July 2, 2022

‘METROLOGY BREW’ Newsletter – April 4 – Metrology and Quality News

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

Volume Graphics software release adds adaptive metering patterns

Volume Graphics has introduced the latest version 2022.1 of its VGSTUDIO MAX software. The latest release offers a number of innovative new features specifically focused on measuring 3D printed and injection molded parts that often exhibit distortion. The latest software feature includes: Adaptive measurement patterns that follow the shape Users can save 50% … Read more

Bi-directional measurement probe provides reliable measurements

Automatic tool measurement in turning centers in the automotive industry is a challenge, as the measuring systems are constantly exposed to flying chips, coolant and vibrations. Achieving accurate results in such environments is a job that only specialists can do. … Read more

Production of electric vehicles with smarter assembly line robots

Symbio Robotics, provider of software that automatically powers AI-controlled industrial robots for flexible automotive manufacturing, recently announced its latest work with Toyota Motor North America. SymbioDCS software enables robots to automate assembly processes and enables robots to learn, adapt and perform tasks on Toyota’s highest volume production lines … Read more

Image-based surveillance system provides visual protection of dies

With its “Visual Die Protection” (VDP), Schuler has developed an image-based monitoring system for dies that prevents costly repairs, downtimes or even complete failures. It has already proven its functional capabilities on several occasions, both on progressive and transfer presses … Read more

Developer Kit launched to advance robotics and Edge AI

NVIDIA announced the availability of the NVIDIA® Jetson AGX Orin™ Development Kit, the world’s most powerful, compact, and power-efficient AI supercomputer for advanced robotics, autonomous machines, and embedded and edge computing new generation. Jetson AGX Orin delivers 275 trillion operations per second, giving customers over 8 times the processing power … Read more

SparkCognition offers visual AI capabilities with acquisition

Artificial intelligence (AI) software solutions provider, SparkCognition, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Integration Wizards, a leader in visual AI. With this acquisition, SparkCognition expands its IP portfolio to include computer vision capabilities … Read more

The CONNECT3D additive manufacturing platform enables large-scale production

PostProcess Technologies, a pioneer in automated and intelligent post-printing solutions for industrial 3D printing, announces the availability of its CONNECT3D additive manufacturing platform. The platform is a new addition to the company’s current comprehensive solution … Read more

X-ray inspection system to ensure the reliability and safety of Orbex rocket engines

Orbex and FORCE Technology have been awarded a contract by the European Space Agency to further develop an X-ray inspection system for rocket engines. System will enable non-destructive, high-energy X-ray inspections of Orbex’s large-scale 3D-printed rocket engines … Read more

Agreement to deploy a co-developed robotic inspection solution

Waygate Technologies, a Baker Hughes business providing non-destructive testing (NDT) solutions for industrial inspection, has signed an intellectual property and technology agreement with Malaysian oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) for the deployment and commercialization of a jointly developed robotic system. inspection platform … Read more

Hexagon Reports Russia-Related Financial Adjustments

Hexagon AB announced financial adjustments related to the decision to freeze business operations in Russia and the completion of the acquisition of ETQ. Hexagon will take a one-time charge of approximately 63 MEUR which will impact the first quarter of 2022 … Read more

Data-Centric AI Company Raises $50M

Datagen, a company specializing in computer vision artificial intelligence, announced that it has raised $50 million in a Series B funding round bringing its total funding to $70 million. Computer vision (CV) has quickly become ubiquitous in many industries including manufacturing and supports technologies such as augmented reality … Read more

Licensing agreement to enhance the metal 3D printing ecosystem

Intech Additive Solutions partners with and licenses MachineWorks’ Polygonica to enhance its metal 3D printing ecosystem. Intech is home to a full line of metal 3D printers along with its build preparation software, AMBuilder and parameter optimization software. … Read more