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Rosemount 8705 Flanged Magnetic Flow Meter Sensors provide long-lasting, reliable performance even in the most challenging applications. Photo: Emerson.

Magnetic Flow Meter Technology For Water Injection

A leading oil and gas producer in Indonesia wanted to maximise the production from one of its mature fields using water flooding (secondary recovery) process. Article by Emerson. The project involved construction of water injection facilities and revamp of existing…

Substantiating Quality With CMM

Substantiating Quality With CMM

Here’s how ZEISS coordinate measuring machine has brought mechanical component manufacturer, Karl Reim Werkzeugbau GmbH production steps back under its own control.  Karl Reim Werkzeugbau GmbH is well known for the exceptional quality of its mechanical components. Located in Kirchheim…

Precise Measurement Technology Directly On The Shop Floor

Precise Measurement Technology Directly On The Shop Floor

When specialists work together: Klostermann fulfills several requirements at once—precision in measurement, integration in production and convincing price-performance ratio—with the help of WENZEL.  The new measuring machine from CNC-Technik Heil GmbH is located in the middle of production—exactly what it…

Addressing CMM Challenges With Automated Quality Control

Addressing CMM Challenges With Automated Quality Control

Creaform introduces a different approach to quality control—automated 3D scanning solutions, which eliminates the limitations of traditional CMM.  In today’s hypercompetitive market, manufacturing companies face a multitude of challenges on their production lines. Many of those are connected to the…

Freedom To Measure With Volvo

Freedom To Measure With Volvo

An automotive production plant for Volvo has boosted its productivity and efficiency with advanced measurement systems. Article by Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence.   With some 2400 employees, Volvo Car Body Components (VCBC) in Olofström is an automotive production plant that produces millions…

Operating in the Single-Digit Micron Range

Operating in the Single-Digit Micron Range

Peter Mösle of Blum-Novotest talks about the trends happening in the automotive manufacturing industry, and how the company has kept up with manufacturers’ new requirements. Peter Mösle, Head of Sales of the Measuring Machines business division at Blum-Novotest, spoke about…

3D Scanning Resolves Quality vs Cycle Time Conundrum

3D Scanning Resolves Quality vs Cycle Time Conundrum

Scanning probe technology is set to have an even more dramatic effect on the industry. Article by Renishaw. Take a trip back in time, just a quarter of a century ago, and we’d find the automotive sector taking its first…

Taking Your Tool Management to the Next Level

Taking Your Tool Management to the Next Level

MAPAL takes over tool management at Hitachi Automotive Systems Group in Poland, Mexico, and Turkey. For manufacturing companies, procuring and preparing tools requires a great deal of time and effort that demands both capacity and competence. For that reason, the…

Guided Assembly and Assembly Verification Through Virtual Templating

Guided Assembly and Assembly Verification Through Virtual Templating

As product size increases and part geometry grows more complex, it becomes harder to perform measurements and inspections accurately. In this article, Jim Cassady and Jutta Mayer of FARO Technologies discuss how portable 3D technology can help address such issues.…

3 Applications to Consider for 3D Laser Scanning

3 Applications to Consider for 3D Laser Scanning

While 3D scanning is often used as a comprehensive term, it actually represents several different types of equipment and best practices, only one of which may be right for your manufacturing application. This article discusses the key considerations in choosing…

How to Make Sure That Tools and Moulds Build Perfect Parts

How to Make Sure That Tools and Moulds Build Perfect Parts

This article discusses how to guarantee that manufactured parts correspond to the production requirements. Article by Creaform. At the beginning of a manufacturing process, a mould, die, or jig is engineered according to the theoretical CAD model. The aim of…

From Users for Users

From Users for Users

Here’s how one company was able to scan large and very heavy parts from all four sides and from above, without having to laboriously move the piece. Article by ZEISS. When a robot grasps a cylinder block weighing 50 kilos…

Portable 3D Metrology_ Combating Common Challenges in Large Parts and Assemblies (1)

Portable 3D Metrology: Combating Common Challenges in Large Parts and Assemblies

Measurement and alignment tasks are a considerable challenge in the overall production process when dealing with large components and assemblies. Here’s how you can address them. Article by Jim Cassady and Jutta Mayer, FARO Technologies. In the world of manufacturing,…

Metrology-Grade 3D Measurements Right on the Production Floor

Metrology-Grade 3D Measurements Right on the Production Floor

In this article, Guillaume Bull discusses the insights that led to the development of Creaform’s latest optical CMM scanner. Over the last few years, manufacturing companies have seen their time to market expedited due to intensified competition on the global…

The Importance of Automation for Networked Manufacturing and Digitisation

The Importance of Automation for Networked Manufacturing and Digitisation

Automation is more than the automatic measurement of surface roughness and shape parameters. Find out why in this article by Bruker Alicona. With the trend to increasingly implement quality assurance—and thus metrology—as an integral part of production, the requirements on…

Measurement service provider Lometec upgraded the measuring software for its tactile Wenzel coordinate measuring machines from Metrosoft CM to WM

One Measuring Software for All Applications

Measurement service provider Lometec upgraded the measuring software for its tactile Wenzel coordinate measuring machines from Metrosoft CM to WM | Quartis. CEO Jörg Werkmeister and Technical Director Marc Lange report on their practical experience using the example of a…

Portable 3D Metrology: Combating Common Challenges in Large Parts and Assemblies

Portable 3D Metrology: Combating Common Challenges in Large Parts and Assemblies

When it comes to metrology, here’s how customers can boost confidence, accelerate delivery timelines, and reduce scrap and rework rates all at once. Article by Jim Cassady and Jutta Mayer, FARO Technologies. In the world of manufacturing, dimensional control is…

Software Increases Process Reliability

Software Increases Process Reliability

Here’s how a quality data management software has helped Metabowerke GmbH to optimize its measuring and manufacturing processes. Article by ZEISS. If employees at Metabowerke GmbH, a manufacturer of professional power tools and accessories, find a piece of chocolate at…

Wesley Tilley, who serves as Vice President of Software R&D, and Avi Ray-Chaudhuri, who serves as Vice President of Hardware R&D, joined FARO on August 31, 2020.

