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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – September 26th

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

MotionCam-3D Color Camera Captures Dynamic Scenes

Photoneo, a provider of machine vision and smart automation, has introduced a new version of its flagship 3D camera MotionCam-3D which brings a game-changing combination of highly accurate 3D data, and the ability to scan in motion with color… read more

AI Powered Tactile Sensor Advances Robot Dexterity

GelSight, a pioneer in tactile intelligence technology, has announced the release of its new AI-powered 3D tactile sensor, GelSight Mini. For the first time, GelSight Mini offers superhuman touch resolution to the commercial market, with a compact form factor … read more

CNC and CMM Simulator Provides ‘Hands-Off’ Machine Training

At the recent IMTS exhibition Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence presented its new patented HxGN Machine Trainer. Taking the initiative from the training of professionals in other critical occupations, such as commercial pilots, Hexagon has created a ‘hands-on’ professional training solution for CNC machines and CMM … read more

SHINING 3D Introduces Invisible Light Handheld 3D Scanner

Shining 3D has launched EINSTAR, an affordable handheld 3D scanner, making high-quality 3D data available to everyone. The standard EINSTAR package is equipped with Exstar software, and a carrying case. EINSTAR is quipped with three Infrared VCSEL Projectors … read more

Image-Based Spot Weld Inspection Provides Deeper Insights Into Welding Process

Waygate Technologies, a Baker Hughes business and leader in nondestructive testing (NDT) solutions for industrial inspection, has introduced Krautkrämer SpotVision, a new phased array ultrasonic solution for spot weld inspection. SpotVision was developed specifically for the requirements of spot weld inspection in the auto industry … read more

PolyWorks Polska Launched To Expand Enterprise Solution Metrology Sales In Poland

InnovMetric Software Inc. and its business partner, Pawel Kosiarz, have announced the launch of PolyWorks Polska to expand the sales of the PolyWorks smart 3D metrology digital ecosystem in Poland. Pawel Kosiarz and his team have provided complete PolyWorks technical services in Poland since 2013 … read more

NIST Returns To Conducting Ultra-Accurate Gear-Related Measurements

As mechanical objects, gears have been around for so long that people may take them for granted. But gears are sophisticated parts that play a vital role in cars, airplanes, construction and mining equipment, food processing, clock making and more … read more

New OGP SmartScope E7 Multisensor System Offers IntelliCentric Optics

Optical Gaging Products (OGP) recently announce the addition of SmartScope E7 to its product portfolio, the first in the all-new SmartScope E-Series family of 3D Multisensor Measurement Systems. OGP has reimagined the trusted SmartScope system to be accessible for all skill levels and budgets. SmartScope E7 features the brand-new fixed lens … read more

Bain Capital To Acquire Evident – Formerly Olympus Scientific Solution

Olympus Corporation (Olympus) and EVIDENT Co., Ltd. (Evident), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Olympus, recently announced that Olympus has concluded a definitive agreement with Bain Capital Private Equity, LP (Bain Capital), regarding the transfer of Evident. Based on this agreement, all shares of Evident will be transferred to Bain Capital … read more

The Missing Link To Additive Manufacturing – Merging DfAM and Data

Advanced manufacturing has yet to even crack the surface of what is possible. From generative design and lightweighting to software simulation and decentralized production, the transition to digital manufacturing promises to unlock an enormous amount of potential. Yet, large organizations – including military, aerospace, and automotive … read more

BMW Invests in Optical AI Technology Solving Authentication, and Traceability Challenges

BMW i Ventures has announced their lead investment in a $10M Series A round for Alitheon, an Optical AI technology company. The company’s FeaturePrint technology quickly and easily digitizes physical objects for irrefutable identification, authentication, and tracing, and eliminates misidentification and misuse of items … read more

Measurement Software Delivers Automated Process Control For CNC Machining Operations

Blum-Novotest has introduced FormControl X measurement software for reliable process automation of CNC machining operations. “The foundation of intelligent automation solutions is process data that is evaluated live or very quickly and serves as a control variable for process optimisation … read more

Manufacturing Community Reconnects at Automation Focussed IMTS 2022

With handshakes, hugs, high-fives, and hearty backslaps as people greeted each other after four years apart, the connectedness of the manufacturing community was the literal showstopper at recent International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). IMTS 2022 achieved a total registration of 86,307 … read more

China Grows Industrial Robot Installations By 44 Percent In 2021

The industrial robotics market in China achieved strong growth with a new record of 243,300 installations in 2021 – a rise of 44% compared to the previous year. These preliminary data have been published by the International Federation of Robotics. “China was leading the global recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic … read more