November 18th ‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin

Creaform Launches Aerospace Industry HandySCAN AEROPACK

Creaform has announced the release of HandySCAN AEROPACK, a 3D scanning solution suite that addresses the specific challenges of aircraft quality control, such as assessing damage from hailstorms or aircraft incidents as well as flap and spoiler inspections. The HandySCAN AEROPACK can also be used for reverse engineering, maintenance and … read more

Speeding Up Fan Blade Integrity Testing

Aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations ensure that aircraft are always safe to fly during their whole service life. An integral part of any aircraft maintenance scheme is the engine repair and overhaul. Especially, fan blades of modern aircraft propulsion turbines have to withstand extreme operating conditions during their service … read more

‘Done-In-One’ Automated Measurement Solution

Roller bearings have to fulfill a variety of different tasks. They have to provide high stability for shafts while providing low power losses and a high durability. Therefore the requirements concerning material, geometric and form accuracy as well as surface roughness, are challenging for manufacturing. To ensure the quality in … read more

CT Measures The Impossible

As experts for initial sample inspection, the team at 3DIMETIK , Kassel, Germany handles all sorts of plastic parts that at first appear to be impossible to measure – at least without first breaking them down into several pieces. “We are commissioned to perform measuring tasks for injection-molded parts to which … read more

Tracked Robot Inspection Offers 40µm Accuracy

True Position Robotics (TPR) based in Nottingham, UK offer simple robust 3D inspection solutions using the latest Blue Laser scanning technology and inspection software from Nikon Metrology, paired with NDI’s optical tracker. The ‘air’ (automated inspection and reporting) system offers an integrated robot automation solution using TPR’s unique simple user … read more

Germany Machine Tool Industry Report Slight Order Recovery

Orders received by the German machine tool industry in the third quarter of 2019 were 25 per cent down on the same period last year. Orders from Germany fell by 29 per cent. 23 per cent fewer orders were received from export markets. Orders received fell by 23 per cent … read more


Jay Freeland Appointed Perceptron Interim CEO

Perceptron has announced that the Company’s Chairman of the Board, Jay Freeland, will also become Interim President and Chief Executive Officer effective immediately, following the resignation of David Watza as a director and officer of the Company.  The search for a permanent CEO has already been initiated, under the Board’s … read more

Annual Calibration and Metrologist Salary Survey

Fluke Calibration has released the results of its third annual Calibration & Metrology Salary Survey in United States. The survey featured questions regarding respondents’ location, job title, professional certification, geographic location, workload and more. This year, the company adjusted its “lab types” and “organization types” to be more descriptive. The data … read more

3D Scanning Drives AM Parts Post Processing

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is the process of joining materials to make objects from 3D model data, usually layer upon layer, as opposed to subtractive manufacturing methodologies. The AM industry is moving this emergent technology forward from its prototyping history into a true manufacturing capability. The process has the potential to … read more

Automated AM Post Processing and Industry 4.0

Author: Joseph Crabtree founder and CEO of Additive Manufacturing Technologies. These are exciting times in the additive manufacturing (AM) sector. There is real momentum behind the drive towards the use of AM as an alternative to conventional manufacturing processes. However, with this drive comes a necessary focus on and scrutiny of … read more

CMM Integral To Manufacturing Developments

Operating from a precision technology factory in Edinburgh, Scotland, award-winning Vert Rotors are the pioneers of the revolutionary Conical Rotary Compressor (CRC) technology. The innovative CRC technology, the first major innovation in the high pressure compressed air industry for over 40 years, has been integrated into the flagship Vert compressor range. … read more

Duplicate CMM Doubles Large Part Inspection Capacity

Trace-A-Matic Corporation has installed a new Hexagon Global Advantage CMM (coordinate measuring machine) in Plant 5 at their Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA location. The bridge-style CMM is optimized to measure large dimensional components having complex geometries with accuracy and speed. It is capable of gauging machined parts up to 2000 mm  … read more