Metrology News Publication March 12th 2018

Coordinate Measuring Machines and Industry 4.0

Renishaw has been at the forefront of coordinate measuring machine technology almost since the industry foundation more than 45 years ago and responsible for the deployment of precision coordinate metrology solutions throughout global manufacturing industries. With industry set to transition through Industry 4.0 and the 4th Industrial Revolution metrology.news sat down …

Optical Robot Metrology Speeds up Final Inspection of Complex Aerospace Assemblies

Rolls-Royce in Barnoldswick has a long history of using Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM) for the final inspection of jet engine fabricated assemblies. Order book production rate increases necessitated the need to make a disruptive step-change in inspection methods without increasing the overall production footprint. Project goals were not only to reduce …

Common Software Speeds Up ROI on Multi-Sensor CMM Purchase

Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM) are ideal for 3D inspection. They check the shape and size of parts using tactile measurement. But for a variety of applications, many shops are looking to add the capabilities of a vision machine, typically to handle 2D applications. Of course there are pure vision machines …

Where Is Manufacturing Metrology Going In The Future?

Metrology has come a long way since its conception during the era of the pharaohs. It has particularly evolved in the last 25 years with the advent of lasers, 3D scanners, and optical technology. The field of Metrology will continue to evolve further to improve quality …

60 Year Old Worn Impeller Replicated Using Scanned Data

Datum Limited, located in Derby, UK are an established engineering company with roots firmly in the foundry industry with the supply of Pattern & Tooling which forms a major part of its business activities as well as being market leaders in the supply of Phenolic GRPh/GRP products. The Datum Pattern and …

Laser Specialists Armed With Cutting Edge Technology

When your public moniker is “Staying on the cutting edge of technology,” you’ve set a bar for yourself. Thomas Paquin set that bar when he founded Laser Specialists, Inc. (LSI) in 1986. Paquin’s untimely death in 1993 left void in the company. In 2004, Nick and Jon Paquin were able …

BuildIT 2018 Release Adds Compare Point Clouds

BuildIT Software & Solutions has announced the release of BuildIT Metrology 2018, a major update to the 3D metrology software. BuildIT 2018 adds many new features and improvements including the ability to both plan projections and operate a laser projector from within the BuildIT platform, along with several large point …