October 7, 2022

METROLOGY BREW’ Newsletter – August 8 – Metrology and Quality News

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

Launch of the Quantum Digital Twin initiative at the Bosch factory

Multiverse Computing, a leader in value-based quantum computing solutions, announced a collaboration in a research project with the Bosch Automotive Electronics factory in Madrid to leverage the power of quantum computing in the virtual replica or “digital twin” of a factory. Multiverse implements quantum-based optimization algorithms … Read more

Optical CMM fits flat and cylindrical parts

The new Metrios Re-Light optical measuring machine offers users a single device for components of all shapes, flat and cylindrical. In addition, thanks to the innovative automatic rotation of the machine, it is possible to measure each side of a part in a complete cycle. … Read more

Intelligent manufacturing: how Audi designs the production of the future

Audi is implementing fully networked, highly efficient and sustainable production. The goal is to design a resilient, agile and flexible value chain to successfully meet future challenges. These include an increasing diversity of variants, the transition to electromobility, the increasingly volatile supply situation and political uncertainties. … Read more

100% control of hairpin laser welding using deep learning

The KIKoSA project at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg aims to monitor and optimize the quality of hairpin welds online using AI-assisted 3D measurement technology. This will make the production of electric motors much more efficient … Read more

Ford launches new high-tech stamping plant

Ford Motor Company’s R15.8 billion ($600 million) investment in its Silverton Assembly Plant operations in Pretoria, South Africa is paying off, with the completion of the one of his biggest and most ambitious projects to date – the new high-tech Stamping Factory, which is now in operation … Read more

Developing metrics and standards for AM

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $3.7 million in grants to help overcome current and future barriers to the widespread adoption of metal-based additive manufacturing (AM) thanks to research in measurement sciences … Read more

Enable manufacturing innovation with the virtual twin experience

Manufacturers in nearly every industry are already embracing the Industry 4.0 reality that digital factory transformation is needed, replacing manual processes with automated systems in cyber-physical smart factories … Read more

Digital Twins – More than just a software solution

Advances in digital technologies and data analytics offer organizations tremendous potential to get the most out of their infrastructure and assets. “Digital twins” are key technological developments that can lead to a radical change in decision-making … Read more

Autonomous machine vision inspection is now simpler and more powerful

Inspekto has released a new software version of its INSPEKTO S70 standalone machine vision system. Based on accumulated customer feedback from numerous field deployments, the INSPEKTO S70 offers smart features such as a recommendation center that guides users in creating and maintaining inspection profiles over time. … Read more

The holistic approach to building a digital business with digital twins

The digital enterprise’s holistic approach to creating digital twins, as in the automotive industry, delivers tangible benefits by dramatically reducing the number of prototypes needed when developing new vehicles. It also becomes possible to predict the performance of the production unit and the products themselves … Read more

Production simulation using the “digital twin” enables efficient modification of the production line

Adding a new workstation to a production line requires careful planning, especially if regular operations are to continue at the same time. Czech car manufacturer ŠKODA used a “digital twin” to successfully install and integrate a new robot station into the ŠKODA AUTO component … Read more

IONA technology will accelerate the adoption of robotics for complex aerospace manufacturing

Insphere has secured funding from NATEP – National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Program to develop its IONA technology to accelerate the adoption of robotics for challenging aerospace manufacturing tasks. Insphere will lead the project, titled Accurate and Flexible Automation Systems (ACCUFAS) … Read more

New scanning and imaging solution simplifies 3D deliverables

Trimble has introduced the new Trimble X12 scanning system to the geospatial scanning portfolio. The X12 integrates intuitive Trimble software for accurate data capture and field logging with state-of-the-art 3D laser scanning and imaging hardware technology from Zoller+Fröhlich, combining the expertise of two industry leaders … Read more

Ultron Edge AI Platform Brings the Vision of AI to Smart Factories

SmartCow, an artificial intelligence engineering company specializing in video analytics, AIoT devices, and smart city solutions, announced the release of Ultron, a cutting-edge NVIDIA Jetson-based AI platform with sensor fusion capability that brings high computing power to the edge for industrial applications requiring logic-based decisions … Read more