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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – November 16th

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

Industrial CT Enhancing Smart Manufacturing

Waygate Technologies (WT) traces its heritage in X-ray technology back to the times of Seifert whose name is still attached to some of their legacy products. Soon after Roentgen’s discovery of X-Rays in 1895, and imaged the bones in his wife’s hand – “I have seen my death” was her … read more

Absolute and Smart Inline Inspection is a Game Changer

We have witnessed in-line and at-line robotic measurement solutions gathering momentum over the past year with numerous solutions coming to market and supply companies being the subject of acquisitions. Metrology News sat down with ZEISS (Robert Wasilesky Global Key Account Manager – Automated Inspection) to gauge its views on the … read more

Precise White Light Scanning Measures Gears Fast

Whereas the initial development stages of optical metrology by Klingelnberg were focused on applications used primarily in the lab, the solution now available is systematically oriented toward series application of cylindrical gear measurement. The primary advantage here is greater efficiency through a reduction in measurement times of up to 40 … read more

3D Surround Scanner CMM Has No Moving Parts

Polyrix has released its Polyscan XM Surround Scanner solution. PolyScan XM is designed to measure parts up to 750mm combining 210 scanning units and bridges the gap between the company’s existing XS and XL models. The versatile measurement system is aimed at high precision applications with a volumetric accuracy of … read more

Extolling the Virtues of Shop Floor Inspection

Recently launched by Aberlink, the Extol is a shop floor hardened CMM that not only performs rapid, accurate and repeatable inspections in the most challenging environmental conditions, but boasts an incredibly compact footprint – allowing the CMM to be positioned where it is most needed, on the shop floor. To gauge performance and … read more

Multi-Sensor Portable Arm offers Blended Scanning Speed and Accuracy

A structured light scanner can take a highly-detailed image several metres across in an instant. So when Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence saw customers using its Absolute Arm systems to digitise larger workpieces, but finding the time required frustrating, it knew structured light scanning technology was the answer … read more

Best-Fit Assembly Uses Stationary-Mounted Sensors

inos G-Guide automated assembly and robot guidance solutions have been engineered to support the most complex and demanding applications in automotive vehicle assembly. Multiple paint colors, challenging materials and substrates and ever-tightening tolerances all fall within the capability and expertise of the inos systems … read more

New High Speed Video Measuring System For Quality Control

To measure components reliably and efficiently, whether in an inspection room or on the shop floor, Nikon Corporation in Japan has developed a new CNC video measuring system that provides unparalleled accuracy, repeatability and reliability. Also known as an optical co-ordinate measuring machine, the NEXIV VMZ-S3020 is perfect for automated … read more

Winner of Faro Quest to find Oldest Working Portable Arm CMM

FARO Technologies recently announced that Öhlins Racing, a pioneer in advanced suspension technology, is the winner of its ‘Oldest Working FaroArm in Europe’ contest. For 27 years, Öhlins Racing has put its 1993-era FARO Metrecom Arm to good use for dozens of years, demonstrating the durability and reliability of the FaroArm … read more

Laser Microscope’s Smart Features Empower Faster Workflows

To provide the high levels of accuracy and precision required for sub-micron 3D observation and surface roughness measurement, the Olympus LEXT OLS5100 laser microscope offers guaranteed accuracy and precision with smart features that make materials science experiment workflows faster and more efficient. Laser microscopes are essential equipment in manufacturing and quality … read more

Creaform Announce Vice-President of Operations

Creaform has announced that it has nominated Denis Daigle as Vice-President of Operations at Creaform, effective immediately. Denis will be responsible for overseeing all of the company’s operations with the rigour, foresight and management excellence he is renowned for. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA … read more

Manufacturing to Get Educated with Deep Learning

One of the most hotly discussed topics in the manufacturing world today is Industry 4.0. A broadly defined group of emerging innovations in industrial automation, IoT devices, deep learning, and data exchange, Industry 4.0 is set to deliver a myriad of benefits to the factory floor. Points of view differ … read more

Hexagon Inaugurates Preferred Supplier Partnership With ITER

Hexagon has announced a new preferred supplier agreement with the renowned ITER nuclear fusion research project based in southern France. Under the agreement, Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division will formally become the main avenue of metrology support for the project as it enters the key assembly stage … read more

New Report Finds Adoption of AI-Based Machine Vision Growing

Landing AI, an industrial AI company, and the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) have released a report that showcases new findings that relate to the state of AI-based machine vision. The survey covered a range of topics, including the level of adoption, benefits, and challenges of implementing AI-based visual inspection … read more

World Quality Report 2020-21 Released

The 12th edition of the World Quality Report 2020-21 (WQR), has been released by Capgemini, Sogeti, and Micro Focus, and shows the steady evolution of quality assurance (QA) from a backroom discipline to an integral part of wider enterprise digital transformation. Contributing to business growth and business outcomes was the … read more

Metrology – The Universal Language of Manufacturing

With all of the comments received through Linkedin over past days congratulating Metrology News on its 4th anniversary since launch, back in late 2016, we were reminded of just how international the readership of the Metrology News platform has become, and how we are all united with the common language … read more