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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – October 19th

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

3D Scanner Projects Deviations Directly Onto Part Surface

SMARTTECH3D has announced the launch of its new 3D scanner. The MICRON3D green stereo 9 Mpix scanner incorporates a new function offering of the direct projection of a deviation color map directly onto the part surface. As manufacturing enters the new epoch of revolutionary technology, embracing Industry 4.0, smart factories, automated … read more

AI-Powered Handheld Scanner Software Doubles Resolution

Artec 3D has announces the successful development of a proprietary AI Engine that more than doubles the resolution of its Eva and Leo handheld scanners to 0.2 mm in its newly released HD Mode. Artec 3D is the first company to utilize deep convolutional neural networks to reconstruct 3D surfaces … read more

Next Generation of HD Digital Microscope Launched

To meet increasing demands for smarter, faster, and flexible solutions to complex inspection and measurement challenges, ASH has introduced the Inspex 3 HD digital microscope. Inspex 3 is designed around the new ASH 30X HD Camera module offering a powerful, flexible, and intuitive HD digital microscope … read more

Verisurf Introduces Value Priced Portable Arm CMM

Verisurf has announced a new value priced model of its portable shop-floor inspection solution. The complete shop-floor inspection solution includes everything needed to begin in-process and first article inspections and reporting right out of the box including Verisurf Inspection Suite software, Verisurf online training and Master3DGage portable CMM … read more

‘GO CMM’ – Portable CNC Coordinate Measuring Machine

The Trimos C Line portable CNC CMM is designed for the workshop. Weighing just 13.5 kg it can goes wherever you need measurement. No longer are you required to take the part to the CMM, the C Line portable CMM can be deployed directly on the manufacturing floor and at … read more

Multisensor CMM Offers Large Part Inspection

The OGP FlexPoint multisensor Coordinate Measure Machine (CMM) feature the VersaFlex patented multisensor array that offers up to three simultaneously available sensors on an articulating probe head. FlexPoint users gain the ability to measure parts with a scanning probe, telecentric optics, and the TeleStar interferometric laser without experiencing down time while … read more

Edge Solution Integrates Intelligent Automation For Visual Inspection

Manufacturers aim to deliver the highest quality at the lowest cost during the production or assembly process. At the same time regulations need to be met and worker safety must be guaranteed at all times. A wide range of assets, from machines to materials and products must be closely monitored for … read more

Holistic System Integration Provides Savings in Product Tool Maintenance Management

The efficient interaction of ZEISS GUARDUS and ZEISS Reverse Engineering (ZRE) accelerates not only the processes and correction loops in tool maintenance and tool construction. The real-time knowledge of the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) regarding the quality state of the manufactured parts as well as the possible wear of the … read more

BMW Sets Out 7 Principles For Use of Artificial Intelligence

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is a central element of the digital transformation process at the BMW Group. The BMW Group already uses AI throughout the value chain to generate added value for customers, products, employees and processes. Michael Würtenberger, Head of ‘Project AI: “Artificial intelligence is the key technology … read more

VR Applied to Automotive Design Quality Assurance Process

Hyundai/Kia Motors has made brilliant strides in all aspects of vehicle quality. Behind such massive advancements lies the design quality assurance process that takes advantage of the latest VR technology. Virtual Reality (VR) allows its users to put on a head-mounted display (HMD) to enter and experience various computer-generated virtual … read more

Siemens Machine Tool Fingerprinting Enables Process Quality Optimization

Siemens is extending its edge application Analyze MyMachine / Condition with a corresponding Mindsphere application and thus demonstrating how edge computing and cloud computing can be intelligently combined. The Sinumerik Edge Application Analyze MyMachine / Condition, which the company presented last year at the EMO exhibition, uses high-frequency CNC data … read more

World Robot Population Expands to Record High

The recently published World Robotics 2020 Industrial Robots report shows a record of 2.7 million industrial robots operating in factories around the world – an increase of 12%. Sales of new robots remain on a high level with 373,000 units shipped globally in 2019. This is 12% less compared to … read more

Strategic Alliance for Factories of the Future

Sigma Labs, developer of in-process quality assurance software for the commercial 3D metal printing industry, has partnered with IN4.OS, a leader in advanced manufacturing, to build Smart ‘Factories of the Future’ to meet the demands of high technology sectors including defense, space, aerospace and life sciences … read more

Deep Learning Brings Simplicity to Complex AI Inspection

SICK has launched a suite of Deep Learning apps and services to simplify machine vision quality inspection for challenging components, assemblies and surfaces especially those that have previously defied automation and remained distinguishable only by human inspection. SICK Deep Learning radically reduces set-up time and cost by enabling Artificial Intelligence image … read more

Composite Inspection and AI Assisted Tool Monitoring

The use of composite materials has increased substantially over the last few decades, led by a demand to reduce weight from the aerospace industry. While composite manufacturing can reduce the need for joining parts, some joints are still needed and mechanical fastening is the most widely used method to do so … read more

AI In-line Inspection Solution For High-Speed Automated Visual Inspection

Industrial Vision Systems (IVS), supplier of machine vision systems to industry, has launched the IVS-COMMAND-Ai in-line inspection solution designed for high-speed automated visual inspection. The IVS-COMMAND-Ai Vision Sensors integrate directly with all factory information and control systems, allowing complete part inspection, guidance, tracking and traceability with additional built-in image and … read more

In-Process AM Quality Assurance System Launched

Sigma Labs, developer of quality assurance software for the commercial 3D metal printing industry, has launched its newest product, the PrintRite3D Lite In-Process Quality Assurance system for which it was awarded its first contract from Coherent, Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of lasers and laser-based technology for scientific … read more

Pay-per-Use Business Model Launched for Machine Tools

The TRUMPF Group and the Munich Re Group (Munich Re) are entering into a strategic partnership for an innovative service offering of laser cutting machines. The jointly developed “pay-per-part model” enables customers to use a full-service laser machine without having to buy or lease any equipment. Instead, customers pay a … read more