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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – November 23rd

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

Optical Comb Technology Shines New Light on Measurement

XTIA in Japan claims its position as the first company in the world to bring the Nobel Prize winning optical comb technology to industrial measurement applications. XTIA is leveraging its coaxial measurement configuration to measure complex 3D geometries and at very high speeds … read more

High Accuracy In-Motion 3D Part Scanning Sensor

Photoneo has introduces a new technology that fundamentally reshapes the potential of 3D vision. With the MotionCam-3D sensor area reconstruction of 3D scenes in motion gets a new meaning – and users no longer need to compromise between quality and speed. … read more

Staying Competitive with Inline Quality Assurance

Quality assurance is often a source of pain for decision-makers in manufacturing companies – a necessary evil that generates high costs without helping to improve the speed of production. This was an issue that Helmut Häckl, managing director of Schabmüller Automobiltechnik, was all too familiar with … read more

Sensor Agnostic Robotic Inspection Cell Launched

EDM Intelligent Solutions (EDMIS), an authorized Fanuc robot system integrator, has introduced a flexible, easy to use solution for use in industrial metrology applications including dimensional measurement, surface finish inspection, complex geometry measurements and pass/fail production inspection … read more

Laser Tracker Integral to Mobile 5 Axis Smart Machining Processes

As smart factory processes have improved over the last two decades, machine tool designs and processes have remained largely static. Their accuracies and efficiencies have improved at regular intervals, but many manufacturers have taken an “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” approach to out-of-the-box to tool design and functionality … read more

Hexagon Launches Entry-Level Multisensor CMM

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence has released a new multisensor coordinate measuring machine (CMM) that facilitates smart manufacturing by providing a cost-effective entry point into automated measurement. Fully compatible with a range of Hexagon smart technologies, the OPTIV Lite 3.2.2 is a benchtop CMM designed to deliver a smooth transition from manual to … read more

Verisurf Software Improves Performance and Capabilities for FARO Arms

Verisurf Software has supported every FARO portable metrology device since its first industrial articulated arm in 1995, and the first FARO Laser Tracker SI introduced in 2002.  Verisurf continues this commitment of support by announcing enhanced software features for all FARO portable arms. By configuring any new or existing FARO portable … read more

Vision Engineering Expands LVC Video Measurement Range

Vision Engineering has broadened its range of ‘LVC’ automated video measurement systems with the addition of the LVC200, and higher specification ‘Plus’ variants. Ideal for measuring large components or multiple small components, quickly, easily and accurately, the LVC range offers faster measurement, high accuracy levels, and benefits from Vision Engineering’s … read more

5G Empowering Smart Factory Test

The capacity, reactivity and flexibility of 5G enables various new real-time use cases, including private wireless networks for smart factories. With 5G use cases creating demanding requirements for coverage, latency, and reliability, deployment can pose challenges for network planners and operators … read more

Optical 3D Measurement of Pin Geometry – New Trend in Press-Fit Technology

Frank Uibel, a long-time expert in the field of press-fit technology and active member of the IPC, recommends Bruker Alicona technology as a ‘fast, simple and accurate measuring tool’ for the geometric verification of press-fit zones. We wanted to know why and asked him the following questions … read more

Automated Inspection Plays Crucial Role in COVID Vaccine Production

Stevanato Group, a leading producer of glass primary packaging and provider of integrated capabilities for drug delivery systems has expanded its longstanding collaboration with Catalent, the US-based leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies, development, and manufacturing solutions for drugs, biologics, cell and gene therapies, and consumer health products … read more

Volume Graphics Creates Seamless Workflow from CT Scan to Full Statistical Analysis

Volume Graphics is now extending data export from its non-destructive testing and analysis software based on industrial computed tomography (CT) to the statistics software Q-DAS qs-STAT. This close cooperation between Volume Graphics and Q-DAS, which are now united under the roof of Hexagon takes automation to the next level: statistical … read more

Unlimited Measurement Range offered by Latest Calibration Software

New release of CARTO software provides unlimited measurement range for XM-60 multi-axis calibrator Renishaw has announced the latest release of its CARTO software suite for calibration products. CARTO 4.2 utilises dynamic data fit functionality to allow Renishaw’s XM-60 multi-axis calibrator to quickly capture and analyse data from linear axes of any length. XM-60 has become … read more

2021 International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition Cancelled

Mack Brooks Exhibitions has announced the postponement of EuroBLECH, which was scheduled to take place at the Hanover Exhibition Grounds in Germany from 9 to 12 March 2021. The next EuroBLECH, 26th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, will return to its normal event cycle … read more

New Spatial Release Enables Automatic Measurement Planning

Spatial Corp, a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes, has announces the production release of 2021 1.0. This release delivers new advances in automatic measurement planning utilizing 3D InterOp, improved robustness for manufacturing workflows for both CGM Modeler and 3D ACIS Modeler, as well as enhanced support for mesh-based data … read more

3D Scanning Seamlessly Measures Computer Keyboards

SmartRay has launched a new innovative single-scan solution for inspecting keyboard components. The keyboard is an essential external electronic input device for desktop, notebook and tablet computers. The components of a typical keyboard include the upper and lower covers, keycaps, trigger switches, circuit boards, wires and other materials … read more