airbag … read more

VisiConsult To Unveil NDT Future At ASNT Annual Conference

Industrial X-ray solutions provider, VisiConsult, has announced that it will exhibit at the ASNT Annual Conference, the largest NDT event of the year, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. This time it will be particularly exciting for visitors who will get a glimpse into the future of NDT. “During this year we have … read more