September 28, 2022

‘METROLOGY BREW’ Newsletter – August 22 – Metrology and Quality News

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

BMW plant wins Automotive Lean Production Award

The 2022 Automotive Lean Production Award in the OEM category went to Technology Assembly at the BMW Group site in Lower Bavaria, Germany. This makes Dingolfing’s vehicle assembly one of the best factories in Europe for implementing lean manufacturing alongside digital innovation. … Read more

3D scanning innovation adding value to reverse engineering

In recent years, significant advances have been made in computer-aided design software, as well as 3D laser scanning and printing capabilities. Not only have these advances helped expand the market for 3D technologies, but they have also improved reliability, accuracy and speed. … Read more

Portable metrology continues on its way to the manufacturing floor

Portable metrology equipment has seen a dramatic increase in its manufacturing support role over the past decade with applications such as reverse engineering, prototype part inspection, low volume production measurement, inspecting and aligning tools and fixtures, querying product quality issues, etc. … Read more

Shaping the future of coordinate measuring machines

The Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) has been around in its current form as a bridge configuration for over 35 years. Although speed and accuracy have improved over the decades, the basic footprint has remained unchanged. The CMM bridge is somewhat of a “space hog” with its “XY” measurement volume being only a few … Read more

Partnership automates production monitoring for universal robots

Datanomix, makers of the Automated Production Intelligence software platform, announced support for Universal Robot Monitoring for real-time visibility into robot performance. By partnering with Flexxbotics, a leader in robotic process improvement technology, Datanomix extends its coverage of automated production intelligence to Universal Robot cells, helping to power extinguishing and automated operations … Read more

LMI Launches New Series of 4K+ High Resolution Smart 3D Laser Line Profilers

LMI Technologies (LMI), a leading developer of 3D scanning and inspection solutions, has announced the official release of its new Gocator 2600 series of 4K+ resolution smart 3D laser line profile sensors. These factory pre-calibrated sensors are fitted with custom optics and a powerful 9 megapixel imager to deliver 4200 data points … Read more

Smart factory survey signals growth in manufacturing

The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly changing the world around us by transforming a vast array of physical objects through digital intelligence. The transformative power of IoT is revolutionizing the way companies do business, helping them become faster, smarter, safer and more efficient … Read more

The Boston Dynamics AI Institute will spearhead advances in AI and robotics

Hyundai Motor Group announced the launch of the Boston Dynamics AI Institute*, with the aim of making fundamental advances in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and intelligent machines. The Group and Boston Dynamics will make an initial investment of more than $400 million in the new Institute, which will be led … Read more

Verisurf Universal Measurement and Inspection at IMTS

Verisurf Software, Inc. will be showcasing a universal approach to measurement and inspection at this year’s IMTS show at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, booth 133345. Verisurf software provides measurement and inspection workflows with inspection plans that can be created once and used across the manufacturing business … Read more

LK Launches New CMMs and Advanced TouchDMIS CMM Software at IMTS

LK Metrology, maker of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs), metrology software and related CMM accessories, will be exhibiting a variety of new products at booth #135230 in the East Building, Level Three at McCormick Place in Chicago , IL for 2022 IMTS Show, 12-17 Sep 2022 … Read more

Partnership to improve the power and accuracy of machine vision, a developer of image signal processor (ISP) software technology, and Innoviz, a leading provider of automotive-grade, high-performance LiDAR sensors and perception software, recently announced a new partnership to combine technology imaging from with LiDAR sensors and perception software from Innoviz … Read more

Monthly manufacturing tech orders fall but totals still top first half of 2021

New manufacturing technology orders totaled $417.5 million in June 2022, according to the latest U.S. manufacturing technology orders report released by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. June orders down 5% from May 2022 and 16% from June 2022 … Read more