October Issue – Metrology Magazine

Editors Message:
October has been another very busy month for Metrology News with an abundance of new products, metrology company acquisitions and application stories continuing to reach our news desk on a on a daily basis. Metrology News daily page views continue to rise month on month with an ever increasing number of Google redirects, particularly since Metrology News posts are now picked up by Google News within a few minutes of their posting. Linkedin is performing an ever increasing role in providing grass roots metrology news but we should all be reminded of the consequences of posting images and news before the necessary authorizations are received. This months highlighted stories include “Robot to Build Robots in China”, “Smart Factory Metrology”, “China Uphold Metrology Technology Patent”, and “6 Axis CMM Productivity Benefits”. A total of 35 articles were posted in October; a sample are represented in this month’s publication. Check out all of this month’s posts on the site. Metrology News has also just published its planned editorial program for 2019.

Keith Mills – Publishing Editor

Digital Twin to Drive ABB Robot Replication Process

Pioneering digital technology company ABB has announced a major investment in Shanghai, China to build the world’s most advanced, automated and flexible robotics factory – a cutting-edge center where robots will make robots. The new Kangqiao manufacturing center, near ABB’s expansive China robotics campus, will combine the company’s connected digital …

Laser Tracker Improves Marine Manufacturing Efficiencies

Marine Concepts, founded in 1976, strove to be one of the first companies to provide a full line of design & engineering services for its customers while ensuring that all projects from design to production, are completed to the highest quality standards. Eventually, the company would be recognized for its …

EMBEDDED | INTEGRATED | CONNECTED Smart Factory Metrology

As factories get “smarter”, Autodesk and FARO Technologies believe that measurement is playing an even more essential role in speeding up operations without losing the accuracy and rigor that many final products are required to exhibit. Measurement is the first building block of engineering. Without validation, there can be no certified …

Creaform Scanning Technology Patent Upheld in China

Creaform has announced that the Chinese Patent Re-examination Board has upheld Creaform’s Chinese patent on the proprietary 3D scanning technology used in a number of Creaform products, including its flagship product, the HandySCAN 3D™ scanner. The decision was greeted with considerable satisfaction by management of the Canadian company, which specializes …

Jay Freeland Nominated For Perceptron Board Membership

Perceptron has announced that its Board of Directors nominated Jay Freeland to stand for election at the Company’s 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders scheduled for December 7, 2018. All current directors will stand for re-election at the annual meeting with the exception of Robert Oswald, who will be stepping down following …

Latest Generation Of Non-Contact 3D Optical Profilers Launched

Zygo Corporation has announced the introduction of its latest generation of ZeGage™ 3D optical profiling instruments providing precise and rapid non-contact measurement of surface topography for enhanced quality and process control. The two new models, ZeGage Pro and ZeGage Pro HR, offer up to 2X improvement in data points, a 50% …

 

Portable HandyScan 3D Scanner Increases Reverse Engineering Efficiencies

CMS Cepcor Ltd. based in Coalville, UK, is Europe’s largest aftermarket manufacturer and supplier of premium quality crusher, screen, and asphalt plant spare parts. The company provides products and services to the mining, quarrying, demolition, and recycling industries, to over 100 countries. To maintain their actual status, Chris Sydenham, the Operations …

Six Axis CMM Raises Productivity 40 Percent

RPI UK, a specialist developer and manufacturer of precision positioning devices for high accuracy rotary and angular inspection systems, has supplied a QuadSlimLine rotary table that will be integrated into a Wenzel CMM machine to enable a European aerospace company to measure blisk blades, saving up to 40% in inspection …

GapGun Helping Lockheed Martin With Quality Inspection of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

A presentation on seam validation measurement at this year’s Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC) in Nevada, USA showcased how Lockheed Martin incorporates Third Dimension’s GapGun into its quality inspection process of its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Lockheed Martin explained how seam validation, the process of measuring the gap and mismatch between …

TKH Extends Technology Position in Machine Vision Smart Solutions Market

TKH Group NV (“TKH”) has announced that it has reached agreement on the acquisition of Lakesight Technologies (“Lakesight”), a global vision technology company providing innovative high-end technologies for imaging systems, and owned by sustainability focused private equity investor Ambienta Sgr S.p.A. Netherland’s based TKH company owns Allied Vision, NET, and LMI …

Hexagon Launches Inspire Portable Probing and Scanning Software

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence has announced the release of Inspire a new metrology software package designed for portable probing and scanning applications. Created from the ground up with a focus on usability, this intuitive software is easy to learn and makes complex measurement operations simple and repeatable. Inspire is a comprehensive portable metrology …

2019 Metrology Editorial Program Released

The Metrology News editorial team has released it 2019 editorial calendar. 2019 Editorial Program .January Computed Tomography – increasing role in Metrology February Robotic based Metrology – Applications and Technology Trends March Coordinate Measuring Machines – Software and Sensor Innovations April Optical Metrology – Increasing role in production inspection Control Expo Preview May Big Data – Creation, Analysis and Utilization Control Expo Review June Role …

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