November 11th ‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin

3D Scanner Measures Small Parts With Complex Shapes

The new ATOS 5 for Airfoil expands the ATOS 5 series for the measuring of small and complex parts. While the all-rounder ATOS 5 scanning sensor successfully performs a wide range of measuring tasks in measuring areas from 170 mm to 1,000 mm in length, the ATOS 5X is particularly … read more

Nikon and DMG MORI Cooperate To Provide Innovative Machine Tool Solutions

Nikon Corporation and DMG MORI have concluded a memorandum of understanding for a comprehensive business alliance. This business alliance will boost establishment of Nikon’s material processing business by utilizing the knowledge of DMG MORI as a leading machine tool company. The two companies will also cooperate to develop more advanced DMG … read more

LMI Acquires Optical Metrology Company FocalSpec

LMI Technologies (LMI), has announce the acquisition of FocalSpec, an innovative optical metrology company based in Finland that designs and manufactures patented Line Confocal Imaging (LCI) products. LMI’s parent company – The TKH Group – will acquire 100% of the shares of FocalSpec. The company will be integrated into the … read more

CMM Accuracy Is Everything

Precision engineering for aerospace and automotive sectors demands a proactive approach to complex part verification. Italian subcontract manufacturer, R. Busi, made a strategic decision to move to 5-axis co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs). Renishaw 5-axis measurement heads have enabled the company to meet the verification needs of increasingly complex part designs … read more

Laser Tracker Performance Testing Solution Released

Brunson Instrument Company has announced the KinAiry solution for laser tracker field testing. KinAiry is a comprehensive, independent solution for laser tracker evaluation, utilizing NIST’s new Interim Field Test Procedure IR-8016. The KinAiry system provides a set of traceable measurements designed to verify volumetric performance in a customer environment … read more

ECM – Global Measurement Solutions Acquires Actus3D

East Coast Metrology (ECM – Global Measurement Solutions) has announced the acquisition of Actus3D, a long-time provider of 3D laser scanning services and building documentation for the architecture, engineering, and construction (often referred to as AEC) industries. With over 30 years of experience under his belt, CEO/President of Actus3D, John Smits … read more

3D Scanning and Point Cloud Creation Improves Additively Manufactured Part Process

Scanning and inspective Additively Manufactured (AM) parts results in reduced costs, minimized iterations, and improved accuracy and quality. As new production technologies evolve new technical challenges arise in manufacturing the best possible part. Oftentimes significant tuning of the new process is required the first time a contract manufacturer attempts production in … read more

AccuSite Optical Robot Tracking Enables CMM Level Accuracy for Plant Floor Metrology

Perceptron has announced its AccuSite® Optical Tracking technology is a finalist for the Automotive News PACE Awards. AccuSite optical robot tracking is clamed to enables CMM level accuracy for plant floor metrology application. Conducting the PACE Awards for 26 years, Automotive News recognizes suppliers for their advancement of automotive technologies and processes with … read more

Predator3D GlassMaster Pro Released For Glass Urethane Bead Inspection and Process Control

Coherix, Inc. a supplier of 3D machine vision systems has announced the official release of Predator3D GlassMaster Pro developed to assist automotive manufacturers better control urethane bead dispensing on windshields and glass surfaces. The correct profile, volume, and location of automotive glass urethane beads are critical to avoiding leaks and assuring … read more

VELO3D Announces Assure AM Quality Assurance System and Launch Customer Stratasys Direct

VELO3D has announced the release and availability of the VELO3D Assure™ Quality Assurance and Control System for its Sapphire® 3D metal printers. Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Stratasys, Ltd. and one of the largest providers of additive (3D printing) and conventional manufacturing services in North America, is the first … read more