Two Industry Veterans to Lead FARO’s Global Hardware, Software R&D Teams

FARO Technologies Inc. has hired two industry veterans to join its senior leadership team and manage the global hardware and software R&D teams. Avi Ray-Chaudhuri, who serves as Vice President of Hardware R&D, and Wesley Tilley, who serves as Vice President of…

How to Quickly, Easily and Automatically Measure Radii and Defects

How to Quickly, Easily and Automatically Measure Radii and Defects

Highly specialised aerospace engine components such as turbine blades and discs or blisks involve a number of metrological challenges. Here’s how MTU Aero Engines are addressing them all. Article by Bruker Alicona. The automatic measurement and evaluation of radii, chamfers…

Automated Tool Inspection Solutions for High Speed and Precision

Automated Tool Inspection Solutions for High Speed and Precision

The introduction of precision and high-performance moulds has led to ever-increasing demands on mould manufacturers in recent years. Since the precision of the shape is determined by the dimensional accuracy of the electrode, it is essential to carry out accurate…

Hexagon's EYE-D enables production-level users to operate CMMs with ease by automatically recognising a workpiece, aligning it, and executing the right inspection routine.

Hexagon Unveils Enhanced Quality Solutions To Drive The Autonomous Future Of CMMs

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has released several technologies that enable manufacturers to enhance quality processes, coordinate measuring machine (CMM) capabilities, and inspection efficiency. As the demand for greater levels of inspection automation increase globally, Hexagon’s solutions deliver a number of…

CMM With Mass Technology: Versatility In Focus

CMM With Mass Technology: Versatility In Focus

The demand for measurement tasks in which tactile and optical sensors are jointly used is set to rise more and more in the future. Here’s a technology that saves time and operating costs without compromising on reliable, precise measurement results.…

Enabling More-accurate Measurement in the Micron Range

Enabling More-accurate Measurement in the Micron Range

This technology has enabled myonic to do machining even more accurate than before, and achieve even more measuring points to be recorded in a shorter space of time. Article by Blum Novotest. Precision hard turning is a key production process…

FARO Technologies has completed the divestiture of two recent business lines: an Italy-based dental business and a US-based Photonics business.

FARO Completes Divestment of Dental, Photonics Businesses

FARO Technologies Inc. has completed the divestiture of two recent business lines. On June 10, FARO divested its Italy-based dental business to Open Tech 3D Srl. The FARO dental business primarily developed structured light products for the dental industry. While…

Enabling Faster Measurement of PCBs

Enabling Faster Measurement of PCBs

This manufacturer was able to obtain full flexibility and ease to perform visual inspection on wide varieties of small-batch PCB products with diverse features within the required shorter cycle time. Article by Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. Founded in 1999, Shenzhen Xingsen…

3D Scanning Prevents Production Downtimes

3D Scanning Prevents Production Downtimes

Digitalisation and measurement made it possible to modify mould inserts and allow them to be exchanged, thus avoiding downtime for this manufacturer. Article by GOM. In the past, measurement service provider Lometec had ‘merely’ conducted some workpiece first-sampling for one…

Achieving Consistent Quality

Achieving Consistent Quality

Find out how gear manufacturer Katsa Oy was able to achieve consistent quality in its finishing and deburring processes. Article by Renishaw. The Challenge Gear and gearbox manufacturer Katsa Oy designs and manufactures power transmission components and supplies special gear…

Key To Success For Efficient And Cost-effective Product Manufacturing

Key To Success For Efficient And Cost-effective Product Manufacturing

Marposs is helping the manufacturing industry transition to smarter factories with a new machine protection, and tool and process monitoring system. In the factory of the future, a permanent exchange of information takes place. A considerable part of the information…

OGP: Prosthetic Devices Inspection With ShapeGrabber Scanner

OGP: Prosthetic Devices Inspection With ShapeGrabber Scanner

Prosthetic Device Manufacturer Relies on ShapeGrabber for Measurement and Inspection DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, designs, manufactures and distributes orthopaedic devices and supplies including hip, knee, extremity, trauma, orthobiologics and operating room products. Components like knee implants…

High-precision Layer Work

High-precision Layer Work

Find out how MBFZ toolcraft ensures holistic quality control and precision in additive manufacturing. Article by ZEISS Additive manufacturing is an uncharted territory for many companies, but not for MBFZ toolcraft GmbH. The company in Georgensgmünd, Southern Germany, manufactures high-end…

Large-Scale Metrology For Oil Industry Production

Large-Scale Metrology For Oil Industry Production

Introduction of dedicated metrology tools brings quality and efficiency improvements in large-scale subsea structure construction. Article by Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. Situated approximately 15 km south of Singapore in a free-trade-zone on Batam Island, Profab has for 20 years been building…

Sheet Metal Fabricator Cuts Inspection Time by 60%

Sheet Metal Fabricator Cuts Inspection Time by 60%

Here’s how Veer-O-Metals was able to reduce its inspection time by 60 percent. Article by FARO Technologies. India is fast rising as a manufacturing powerhouse. With Prime Minister Modi’s “Make in India” programme, the manufacturing industry in India is set…

Helping You Address The New Electro-Mobility Challenge

Helping You Address The New Electro-Mobility Challenge

Marposs continues to enhance and upgrade its measurement and inspection solutions to ensure complete monitoring of the production processes of EV components. For almost 70 years, Marposs has been working side by side with customers to guarantee quality control in…

