‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – October 5th

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

Is Sweden Holding the Recipe for Digital Metrology in Smart Factories?

Sweden, with just a little over 10 million population, has been the birthplace of a long row of successful companies with a global reach. The country’s forward thinking culture, and digitally connected economy, has a lot to do with this according to the country’s official website. As iconic as Swedish meatballs, … read more

Academic Nucleus For ‘Data Driven Metrology’ Announced

Three UK universities are combining their specialist expertise to form a new virtual centre for data-driven metrology to assist UK manufacturers in achieving efficiency gains, cost savings and manufacturing process flexibility. The project will also deliver benefits in terms of more reliable products, lower environmental impact from manufacturing processes, and better … read more

Nikon Metrology Divests CMM Manager Software To QxSoft

Nikon Metrology has announced that US based QxSoft LLC has acquired Nikon Metrology’s CMM-Manager business. CMM-Manager is a task-oriented and highly intuitive 3D metrology software package for vision, manual, and CNC coordinate measuring machines that is compatible with a wide range of machine brands and probing systems without the need for … read more

3D Metrology Conference Goes Virtual in Coming Days

The 3D Metrology Conference will be a virtual event this year due to the restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus. The virtual event will feature some 15 directly accessible exhibitors together with around 25 video presentations during the upcoming week Monday 5th – Friday 9th October. Live Zoom sessions, open to all, for questions … read more

Event Based Machine Vision Applications Tool-Kit Launched

Prophesee SA, inventor of advanced neuromorphic vision systems, has announced the availability of its Metavision Intelligence Suite The suite offers a comprehensive set of development tools for accelerating the process of exploring and implementing Event-Based Vision technology in machine vision systems. The three components of the suite – Player, Designer … read more

Blue Laser 3D Line Profile Sensors Launched

LMI Technologies (LMI) has announced the release of its Gocator 2430/2440/2450 blue laser line profile sensors. The latest addition to LMI’s popular 2400 series, these new blue laser models are designed for 3D scanning of shiny metal surfaces in electric vehicle (EV) battery inspection, rail geometry inspection, small to medium-size … read more

COORD3 Launch U-CONTROL Laser Scanning CMM

Coord3 has announced the release of its compact U-CONTROL, all-in-one CMM, complete with TOUCHDMIS measuring software for use in the quality control room or production environments. The U-CONTOL CMM is based upon the Coord3 Benchmark CMM with increased Z measuring stroke of 500mm compatible for use of laser scanning sensors … read more

Live Metrology Drives Large Scale Assembly

Large scale metrology is a huge application field with ongoing continuous improvements. In the last decade, a lot of new high technologies have been introduced allowing industry to push away more of the technical boundaries and democratizing the field. We have now instruments capable of scanning millions of points per … read more

Universal Coordinate Metrology Training Extended

The universal training platform for coordinate measurement specialists, AUKOM, had extended its training modules with the addition of new modules targeted at production measurement engineers. This new seminar series offers the optimal knowledge update for measurement engineers who have previously attended AUKOM Level 1 and 2 and AUKON GD&T or Level … read more

Looking For A Perfect Fit

Daimler AG has a product portfolio that includes micro-cars, performance coupes, sedans and station wagons, versatile vans, and commercial vehicles. The second largest Daimler AG plant in Germany is the Bremen plant, which employs nearly 14,000 people and has a floor space of 850,000 square meters. The SL and the … read more

Quality Certifications Drive Additive Manufacturing Service Providers Fusion

Sandvik and BEAMIT have made several important advances in metal additive manufacturing (AM) over the last six months. In July 2019, Sandvik acquired a significant stake in leading European-based AM service provider BEAMIT, with the right to further increase its stake over time. BEAMIT is a trusted supplier of advanced metal … read more

Analog Devices Collaborates with Microsoft to Mass Produce 3D Imaging

Analog Devices, Inc. has announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft Corporation to leverage Microsoft’s 3D time-of-flight (ToF) sensor technology, allowing customers to easily create high-performance 3D applications that bring higher degrees of depth accuracy and work regardless of the environmental conditions in the scene. ADI’s technical expertise will build upon … read more

‘Stethoscope’ Monitors Machine Tool Health and Quality Functionality

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a system for efficient, low-cost monitoring for machine health, including overall quality, condition and operation status. The Purdue team’s innovation uses audio-based artificial intelligence technology to monitor the overall conditions of machines in factories. The Purdue system uses a stethoscope-like system as a sensor and analyzes the … read more

3D Inspection of Large Impeller Blades Saves Material Cost

Rasco Automotive Systems is a leading structured-light 3D scanner and service provider in India specializing in 3D engineering design. A power plant equipment manufacturer enlisted Rasco to optimize its manufacturing process. The client manufactures heavy engineering equipment for power plants, mainly large impeller blades for power generation equipment. The impellers are … read more

Perceptron Report Financial Performance

Perceptron has announced financial results for the three and twelve month period ending June 30, 2020. For the 3 months ended June 30, 2020, the Company generated net sales of $12.6 million, versus $18.2 million in the prior-year period. Sales in the Americas, Europe and Asia declined 47.9%, 22.7% and 25.1% … read more

 

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