Metrology News Bulletin – March 19th

Upcoming International Metrology Exhibition In Focus

The takeaways from last year’s international Control Exhibition in Stuttgart were Automated Metrology, IoT, Smart Sensors and the changing role of metrology as global manufacturing industry reinvents itself and delivers products using smart manufacturing processes – Industry 4.0. Metrology 4.0 is a critical component in the successful delivery of Industry 4.0. The countdown …

What Price a Used CMM?

With an estimated 150,000 Coordinate measuring machines installed globally its inevitable that many find their way into the used machinery market. Buying a used ‘as-is’ CMM at auction or from a traditional used machinery dealer can ‘snag’ a bargain but at what risk and cost. A safer alternative purchase is a …

Optical CMM Measures Small Cast Parts Automatically

At the recent UK GOM workshop, “3D Metrology in Casting and Foundry Processes”, it demonstrated the GOM ATOS ScanPort desktop Optical Coordinate Measuring Machine capable of measuring small parts up to 200mm in diameter. ATOS ScanPort, comprising three motorized axis (rotation, swivel and linear) and three manual axis, can be utilized …

Correlation Free Measuring – A Game Changer For In-Line Manufacturing?

Faster, more precise, more cost-effective: inline production is constantly evolving. But not every innovation can revolutionize the entire process like “correlation free measurement.” Dr. Kai-Udo Modrich, Managing Director of Carl Zeiss Automated Inspection GmbH, explains the rules of the game which change and the advantages that are created for the …

What is Smart Manufacturing?

Smart manufacturing is really all about data.  It’s about collecting and using accurate data to make good decisions quickly to allow for slick, efficient and flexible manufacturing which can adapt to sudden changes in demand or circumstances.  Heavily automated processes require a constant stream of data to make decisions and …

Robotic Vision Technologies Secures $10.5M Funding

Robotic Vision Technologies Inc. (RVT), a leader in the machine vision software industry, has announced that it has secured more than $10.5 million in funding. The investment comes from a mix of CEO and Director funding as well as investments from technology funds from Silicon Valley, Northern Virginia, Canada and …

Contract Additive Manufacturer Invests In CT Scanning Technology

Additive manufacturing is making enormous waves throughout every industry. The technology allows ultimate flexibility in creating the most intricate and complex features ever designed for manufacturing. As the technology establishes itself as a vital manufacturing tool for producing ultimately efficient components, companies such as Sintavia have to be ahead of the …

Cobotic 3D Scanning Solution Provides Production Quality Control

The QBOX from QFP product range has been extended with the addition of the QBOX MINI COBOT offering automated 3D scanning quality control solution combining flexibility, functionality, and performance. The QBOX MINI COBOT is a compact 3D scanning solution that can be placed in any industrial environment, including sharing the work-space …