The Importance of a Calibrated and Traceable Artefact

The Importance of a Calibrated and Traceable Artefact

What is the most accurate way to check if a measuring tool works within its specifications? Guillaume Bull, product manager at Creaform, explains in this article. When replacing old measuring equipment, it is common to validate that both the old…

Quality Assurance Brings New Confidence

Quality Assurance Brings New Confidence

Here is why it is critical to incor­porate advanced quality inspection equipment into your manufacturing processes. Article by ZEISS. The manufacturing industry has changed dramatically in the last 40 years. Jamco Aerospace Inc. recognised these changes and realised how critical…

Creating a Digital Workflow: Reverse Engineering Farm Equipment with 3D Scanning

Creating a Digital Workflow: Reverse Engineering Farm Equipment with 3D Scanning

Here’s how one company was able to streamline its reverse engineering process and carve out a competitive advantage in their market. Article by Andrei Vakulenko, Artec 3D. There are multiple reasons a manufacturer would need to reverse engineer an existing…

FARO Sees Bright Prospects in Automotive Manufacturing Industry

FARO Sees Bright Prospects in Automotive Manufacturing Industry

Yoshihiro Iida from FARO talks about the growing measurement and inspection needs in Thailand’s automotive manufacturing industry. Article by Stephen Las Marias. FARO is one of the leading providers of 3D measurement, imaging, and realization technologies. Headquartered in Florida, USA,…

Ensuring That A Propeller Keeps A Heart Beating

Ensuring That A Propeller Keeps A Heart Beating

A mini propeller for the aorta will support weak hearts in patients suffering from cardiac insufficiency. German medical technology company, CardioBridge, is working on the market launch of the tiny pump. A multisensor measuring machine from ZEISS is accompanying the…

Driving the Next Industrial Revolution

Driving the Next Industrial Revolution

Driving the Next Industrial Revolution: Here’s how ZEISS is helping Oerlikon ensure that all AM components reach their desired geometric accuracy and specified mechanical characteristics. Until recently, additive manufacturing (AM) was thought to have value solely in prototyping new products…

Making the Most of CMM Assets

Making the Most of CMM Assets

Real-time data analysis is playing an increasingly critical role in improving overall productivity and manufacturing competitiveness. Here’s how the metalworking sector, through advances in metrology solutions, can create a smarter manufacturing environment that is simple to manage and deploy. Article…

Complete Measurement Solution for Consistent Quality Management

Complete Measurement Solution for Consistent Quality Management

A large part of quality management work is always centred around the idea of balancing consistency with efficiency and productivity. Article by Jane Lee, FARO Singapore. Quality management is a vital ingredient for business success. Regardless of the industry, product,…

E-mobility, Additive Manufacturing Driving Growth in Metrology Sector

E-mobility, Additive Manufacturing Driving Growth in Metrology Sector

Daesuk Chung of ZEISS sat down with Asia Pacific Metalworking Equipment News to talk about the latest technology and manufacturing trends driving the metrology sector. Article by Stephen Las Marias. Daesuk Chung is the regional sales manager for Asia Pacific,…

Optimising Aerospace Parts Manufacturing

Optimising Aerospace Parts Manufacturing

How does the aerospace industry manage to optimise its manufacturing processes and produce more parts of the highest quality in less time? Simon Côté, product manager at Creaform, explains. The aerospace industry is known for manufacturing parts with critical dimensions…

Hexagon's ultrasonic touch probe measures thickness directly on the machine tool, significantly reducing inspection times and enhancing data capture.

Hexagon Touch Probe Transforms Thickness Measurement on Machine Tools

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has launched an on-machine ultrasonic solution that transforms the measurement of wall thickness for larger parts. Inspecting the thickness of a part’s walls is typically a time-consuming manual process that takes place off the machine tool, resulting…

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has added a range of measuring machine fixturing systems to its online shop for customers in EMEA.

Hexagon Intros Modular Metrology Fixtures to Online Shop

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has added a range of measuring machine fixturing systems to its online shop for customers in EMEA. A variety of Swift-Fix part-holding elements that help quality professionals save time, reduce potential measurement errors and increase repeatability…

Creaform Expands European Coverage of CUBE-R

Creaform has expanded its presence in Europe with the appointment of two distributors, EMS in Belgium, and Measurement Solutions LDT in the UK, which will be demonstrating and selling CUBE-R, a powerful and turnkey automated inspection solution that enables manufacturers to efficiently…

The new AICON SmartScan R12 adds 12 MP camera quality to the established versatility of one of Hexagon’s most popular white light scanner technologies.

Hexagon Expands AICON SmartScan Range

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has launched the AICON SmartScan R12, a new 12-megapixel version of the company’s well-established white light scanning system. Building on a reputation for versatile measurement, this latest iteration of the SmartScan brings a higher level of resolution and…

Renishaw Shares Outlook On Vietnam And Philippines

Renishaw Shares Outlook On Vietnam And Philippines

In an interview with Asia Pacific Metalworking Equipment News, Steve Bell of Renishaw Singapore provides his insights into and outlook for the Vietnam and Philippine metalworking industry. Steve Bell is the general manager for ASEAN at Renishaw (Singapore) Pte Ltd.…

Towards a Closed Loop Measurement Environment

Wenzel: Towards a Closed Loop Measurement Environment

Dr. Heike Wenzel, managing director and CEO of Wenzel Group, talks about the challenges and trends in the metrology industry, industries driving their growth, and her outlook for the market. Article by Stephen Las Marias. Founded by Werner Wenzel in…

