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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – September 12th

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

Driven by Innovation – Enabled by Quality

ZEISS and Williams Racing are proud to work in partnership in a multi-year association with ZEISS being an Official Supplier of the team. The partnership sees ZEISS provide a range of equipment benefiting departments throughout the business including Wind Tunnel, Quality & Inspection and Prototype … read more

Enhancing Visual Inspection With Digital Twins

Krone is a global supplier of agricultural equipment renowned for its bailing equipment producing quality forage critical for the livestock industry. As an early pilot customer, Krone’s quality engineers tested Visometry’s Twyn Augmented Reality solution for incoming goods and in quality audits … read more

Hyundai N.A. Uses 3D Scanners For Product Development And Design

Opened in January 2003 and located in Irvine, California, Hyundai Design North America’s design and technical center is a 90,000 sq ft, $30 million state-of-the-art facility where automobile designers, engineers, model makers and other experts create new vehicles … read more

Vision AI Software Trains Itself To Detect Manufacturing Defects in Real Time

Cameras have been deployed in factories for over a decade — so why, Franz Tschimben wondered, hasn’t automated visual inspection yet become the worldwide standard? This question motivated Tschimben to found Covision Quality, an AI-based visual-inspection software startup that transforms end-of-line defect detection … read more

OGP Expands Line With New Large Format Multisensor CMM

Optical Gaging Products (OGP), a manufacturer of optical and precision multisensor metrology systems for industrial quality control, has announced the addition of the new FlexPoint 12-Series to its family of large format multisensor coordinate measuring machines … read more

HOOPS Developer Tech Soft 3D Acquires Redway3D

Tech Soft 3D, a leading provider of engineering software development toolkits, has announced that it has acquired Redway3D, creator of the REDsdk, a software component providing advanced photo-realistic and real-time rendering capabilities  … read more

Materialise Acquires Identify3D To Enhance CO-AM Distributed Manufacturing

Materialise, a global leader in 3D printing solutions, has acquired Identify3D, a company that develops software to encrypt, distribute and trace the flow of digital parts across complex supply chains. Data security and integrity have become top of mind for companies that want to retain control over their design and … read more

Eliminating Risks Before Introducing New Technologies Into Smart Manufacturing

Audi uses its Production Lab (P-Lab) to identify new and innovative technologies and reliably integrate them into production sequences. In Gaimersheim, just a few minutes drive from Audi’s Ingolstadt plant, experts under P-Lab director Henning Löser test the suitability of trailblazing new solutions for series production … read more

FARO Releases Flatness Check Augmented Reality App

FARO Technologies has announced the release of FARO Flatness Check, the company’s first augmented reality app for the concrete industry that will enable the immediate visualization of floor flatness and floor levelness ensuring pours are completed on schedule, improved quality of work, and the elimination of expensive rework … read more

Pfingsten Acquires Fowler High Precision

Pfingsten has announced the acquisition of Fowler High Precision, a specialty manufacturer and distributor of dimensional metrology hand tools and engineered systems. Headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts with an additional distribution and calibration facility in Valencia, California … read more

Jenoptik Breaks Ground For Micro-Optics and Sensors High-Tech Production Facility

Jenoptik is investing more than 70 million euros in a new state-of-the-art production facility for micro-optics and sensors. Construction work on the Jenoptik Group’s new high-tech fab at Dresden Airport Park began on September 6, 2022, with a groundbreaking ceremony attended by Saxony’s Minister-President Michael Kretschmer … read more

New UR20 Collaborative Robot Expands Cobot Automation in Machining Industry

The tedious task of loading and unloading parts into machines has long been a bread-and-butter application for cobots gaining significant traction in the industry. With its 1,750 mm (68.9 in) reach and 20kg payload (44.1 lbs.), the new UR20 from Universal Robots greatly expands automation opportunities such as the ability to reachinto machines … read more

Zeiss and EOS Launch Zeiss AM In-Process

ZEISS and EOS, a leading supplier for responsible manufacturing solutions via industrial 3D printing technology, have jointly developed and launched an advanced in-process and post-print powder bed analysis solution. Using a patented technology from ZEISS, all features of the powder bed are captured with high precision for thorough, reliable analysis layer-by-layer … read more

CMM Fixture Plate Range Improve Productivity

Metrology Works is launching its new patent-pending line of Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) fixture plates and corresponding rail system at IMTS 2022 (booth 135730). The MegaLok fixture plates allow for rapid loading of parts and plates on any CMM or manufacturing system … read more

Parallel Kinematic Robot Offers Extreme Accuracy

Ascent Aerospace, a leading provider of aerospace tooling systems, factory automation and integration services, will be an exhibitor at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago, IL at McCormick Place from September 12-17, 2022 (Booth 236367) … read more

East China Machine Vision Industrial Park Inaugurated

On August 28, the OPT East China Machine Vision Industrial Park was inaugurated. This marked a new progress in the design of China domestic industrial sites. At the same time, the main part of OPT Headquarters Machine Vision Industrial Park was completed … read more