September Metrology News Magazine

Editors Message:
A recent review of Metrology News readership statistics exhibited a 40% increase year to-date demonstrating the magazine profile continues to grow significantly within the manufacturing metrology sector. September was another busy month for Metrology News with the publication of more than 50 articles, many of which were associated with new product introductions at the significant EMO metalworking exhibition in Hanover, Germany and demonstrating the metrology sector continues to innovate and introduce new technologically advanced products. One of the most significant new product introductions for Metrology News was the new Fringe Projection Probe from Renishaw that for the 1st time brings structured light scanning and high density point cloud generation to accurate CMM platforms. Another interesting product was the introduction by Hexagon of its Ultrasonic Touch Probe for measuring wall thicknesses of machined component on CNC machining centers. The September Metrology News editorial focus was surface finish and form and published several in-depth articles including; ‘Advanced Wear Analysis’ and ‘Making Wear Visible’.

Enjoy the read!

Keith Mills – Publishing Editor

Renishaw Launches Fringe Projection CMM Probe

Renishaw has announced the launch of its new RFP fringe probe for use with the REVO 5-axis measurement system on coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). The RFP probe increases the multi-sensor capability of the REVO system by adding non-contact structured light inspection to the existing product range, which now offers five different … read more

Ultrasonic Touch Probe Measures Wall Thickness

Hexagon has introduced the RWP20.50-G-UTP ultrasonic touch probe that makes it simple to automatically measure the thickness of the walls of larger parts directly on the machine tool, resulting in significantly faster inspections and enhanced data capture. Measuring the wall thickness of parts manually is a time-consuming process that generates machine … read more

Advanced Wear Analysis

Accurately assessing wear is critical for designing surfaces in contact. Factors such as coatings. materials and lubricants can significantly influence the durability of an interface and reliable wear analysis is essential in designing and selecting these factors. Unfortunately, mistakes are commonly made when it comes to assessing the actual wear … read more

Making Wear Visible

Even in an established discipline such as engine technology, reducing friction remains one of the central development goals. Even if the friction behavior has improved significantly in the last ten to 15 years: There are still opportunities for optimization. In order to track down these potentials, the car manufacturer Volkswagen … read more

Deep Learning + Machine Vision = Next-Generation Inspection

Combining machine vision and deep learning will give companies a powerful mean on both operational and ROI axles. So, catching the differences between traditional machine vision and deep learning, and understanding how these technologies complement each other – rather than compete or replace – are essential to maximizing investments. Over the … read more

911 Production Incorporates “Best-Fit” Assembly

Porsche is pursuing two main goals with its 2025 strategy, with the first relating to the responsible use of resources, while the second is to continuously expand expertise in the field of lightweight construction. Even if this goal were not in focus, reducing weight to a minimum has to be

China To Host International Metrology Technology & Equipment Exhibition

China will host the 2020 International Metrology Technology & Equipment Exhibition (CMTE) at the Shanghai World Exhibition and Conference Center 18-20 May 2020. The event will cover 17,000 sqm (180,000 sqft) and has been organized to coincide with the 2020 World Metrology Day scheduled for May 20th. The timing of the … read more

Machine Tool Geometrical Fingerprint Creation

The Etalon X-AX LASERBAR offers a solution to calibrate 3- 5-axis machine tools and is described as calibration technology rethought offering new techniques and patented developments combined with proven calibration methods. The measuring system which determines volumetric machine deviations offers a compact, light and inexpensive solution. This measurement solution consists … read more

Evolem Acquires Majority Stake In CT Company RX Solutions

EVOLEM has acquired a majority stake in the RX SOLUTIONS, manufacturer and services provider in Computed Tomography (CT). RX Solutions was founded in 2006 and is a recognized expert in Computed Tomography (CT), an X-ray imaging technic derived from medical scanners and used in many industries for non-destructive testing and analysis … read more


Green 3D Stereo Scanner Offers Double Directed Stripes

Two detectors, measurement with green LED light, total noise reduction, and the ability to perform professional 3D scans independent of changes in external lighting conditions are the main features of the latest product created by the 3D scanning specialists SMARTTECH3D. MICRON3D green stereo scanner is claimed a revolutionary optical measuring … read more

3D CMM Scanner Geared For Productivity

At the EMO 2019 exhibition in Hanover Kreon showcased its laser 3D laser-line scanner. The Zephyr III is described by Kreon as a top-of-the-range 3D scanner able to scan extremely complex parts at a high acquisition speed of 600,000 pts/sec. Its broad laser line of 150 mm, unique on CMMs, … read more

Universal Networked Data Flow Showcased at EMO

70 companies from ten countries have connected 110 machines and 28 value-added services at EMO Hannover 2019 via the umati standard interface. “umati is opening up a new chapter in production,” says Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Prokop, Chairman of the VDW (Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenhersteller – German Machine Tool Builders’ Association), at the … read more


API Launches Tracker Rental & Rent to Own Programs

API has announced the launch of its Laser Tracker rental program. The program allows manufacturers to gain access to API’s benchmark RADIAN laser tracker to perform specific measurements, alignments and calibration tasks or overcome periods of bottleneck for its own portable measurement equipment. API trackers can be rented daily, weekly, … read more

AI Drives Robotic Process For Aero Engine Repairs

As part of Pratt & Whitney’s digital transformation and Connected Factory road-map, four of its facilities in Singapore will be boosting their MRO capabilities with new artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics to increase the productivity and precision of its engine maintenance. These facilities are Component Aerospace Singapore, Turbine Overhaul Services, … read more

Automating Hand Held Scanning Work Flows

Since its initial release in mid-2017, Streamline© has established itself as a leading software used in the deployment of metrology automation systems. 3D Infotech has been taking feedback from customers and aggressively adding features to deliver greater value in quality inspection processes. The release of Streamline Assist by 3D Infotech allows … read more

In-line 3D Composite Profile Curvature Measurements

Fiberline A/S, a Danish family owned company founded in 1979, is today a world-leading producer of glass- and carbon-fiber profiles. Its head office and technology center are both situated in Middelfart, Denmark. The company also has a factory in China. Today, the company employs more than 300 people who share … read more

Optical Measurement Slashes Machining Down Time

A precision sub-contract engineering firm established almost 70 years ago, David Paull (CNC) Engineering, has built a strong reputation for delivering quality products. The often-critical components it machines are used across a wide range of industries including marine, aerospace, defense, oil and gas, pneumatic sectors, meaning form, function and safety cannot … read more

CMM Performance Provides Racing Accuracy

Motor Valley® UK, termed the “hub of leading technology” by the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA), is home to some of the most cutting-edge and precise performance engineering and manufacturing in the country. Ideally placed in this region is Good Fabrications Ltd or GoodFabs as they’re more widely known in the industry. … read more