Marposs Optimistic of the Philippine Metalworking Industry

Marposs Optimistic of the Philippine Metalworking Industry

Nicola Minelli, Branch Manager of Marposs Singapore, speaks to Asia Pacific Metalworking Equipment News (APMEN) about the challenges and opportunities in the Philippine market, and provides his outlook on the country’s metalworking industry. Since its establishment in 1952 in Bologna,…

Achieving Perfect Gaps And Joints

Achieving Perfect Gaps And Joints

Here’s how BMW in Munich was able to increase process reliability for front and rear end assembly. Article by Carl Zeiss. The front-end decisively characterises the silhouette of a vehicle. For this reason, perfect assembly and strict adherence to the…

A New World of Laser Tracker Scanning

A New World of Laser Tracker Scanning

Manufacturing innovations have often been the driving force behind new developments in the field of metrology—the science of measurement. New combinations of hardware and software are allowing engineers to solve problems in new ways that simply weren’t possible before.

This article illustrates the different challenges that the metalworking industry faces in machining castings and highlights how optical metrology

A Guide to Machining Better Castings Through Optical Metrology

Producing castings is an elaborate process in which each stage plays a critical role in the creation of final parts that meet customers’ requirements. Thus, the metalworking industry’s contribution to the manufacturing process is imperative and essential. It must produce raw castings with enough material for the machining process so that the final parts meet inspection standards, and it must achieve this while minimising inspection time and the production costs associated with rejected parts.

Utilising the FARO’s 8-Axis Quantum FaroArm, Kyokuyo was able to improve its manufacturing efficiency by shortening processes and reducing manpower needs.

A Look At How 3D Measurement Technology Helps Reduces Total Lead Time

Utilising FARO’s QuantumM FaroArm, Kyokuyo was able to improve its manufacturing efficiency by shortening processes and reducing manpower needs. Article by Kayoko Muranaka, FARO Technologies.

Wenzel Group will be exhibiting its latest metrology innovations aimed at optimising production in the upcoming EMO Hannover 2019 trade fair in Germany.

Wenzel To Showcase Metrology Innovations at EMO 2019

Wenzel Group will be exhibiting its latest metrology innovations aimed at optimising production in the upcoming EMO Hannover 2019 trade fair in Germany. The event will be held from September 16–21, 2019.

Blum-Novotest GmbH will be showcasing its latest measuring and testing technology at EMO Hannover 2019.

Blum-Novotest To Highlight Measuring, Testing Technology at EMO 2019

Blum-Novotest GmbH will be showcasing its latest measuring and testing technology at EMO Hannover 2019. Highlights include the new visualisation and evaluation software LC-VISION, several solutions for determining the quality of machine tool spindles, and the latest applications in the field of DIGILOG tool and workpiece measurement. Blum-Novotest will be in Hall 6, Stand D01

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has launched PC-DMIS 2019 R2, the latest edition of its measurement software.

Hexagon Launches PC-DMIS 2019 R2

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has launched PC-DMIS 2019 R2, the latest edition of its measurement software. PC-DMIS 2019 R2 introduces Home Page, a new way to interact with PC-DMIS that improves convenience, productivity and brings content to the user in an attractive, intuitive way, whether user focus is on the creation of measurement routines or executing them in the factory.

The time saved on measurements helps MAPAL develop innovative tool solutions even more quickly for trends that will play such a pivotal role in the future

The E-Mobility Roadmap: Speeding Up Tool Development With A High-Accuracy CMM

These days, employees from the development department at MAPAL Dr. Kress KG generally know within an hour if new tools will offer the level of precision their customers require. Instead of having to wait days for a service provider to deliver the measurement results, the company started performing onsite measurements at the beginning of 2018. The E-Mobility Roadmap: Speeding Up Tool Development With A High-Accuracy CMM

Hexagon Production Software Portfolio Merges Virtual and Real Manufacturing at EMO 2019

Hexagon Production Software Portfolio Merges Virtual and Real Manufacturing at EMO 2019

Hexagon Production Software Portfolio Merges Virtual and Real Manufacturing at EMO 2019 Intelligence division will showcase digital production solutions.

Here’s how Wenzel’s SF 87 shop floor CMM helps improve quality and productivity at Ferratec GmbH. Article by Wenzel Group.

Tackling Shop Floor Inspection Challenges

Here’s how Wenzel’s SF 87 shop floor CMM helps improve quality and productivity at Ferratec GmbH. Article by Wenzel Group. Since 1989, Ferratec GmbH has stood for quality and reliability in the fields of tool and mould making and plastics…

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has launched the RS6 Laser Scanner, a cutting-edge 3D laser scanner for the new generation of Absolute Arm portable measuring arm systems.

Hexagon’s Absolute Arm Now Features 3D Laser Scanner

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has launched the RS6 Laser Scanner, a cutting-edge 3D laser scanner for the new generation of Absolute Arm portable measuring arm systems. The new scanner offers high-density point-cloud data collection at high speeds and high accuracy. It…

The advent of new, high-performance measuring technologies could have posed an existential threat; but instead, the CMM has proven its resilience and remains key to metalworking manufacturers’ long-term strategies.

Why CMMs Are Manufacturing’s Evolutionary Winners

The advent of new, high-performance measuring technologies could have posed an existential threat; but instead, the CMM has proven its resilience and remains key to metalworking manufacturers’ long-term strategies. Article by Sea Chia Hui, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. For more than…

Creaform will be exhibiting its entire line-up of ergonomic 3D scanning solutions and scanning software for product development, manufacturing, testing, and automated quality control at EMO Hannover 2019

Creaform To Showcase 3D Scanning Innovations For Metalworking Industry At EMO Hannover 2019

Creaform will be exhibiting its entire line-up of ergonomic 3D scanning solutions and scanning software for product development, manufacturing, testing, and automated quality control at EMO Hannover 2019, the world’s premier trade fair for the metalworking industry. At the show, Creaform…

With the DEA MERCURY FX solution, Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has simplified the retrofitting of horizontal arm coordinate measuring machine (CMM), enabling automotive and other large part manufacturers to adopt smarter, more automated manufacturing practices while reusing their existing horizontal arm CMM guideway assets.

