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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – September 20th

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

Automated Robotic Part Spraying Inside Optical Metrology Cell

For the entire quality assurance process in optical metrology to proceed quickly, not only the pure measurement process but also the upstream and downstream steps must be optimised and ideally automated. The preparation of the parts is one of the unpleasant but at the same time essential steps for a smooth … read more

Mitutoyo’s All-New MCOSMOS v.5 Offers Future of CMM Data Processing

The software suite, MCOSMOS, is the go-to data processor for Mitutoyo’s range of top-of-the-line CMMs. Made up of their extensive lineup of optional software applications, users have full support for a wide range of probes ready for any kind of workpiece. Constantly improved for over 30 years, Mitutoyo has released … read more

Optimizing Vibration Isolation for Precision 3D Surface Analysis

Manufacturers need to control processes to produce a consistent, reliable product. Where precision surface engineering is required, surface measurement may be a key part of maintaining control of the process, by checking output to see that the process is not outside of specification. 3D non-contact surface analysis is widely used in … read more

Quality 4.0 – The Growing Need for Fully Automated Inspection

A wide range of manufacturing industries such as the automotive industry are supported by the outstanding capabilities of their manufacturing sites. The world’s attention is now focused on a future guided by the concepts of ‘Industry 4.0’ and ‘Smart Factory’ that aim at a radical shift toward an integrated factory … read more

Fast Automated Print Parameter Qualification Solution Introduced

ZEISS has featured a new additive manufacturing solution service, ParAM (Parameter for Additive Manufacturing), at The RAPID + TCT Event in Chicago, IL. Print parameters are at the heart of additive manufacturing to produce defect-free parts. The ability to print with a new material, adapt to change in powder characteristics, and increase … read more

DMC First To Test New ‘Flexible’ Renishaw AM Machine

The UK’s Digital Manufacturing Centre (DMC) will be one of the first businesses to receive Renishaw’s revolutionary new RenAM 500 Flex machine. Through its long-term collaboration with Renishaw, the DMC has been selected as a key beta site for ‘in industry’ testing. These final phases of the development program will … read more

Investment in Quality Control of Engineered Bearings Aids Green Energy

The Timken Company in the UK supplies engineered bearings it manufactures into a multitude of industries including mining, food and beverage, pulp and paper, cement, marine and waste water. Recently there has been a significant increase in demand for larger bearings up to 1,200 mm in diameter for use in … read more

Laser Tracker Optimizes Construction Robot Performance

While the construction industry has traditionally been one of the least automated, recent improvements to robots and the ever-increasing demand seen across every industry have begun to drive change. Construction robotics is now one of the fastest growing industries in the world, with estimates that gross sales will grow from less … read more

Automated Quality Assurance for Small to Medium Size Businesses

Lacking the technical and financial resources of big enterprises, small to medium businesses (SMBs) might think that machine vision is not a viable option for them. Their perception is that automating quality assurance (QA) is complex and expensive. As a result, many SMBs rely on manual inspection and do not … read more

Cobot Nation Partners With Cognex To Utilize Machine Vision With Cobots

Cobot Nation is an industrial automation company that provides solutions for various manufacturing industries. As the Architects of Automation, Cobot Nation is the only collaborative robot (cobot) company that handles the entire automation process from start to finish. This includes identifying applications, creating custom workflows, engineering, manufacturing, installation, and year-round … read more

3D Scanning Brings Victory At World Superbike Championship

A Kawasaki racing motorcycle was scanned with a professional 3D scanner manufactured by RangeVision. The 3D model of the fairing was improved with some aerodynamic modeling algorithms with the new fairing produced using a 3D printer and the resulting part installed on the motorcycle. The Kawasaki Puccetti Racing team used the … read more

3D Systems to Drive Adoption of Production AM with Acquisition of Oqton

3D Systems has announce an agreement to acquire Oqton, a software company that is a leader in the creation of a new breed of intelligent, cloud-based Manufacturing Operating System (MOS) platform. This best-in-class platform is tailored for flexible production environments that increasingly utilize a range of advanced manufacturing and automation technologies … read more