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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – November 22nd

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

New System Combines Microscopy with Profilometry

Park Systems, manufacturer of Atomic Force Microscopes has announced the launch of Park NX-Hybrid WLI, the first fully integrated system that combines Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) with White Light Interferometer (WLI) profilometry.  White light interferometry (WLI) is a nondestructive, non-contact, optical technique used to generate 2D and 3D models of surfaces now … read more

Intelligent Inspection with MBD for Polygonal Meshes

Verisurf Software has announced the debut of its new 2022 version, the latest release of the popular universal measurement software for automated quality inspection and reporting, scanning, reverse engineering, and tool building. The new release builds on Verisurf’s advancements in performance, including the ability … read more

Vision Engineering Launches Compact Digital Microscope

Vision Engineering has announced the launch of VE Cam, a new, simple to use compact digital microscope for a wide range of applications. VE Cam is available in two variants with differing fields of view (FOV). VE Cam 50 (50mm FOV) & VE Cam 80 (80mm FOV) offer the power, speed … read more

High-Resolution Digital Inspection Solution Unveiled

ASH is unveiling its next generation of high-resolution digital inspection solutions at Productronica 2021. Inspex 4K is an advanced inspection solution which delivers four times the resolution of full HD inspection systems. Experience crystal clear ultra-high-definition video imaging allowing users to see more detail than ever before. A simple intuitive interface … read more

Groundbreaking New Class of Atomic Force Microscope

Park Systems, manufacturer of Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM) has announced the Park FX40, a groundbreaking autonomous atomic force microscope, infused with innovative robotics, intelligent learning features, safety mechanisms and AI based software and specialized add-ons. Park FX40 Atomic Force Microscope is the first AFM to autonomously execute all up-front set … read more

VCxray Presents New Universal X-Ray System

VisiConsults NDT division VCxray has launched a new product line during the ASNT Annual conference especially designed for production environments. At launch it comprises of two system types but will be expanded in the near future. The new product line stands out through its no-frills design for highest cost-benefits ratio … read more

CMM Achieves Nanometer Precision Measuring Complex Parts

When you need a measurement system for large and complex parts, that delivers nanometer accuracy in all three dimensions, the ISARA 400 offers a state-of-the-art solution. As an ultra precision coordinate measuring machine, it defines the standard for a generation. Based on core precision engineering principles, with the ISARA 400 users … read more

Non-Cartesian CMM Integrates CNC Machining With Process Control

Aberlink has extended its EXTOL Coordinate Measuring Machine, the world’s first CMM to utilize a delta mechanism, with the addition of the larger measuring volume 520 model. Designed for robustness and reliability, the Extol CMM will run around the clock making it ideal whether it is positioned next to a machine … read more

Quality Control Building Blocks For The Smart Factory

In the world of 3D metrology, a coordinate measuring machine (CMM) is a key investment for manufacturers to obtain 3D dimensional data in modeling and analytical applications. The vital needs to validate the dimensional and geometric accuracy and precision against GD&T profiles in the manufacturing and automotive industries cannot be … read more

Managing Data Abundance In Industry 4.0

“The ultimate purpose of collecting data is to provide a basis for action or a recommendation.” W. Edwards Deming The words of the great Deming are truer than ever in the Industry 4.0 paradigm, where data is the biggest driving force behind the large scale digital transformation of companies, to become … read more

Bar Code Identification With Best Recommendations From AI

Bar code readers are sensors used to identify goods and materials in production or logistics. They do so by detecting bar codes that meet one of a number of standards and then supplying the IDs of the bar codes to a superior system. When using these devices in  automated applications … read more

Dual-Head Sensor for Shadow-Free Scanning and Optimum Visibility

3D quality inspection and metrology sensor manufacturer, SmartRay, has developed a new solution designed to overcome the problem of shadowing in 3D scanning applications. The new Dual-Head ECCO 95+ models use a combination of SmartRay’s industry-leading cameras to ensure that all the target areas of a scanned object are inspected … read more

Digital Surf & Taylor Hobson Cooperate to Drive Roundness Metrology Forward

Digital Surf, provider of surface analysis software solutions and Taylor Hobson, leader in surface and form metrology, recently completed a new round of co-developments resulting in the release of an updated version of Metrology 4.0 software with the manufacturer’s brand new Talyrond 500 PRO, a powerful instrument for roundness metrology … read more

Hexagon Enables Big Ambitions for Directed Energy Deposition (DED) AM

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has revealed new developments that advance the application of Directed Energy Deposition (DED) technologies to industrial applications, including collaborations with printer manufacturers pro-beam, Sciaky, DM3D, Gefertec and Meltio. DED incorporates several metal 3D printing technologies used to produce parts … read more