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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – November 21st

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

Coaxial 3D Line Confocal Sensor Launched By Hypersen

Hypersen, a supplier of chromatic confocal technology, has announced the release its Coaxial 3D Line Confocal Sensor (HPS-LCX1000) for the global measurement & inspection market. The new sensor offers an effective and high-precision (0.1µm) 3D inspection solution to the measurement and defects detection problems in the fields of … read more

5G Edge Smart Sensors Control Production Processes

Smart sensors that are wirelessly attached to the component, improve the understanding and control of production processes so that processes can be flexibly monitored and adaptively controlled. What sounds like a far-off vision of the future is already being implemented by the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT … read more

Cobotic Thread Inspection Generates Aero Engine Digital Twin

Lufthansa Technik has automated the inspection of threaded inserts during the repair process of V2500 aero engine casings. The system was developed in partnership with Lufthansa Technik by The collaborative robot system detects different thread inserts on complex components with the help of a 3D.SurfEyes Midi sensor … read more

First Truly Wireless Mobile Infrared Camera Launched

Teledyne FLIR, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, has announced its FLIR ONE Edge Pro, a wireless thermal-visible camera for mobile devices. Unlike previous models, the reimagined FLIR ONE Edge Pro doesn’t need to be physically connected to its companion mobile device nor does it have separate models for specific operating … read more

An Inside Look at Drivers for Industry 4.0

Companies understand the promise of Industry 4.0: faster, smarter, more sustainable productivity. What’s hard is making that promise come true. Management thinker and ‘father of Industry 4.0’ Henrik von Scheel describes three key drivers for Industry 4.0 success: think value, not tech; think people … read more

RTLS Reshaping Post-Pandemic Manufacturing

You may have heard of Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) but many heads of industry are still ignorant to their benefits. As we head into 2023, it is becoming increasingly apparent that RTLS is a standard bearer for the Industry 4.0 revolution. Not only are these systems making a huge variety … read more

One Micron Matting Layer Ensures Optimum Delicate Scanning Results

A little trick for scanning small, very shiny components: thanks to an airbrush, the AESUB yellow scanning spray can reach into even the most delicate grooves or indentations. The 1 µm matting layer ensures optimum scanning results. To improve the measurement of filigree clockworks, delicate jewelry or tiny microchips … read more

New TENSOR Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope Unveiled

TESCAN ORSAY HOLDING a.s. has announced the revolutionary new TENSOR – the first 4D-scanning transmission electron microscope (4D-STEM) built from the ground up for a totally new level of performance and user experience. TENSOR is designed to address the needs of anyone with an interest in multimodal nano-characterization applications … read more

Development Reduces Part Distortion During Machining

Part distortion is a major cost factor in the production of metallic parts, especially in the case of large and thin-walled workpieces that play an important role in lightweight design or in aerospace. The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT in Aachen, Germany, together with partners, has now successfully developed … read more

Removing 3D Printing Guesswork With New Simulation Software

Markforged, strengthening manufacturing resiliency by enabling industrial production at the point of need, has announced the release of new Simulation features for its additive manufacturing software. Simulation is available as a free trial until April 2023, and the company expects to make the feature accessible through a paid subscription thereafter … read more

Additive Manufacturing Workflow Software Gets Smart Guidelines Engine

Authentise, a leader in data-driven engineering & manufacturing workflow tools, has released Guidelines, a major new rules engine that puts operators back at the heart of digital manufacturing. Guidelines is a new set of features accessible to users of aMES, Authentise’s end-to-end, connected workflow engine for additive manufacturing … read more

Agreement to Build Connected In-process AM Data Software

Sigma Additive Solutions, a developer of quality assurance software to the commercial 3D printing industry, has announced an agreement with Dyndrite, providers of the GPU-accelerated computation engine used to create next generation digital manufacturing hardware and software.  By expanding development of Printrite3D’s visualization … read more

Leica BLK2FLY Named a TIME’s Best Inventions of 2022

Hexagon AB has announced that the Leica BLK2FLY has been named one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2022. The BLK2FLY, recognised for its productivity and innovation, is the world’s first fully integrated autonomous flying laser scanner. It’s part of Hexagon’s BLK suite of autonomous reality capture sensors known for their speed … read more

Software Provides NVH Analysis For e-Drive Design

Low noise and minimum vibrations are key to quiet and efficient operation. Profound NVH analysis is the answer to optimize noise and acoustics in conjunction with reduced vibration behavior of vehicles and vehicle components such as electric drive train systems. KISSsoft offers the user the possibility to perform an NVH assessment … read more