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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – September 25th

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

Generative AI Aids Visualizing and Analyzing 3D & CT Scans

Lumafield has unveiled Atlas, a groundbreaking AI co-pilot that helps engineers work faster by answering questions and solving complex engineering and manufacturing challenges using plain language. Atlas is a new tool in Voyager, Lumafield’s cloud-based software for analyzing 3D scan data … read more

Increasing Role of Augmented Reality in Quality Control

Quality control is a critical aspect of manufacturing where precision, consistency, and safety are paramount. Traditionally, quality control relied on human inspection and sophisticated inspection equipment. However, the advent of augmented reality has brought about a transformation in how quality control is being performed … read more

Best Person To Train AI Programs For Defect Detection?

When using artificial intelligence (AI) as part of a quality inspection system, many programs require a data expert to help train the model. However, that person is not the most knowledgeable about the product itself. In this article, Zohar Kantor, Chief Revenue and Customer Success Officer at artificial intelligence developer … read more

3D Scanning Simplifies Quality Control in Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM), commonly known as 3D printing, is useful for its unique ability to produce complex shapes that can outperform conventionally manufactured items. There is no tooling required as with stamping, forging, and molding, nor is material wasted as with most subtractive processes … read more

Hexagon Empowers Machine Shop Operational Excellence With Innovative Software Suite

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced the release of HxGN Production Machining, a new suite of software developed to empower machine shops to achieve operational excellence in the manufacturing of discrete parts, tools, and components with machine tools at any scale, from one-off prototypes to volume production, and across industries … read more

DMG MORI Offers First End-to-End Machine Tool Digital Twin on Siemens Xcelerator Marketplace

Technology company Siemens, an innovation leader in automation and digitalization, and DMG MORI, a leading global supplier of cutting-edge machine tools for turning, milling, and grinding as well as for additive manufacturing, presented the first end-to-end digital twin for machine tool machining at EMO 2023 … read more

Automated Stamped Parts Loading and Unloading Through 3D Container Inspection

Robots perform monotonous workflows and less pleasant, repetitive tasks with brilliance. Combined with image processing, they become ‘seeing’ and reliable supporters of humans. They are used in quality assurance to check components, help with the assembly and positioning of components, detect errors and deviations … read more

Manufacturing Data Exchange Specification Earns Industry Leading Adopters

At EMO 2023 ModuleWorks has announced that Autodesk, one of the leading CAD/CAM vendors, and DN Solutions (formally known as Doosan Machine Tools), one of the leading CNC machine tool builders, are adopting the recently released Manufacturing Data Exchange Specification (MDES) … read more

3D Scanning Reaches New Heights With Leica BLK2FLY Autonomous Flying Laser Scanner

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, recently announced a new capability for the Leica BLK2FLY: the ability to scan indoors, providing expanded coverage for complex scanning projects. The BLK2FLY now unlocks a new level of autonomy to build digital twins … read more

Three CubeBOX Machine Loading Robotic Automation Solutions Launched

Tezmaksan, a leading European manufacturer of robotics and automation, has launched three new iterations of its innovative CubeBOX system at EMO. The CUBEBOX CNC automation system is a revolutionary robotic automation solution designed to enhance manufacturing processes and reduce operator involvement in machine tending … read more

FANUC Announces Production of its One Millionth Robot

Fanuc Corporation has announced the production of its one millionth industrial robot. As an automation trailblazer for over half a century, FANUC’s robots are used in production facilities all over the world to assemble, handle, package, paint and weld products of every shape and size … read more

Camtek to Acquire FormFactor’s FRT Metrology Business

Camtek Ltd. has announced that it has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of FormFactor, Inc.’s FRT Metrology (“FRT”) business for $100 million in cash. FRT, headquartered in Germany, is a leading supplier of high-precision metrology solutions for the Advanced Packaging and Silicon Carbide markets … read more

The Global Machine Tools Sector: State of Play and Tackling New Challenges

Representatives from machine tool associations – whose manufacturers account for more than 80% of the global machine tool production, gathered at EMO 2023, the world’s leading trade fair for production technology, to demonstrate their resilience and strength in the face of a wide range of global challenges … read more

Beyond Automation – The Future of Work With Ai-Driven Cobots

Imagine a world where work is not bound by limits, where humans and artificial intelligence join forces to create a new era of productivity. Welcome to the realm of AI-driven cobots – the future of work. These collaborative robots are revolutionizing the way we think about automation, breaking down barriers and … read more