Measurement

  • Renishaw Tremec_-_Daimler_gear_on_Equator
    Voice

    Measuring success

    2019-10-01T14:44:00Z

    Challenges lie ahead as electric vehicle development accelerates. Renishaw is supporting its global customers with fast, flexible and future-proof solutions

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    Latest edition of measurement software

    2019-03-20T08:30:00Z

    Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence (HMI) division says it has launched PC-DMIS 2018 R2, the latest edition of its measurement software, and the second of two major releases scheduled for PC-DMIS in 2018. The company says this latest edition introduces a new reporting workflow, making it possible to create customised reports with ...

  • ABB 3D white-light scanning sensor technology
    Article

    Combination sensor for thickness measurement

    2019-03-18T17:19:00Z

    A new sensor system that combines an eddy current sensor with a capacitive displacement sensor in a single housing has been launched by Micro-Epsilon. The company claims this sensor concept enables high precision one-sided thickness measurements of plastic film or coatings applied on metal objects, plates or sheets. Connected ...

  • Nextsense
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    Assembly line automation

    2019-03-13T17:40:00Z

    Nextsense says its Calipri systems can be used to monitor the process of car assembly from body-in-white to end-of-line final assembly. The company claims its fully automatic C12 cobot systems allows human workers and robots to work side by side in a continuous production line – without separation, mechanical barriers ...

  • Siemens digital machining
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    At the leading edge

    2019-03-04T12:18:00Z

    Steed Webzell looks at edge computing and the hardware requirements for those looking to digitally monitor, measure or control their machining operations Certain terms surrounding digitisation have become pretty familiar over the past 5-10 years: Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 (I4.0), edge computing, big data, smart factory, artificial intelligence ...

  • Perceptron-Helix-evo
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    Access to accuracy

    2019-01-08T11:14:00Z

    When it comes to measurement in manufacturing, accuracy is critical. Rick Van Valkenburg, responsible for global sales and marketing at Perceptron, discusses the importance of accuracy when developing robot-based measurement systems for the automotive industry How has the request for accuracy in automotive measurement evolved during your time at Perceptron? ...

  • GOM_ATOS-5x_SB-8360_BIW-inspection_out-of-SB
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    The need for speed

    2019-01-04T11:47:00Z

    Faster measurement times and precise data quality are the result of GOM’s new generation of 3D scanners Measurement technology is currently in a state of transformation. Many of today’s metrology workflows are obsolete for modern production metrology. In the past, the typical metrology setup was a CMM integrated in ...

  • GOM_ATOS-5x_SB-8360_BIW-inspection_out-of-SB_operator
    Webinar

    Optical 3D metrology in the automotive body shop

    2018-12-18T13:01:00Z

    The most efficient way to identify, analyse and fix production processes as well as quality problems is using a 3D model as a digital twin of the real part in production. This is only possible when covering the complete part surface. So, in order to meet these requirements for ...

  • Porsche test
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    Passing the test

    2018-12-03T10:23:00Z

    As modern vehicles become more sophisticated, production testing technologies and processes need to keep up. Mike Farish looks at developments with both carmakers and tier suppliers From the beginning of next year, premium carmaker Porsche intends to introduce a testing procedure for selected completed vehicles that aims to ...

  • Third Dimension GapGun
    Article

    Centred countersink measurement

    2018-11-20T16:29:46Z

    A new countersink measurement solution for its GapGun range can calculate the dimensions of a countersink hole to accurately predict the flushness of fasteners once fitted, claims Third Dimension. The company says this new countersink inspection system is faster and more accurate than a mechanical gauge. Tolerance bands can be ...

  • Micro-Epsilon colour recognition sensors
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    Compact true colour sensor

    2018-11-20T16:15:50Z

    Micro-Epsilon says it has launched a new range of colour recognition sensors designed for high precision true colour measurement in industrial applications. The new colorSENSOR CFO100 and CFO200 true colour sensors are suitable for a range of industrial applications, claims the company, including colour inspection of interior parts in the ...

  • Nikon novdec
    Article

    Quality 4.0 in car body inspection

    2018-11-20T12:57:00Z

    Nikon’s Laser Radar – a next-generation CMM that provides accurate, point cloud-based feature measurements in absolute coordinates – generates more data, leading to higher-quality products, and also saves time and money for OEMs High-end manufacturing has always required the feedback of reliable measurements to adjust parameters precisely ...

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    Article

    The full measure

    2018-11-19T10:56:00Z

    In-process measurement can guarantee fewer rejects, easier assembly, and ultimately, happier customers before a single part reaches the OEM The ‘where’ in automotive manufacturing has changed and expanded over time as OEMs rely further on increased content from Tier suppliers. From frames, closures, headlamps and tail lamps all ...

  • Screen Shot 2018-11-12 at 08.50.11
    Article

    Extended reach

    2018-11-19T10:12:00Z

    FARO’s technology combinations are allowing users to focus more on the actual measurement and less on the measurement processes Ensuring the quality of a car’s performance and design, FARO 3D measurement technology solutions provide a simple, yet accurate way of taking contact and non-contact measurements for quality control ...

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    Article

    Hot stamp harmony

    2018-11-19T09:58:00Z

    With the demand for quality specifications from OEMs on the rise Gestamp turned to Zeiss for a new approach to quality assurance Deer graze undisturbed in the fields that stretch off into the distance as far as the eye can see. Yet there is a lot more to ...

  • ABB 3D white-light scanning sensor technology
    Article

    Competitive advantage

    2018-11-06T10:19:00Z

    Automotive supplier BENTELER has introduced ABB inspection automation technology to its production plant in Vigo to improve efficiency and stand tall next to its competitors BENTELER is investing in ABB’s digital 3D vision and metrology solutions at its Vigo production plant in Spain, helping it reduce cycle times ...

  • 3D systems eBook
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    3D Scanning and Inspection eBook

    2018-10-31T18:01:53Z

    Is 3D scanning right for your inspection needs? Combine the right people, hardware and software to ensure quality everywhere - An effective approach to 3D scanning requires matching the right people with the right hardware and the right software to best meet your company’s measurement needs Quality and reliability matter ...

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    Webinar

    How 3D data is driving new levels of automotive productivity and efficiency

    2018-10-31T10:04:00Z

    In this webinar, we’ll discuss how world’s leading OEMs are leveraging FARO 3D data capture technology to boost productivity and efficiency across the whole supply chain and automotive manufacturing lifecycle. The presentation will set out the key benefits of using this 3D data, from prototyping and industrial styling to ...

  • GOM scanner
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    Advanced 3D metrology for car body

    2018-09-30T19:42:13Z

    GOM has worked on improving the speed and accuracy of its latest generation of optical 3D coordinate measuring machines The automotive industry has undergone many changes over recent years, and new technologies are influencing production processes with the aim of making manufacturing more efficient. The implementation of robotics on the ...

  • Alicona µCMM
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    3D focus-variation measuring instrument

    2018-09-25T17:47:55Z

    Said to be suited to production measurement, the µCMM 3D focus-variation system offers users the advantages of tactile coordinate measuring technology with optical surface measurement to measure dimensions, position, shape and surface finish of components with the one optical sensor, claims Alicona. The company says it provides the ability to ...