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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – October 17th

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

Fast & Flexible Production 3D Inspection

Dimensional inspection of large, geometrically complex components, such as aluminum die-cast components for the automotive industry, have so far only been able to be validly measured with great effort. Measurement in the measuring room requires a corresponding capacity and is time-consuming … read more

Challenges Manufacturers Face With PCB Inspection

The ever-increasing development pace and diversity of electronic appliances means increasing production challenges in printed circuit board assembly (PCBA), a complex process that involves numerous component suppliers, sophisticated assembly machines and manual labour. In addition, the miniaturisation and growing complexity of printed circuit boards (PCBs) and the derived assembly work … read more

Pagani Automobile Uses 3D Scanners To Optimize Manufacturing and Quality Control

Pagani’s Hypercars are built to perfection with the help of cutting-edge technologies, providing their drivers with a unique and supreme driving experience. Thanks to the recent introduction of the MetraSCAN 3D and HandyPROBE, the Mechanical Design team has optimized the department’s manufacturing ‘times and methods’ … read more

Unmanned Production Drives CNC Machine Tool Monitoring With Automatic Corrections

At medical technology specialists, Günter Stoffel Medizintechnik GmbH in Wurmlingen Germany, high-precision CNC machining and traditional craftsmanship form the basis of the company’s success. Blum-Novotest touch probes, laser measuring systems and probes ensure productivity by enabling unmanned production … read more

New AR Smart Glasses Enable Manufacturing Collaboration

Meeting the rapidly growing demand for remote assistance technology, Epson has announced the Moverio BT-45C and BT-45CS, a new generation of award-winning Moverio augmented reality (AR) smart glasses designed to support seamless remote collaboration with a high-quality AR viewing experience. Purpose-built for troubleshooting, maintenance, inspection, and training supporting immersive, hands-free collaboration … read more

Powerful Portable Surface Texture Gage Software Introduced

Most portable surface texture gages show you a number, or maybe a tiny image of the trace but what if you are ready to do more with your gage? Digital Metrology’s new TraceBoss software takes portable surface texture gages to the next level … read more

Lighting System Combines Tube, Dark and Bright Field Characteristics in One Module

Chromasens has launched an innovative new LED illumination solution that combines tube light, bright field and dark field techniques into one compact module housing, significantly reducing system costs, complexity and processing times, all without compromising inspection performance. The new Corona II LED Combined Tube Light Module … read more

Enhanced QMS Solution Supports Automotive Supplier Requirements For IATF 16949

Plex Systems, a Rockwell Automation company and a leader in cloud-delivered smart manufacturing solutions, recently announced compliance enhancements to its Quality Management System (QMS) solution, Plex QMS, to meet updated Ford Motor Company customer-specific requirements for IATF 16949:2016 … read more

Volume Graphics Releases Enhancements To VGSTUDIO MAX

Version 2022.3 of VGSTUDIO MAX is now available offering an impressive array of enhancements and capabilities. Version 2022 marked the beginning of a fundamentally new release rhythm at Volume Graphics, with a targeted quarterly frequency. The latest version includes the following: Coordinate Measurement: Measurement plans now contain all possible alignments, including … read more

Artec Studio Boosted With Enhanced Functionality

3D scanning and data processing software platform, from Artec3D only recently received game-changing enhancements is getting yet another boost with the latest build, Artec Studio 17.1. While more major updates are lined up for next year’s Artec Studio 18 release, this one empowers users with exciting photogrammetry capabilities … read more

CAD2SCAN Named Best Machine Vision Innovation

Israel-based smart inspection planning company has announced that its CAD2SCAN software received the VISION Award for best innovation in the machine vision industry.. CAD2SCAN technology significantly simplifies setup of robotic inspection systems using CAD-based automated inspection planning … read more

Helmee Imaging Opens U.S. Subsidiary

Helmee Imaging Oy, a developer, manufacturer and marketer of unique CSD imaging technology for challenging surface inspection applications, has launched Helmee Imaging, Inc., a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary based in Cumming, Georgia providing sales with technical and application support for customers throughout North America … read more

World’s First Printer for Soft & Stretchable Electronics With 3D Substrate Mapping

Voltera announced the launch of NOVA, a groundbreaking manufacturing platform for printing flexible hybrid electronics. NOVA uses direct-write technology to print circuits on soft, stretchable, and conformable surfaces. NOVA’s precision extrusion technology makes it easier and faster to conduct research and develop future products … read more

Digitization of Factory Core Leads to Lighthouse Manufacturing Recognition

Dr. Reddy’s, a global pharmaceutical company, has announced the recognition of its largest manufacturing facility in Hyderabad, India as part of the Global Lighthouse Network by the World Economic Forum (WEF). With this recognition, the facility joins the Global Lighthouse Network (GLN), a community of over 100 manufacturers … read more