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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – September 27th

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

TKH Launches Combined Vision Technologies Umbrella Brand

TKH Group has announce the launch of the TKH Vision umbrella brand. TKH Group is combining the vision technology companies in the group, Allied Vision, Chromasens, LMI Technologies, Mikrotron, NET, SVS-Vistek and Tattile with the reselling company TKH Vision Italy, under a new umbrella brand. The creation of TKH Vision represents … read more

In-Place Machining Acquired In Private Equity Deal

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, has announced that it has acquired In-Place Machining Company, LLC (IPM) in partnership with management. IPM is a leading provider of high-acuity field machining, metrology and diamond wire-cutting services for mission-critical infrastructure and equipment. The Company’s services are an essential … read more

On a Path To a Digital Car Company with Smart Production

Audi is working at full speed to digitalize its production and, as a result, the working environment in areas such as planning, assembly, logistics, maintenance, and quality assurance at the five production facilities the company operates itself around the world. A number of groundbreaking projects with technologies such as 3D … read more

German Machine Vision Systems Specialist Opens USA Subsidiary

Senswork from Germany has opened a subsidiary in Tennessee, to support its North America clients. Senswork is an expert in machine vision systems and specializes in optical inspection, industrial image processing, deep learning and testing equipment manufacturing. “We develop vision for machines for quality control in the automation industry … read more

Collaboration to Bring 4D LiDAR Technology to Automation and Robotics Applications

Hokuyo Automatic Co., Ltd., a global manufacturer of sensor and automation technology, and machine vision innovator SiLC Technologies, Inc. (SiLC) have jointly announced a strategic collaboration to develop cost-effective 4D LiDAR solutions that improve machine vision in the next generation of advanced industrial and robotic applications. According to a recent study from … read more

Robot Dual Encoder Provides Both Motor Feedback and Position Measurement

Designed to fulfill two critical needs via a single component in high accuracy robots, HEIDENHAIN has introduced its innovative KCI 120 Dplus rotary encoder. This new unique absolute encoder provides both reliable feedback to a robot’s motor and accurate position measurement to its controller to enable safe and accurate motion … read more

Groundbreaking CAD to 3D Technology Launched

Nextech AR Solutions Corp. (“Nextech) a diversified leading provider of augmented reality (“AR”) experience technologies and services has announced it has launched its groundbreaking CAD to POLY solution. The Company is now incorporating into its services a technology to create optimized 3D meshes that are suitable for 3D and AR … read more

BLUM To Introduce New TC55 Touch Probe At EMO

Blum-Novotest will present the new TC55 touch probe at 2021 EMO exhibition in Milan. The company is expanding its CNC machine tool product range by adding an extremely compact system featuring the innovative shark360 measuring mechanism and fast infrared transmission. Winfried Weiland, Head of Marketing at Blum-Novotest GmbH, explains … read more

Artec Studio 16 Features Artec Cloud Enabling Collaboration from Anywhere

Artec 3D has announced the availability of Artec Studio 16 (AS16), the newest iteration of its award-winning 3D scanning software, and Artec Cloud, a collaborative platform that allows users to access, view, comment on, and process 3D scan data online. The integration of AS16 and Artec Cloud streamlines 3D project … read more

MIT Engineers Create 3D-Printed Objects That Sense User Interaction

MIT researchers have developed a new method to 3D print mechanisms that detect how force is being applied to an object. The structures are made from a single piece of material, so they can be rapidly prototyped. A designer could use this method to 3D print “interactive input devices,” … read more

Wenglor Sensoric Acquires Illumination Experts TPL Vision

The wenglor group recently announced it has expanded its product portfolio in the field of illumination technology. With the takeover of the Scottish-French company TPL Vision, wenglor is once again reinforcing its position in the Machine Vision sector – specifically with innovative LED illumination technologies for industrial image processing … read more

DMSC and MTConnect Institute Update Memorandum of Understanding

The Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC, Inc.) has announced an update to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the MTConnect Institute. The original MoU was signed in 2011. As technology has evolved, both organizations recognize an even greater need to optimize the way industrial software and machines work together … read more