Inspection & Measurement

Intelligent manufacturing solutions halve production time of gas turbine components

Doncasters Precision Castings – Deritend, is a leading manufacturer of investment cast and machined industrial gas turbine airfoils. These airfoils are manufactured in nickel and cobalt based superalloys. The company is committed to growth and it backs this commitment with a willingness to invest in continuous improvement through lean manufacturing and rapid prototyping. As a result, it has seen considerable growth in demand for its machining services, which support its investment casting business. This demand has led to a significant investment of over £2 million in Mazak machine tools, infrastructure and manufacturing software to efficiently machine over 14 new products.

Improving quality of treatment for patients

Quality assurance is vital for accurate production of patient-specific joints and prostheses, therefore Baltic Orthoservice uses a multi-sensor CMM and laser scanner in conjunction with a micro-CT system. The multi-sensor CMM is used for fast surface and screw hole inspection of the 3D-printed implants. The XT H 225 CT system is used to guarantee internal structure quality and geometrical accuracy between CAD implant model and manufactured implant. The combination of these technologies enables Baltic Orthoservice to achieve the best accuracy and highest quality for a wide variety of medical devices.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Releases PC-DMIS 2017 R2

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence today launched PC-DMIS 2017 R2, the latest edition of the world’s most popular measurement software. This is the second of two major releases scheduled for PC-DMIS in 2017, with continued service pack updates to ensure maximum reliability of the platform.

Ballbar diagnostics aid airframe manufacture

Without periodic checking and maintenance, CNC machine tools can lose positioning accuracy and introduce errors over time. Machining complex, high-value airframe components, BAE Systems turned to a wireless ballbar system to provide the machine tool diagnostics data it needed to maximise quality and productivity.

New SFP2 surface finish probe for the REVO® system at EMO Hannover 2017

Renishaw, a world leading manufacturer of co-ordinate measuring machine (CMM) equipment, will be showing its new, improved surface finish measurement probe (SFP2) for use with its REVO 5-axis measurement system on CMMs at EMO Hannover 2017, Germany (18th–23rd September, hall 6, stand B46).

3D Scanning and Printing of supercar Arrinera Hussarya

The project of the first Polish supercar, Arrinera Hussarya, from the very beginning has been arousing strong emotions and hopes that the Polish automotive industry will come back to its past glory. The production of functioning prototypes that at the same time has to achieve the level of a sports car requires incredible precision and durability.

Renishaw collaborates in the Futuralve project for the new generation of high-speed turbines for aerospace

Renishaw, a global engineering company specialising in metrology and metal 3D printing, was born out of the aerospace business and its efforts in advancing the manufacturing of complex components have never stopped. Its Spanish subsidiary Renishaw Ibérica, S.A.U. is working with a unique selection of other Spanish engineering companies and research centres in a ground-breaking project which could change the way aerospace turbines are manufactured forever.

3D technologies can be applied to forensics

High technologies, such as 3D scanning and 3D printing, can be effectively used by investigators in their forensics analysis. The unified system demonstrated by the companies Canon and SMARTTECH presented to the EUROPOLTECH visitors that there are techniques allowing for the creation of a much more detailed digital documentation of the trace evidence left at the crime scene.

The Smart Measuring Lab by ZEISS

Due to their high level of precision, measurements performed with coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) will be a key part of the Smart Factory. At the Control trade fair in Stuttgart from 9-12 May 2017, ZEISS will show visitors how the measuring lab can be networked intelligently in the future.