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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – September 5th

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

3D Metrology Performance Critical To Digital Manufacturing

Metrology News recently sat down with Laurent Monge, the new President at Metrologic, for a discussion on its future vision for 3D metrology software and how it fits into Sandvik’s strategy for the digitization of manufacturing … read more

Bringing Speed & Accuracy To Stamped Metal Automotive Parts

Non-contact measurement systems can capture the entire surface area of sheet metal stamped car parts. It offers fast measurement times for all profile features, regardless of surface finish, and it can operate in the challenging conditions of the factory floor … read more

FARO Acquires GeoSLAM Mobile Scanning Company

FARO Technologies announced the acquisition of UK-based GeoSLAM, a leading provider of mobile scanning solutions with proprietary high-productivity simultaneous localization and mapping software to create 3D models for use in Digital Twin … read more

3D Transparent Scanning Spray Allows Color and Contour Capture

AESUB transparent is a new scan spray that temporarily mattes glossy surfaces with a transparent film. This allows optical scanners to capture not only the surface contours but also the color values of the measured object at the same time. As traditional scanning sprays produce a white coating, capturing color … read more

Robot Sales Hit Record High in North America for Third-Straight Quarter

For the third-straight quarter, robot sales in North America hit a record high, driven by a resurgence in sales to automotive companies and an ongoing need to manage increasing demand to automate logistics for e-commerce … read more

Nikon to Partner with SLM Through a Public Takeover Offer

Nikon Corporation has announced the signing of an investment agreement with SLM Solutions Group AG (“SLM”), a global leader in metal additive manufacturing solutions headquartered in Lübeck, Germany. In conjunction, Nikon also announced the launch a voluntary public takeover offer for the acquisition of all outstanding shares of SLM … read more

SmartVision Projector Automates Dimensional Measurements

The new Smart Projector Quattro Pr, suitable for automated dimensional measurement tasks, has been added to SmartVision Metrology’s  Smart Projector Series range of digital video measurement systems. Smart Projector digital video measurement systems, available in twelve models, can automatically measure component dimensions … read more

Using Artificial Intelligence To Control Digital Manufacturing

Scientists and engineers are constantly developing new materials with unique properties that can be used for 3D printing, but figuring out how to print with these materials can be a complex, costly conundrum. Often, an expert operator must use manual trial-and-error — possibly making thousands of prints — to determine ideal … read more

Mineral Casting Technology Provides Improved Vibration Damping

RAMPF Group is presenting its EPUMENT mineral casting technology for the manufacture of high-performance machine beds and structural components at the IMTS trade show – Booth 236618 North Building Level 3. RAMPF is a leading manufacturer of mineral casting. Its EPUMENT mineral casting technology is used by major OEM’s … read more

Renishaw To Showcase Innovative CMM Sensor Range At IMTS

Renishaw will showcase its RUP1 ultrasonic sensor and  RVP vision probe for its REVO 5-axis multi-sensor CMM measurement system at IMTS (booth 135509). From September 12th to 17th at McCormick Place Chicago, visitors can see the system alongside other products, including the extended range of modules for the SFP2 surface … read more

Automatic Tool Changer Increases Robotic Automation Flexibility

The ATI Industrial Automation QC-7 Robotic Tool Changer allows automatic exchange of end-effectors. The QC-7 Robotic Tool Changer delivers a new standard robotic tool changing and storage solution. With it’s lightweight yet durable design the tool changer offers a variety of configuration options with ATI’s Pass-Through Utility Modules and Tool … read more

Epson Spectrophotometer Launched With Integrated MEMS Technology

Underscoring its commitment to print quality, Epson America has announced the Epson SD-10, the first Epson-built spectrophotometer. Designed to give SureColor wide-format customers a tool to accurately measure color … read more

Integrator To Deliver Advanced Robotic 2D Profile Measurement Solutions

Third Dimension has announced Loop Technology as a Vectro Integrator to deliver advanced, robotic, 2D profile measurement solutions for both quality and process control applications in high value manufacturing. UK based Loop Technology deliver advanced automation machinery for applications including robotic machining … read more

Porsche Celebrate 20 Years of Precision Production

In August 2022 the Porsche Leipzig factory celebrated its 20th anniversary. “Leipzig has become the second home of Porsche. The decision in 1999 to build a new factory in a green meadow north of the city of Leipzig took the company down a new path … read more

3D Infotech Releases New Versions of Automation and Augmented Reality Software

As part of its Universal Metrology Automation (UMA) platform, 3D Infotech has announced new releases of its Streamline and Spotlight AR++ software. Streamline and Spotlight new versions extend their feature sets to support new devices, configurations, languages, and other quality inspection processes beyond dimensional metrology … read more

Zygo Collaborates With Digital Surf To Launch MX Software With Mountains Advanced Contour Module

Zygo Corporation and Digital Surf have announced the release of Mx™ with Mountains® Advanced Contour. This is a new software package for users of Zygo Corporation’s range of optical profilers. Digital Surf is the creator of the Mountains software platform for image and surface analysis … read more