Metrology Newsletter 14th February 2018 – Robotic Metrology Focus

Industrial Robots – The Metrology Solution Of The Future?

Part 1 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 …

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 …

The Coming Robot Revolution – The New Age of Manufacturing

The Robot Revolution will affect hundreds of millions of jobs. Trillions of dollars of wealth created. These are the potential impacts of the coming wave of automation. In this video of Moving Upstream from The Wall Street Journal, journalists travelled to Asia to see the next generation of industrial robots, …

Smart Assembly Requires Smart Sensors

Manual insertion of glass into vehicle bodies is labor intensive and imprecise, with the opportunity for body damage and glass breakage leading to significant safety risks to assembly operators. The alternative of robotic insertion techniques are complicated because the vehicle body location is not precise requiring vision guidance to transform …

RoboInspector Provides Flexible Machine Vision Inspection Solution

NeuroCheck GmbH has launched RoboInspector, an easy-to-use inspection solution, featuring its versatile machine vision software NeuroCheck communicating with a collaborative robot to perform visual inspection tasks. In conventional inspection set-ups, sensor equipment and test pieces are arranged in a fixed alignment. By combining robot and camera, the RoboInspector obtains its sense of …

High-Speed Scanning Aids Race Car Development

The complexity of a race vehicle requires extraordinary levels of accuracy, making the construction process crucial when collecting results. Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence subjected the single-seater from Madrid Polytechnic University (UPM) to a complete and fast analysis. When it comes to achieving success in any competition, the skill, training and passion of …