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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – November 8th

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

Volumetric Error Compensation Improves Large Machine Accuracy By Over 50%

The tightest tolerances of military and civilian air and spacecraft cannot be hit by many machine tools as installed, and the designs of these crafts are only getting more complex and demanding as time goes on. Even if machine tools are levelled and squared at installation … read more

Printer Cartridge Manufacturer Takes Production Inspection In-Line With Optical CMM

With manufacturers needing to output large quantities of product and meet precise quality standards, the speed and accuracy of their coordinate measurement machine (CMM) plays an integral role in business. One large printer cartridge manufacturer selected CyberOptics’ SQ3000 Multi-Function system for CMM and component inspection, replacing a far less efficient traditional process … read more

Touch Probes Speed Machining Process of Induction Cookware

KUKMARA in Russia began producing cookware for induction stoves in 2017. When turning the bottoms of products containing stainless steel induction discs, the KUKMARA specialists came across a problem – the casting technology used at the company meant that the thickness of the bottoms of the products was inconsistent, which, with … read more

On-Machine Gauging System Provides Real-Time Tool Compensation

BLUM Bore gauges are used for fast and automatic measurement of bore features in machining centers and transfer lines. Specially designed for the harsh conditions in these machines, the IP67 rated systems are an effective solution for improving workpiece accuracy and machining productivity. The gauges offer extremely precise measuring results … read more

Robotic 3D Scanning Inspects Complex Aerospace Parts

Aerospace quality control workflows have greatly evolved over the past decade, due to the development of more complex parts, stricter tolerances, productivity pressures and challenges remain as to inspection efficiency. The reason? Inspection processes often serve as bottlenecks that prevent optimized throughput. An increasing number of aerospace part manufacturers and aircraft … read more

High Speed Production Scanner Offers 69 Laser Lines

The recent launch of the MetraSCAN 3D-R laser multi-line scanner by Creaform pushes 3D scanning boundaries for production part measurement applications to new levels enabling the measurement of hundreds of parts per day. Perfect for at-line inspection in mass production,  MetraSCAN 3D-R brings quality control … read more

Partnership To Drive Smart Manufacturing Adoption

Industry leaders SME, a non-profit professional association dedicated to advancing manufacturing, and CESMII – The Smart Manufacturing Institute, are partnering to drive smart manufacturing further and faster by aligning their resources and educating the industry, helping companies boost productivity, build a strong talent pipeline, and reduce manufacturers’ carbon footprint … read more

Portal For On-Demand Contract Inspection and Programming Services Launched

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced the launch of MyQuality, a new contract inspection and programming services portal for quality, manufacturing, and design engineers. Hexagon’s worldwide internal expertise in all things quality can now be leveraged to help customers maintain productivity as their business ebbs and flows … read more

The Apex of Quality for Carville

Following the recent launch of the advanced Crysta-Apex-V CNC Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) range, Mitutoyo UK has been enjoying high levels of sales of the new CMMs. In addition to sales made to new customers, Mitutoyo has been busy installing Crysta-Apex-V machines at the premises of existing users … read more

High-Energy CT as The Future for Additive Manufacturing

X-ray computed tomography (CT) as a non-destructive technique for imaging the internal structure of objects underwent significant technical and instrumental development at the turn of the millennium. This enabled its more significant use outside the medical environment and its expansion into industry. Today, CT is an indispensable tool for problem … read more

Reverse Engineering Impact Driver Body With Computed Tomography

Exact Metrology recently reverse engineered an impact driver body. Reverse engineering involves digitally deconstructing products to extract design information from them. Thus, users can determine how a part was designed so that it can be recreated. Although the process tends to imply that 3D scanning will be used solely for … read more

New Software Adds Powerful Digital Microscope Analytical Capabilities

The Olympus DSX1000 digital microscope has earned a reputation for exceptional image quality and ease of use. New DSX1000 software adds powerful measurement capabilities and usability upgrades to the digital microscope, making it a faster, more comprehensive inspection solution.  The DSX1000 digital microscope offers a series of simple-to-use … read more

Inspection Solutions Ensure End-To-End Glass Display Quality

Have you looked at a display today? There is a good chance you’ll answer this question with ‘YES’ – after all, touch screens and displays are all around us, whether on smartphones, coffee machines, ATMs, in our cars, or at our workplaces. Technologies for ever thinner displays … read more

Research Reveals Automakers Risk Being Overtaken By New Digital-Native EV Manufacturers

New research conducted by Wards Intelligence for Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division reveals that traditional carmakers are not prioritizing the adoption of ‘industry 4.0’ processes, and risk being blindsided by new market entrants. Big Tech and unicorn start-ups from Silicon Valley, the UK and China are disrupting the electric vehicles (EV) market … read more