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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – October 25th

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

DWFritz Launches Rotational Metrology Platform

DWFritz Metrology has announced the launch of its ZeroTouch Rotational Metrology Platform (ZTR). DWFritz Metrology is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DWFritz Automation, which The Sandvik Group recently acquired. ZeroTouch ZTR is a non-contact, micron-level, high-speed metrology and inspection platform designed to simultaneously capture and measure multiple part features for rotors … read more

First Image-Recognition AI for Computer-Aided Engineering

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced the release of ODYSSEE A-Eye, an artificial intelligence tool that enhances Computer-Aided Engineering for a multitude of industry solutions without the need for complex CAE preparation and simulation expertise. ODYSSEE A-Eye applies advanced pattern recognition to images, pictures, video and simple datasets … read more

In-Place Machining Acquires Oasis Alignment Services

In-Place Machine Company, LLC (IPM) has announced the acquisition of OASIS Alignment Services, LLC as part of a long-term growth strategy to expand reach and service offerings to customers and prospects across the N.A. A globally recognized precision field machining company, IPM has long been the leader in onsite machining … read more

Drones In The Factory Of The Future

The road to electrification requires industrial transformation at all levels. For this to happen, innovation is key. In Seat’s Martorell’s Workshop 9, a drone flies above the production lines. It’s the testing phase of a pioneering new project between SEAT S.A. and the Eurecat centre to explore the possibility of … read more

3D Scanning Cell Accommodates Custom Configurations

Creaform has announced the latest additions to its R-Series robotic inspection lineup, including a new MetraSCAN-R BLACK | Elite HD with improved performance as well as a new edition of VXelements designed for long-term support (LTS). This state-of-the-art set of solutions also includes a new version of VXscan-R module specially … read more

Quality Inspection With Robot and 3D Scanner

When inspecting components, the combination of a KUKA KR CYBERTECH robot and two scanners achieves a new level of quality. The Smart Component Tester (SCoT) from Berghof Testing performs the optical inspection of components from automobile manufacturers not with industrial cameras and images as is usually the case but with a 3D scanner that functions … read more

Comau Develops Fully Automated Flexible Cobotic Gap and Flush Verification System

Comau has positively responded to the ‘Stellantis Factory Booster Day’ challenge by developing a fully automated gap and flush verification system to measure potential defects on multiple, dissimilar parts while the car is moving along the final assembly conveyor. Featuring a RACER-5 collaborative robot integrated with an Edixia vision system … read more

3D Printing Development Prints Clay Automotive Design Models

3D printer manufacturer WASP has issued an update on its partnership with the European R&D arm of HONDA which was originally announced in April 2021. The two companies have been developing WASP’s Liquid Deposition Modeling (LDM) 3D printing technology to be adapted to clay motorcycle modeling using a WASP’s DELTA40100 Clay 3D printer … read more

ISO Organization Publishes ‘Smart Manufacturing’ White Paper

For the last two and a half centuries manufacturing has been an important component of our global society. Manufacturing has evolved though paradigm changes, commonly known as ‘industrial revolutions’. These four revolutions (the first three are considered to be steam and water power, electricity, and automation) have had a great … read more

Measuring Productivity Fueled By The Launchpad

Two coordinate measuring machines manufactured by LK Metrology have largely superseded the use of a pair of smaller capacity, 15-year-old machines in the inspection room at contract machining specialists WLR Precision Engineering. To enable production operators as well as quality inspectors to operate the new CMMs … read more

eBeam Metrology System Enables New Playbook for Patterning Logic and Memory Chips

Applied Materials, Inc. has unveiled a unique eBeam metrology system that enables a new playbook for patterning control based on massive on-device, across-wafer and through-layer measurements. Advanced chips are built one layer at a time, and each of billions of individual features must be perfectly patterned and aligned … read more

Zygo Launches VFA+ For Precise Asphere Metrology

Optical metrology provider Zygo Corporation has announced that it will be revealing its Verifire Asphere+, which represents the latest addition to the company’s Verifire series of laser Fizeau interferometers. The Verifire Asphere+ ( VFA+) builds upon the success of the Verifire Asphere Interferometer, which was made specifically for fast, noncontact, high-resolution 3D metrology of aspheric surfaces. … read more

Haier and Huawei Win ‘Most Innovative Edge Computing Product’ Award

At the 2021 5G World Summit, Haier and Huawei received the ‘Most Innovative Edge Computing Product’ Award with their jointly developed Cloud-edge Collaborative 5G Industrial Machine Vision Inspection solution. The award also represents recognition of Haier and Huawei’s outstanding achievements in digital transformation and the economic and social benefits that … read more

Renishaw Rebound Reporting Strong Financial Results

Renishaw has reported a “positive year of recovery” as improving economic conditions saw its full financial year revenues and profits soar, for the year ending July 2021, reporting an 11% increase in revenue at £565m ($780m) from the previous year. (13% higher at constant exchange rates). Reported profit was £139m ($192m) … read more