Hexagon Simplifies Horizontal Arm CMM Retrofitting

With the DEA MERCURY FX solution, Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has simplified the retrofitting of horizontal arm coordinate measuring machine (CMM), enabling automotive and other large part manufacturers to adopt smarter, more automated manufacturing practices while reusing their existing horizontal arm…

ZEISS Completes GOM Acquisition

ZEISS Completes GOM Acquisition

ZEISS has successfully completed the acquisition of GOM GmbH, a provider of hardware and software for automated 3D coordinate measuring technology. GOM will become part of the ZEISS Industrial Quality & Research segment.

Bruker Interference For Optimal Accuracy

Bruker Interference For Optimal Accuracy

Bruker Interference For Optimal Accuracy A non-contact, high-resolution and fast measurement technique known as Interference For Optimal Accuracy technology can measure for quality control.

For most people, Industry 4.0 mainly refers to the Internet of Things (IoT) — the fact that every piece of equipment is interconnected

Use of Technical Assistance Systems to Boost Efficiency & Cut Costs

For most people, Industry 4.0 mainly refers to the Internet of Things (IoT) — the fact that every piece of equipment is interconnected, and how they have the ability to ‘talk’ to each other. True as that may be, the…

Multisensor systems have evolved considerably over the years as the component technologies for motion control, optics, lighting and cameras have improved.

Benefits Of Improved Multisensor Measurement

Multisensor systems have evolved considerably over the years as the component technologies for motion control, optics, lighting and cameras have improved. Tim Sladden, Quality Vision International, tells us more. Multisensor coordinate measuring machines that combine vision, touch and laser sensors…

A mold maker producing tools for thermoplastic materials and die-castings uses Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence VISI Analysis module...

Designing Small, Complex Medical Part Molds

A mold maker producing tools for medical thermoplastic materials and die-castings uses Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence VISI Analysis module—a mold tool design solution, to discover critical areas at an early stage of the design process, which simplifies their work. The company,…

Tolerances on blade manufacturing tightened as OEMs drove to differentiate themselves by offering high performance lawn and garden products.

3D Scanning Streamlines Production Process

Tolerances on blade production tightened as OEMs drove to differentiate themselves by offering high performance lawn and garden products. To achieve customer goals, Blount International knew they had to incorporate more automation into their quality inspection process.  Article by Mark…

Precision For Guaranteed Stability Using 3D Scanners

Precision For Guaranteed Stability Using 3D Scanners

Precision For Guaranteed Stability Using 3D Scanners and scaffolding systems with ZEISS COMET and ZEISS T-SCAN. Article by Carl Zeiss.

For years, the trend for many companies has been in the direction of combination turning/milling machines. In order to respond to this development...

Perfect Combination – New Hybrid Laser Measuring System

For years, the trend for many companies has been in the direction of combination turning/milling machines. In order to respond to this development, Blum has already marketed a hybrid measuring system. Article by Blum-Novotest. The LC52-DIGILOG by Blum-Novotest is a…

The smart factory employs smart sensors to intelligently detect and process data to improve productivity. Article by Michael Kaspar

Smart Sensors Are Bringing About A Paradigm Shift In Production

The smart factory employs smart sensors to intelligently detect and process data to improve productivity. Article by Michael Kaspar, Product Manager For Photoelectric Sensors & Fibres, Sick. Sensors that monitor themselves; workstations in which sensors and actuators coordinate their own…

Overcoming Challenges In Production With Multisensor Measuring Machines

Anyone that manufactures complex hybrid metal parts has to master more than just working with the material itself. It is also vital for the entire production system to quickly enter service. German manufacturer of punched and hybrid parts, KRAMSKI, uses…

Hexagon Launches Fixed-Line Blue Laser Scanning Sensor

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has launched its first blue laser scanning sensor for creating point clouds.

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Using BIM for Construction QA/QC

The construction industry’s lukewarm reception towards technology is a challenge that is well documented, and one that has held the market back from its full potential over the last couple of decades. According to KPMG’s Global Construction Survey, where over 200 major project owners and contractors rated themselves on technology adoption, only 8% of these companies emerged as “cutting-edge visionaries”.

An Insight Into The Utilisation Of Measurement Sensors In Manufacturing Processes

An Insight Into The Utilisation Of Measurement Sensors In Manufacturing Processes

Manufactured parts need to be measured to ensure they meet the original design intent. Modern manufacturing techniques allow complex parts to be designed with numerous critical dimensions. A key element in precision metrology is having the right measurement tool for the job. Modern measurement machines use a variety of sensors to collect measurement data. Metrology software analyzes the measurement data, and through numerical and graphical reports, allows the user to make confident decisions about the part design and manufacturing processes. By Terry Herbeck, Vice-President of Asian Operations at OGP

Integrated Measurement Technology For Maximum Quality

Integrated Measurement Technology For Maximum Quality

A power plant somewhere in Europe, in operation for many years or even decades. A component, such as a burner bend, is damaged and needs to be replaced as soon as possible. A spare part is needed immediately, since downtime causes high costs. Schmehmann Rohrverformungstechnik GmbH has the solution. By Hexagon Manufacturing

