November 23, 2022

‘METROLOGY BREW’ Newsletter – March 21 – Metrology and Quality News

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

Go to 4.0 quality with offline CMM programming

Powerful and intuitive, Metrologic Group’s Silma X4 software is an offline programming tool that enables manufacturing organizations to enter the era of Industry 4.0 thanks to various advanced modules for simulating coordinate measuring machines. … Read more

Do machinists and inspectors really measure size correctly?

Do you have machinists who feel they are producing holes in parts correctly according to technical requirements, but inspectors are providing feedback to the machinist, in the form of a reject tag, that the part is out of compliance ? Is it possible that they perform different measurements and provide different results … Read more

Multi-sensor CMM measures turbine blades with complex geometry in a single setup

To maximize efficiency and reduce fuel consumption, current combustor exit temperatures exceed the melting point temperatures of the turbine blade materials. The outer surfaces of the blades are protected by a cooling film, a process in which cool air from the compressor is evacuated … Read more

F1 Race MOT to check car geometry using laser tracker and 3D laser scanning

For the 2022 season, the way the legality of F1 cars is checked is changing and the FIA ​​is implementing a new laser scanning system which will be part of the technical control process at each race weekend. FIA single-seater technical director Nikolas Tombazis explained in an interview how … Read more

Digital factory simulation improves manufacturing of production facilities

Digitalization in the planning and manufacturing of production facilities is already actively and successfully applied at MAG IAS GmbH. Besides the obvious benefits for project management and the activation of previously unused potential in plant operation, the quality and costs … Read more

Virtual CNC simulation and optimization improve performance and eliminate scrap

Today’s business environment is characterized by a complex mix of risks and opportunities that are changing at an increasingly rapid pace. An entire market can be disrupted in a short time by countless factors, such as a new technology or a sudden lack of natural resources. … Read more

Production staff perform high precision in-process measurement routines

Gibbs Gears produces high precision machined gears, shafts and components for world markets. A family business for over 60 years, the company’s in-house expertise and impressive list of plants enable it to serve customers … Read more

Non-contact measurement with optical displacement measurement sensors

To ensure consistent quality when manufacturing many different devices or components, the results of the production process should be checked regularly by taking measurements. These checks are carried out in different ways: either outside the current process … Read more

Disused CMM converted to 3D nano-optical profilometer

In the era of Industry 4.0, demands are increasing for advanced manufacturing processes and high-precision production techniques. When it comes to surface quality requirements in production, optical inspection is the most general way to detect the surface quality of a component. … Read more

Augmented reality guides Bendy robotic arm into shape

Imperial College London researchers have designed and created a malleable robotic arm that can be guided by a person using augmented reality glasses The flexible arm can twist and rotate in all directions, making it easily customizable to potential applications in manufacturing … Read more

Role of Edge Computing in the Smart Factory

According to data from Google Trends, worldwide searches for “edge computing” have increased tenfold over the past five years. Google alone has 340 million search results for the phrase – a hard-to-simple review for those interested in tech … Read more

Smart Connected Assembly – Powered by Data

Atlas Copco takes its vision of the smart factory to the next level. Called “Smart Connected Assembly – Powered by data”, it addresses the challenges faced by manufacturing companies as to how best to use the collected data in their production. … Read more