All Measurement articles

  • Fatigue4Light_1489717928
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    Stress test: new modelling approach for component fatigue testing

    2021-09-16T18:36:00Z

    The development of lightweight structures and components for electric vehicles has created a demand for more comprehensive and modern test-and-measurement processes to evaluate component fatigue and service life. Lucia Barbu, research professor and project coordinator at Fatigue4light gives insight into the challenges and solutions

  • Ford Transit electric plug in
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    Electrification and digitalisation go hand in hand at Ford and VW

    2021-05-20T14:46:00Z

    As the automotive industry electrifies, manufacturing is changing dramatically and OEMs are using big data to keep pace with that change. Increasingly moving into the world of tech, old quality control processes may no longer suffice since a lot of EV components cannot be reworked like traditional equivalents. Manufacturing has to be ultra-precise like never before.

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    Watch: Electrifying Production – How to build an electric future (Pt.2)

    2021-05-06T19:10:00Z

    In the second part of our Electrifying Production Livestream series, AMS explores how OEMs are ramping up EV production through modular strategies, data analytics and advanced joining and metrology tools. Featuring Volkswagen Group, Ford, Renishaw and Atlas Copco.

  • Ford Fiesta Cobots Cologne
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    AI and automation in automotive production need people and quality data to succeed

    2020-12-23T16:19:00Z

    Experts from BMW, Ford, Symbio Robotics and Cosmo Tech discussed how artificial intelligence (AI) and automation in automotive production need fast ramp-up times and adoption by employees to succeed. High-quality data and use of simulation are also key.

  • The VET centre offers testing for a range of propulsion systems, including alternative fuel, electric hybrid, fully electric and hydrogen fuel cell
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    Allison Transmission starts vehicle testing at Indianapolis facility

    2020-09-01T14:28:00Z

    The company has opened its new Vehicle Environmental Test (VET) centre to conduct year-round testing, replicating vehicle environments and duty cycles

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    EV motors – measurement & testing

    2020-07-20T11:26:00Z

    Improving the efficiency of the electric powertrains will require suitable test processes. To provide some insight into the requirements and challenges we spoke to Randy Beattie, president at SAKOR technologies

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    Measuring success with ABB’s 3D robot inspection technology

    2020-06-23T09:21:00Z

    The latest quality inspection system scans manufactured products 10 times faster than traditional measuring machines, while also offering more information for accurate analysis

  • Schuler Visual Die Monitoring
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    Do or die: quality and precision begins with the toolmaking

    2020-01-28T14:44:00Z

    Mould and die manufacturers reveal the latest solutions deployed to ensure quality control remains paramount

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    Measure for measure: as vehicle tech advances, so do the test methods

    2020-01-28T11:44:00Z

    To improve vehicle and component quality, and reduce time to market for new models, testing technologies need to be smarter and faster

  • Simufact Jetta
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    Measuring cost

    2020-01-08T11:22:00Z

    As pressure mounts for OEMs to reduce costs, Simufact explains why the design and development stages are crucial in making significant savings for complex assemblies

  • Renishaw Tremec_-_Daimler_gear_on_Equator
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    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
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    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 ...

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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 ...

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    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

  • Third Dimension GapGun
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    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 ...