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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – September 14th

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

Measuring Measurement – Metrology Matters

The International Bureau of Weight and Measures states that: “Metrology is the science of measurement, embracing both experimental and theoretical determinations at any level of uncertainty in any field of science and technology.” Metrology is surely at the core of all practical scientific endeavours. Metrology is important because almost all of … read more

A.I. Challenges ‘Go-and-See’ Quality Control Methodology

At a factory south of Japan’s Toyota City, robots have started sharing the work of quality-control inspectors, as the pandemic accelerates a shift from Toyota’s vaunted ‘go and see’ system which helped revolutionize mass production in the 20th century. Inside the auto-parts plant of Musashi Seimitsu Industry, a robotic arm picks … read more

Resurrected Red Monster Breathes CMM Measurements Again

They say that ‘you can’t teach an old dog new tricks!’ NOT true! It CAN be done, but it’s not easy and this is where the expertise of CMM specialist Canadian Measurement-Metrology Inc. (CMMXYZ) comes in. CMMXYZ recently took on a massive CMM remanufacturing and retrofit project. The ‘old dog’ in … read more

Mobile Surface Measurement System Provides High-Precision Measurements

Mahr has introduced the MarSurf M 310 mobile surface measurement system offering ease-of-use with a large, illuminated, rotatable 4.3″ high-resolution touch screen built right into the unit. It was designed to provide high-precision measurements to test surface roughness on small and large workpieces. The portable unit brings features previously only available … read more

Laser Tracker Discovers Original Steam Locomotive Design Errors

A steam train not seen since the 1960’s is being rebuilt by a group of engineering enthusiasts with the help of industrial laser scanning experts at the UK’s University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre AMRC who got the measure of a mysterious discrepancy between the original drawings and the … read more

Completing the Digital Twin with a Digital Triplet

In recent years the concept of keeping a ‘digital twin’ of a manufactured part has moved from being a concept in military aviation to a reality across many industries. The idea is that for every part made and sold, a digital CAD copy of the part is kept to record … read more

Measuring Tools Fast on The Production Floor

Basdorf, Lampe & Partner in Berlin Köpenick manufactures casting tools for the automotive and railway industries. Each one of them later produces millions of brakes or engine blocks for the customer. It goes without saying that dimensional accuracy is very important. For two years now, the company has been supported … read more

Modular Interoperability Platform for 3D Engineering Data Launching

Global interoperability solutions provider, Elysium, is developing a new consolidated interoperability platform scheduled for release in spring of 2021. The new 3DxSUITE will enable users to customize and integrate Elysium’s advanced data solutions into automated quality and compliance-checking systems best suited to their operational needs. Flexibility and openness support digital end-to-end … read more

Precision Manufacturer Doubles Measurement Speed With Identical Coordinate Measuring Machines

LK Precision, Skogås Sweden, manufactures fine mechanical parts, complex plastics and metal components for companies with high precision requirements. “It’s important to us that we deliver according to the performance requirements of our customers, who in many cases build complex applications without being able to take measurements themselves,” says Fredrik … read more

Partnership Integrate Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence into AM Process

Authentise, a leader in data-driven workflow tools for additive manufacturing, and Addiguru, provider of affordable and practical real-time monitoring solutions for Additive Manufacturing, have announced the extension of the Authentise Manufacturing Execution System (AMES) to include real-time process monitoring powered by Addiguru with a computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI) … read more

CT Scanning Looks Inside Tesla Model Y Octovalve

Using industrial computed tomography (CT), Kinetic Vision’s Metrology + Inspection group has unlocked the inner workings of the revolutionary ‘Octovalve’ used in the new Tesla Model Y. The work was performed for Munro & Associates, a world-recognized engineering service provider to a wide range of companies, including many leading automotive brands … read more

Smart 3D Universal Inspection System Uses Deep Learning

As Industry 4.0 takes hold, industrial automation and robotics are replacing many manual tasks in manufacturing. However, when it comes to visual quality inspection, most production lines still employ human workers in the tedious task of examining products and judging defects. The biggest drawback of manual visual inspection is that humans … read more

SmartRay Expands 3D Sensor Toolset Enhancing Reflective Surfaces Measurement

3D sensor manufacturers, SmartRay, has expanded its suite of intelligent software-firmware optimisation tools to help manufacturers improve product quality and reduce production costs.  The latest addition to the SmartX toolset will boost accuracy and performance for sensors inspecting shiny surfaces. Customers in a range of industrial applications, such as consumer electronics, … read more

Sintavia and Siemens to Collaborate on Accelerating Digital Automation for Industrial Additive Manufacturing

Sintavia, LLC, a tier one metal additive manufacturer supporting the Aerospace, Defense, & Space industry, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to collaborate with Siemens Digital Industries Software on the development of an end-to-end additive manufacturing (AM) software solution as a part of Siemens’ Xcelerator™ portfolio. Sintavia … read more

Metrology News Welcomes 9000th Linkedin Follower

Metrology News welcomes its 9000th follower our Linkedin page as we post daily the very latest metrology news. Stay up to date with all of the very latest in 3D Metrology and Smart Manufacturing news. We invite you to join the 9000 fellow metrologists and manufacturing professional and also follow … read more