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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – October 24th

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

360° Inspection Solution For Battery Cell Production Launched

ISRA VISION has introduced PouchSTAR, a new inspection system for pouch battery cells. This system is a new addition to the company’s product family for use in the production of lithium-ion batteries. With this expansion, ISRA VISION now allows manufacturers to monitor every aspect of the entire battery production process … read more

ZEISS Celebrates Grand Opening of Michigan Quality Excellence Center

Metrology News recently attended the grand opening of the ZEISS Quality Excellence Center in Wixom, Michigan. The COVID-delayed event, originally scheduled for 2020, commenced with a panel presentation and question and answer session with attendees. The official ribbon-cutting included a skydiver parachuting in for the ceremony … read more

McLaren Racing Saves on Quality Assurance Processes With 3D Printing

Formula One team McLaren Racing is responding to tighter vehicle production time and budget limits from the FIA by 3D printing tens of thousands of parts with large next-generation Neo 800 stereolithography 3D printers from Stratasys. McLaren produces up to 9,000 parts per year across numerous front and rear wing programs, as well … read more

Toyota Mississippi Approves DeGould Digital Vehicle Inspection System

DeGould has announced the installation of an Auto-Compact digital vehicle inspection system at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi. The plant, located in Blue Springs, is responsible for producing the 12th generation Corolla, exporting vehicles to the Americas. The system was installed in January 2022. Manufacturing 8 Million cars annually … read more

Multi-Sensor CMM Delivers ‘One-Touch’ Integrated Measurement

Walking exhibition floors over the past months brought into focus the preeminent role the coordinate measuring machine (CMM) still plays in manufacturing operations as it remains the ‘go-to’ dimensional inspection tool for high-precision manufactured parts … read more

Strategic Collaboration Demonstrates Closed Loop Quality Solution

Dimensional Control Systems (DCS) and Metrologic Group, both members of the Sandvik Group, collaborated at the recent IMTS 2022 exhibition to demonstrate how a closed loop quality system could look, by combining their technologies, into an End-to-End Quality Solution bringing reality to the vision of Quality 4.0 and the Digital Twin … read more

What’s Possible With 5G?

5G, the fifth generation of cellular wireless technology, is poised to begin helping transform the way the manufacturing industry operates. Through unprecedented speed, low latency, and bandwidth capacity, 5G using millimeter wave spectrum (5G+) can enable manufacturers do more … read more

What Is Machine Vision?

Machine vision uses the latest AI technologies to give industrial equipment the ability to see and analyze tasks in smart manufacturing, quality control, and worker safety. Machine vision and industrial automation pay immediate dividends in increased productivity, tighter quality control, and higher efficiency … read more

High-Precision 2D X-Ray Technology Ensures High Quality Motorcycle Parts

Up to 400,000 motorcycle chassis components are produced each year at VMG Dambauer in Voecklabruck, Austria. Each individual part has to fulfill rigorous quality requirements – after all, it concerns people’s safety. In order to identify good and bad parts as accurately … read more

IdentifEYE Dynamic Robotic Labelling System Utilises 3D Vision

IdentifEYE, from Loop Technology, is an intelligent vision and robotic system than accurately scans and applies labels to randomly shaped and positioned packages at a rate of up to 2,400 labels per hour. The system is stated to be the industry’s first 6-axis robotic labelling and over-labelling system. IdentifEYE uses 3D vision … read more

Action Engineering Releases Remastered Model-Based Enterprise Dictionary

Action Engineering has announces the upgraded release of its free Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) Dictionary. The MBE Dictionary is a comprehensive resource that includes 470+ terms and definitions, as well as 30+ industry standards and influential organizations. The dictionary has been reviewed, remastered, and refreshed in 2022 … read more

“All-Time High” Robot Population – Half a Million Robots Installed in One Year

The just released World Robotics report shows an all-time high of 517,385 new industrial robots installed in 2021 in factories around the world. This represents a growth rate of 31% year-on-year and exceeds the pre-pandemic record of robot installation in 2018 by 22% … read more

FARO Focus Core Laser Scanner Opens Door To More Applications

FARO Technologies has announced the release of the FARO Focus Core Laser Scanner. The new Focus Core broadens the Focus family’s potential range of applications by providing the ideal combination of price and performance on the market. Fully integrated into FARO’s workflow solutions for application-specific insights, Focus Core uniquely serves … read more

Manufacturing Technology Orders Reverse Downward Trend

New orders for manufacturing technology totaled $460.7 million in August 2022, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report published by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. August 2022 orders were up 16.3% from July 2022 but down 14.5% from August 2021. Total orders in 2022 reached $3.69 billion … read more