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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – September 6th

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

All-in-one Metrology Platform Offers Four Software Variants

Quality increases customer satisfaction. Today, 3D metrology enables numerous manufacturing companies to monitor and optimize their quality processes. GOM, a company of the ZEISS Group, offers an all-in solution for quality analysis with its software. In addition to the established software solutions GOM Inspect and GOM Correlate, the Braunschweig, Germany-based … read more

Ultra-High Accuracy CMM Scanner Offers 70% Faster Inspection

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced the HP-L-10.10, a genre-busting non-contact laser sensor for Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs) that offers manufacturers the ability to perform dimensional measurements at comparable accuracy to tactile probing and inspect almost any surface in a fraction of the time. Manufacturers using CMMs for critical part measurements have become … read more

High-Precision Surface Inspection of Wind Turbine Blades

One year after formally introducing waveCHECK into the wind industry, 8tree has engaged DNV for the product’s certification according to established industry standards. waveCHECK is a handheld-portable 3D-inspection tool for inspecting wind turbine blades in manufacturing and operation. Its efficient detection of surface defects and instant visual feedback revolutionize surface inspection … read more

High Performance Imaging for Reliable Engine Block Inspection

Polytechnik Schmidt relies on machine vision systems from Teledyne DALSA to inspect sealing surfaces of cast aluminum engine blocks. The engine represents the heart of every automobile. Performance and fuel consumption depend to a large extent on the quality of the engines used, which is why all parts of the drive … read more

The Future at Sandvik – Smart Factories Driven by Digital Manufacturing Solutions

Metrology News recently sat down with Kim Hansen – Vice President Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions and President for the Metrology division – at Sandvik Manufacturing Solutions for a discussion on the recently announced Sandvik acquisitions and their entry into digital manufacturing technologies. Q: Smart factories driven by digital production solutions … read more

Handheld Introduces New Wearable Ring Scanner

Handheld Group, a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, has introduced the RS60 Ring Scanner, a comfortable hands-free scanning solution for use in manufacturing, warehouses, retail, distribution and other situations requiring highly mobile scanning. “The new RS60 ring scanner is all about efficiency and mobility … read more

aPriori Awarded Patent for Unique Digital Manufacturing Technology

aPriori, a provider of digital manufacturing software, has announced that the United States Patent and Trademark office has awarded the company an exclusive patent for its revolutionary design for manufacturability technology (Reference Application Number 16/044,927). Design for Manufacturability (or DFM) is the process by which engineers optimize their designs so that the product … read more

5G Sensors Making Ultra-Low Latency a Reality

Mechatronics and software engineers at the UK’s University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) North West have designed and built a novel, native 5G sensor to unlock the low latency and productivity potential of 5G in manufacturing. “There is nothing like this available in the manufacturing sector … read more

New AI Software Allows Learning at Runtime

Teledyne has announced its Sapera Vision Software Edition 2021-07 is now available. Sapera Vision Software from Teledyne DALSA offers field proven image acquisition, control, image processing and artificial intelligence functions to design, develop and deploy high-performance machine vision applications. The new upgrades to the Sapera Vision Software include enhancements to its … read more

Dürr Expands First Market-Ready AI Application For Paint Shops

Identifying defect sources, determining the optimal maintenance schedule, improving manufacturing processes: until now, artificial intelligence only made this possible in a paint shop equipped with state-of-the-art robots. Now, however, Dürr is significantly expanding the scope of its AI applications with the enablement of analysis software from the DXQ product family … read more

Hexagon Debuts AS1 Laser Scanner in North America at FABTECH

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced the North American debut of its groundbreaking AS1 Scanner will be at the upcoming FABTECH 2021, Sept. 13-16, 2021, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. (Booth A3326 in the South Building) FABTECH attendees will be the first to see the ultra high-speed Absolute Scanner AS1 in … read more

Metrology for Digital Transformation – Online Event

EURAMET, the European Association of National Metrology Institutes, fosters the strategic digital transformation of metrology in line with both the aims of the European Commission to achieve a fair, competitive and digitally advanced economy, as well as the specific needs of EURAMET’s members … read more