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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – September 20th

Read a quick summary of metrology and smart manufacturing news from the past 7 days. Automated Robotic Part Spraying Inside Optical Metrology Cell For the entire quality assurance process in optical metrology to proceed quickly, not only the pure measurement process but also the upstream and downstream steps must be optimised and ideally automated. The… Continue reading ‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – September 20th

Confocal Microscopy for 3D Surface Finish Measurement and Analysis

All articles in this series: Manufacturing is a very competitive business where high-quality products are expected. And some clients require extremely tight surface measurement tolerances, so being competitive means investing in tools that can satisfy customer requirements. The confocal advantage Submicron 3D observation and measurement is a game-changing reality with confocal microscopy. Optical and standard… Continue reading Confocal Microscopy for 3D Surface Finish Measurement and Analysis

Ergonomic Microscopes From Olympus Improve Productivity

<!– Written by –> Taran March @ Quality Digest September 16, 2021 All articles in this series: You may work in a state-of-the-art lab, but do your ergonomic practices still linger in the 19th century? If you spend more than five hours a day at a microscope, leave work with blurred vision and a persistent… Continue reading Ergonomic Microscopes From Olympus Improve Productivity

One Easy-to-Use Digital Microscope to Inspect It All

<!– Written by –> Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest September 16, 2021 All articles in this series: In any lab setting, bench space is limited. Between samples, notebooks, laptops, and other various supplies, it can be hard to find a place to put your test or measurement equipment. If you use microscopes in your daily… Continue reading One Easy-to-Use Digital Microscope to Inspect It All

What Is Destructive Testing?

Metrology What Is Destructive Testing? And what are its applications? Published: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 – 12:03 A lot of thought goes into building reliable assets. Extensive testing is a part of the process that has to be done to estimate the durability of machines, materials, and components. The testing can be done destructively or… Continue reading What Is Destructive Testing?

Optimizing Vibration Isolation for Precision 3D Surface Analysis

Manufacturers need to control processes to produce a consistent, reliable product. Where precision surface engineering is required, surface measurement may be a key part of maintaining control of the process, by checking output to see that the process is not outside of specification. 3D non-contact surface analysis is widely used in industry for the measurement… Continue reading Optimizing Vibration Isolation for Precision 3D Surface Analysis

‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – September 13th

Read a quick summary of metrology and smart manufacturing news from the past 7 days. Adaptive Manufacturing With Metrology Feedback Manufacturing high precision parts at lower costs and higher efficiency requires integration of complex dimensional measurement within the manufacturing system. This article by Ray Karadayi,  President & CEO at Applied Automation Technologies, discusses how a… Continue reading ‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – September 13th

Sigma Labs Selected by DMG MORI For In-Process Quality Assurance Monitoring Systems

Sigma Labs, a leading developer of quality assurance software for the commercial 3D metal printing industry, has been selected by DMG MORI as the official supplier of In-process Quality Assurance (IPQA) monitoring systems for its prestigious DMG MORI Qualified Products (DMQP) program. The DMQP partnership enables DMG MORI to bundle Sigma Labs’ PrintRite3D with their… Continue reading Sigma Labs Selected by DMG MORI For In-Process Quality Assurance Monitoring Systems

Overcoming Silo Measurement Techniques – Absolute Results Over Methods With Laser Radar

Nikon Metrology has announced its upcoming webinar focusing on its APDIS Laser Radar. Jason Ososki (Director of Automotive Solutions) and Roy Maidment (Sales Manager) will present Nikon‘s APDIS as a versatile plug-and-play multitool for agile and lean shop-floor production. The Real Paradigm Shift in Automotive Challenges like the digital transformation, customization, more dynamic customer and… Continue reading Overcoming Silo Measurement Techniques – Absolute Results Over Methods With Laser Radar

New Laser-Based Microphone Calibration Measures Up

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have conducted the first demonstration of a faster and more accurate way to calibrate certain kinds of microphones. The technique, which uses lasers to measure the velocity at which a microphone’s diaphragm vibrates, performs well enough to overtake one of the main calibration methods used at… Continue reading New Laser-Based Microphone Calibration Measures Up