Transforming the Manufacturing Process Through Augmented Reality

Transforming the Manufacturing Process Through Augmented Reality

In the information-driven cyber-physical environment of Industry 4.0, the digital transformation of the manufacturing industry has brought on an interconnection between data, people, processes, services, systems, and production assets. With this, the volume, velocity, and variety of data that companies manage has increased exponentially. Known as ‘Big Data’, this information is crucial for companies looking to implement data-driven strategies to optimise their organization’s performance and efficiency, or increase their competitiveness. By Quah Beng Chieh, Head of Marketing (Asia Pacific), FARO Technologies

Siemens: Breaking New Ground In Modernity

Siemens PLM Software has helped global auto manufacturer, Hyundai Motor Company, reduce vehicle physical testing by 40 percent and optimise hybrid vehicle performance with the aid of Simcenter. Korean Modernity Over the last two centuries, mankind has dramatically evolved. And…

Benefits Of Introducing An Optical Measurement Method With Fringe Projection

Benefits Of Introducing An Optical Measurement Method With Fringe Projection

The possibilities and advantages offered by optical measurement technology are manifold, in particular, 3D digitising using fringe projection. Contributed by Zeiss This technology provides new, highly versatile possibilities. Capturing the entire object surface opens up a completely new dimension in…

Streamlining A Decade-Old Manufacturing Process

Streamlining A Decade-Old Manufacturing Process

Construction equipment manufacturer Perfect Incorporated has benefited tremendously from the ScanArm laser sensor’s versatility as a 3D measurement device, even when gauging the most complex of shapes. Contributed by Faro One of the largest industries globally, the construction sector, provides…

Machine Vision: An Essential Element In An Industry 4.0 Environment

The burgeoning presence of Industry 4.0 is transforming the manufacturing environment. By Wayne Goh, head of ASEAN, Cognex Corporation One of the most discussed topics in the manufacturing sector today, and a key pillar of Singapore’s smart nation agenda in…

Surface Finishing Of Components For The Aerospace Sector

Manufacturers can rely on a mass finishing system that is capable of completely eliminating manual operations and cutting processing times for finishing of blisks from several days to a few hours.  Contributed by Walther Trowal A condition monitoring vibratory system…

Giving Toolmaking A Competitive Edge With A Communication Tool

An injection mould manufacturer—Alpha Precision—has seen a recent resurgence of toolmaking in its native Irish Republic, and the software they are using has helped them through the recession by giving them a competitive edge to work in high-end markets. Contributed…

Intelligent Machine Software For Improved Machining

Industry 4.0 is more than just a slogan if a manufacturer succeeds in generating a specific benefit for the end user from technological developments. Contributed by Wenzel

Ahoy! WAAMpeller Leaves Port

“On-demand” manufacturing using a mix of both disruptive and traditional methods promises to potentially save millions of dollars in warehousing, logistics and downtime costs in the maritime industry. Contributed by Autodesk

Six Key Considerations When Selecting A Gantry CMM

Six Key Considerations When Selecting A Gantry CMM

Choosing the right gantry measuring machine is a crucial driver of efficiency in sheet metal inspection. By Sea Chia Hui, regional product manager, stationary, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Asia Pacific

The benefits of inspection as close to the part as possible include fewer bottlenecks delays. By Daniel Brown, senior product manager at Creaform.

Inspection On The Production Floor: Why, When, & How?

The benefits of inspection as close to the part as possible include fewer bottlenecks delays. By Daniel Brown, senior product manager at Creaform.

Digital Product Traceability In The Automotive Industry

Digital Product Traceability In The Automotive Industry

Digital Product Traceability In The Automotive Industry With a product lifecycle management solution, manufacturers can be equipped with visibility into the latest technologies, materials and processes, enabling smarter decisions that result in better products. By Mark Taber, vice president, marketing, PTC

Boosting Productivity: PLM Software With 3D Simulation & Analytics

Boosting Productivity: PLM Software With 3D Simulation & Analytics

We talk to Masaki Konno, managing director, Asia Pacific South, Dassault Systèmes, on how PLM software can help manufacturers have better control and visibility of the various moving parts during the manufacturing process.

Coordinate Measurement Technology: An Introduction To Dealing With Microns

Coordinate Measurement Technology: An Introduction To Dealing With Microns

Quality control is no longer just for finished products—measurement technologies now actively control the entire manufacturing process. Contributed by Faro

Integrated Quality Control Of Turbine Blades In An Automated Production Cell

Integrated Quality Control Of Turbine Blades In An Automated Production Cell

A high speed optical measuring system allows for rapid measurement in an automated cell that produces turbine blades. Contributed by Wenzel

Integrated Solution For A Faster Production Line

Integrated Solution For A Faster Production Line

From near-the-line to inline process, adopting a flexible quality control solution into a production cell improved manufacturing efficiency for an automotive supplier. Contributed by Hexagon

Taking The Measured Approach By Accessorising

Taking The Measured Approach By Accessorising

CMM accessories are important. Pairing inferior accessories with a good CMM can be likened to putting cheap fuel into a Ferrari.

3D Technologies: Not Out Of Our League

3D Technologies: Not Out Of Our League

Laser scanning technologies may seem too advanced for some in the metalworking industry in Southeast Asia but attitudes are changing.

6 Points To Better CMM Maintenance

6 Points To Better CMM Maintenance

Koon Hock Seng, regional service manager of Zeiss, takes a look at preventive and reactive maintenance and how they help maximise machine performance.

Taking The 360º Approach In Measurement

Taking The 360º Approach In Measurement

A metrology solutions provider has decided to cover all angles in order to provide automotive production lines actionable information that are essential in their operations.

How To Decide Between Contact & Non-Contact Measurement? measuring technology

How To Decide measuring technology Between Contact & Non-Contact Measurement?

Making a right choice between tactile and non-tactile measuring technology may be a challenging task.

