Metrology News February Publication

Editors Message

In February Metrology News published more than 50 articles bringing our global readers the very latest news including “Nikon Transfer of its CMM business to ASF Metrology”; “Benefits of Morphed CAD models in Additive Manufacturing”; “Track-side Optical Scanning of race cars”; “Flying Inspection Robots”; “Smart Assembly”; and many new product releases and innovations.

This month the editorial focus was Robotic Metrology with featured articles including “Strategies for improving robot accuracy”; “Robotic Metrology – the metrology solution of the future?”; “Robotic Photogrammetry providing front-line production metrology”.

The growing trend in automated robotic metrology is definitely gaining market traction.

Next months editorial focus is “Coordinate Measuring Machines – Trends and Future”

Below we highlight a few of the articles published on metrology.news this month. Sign up for our weekly newsletters bringing you the very latest metrology news as it happens directly into your inbox.

Industrial Robots – The Metrology Solution Of The Future?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is under way. An explosion in the installation of Industrial Robots is occurring as manufacturing industry automates production operations, enhancing flexibility and efficiency of manufacturing processes. All part of the migration path toward the digital factory. It is estimated the population of Industrial Robots will …

Robotic Inspection Lands In Advanced Aerospace Manufacturing Plant

Safran Landing Systems is world leader in the design, development, manufacture and support of landing gear systems. A unique combination of advanced engineering capabilities, integrated systems technology and experience on an exhaustive range of programs enables Safran Landing Systems to provide innovative solutions for a diverse range of aircraft. In today’s …

Robotic Photogrammetry Increasingly Used for Automated Production Measurement

Over the past two decades, the industrial design and manufacturing information technology infrastructure has changed significantly. 2D component drawings have been replaced by complex 3D CAD models. Tooling, molds, and production equipment are today designed with the aid of 3D simulations, and produced using associated CAM systems. Design and free-form …

Smart Factory Concepts Can Be Achieved With Current Technology

Renishaw’s structured approach to identifying and controlling sources of process variation before, during and after machining, results in consistent, automated and productive metal cutting. From preventative machine maintenance and automated tool and part setting, through to in-process measurements and off-machine gauging for direct process control and verification, Renishaw technologies enable …

New FARO Design ScanArm 2.0 Improves Product Design Workflow

FARO has introduced the next generation FARO Design ScanArm® 2.0 specifically designed to address the most demanding challenges and requirements faced by product design and product engineering professionals. The FARO Design ScanArm 2.0 offers an exceptional combination of flexibility, reliability, value and performance through best in class accuracy, resolution and ergonomics …

Creaform Launches Productivity Station Delivering Fast Automated Dimensional Inspection

Creaform has launched its R-Series Productivity Station and Autocalibration Kit. Both are key upgrades to its robotic metrology dimensional measurement solution, which offers an efficient alternative to traditional shop-floor CMMs. The MetraSCAN 3D R-Series solution combines both optical measurements and industrial automation …

Gauging System Intelligent Process Control Software Automatically Updates CNC Tool Offsets

The Renishaw Equator flexible gauge is now offered with IPC (Intelligent Process Control) software, providing the functionality to fully automate tool offset updates in CNC manufacturing processes. Improved capability in precision part machining, reduced setting and process adjustment time, and integration with automation systems are some of the benefits that ..

Computed Tomography Webinar Series Announced by Volume Graphics

Volume Graphics has announced a series of webinars providing the opportunity to learn the role Computed Tomography can play in quality assurance, metrology, automated inspection, simulation, and geometry correction. The topics will be covered in 5 free webinars being hosted over 5 days – March 19 – 23. Each seminar will …

NASCAR Implements Track-Side Optical Scanning Stations

The American racing series NASCAR® (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) has implemented a track-side structured light scanning system to measure the template of competing team race cars for the 2018 season. The Optical Scanning Station (OSS) comprises an enclosed tented structure with 16 high definition cameras and 8 …

RapidFit 3D Printed Smart Cube Reduces AutomotiveTime to Market

If you’re an automotive quality inspection engineer, chances are you’ve resigned yourself to a dizzying array of fixtures, development bucks and cubes to guide you through the vehicle development process. Clay models and surface release models for styling, prototype assembly bucks and blue bucks for engineering, fixtures for quality control …