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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – October 11th

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

3D Adhesive Bead Inspection Laser Sensor

Increasing demands for product quality and, as a result, high-quality adhesive bonds are becoming ever more important in the automotive industry. With RTVision.3d from QUISS, it is now possible not only to measure the width, position, and continuity of the bead application but also its height … read more

Vision Sensor with Built-in AI

The IV3 series of vision sensors with built-in artificial intelligence (AI) from Keyence provides flexibility for mistake and error-proofing in manufacturing. All settings, including illumination intensity, flash method, and exposure time, are automatically configured by the AI. The ideal imaging conditions can be derived for any environment or target conditions to … read more

Robotic System Makes Production Measurements Flexible and Scalable

The Marposs FlexiFeed robotic system comes from the need to make production feeds flexible and scalable, in order to adapt to product evolutions, and is able to maximize return on investment and adaptability over time. From production lines to quality control and packaging, it responds to various needs of application … read more

Autonomous Measuring Robot Project Independently Measures and Executes Measurement Plans

As a leading provider of innovative solutions in the field of inline measurement technology such as the new ZEISS AICell trace product category, which combines real-time process monitoring and metrologically traceable inline measurement technology in a single cell, ZEISS knows its customers’ requirements and their strategies through its active exchange … read more

Robotic 3D Scanning Research To Reduce Aircraft Assembly Cost

Researchers in Northern and Southern Ireland have created a compelling advanced prototype for Airbus using robotics and 3D scanning that could contribute to reducing the cost of aircraft assembly. Researchers included Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) and TEG with significant contributions from Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) and Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence … read more

XTURA Integrates Targetless Photogrammetry Scanner To KUKA Robot

Robots have been integrated with inspection systems for many years where automated repetitive inspection is required, typically in-line production environments. One of the historical challenges however for these combined technologies has been the lack of accuracy of the industrial robot. While industrial robot accuracy is absolutely fine for general assembly automation … read more

Twyn Augmented Reality Based Mobile Visual Inspection

Before components from suppliers get into production, incoming goods control must check and ensure the components’ quality. With Twyn, the German deep tech start-up Visometry has introduced a novel augmented reality based mobile inspection system to check components in real time. Visometry, the Germany based start-up known for its VisionLib (Augmented … read more

Importance of Flexibility In X-Ray CT Systems

Flexibility can be defined as the capability to change and to adapt to a challenging environment. Since X-ray CT, as a non-destructive technology, has been accessible for industrials in flaw detection, failure analysis, and measurement, there are many R&D, quality, or production departments in the industrial sector for which adaptation as … read more

Versatile Optical 3D Form Measurement Platform For Large Diameter Optical Surfaces

Taylor Hobson has announced the launch of its LUPHOScan 850 HD ultra-precision non-contact 3D surface form measurement system designed to perform measurements of rotationally symmetric surfaces such as aspheric lenses, spheres, flats and slight freeform optics. Key benefits of the profiler include fast measurement speeds and high flexibility with regard … read more

Inspection, Control and Documentation Of Carbon Fiber Race Car Components

It is well known that the technical and quality requirements in racing are very high. These concern the complete development, design, and production of all vehicle components that are installed in a racing car. Bräutigam GmbH based in Freiberg am Neckar, Germany, has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of racing … read more

Bespoke Shop-Floor CMM Solution Aids Inspection Efficiency

Mitutoyo Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs) cover practically all precision 3D measuring applications and are available in a wide range of sizes and accuracy classes. Further improving their effectiveness in more specialised areas, Mitutoyo are able to offer complete turnkey CMM systems, including  programming and bespoke fixturing. The recent installation of a comprehensive turnkey CMM solution at Tecomet in the UK … read more

Manufacturing With Machines That Learn From Defects

Increasing automation and the latest regulatory compliance requirements for fasteners have led manufacturers to reevaluate the 100% inspection and sorting concept, which in the production process is a key part to guarantee a reliable supply of high-quality products to customers. Like any sizable or complex manufacturing project, the production of mechanical … read more

Automatic Quality Assurance of Workpiece Machining Process

Siemens is expanding its Industrial Edge offering for machine tools with two new edge devices. In addition to the already available IPC227E, there is now the IPC127E, an entry-level device, and the IPC427E, the most powerful edge device for machine tools. The IPC127E serves as an entry-level solution to provide connectivity … read more

UMATI Demonstrate Global Machine Tool Data Connectivity at EMO Milan

At the EMO Milano 2021 exhibition umati have connected more than 50 machines from all over the world, almost half of them remotely using the updated umati dashboard. Connected via the standardized OPC UA for Machine Tools interface the presentation is part of an international program which the VDW is … read more