Frontline Metrology - Hexagon Metrology

Frontline Metrology

See how a new generation of dimensional measurement technology is taking on shop-floor challenges and winning. By Sea Chia Hui, technical sales manager, Hexagon Metrology Asia Pacific

Portable Measuring Solutions In Automotive Applications

Portable Measuring Solutions In Automotive Applications

It makes perfect sense to use movable metrological equipment to measure movable objects. By Anthony Lur, product marketing specialist, Faro Technologies

The Way To Efficiency & Functionality

The Way To Efficiency & Functionality

The measurement service provider Lometec upgraded the measuring software for its tactile Wenzel coordinate measuring machines from Metrosoft CM to Metrosoft Quartis. Lomotech’s Chief Executive Officer Jörg Werkmeister and Technical Director Marc Lange talk about their practical experience using the example of a dimensional inspection of a turbine blade testing device.

3D Measurement: A Multifaceted Endeavour

3D Measurement: A Multifaceted Endeavour

Developments in multisensor 3D metrology systems promise much for businesses who are looking to maximise the potential of their equipment. By Khoo Chin Hock, product line manager at Hexagon Metrology Asia Pacific

Faro Technologies Right On The Mark

Faro Technologies: Right On The Mark

Eddy Lek, product marketing manager, Asia Pacific, Faro Technologies explains to us on the importance of measurement accuracy within the metalworking industry.

What’s The Most Effective Measuring Tool For You? Creaform

What’s The Most Effective Measuring Tool For You?

While undisputedly the most precise and accurate, over reliance on coordinate measuring machines can lead to production bottlenecks. What can you do to avoid this? Contributed by Creaform

CNC machines Getting Back To The Roots: Revisiting Applications

Getting Back To The Roots: Revisiting Applications CNC machines

Getting Back To The Roots: Revisiting Applications We have come a long way since the introduction of software applications which can reap healthy rewards in machining, metrology and manufacturing. Syed Shah takes you back on a spin down memory lane.

Getting The Costs Down Renishaw

Getting The Costs Down

Having an effective CMM machine makes a difference when it comes to large scale machining in order to keep material and production costs down. Contributed by Renishaw.

Driving For A Better Tomorrow Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

Driving For A Better Tomorrow Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

Driving For A Better Tomorrow With time at a premium but quality crucial, Aviel First, director sales and marketing, white light and automation at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, explains how a global vehicle manufacturing group has used white light scanning to improve productivity.

Nesting: More Than Just A Geometric Solution Hypertherm CAM

Nesting: More Than Just A Geometric Solution Hypertherm CAM

Over the years, manufacturing processes have progressed steadily with the advent of technology. From an initial reliance on physical labour, manufacturers today are increasingly turning to more sophisticated means in their pursuit for efficiency and better results. Tom Stillwell, Senior Marketing Specialist, Hypertherm CAM Software Team explains.

Siemens PLM Software A Better Way: Finding Efficiences (Part 2)

A Better Way: Finding Efficiences Siemens PLM Software (Part 2)

Inefficiencies need to be ironed out before introducing the concept of the Digital Twin and what this means for the way goods are created and produced. By Siemens PLM Software, Aaron Frankel, senior marketing director manufacturing engineering software and Jan Larsson, senior marketing director EMEA

Siemens PLM Software A Better Way: Finding Efficiencies (Part 1)

A Better Way: Finding Efficiencies Siemens PLM Software (Part 1)

Inefficiencies need to be ironed out before introducing the concept of the Digital Twin and what this means for the way goods are created and produced. By Siemens PLM Software, Aaron Frankel, senior marketing director manufacturing engineering software and Jan Larsson, senior marketing director EMEA

Addressing MEMS Challenges (Part II)

Addressing MEMS Challenges (Part I)

Overcoming design challenges for mircoeclectromechanical systems (MEMS) in an IC-focused environment. By Nicolas Williams, product marketing manager and Qi Jing, technical marketing engineer, Mentor Graphics

Machining Centres: Measurement Made Easy

Machining Centres: Measurement Made Easy

Model and mould-maker Sammer, located in Eugendorf near Salzburg, Austria, is mostly engaged in the production of moulds for the automotive industry, including cylinder heads, crankcases and transmission housings. By Winfried Weiland, head of marketing, Blum-Novotest GmbH.

Speeding Up And Simplifying Solutions

Speeding Up And Simplifying Solutions

Image dimension measurement system puts much faster in-process inspection within everyone’s reach. Contributed by Keyence

A Secret Weapon For Aerospace, Automotive Quality Control Managers

A Secret Weapon For Aerospace, Automotive Quality Control Managers

Handling responsibility for quality control means closing the loop on coordinate measuring machine operations. By Daniel Brown, B Eng, senior product manager at Creaform.

Multi-Sensor CMM For Turbine Blades

Multi-Sensor CMM For Turbine Blades

How multi-sensor CMMs can help increase productivity and support expansion of a company’s product portfolio. By Ashley Machin, Nikon Metrology Europe

Smaller, Better Challenges Mobile Device Makers

Smaller, Better Challenges Mobile Device Makers

Mobile phone manufacturers are grappling with the need to track smaller, and better, components, presenting challenges and opportunities for designs. Contributed by Panasonic.

The Role of Metrology In Changing Times

The Role of Metrology In Changing Times

Trends of manufacturing precision, miniaturisation and cost reduction are taking place across almost all industries. Asia Pacific Metalworking Equipment News speaks to Optical Gaging (OGP) president Stephen Flynn on the importance of utilising such trends in Asia’s rapidly-developing industries.

Deal With Free-Form Surface Measurement The Tactile Way

Deal With Free-Form Surface Measurement The Tactile Way

What happens when you are presented with the prospect of measuring free-form surfaces without optical measuring options? Contributed by CP Chuah, GM, commercial operations Asia Pacific, Wenzel Asia.

