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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – November 28th

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

Data Driven World Demands New Definition Standards

At a recent meeting of scientists meeting in Versailles, Paris a decision was taken to expand the world’s measuring unit systems for the first time this century. Rapid scientific advances and vast worldwide data storage on the web, in smartphones and in the cloud mean … read more

Cobot Arm Integrates Smart Vision and AI

Techman Robot has announced the introduction of its TM AI Cobot series. AI Cobot is a Collaborative Robot, which combines a powerful and precise robot arm with native AI inferencing engine and smart vision system in a complete package, ready for deployment in factories … read more

Smart Manufacturing Learning System Introduced

To satisfy the growing demand for hands-on learning in Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 technologies, CESMII, the Smart Manufacturing Institute, has partnered with Amatrol to offer the Smart Manufacturing Learning System (SMLS). The self-contained workstation combines hardware, industrial software, and in-depth exercises to educate learners … read more

Edge AI Drives Smart Device Based Data Processing

Today, in everyday life, digital helpers such as smart apps think for themselves and are already firmly integrated. Currently, however, the processing of data is mostly done on large, external servers. Embedded artificial intelligence (edge AI) is set to change this and enable the processing of data and algorithms directly … read more

The Digital Twin – Evolution of a Key Concept of Industry 4.0

The digital twin is the foundation for industrial digitalization efforts, delivering real-time insights, accurate forecasting, and intelligent decision-making. In the almost two decades since the term was invented, industry – and the world – have changed dramatically. So what’s next for digital twin technology? Johan Krebbers, IT Strategist at Cognite, summarized … read more

Additive Manufacturing – Shaping The Future of Manufacturing

For four days recently, Formnext 2022 turned host city Frankfurt, Germany into the global capital of industrial 3D printing. And this year’s exhibition was very much in tune with the times. As the coronavirus pandemic continues and new political and economic challenges emerge as a result, additive manufacturing can play … read more

Short Cycle Time Challenges For Inline Inspection

An automotive cockpits company specializing in their development and assembly, operating in over 20 locations in more than 10 countries, supplies more than 5 million cockpits units per annum to its national and international customers. In fact, all leading car manufacturers figure among customers … read more

New Fan Air Nozzle For Camera Enclosures

Camera applications in dirty industrial environments require appropriate devices to keep the windows of protective enclosures free from dust, moisture and oily substances. Pneumatic devices from autoVimation such as wind curtains, protective flaps and air nozzles have proven themselves to be efficient protection methods against window contamination that impairs vision … read more

New Videoscope Designed for Wind Power Makes Gearbox Inspections Faster

Wind turbine gearbox inspections take place in cramped quarters, so inspection tools must be compact and effective. Designed specifically for these challenges, the IPLEX G Lite-W videoscope combines portability with powerful imaging features packed into a small, ergonomic form factor. It enables users to visually inspect inside a wind turbine … read more

AI-Powered Robotic Vision Integrated Into Universal Robots’ UR+ Ecosystem

Apera AI has announced the integration of its AI-powered robotic vision into the Universal Robots’ UR+ ecosystem. The Vue robotic vision software adds powerful bin picking, assembly, packaging, and machine tending capabilities to UR cobots. Apera AI’s Vue robotic vision software is now available on the UR+ ecosystem offered by Universal Robots … read more

Manufacturing Metrology Specialist Celebrates 20 Years Since ‘Eureka Moment’

2022 marks an exciting milestone for manufacturing metrology specialist MSP as the company celebrates 20 years in business. Over the past two decades, MSP has contributed to the advancement of the CNC manufacturing industry through the creation of its innovative metrology and automation tools. MSP was founded in 2002 … read more

MakerVerse and Zeiss Showcase Industrial AM Quality Assurance

MakerVerse and Zeiss showcased at the recent Formnext Expo a range of dimensional, surface and material property-related inspection reports available to users of the MakerVerse platform. MakerVerse offers an Additive Manufacturing platform for sourcing industrial-grade parts on demand, and now includes Zeiss’s metrology technology … read more

Acquisition To Realize Key Part of PTC’s Closed-Loop PLM Strategy

PTC has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ServiceMax for approximately $1.46 billion in cash on a debt-free, cash-free basis from an entity majority owned by Silver Lake. ServiceMax is a recognized leader in cloud-native, product-centric field service management (FSM) software … read more

Shift to Hybrid Additive Manufacturing Driving Competitive Advantage

Essentium, a leading innovator of industrial additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, recently announced the first in a series of findings from independent global research on the current and future use of industrial 3D printing. The fifth annual study reveals that the use of large-scale AM has more than doubled … read more