October 7, 2022

METROLOGY BREW’ Newsletter – July 25 – Metrology and Quality News

Read a brief summary of metrology and smart manufacturing news from the last 7 days.

Zeiss Spin-Off Fixture Systems Group

Carl Zeiss Fixture Systems GmbH will operate independently as FIXTURE TECH Solutions GmbH from July 2022. The new owner of the company is the long-term oriented investment group ASC, which not only took over the company, but also the approximately 100 employees of the company. … Read more

Wenzel announces significant sales growth

WENZEL announced that it closed the first half of 2022 with significant growth in order intake and sales. New products and applications increasingly support the core business. Supply chain issues and lack of skilled workers remain biggest challenges … Read more

Online and immediate detection of defective stamped parts

The order has been processed, the last box filled. But a quick look reveals that all parts have a scratch on important functional surfaces – an exclusion criterion for the customer. So there is no choice but to restart production, dispose of the scrap and catch up … Read more

Launch of a versatile automated 3D measuring station

The Chinese company Scantech launched AM-DESK, an automated 3D measurement station, consisting of an intelligent control system, several servo-mechanics, a security system, a motion control system, measurement and analysis software and SPC batch analysis software. Due to its compact size and easy installation, the station can meet … Read more

Robot-guided vehicle wheel assembly using matched point cloud data

When Bluewrist was approached by an automotive OEM to automate wheel assembly, there were a number of challenges to overcome when designing the application solution that would improve performance, process and quality. Issues related to both rotors and tire mounting processes … Read more

Scan sprays support reverse engineering processes

If individual parts are no longer available, they can be recreated by reverse engineering, often via additive manufacturing. Due to its fast nature and high accuracy, AM is becoming more and more important. For this purpose, components with complex shapes are captured using 3D scanning … Read more

Smart Manufacturing – How Digital Twins Optimize Manufacturing Efficiency

Over the next few years, the digital twin solution for manufacturing is expected to grow rapidly, driven by the need to improve productivity and reduce maintenance costs. From 2022 to 2027, the smart manufacturing market by enabling technologies for digital twins is expected to grow at a CAGR of 68.9% … Read more

Launching a new generation of camera-based inline inspection systems

In line with its new Empowering Vision Excellence strategy, ISRA VISION has introduced the next generation of camera-based inline inspection systems with new features and smart software tools … Read more

Fast Jet Fuselage showcases the latest in manufacturing technology

A representative military fast jet airframe was designed and built in a one-of-a-kind Factory 4.0 at BAE Systems in Lancashire, UK. The system demonstrates how the technologies developed in the factory are creating a step change in design and manufacturing capability to deliver the UK’s next generation … Read more

Siemens Acquires ZONA Technology to Advance the Digital Wire of Aviation

With the global trend towards climate-neutral aviation accelerating and renewed interest in supersonic travel, innovations in aircraft configurations require careful and diligent use of aerodynamic and structural design optimization. Siemens Digital Industries announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire ZONA Technology … Read more

VisiConsult acquires majority stake in specialist CT Diondo

In what is described as an important decision for the industry, VisiConsult X-ray Systems & Solutions GmbH has announced that it has signed an agreement allowing it to acquire a majority stake in specialist CT diondo GmbH. This strategic cooperation will significantly increase the capabilities of both companies … Read more

A new metrology technique uses stress for nanotomography

Skoltech researchers and their colleagues in Russia and Spain have reported a proof-of-concept demonstration of a new radiation-safe method for mapping internal structure and stress distribution in nanoscale material samples , with a resolution about 100 times higher than that of currently available techniques … Read more

Embraer strikes deal with Toyota to maximize production efficiency

Embraer has signed an agreement with Toyota do Brasil to adopt the principles and concepts of the Toyota Production System (TPS) in its industrial operations. Initiative aims to eliminate waste, achieve operational efficiency and increase value creation … Read more

Collaboration to Accelerate Digital Transformation with AI-Based Simulation

Altair, a leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI), recently signed a memorandum of understanding with LG Electronics (LG) to accelerate the digital transformation of product development … Read more