Cleaner Diesel Emissions Driven By Non-Contact Optical Metrology

Cleaner Diesel Emissions Driven By Non-Contact Optical Metrology

Interferometric non-contact surface profilers are introduced into the manufacturing processes of diesel engine parts, giving manufacturers a fast, accurate, and repeatable method of metrology. By Michael Schmidt, market development manager, Zygo Corporation

Combining Gear & 3D Coordinate Metrology For More Flexibility

Combining Gear & 3D Coordinate Metrology For More Flexibility

Complex components can be analysed in a fully function-orientated manner with a combination of gear and 3D coordinate metrology. By Heinrich Brüderle, sales manager Europe and America, Wenzel

Multisensor Measurement: Into A New Era

Multisensor Measurement: Into A New Era

Multisensor systems have evolved considerably over the years as the component technologies for motion control, optics, lighting and cameras have improved. Tim Sladden, Quality Vision International, tells us more.

Inspect Early, Reduce Wastage

Inspect Early, Reduce Wastage

Inspection software to verify potential errors on machined parts are critical to ensuring wastage and eventually improving cost savings. By Peter Dickin, Marketing Manager, Delcam.

Probing With Precision

Probing With Precision

Frederick Wong, machine tool products manager, Renishaw Far East, shares with APMEN the role of machine tool probes play in the increasingly competitive automotive world.

Finding Strategic Growth In Precision

Finding Strategic Growth In Precision

Hokuto Guangzhou has achieved strategic growth in its business through its CMM investments. Contributed by Faro

How Can Portable CMMs Help Improve Machine Shop Workflow?

How Can Portable CMMs Help Improve Machine Shop Workflow?

Innovations in the compact metrology space are changing the way machine shop inspection works for the better. By Bernard Chou, regional product line manager (portable), APAC at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence.

Rock Solid Foundations: Granite For High Accuracy Measurement

Rock Solid Foundations: Granite For High Accuracy Measurement

With its durability and vibration dampening properties, granite is the ideal material for all components of industrial metrology. By CP Chuah, general manager, commercial operations Asia Pacific, Wenzel Asia

Unlock The Hidden Potential Of Your CMMs

Unlock The Hidden Potential Of Your CMMs

Upgrading your old coordinate measuring machines can make financial sense, as upgrades typically cost only a fraction of the price of a comparable new machine. By Chris Luhman, CMM/Equator product development manager, Renishaw Far East

3D Optical Profiling: Interference For Optimal Accuracy

3D Optical Profiling: Interference For Optimal Accuracy

A non-contact, high-resolution and fast measurement technique known as optical interference technology can be used as a measure for development and quality control. By Dr Sun Wanxin, senior applications manager, nano surfaces division, Bruker

No Longer Pressed For Time With Portable Measuring Devices

No Longer Pressed For Time With Portable Measuring Devices

How did adopting portable 3D measurement machines streamline manufacturing processes? By Mikyeong Park, marketing specialist, Faro

Save Time & Reduce Scrap With Tool Setting

Save Time & Reduce Scrap With Tool Setting

Tool setters can lower human error, which is often a major source of delay on the shop floor. By Fredrick Wong, MTP product manager, Far East Renishaw

The Shape Of Scanning

The Shape Of Scanning

The rise of scanning technology is changing the landscape of quality assurance in the metalworking industry. Just what is it that makes scanning such a revolutionary measurement technology? By Mark D’Urso, product manager, marketing, Hexagon

The 5 M’s of Nesting For A Bigger ROI

The 5 M’s of Nesting For A Bigger ROI

Nesting software can provide added productivity and competitive advantages. By Ben TerreBlanche, president and chief executive officer, Sigmatek Systems

Looking For Greater Industrial Process Control

Looking For Greater Industrial Process Control

The need for greater control in manufacturing processes drives Renishaw’s growth into new forays. Steve Bell, General Manager, Renishaw, ASEAN, spoke to APMEN and shared the company’s direction for the region.

Nesting Software

A Nested Interest: What Are The Benefits OF Nesting Software?

Faster cutting with good cut quality is just one of the benefits when using nesting software. Amey Save, product application engineer, Hypertherm Asia-Pacific, tells us more.

CMS Systems For A Safe & Reliable Process

CMS Systems For A Safe & Reliable Process

CMS Systems For A Safe & Reliable Process Control machine security systems can reduce collision damage to a minimum or to even avoid it completely. By Thomas Krieger, product manager, Brankamp Germany

Innovating Shopfloor Inspection: A Look At The Next Generation CMM

Innovating Shopfloor Inspection: A Look At The Next Generation CMM

A rapidly changing technological landscape necessitates a leap in the quality of the current crop of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM) both in accuracy and the level of automation. Contributed by Nikon.

Driving Innovation With 3D Scanning

Driving Innovation With 3D Scanning

With greater modelling and design functionality as well as part inspection that is two to three times faster, adopting 3D scanning technologies can have a profound effect on design and quality assurance processes. Contributed by 3D Systems Japan

In The Details: Sub-Micrometre Accuracy Measurement For Steering Wheel Components

Carl Zeiss: Sub-Micrometre Accuracy Measurement For Steering Wheel Components

Accuracy in the manufacturing of components in the steering wheel system is essential in enabling optimal steering performance. Therefore, it is important to select a measuring instrument capable of accuracy on the nanometre scale. Contributed by Carl Zeiss

Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing In Oil & Gas Components

Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing In Oil & Gas Components

Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing In Oil & Gas Components In addition to reduced inspection time, the acquisition of a portable CMM saw a company in the oil and gas industry gaining a new competency. Contributed by Faro 

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