September 28, 2022

METROLOGY BREW’ Newsletter – June 27 – Metrology and Quality News

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

Alliance takes intelligent factory automation to the next level

ISRA VISION positively reflects the corporate alliance with Perceptron and QUISS. Under the new common slogan “ENVISIONING THE FUTURE”, the companies offer a unique and comprehensive portfolio of solutions for intelligent factory automation … Read more

The factory of the future tested with the cutting of the 5G network

Thanks to the deployment by TIM and Ericsson of a 5G network at Comau’s headquarters in Turin (Italy), three new applications have been launched to demonstrate the advantages of the new technology, and in particular those arising from the slicing functionality … Read more

3D laser scanning to digitize all BMW vehicle manufacturing plants

At the start of 2023, the BMW Group will have a digital scan of each of its vehicle factories worldwide. In this way, the company systematically merges the real and virtual worlds and exploits the enormous potential of highly efficient planning. … Read more

“Industrial Quality Solutions” means more than just a name change for ZEISS

Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology, LLC will change its legal name to Carl Zeiss Industrial Quality Solutions, LLC on July 1, 2022, to reflect the growth and development of the business. With the acquisition of several companies in recent years and the continuous development of advanced technologies … Read more

Launch of the next-generation Leica BLK360 ultra-fast laser scanner

Hexagon AB, a leader in digital reality solutions combining sensors, software and autonomous technologies, announced the introduction of the all-new, next-generation Leica BLK360, which dramatically advances reality capture by providing two of the most most wanted: speed and efficiency … Read more

It’s time to bridge the gap between Quality 4.0 and Industry 4.0. ?

Quality 4.0 should make a significant contribution to the Industry 4.0 revolution in manufacturing, but there is currently a significant gap between the two. The risk for the quality industry of not closing, or at least not closing the gap … Read more

Why LADAR enters the world of coordinate metrology

As industries around the world strive to make their processes and products not just automated but autonomous, the use of sensing and ranging systems has exploded over the past 20 years. Detection and ranging systems date back to RADAR systems which were developed during the World War … Read more

New Inertial Modules Enable AI Training Inside the Sensor

STMicroelectronics has introduced new inertial sensors that contain the Intelligent Sensor Processing Unit to propel the onlife era: interacting with trained devices with intelligence moving from “on” the edge to “in” the edge. The ISM330ISN always-on 6-axis inertial measurement unit for motion and position detection … Read more

Gauging System Inspection Challenges Solved with a 3D Printed Custom Stylus

Switching to Renishaw’s Equator 300 automated measuring system gave Linex Manufacturing all the inspection speed and accuracy it needed. However, on a project implemented before the larger Renishaw Equator 500 was available on the market, bolt holes at the ends of a part were found just outside the gauge work. … Read more

Launch of a MEMS-based 3D camera for industrial measurement applications

Saccade Vision launched its 3D camera based on Saccade-MD features for industrial measurement applications at Automatica 2022. Saccade-MD is a new imaging solution that overcomes some key limitations present in 2D imaging technologies and traditional 3D. Saccade-MD is a feature-based static laser line scanner … Read more


MSI-Viking Gage announced the acquisition of Inspec, Inc., of Canton, Michigan. With the closing of the transaction, Inspec is now a wholly owned subsidiary of MSI Viking. MSI Viking’s Acquisition of Inspec Advances its Growing Service and Sales Capabilities in the Midwest Region … Read more

CT scan highlights hidden defects

ZKW Lighting Systems develops and manufactures innovative and high quality automotive lighting systems. But new materials, complex designs and tight tolerances are pushing conventional metrology to its limits. Two ZEISS METROTOM computer tomographs offer completely new possibilities … Read more

Creaform launches enhanced VXelements 3D measurement platform

Creaform announced, on the eve of its 20th anniversary, the launch of VXelements 10 – now featuring a new cloud licensing system, new mesh and 3D entity editing features, multiple CAD imports and the compatibility of MetraSCAN-R 3D scanners with collaborative robots . VXelements, now an integrated 3D measurement software … Read more

Verisurf Software Announces Engine Builder Performance Package

Verisurf Software has announced the Verisurf Engine Builder Performance Package, a comprehensive 3D measurement software, hardware, training and support package for reverse engineering, designing, building and verifying high performance engines and components. The performance package is designed specifically for engine builders … Read more