SOLIDWORKS is turning the spotlight on manufacturing. This year’s event will feature, for the first time, a 40 x 70 ft. “Shop Floor” booth, recreating a typical manufacturing environment for the production and inspection of an automotive gear shift arm.
When it comes to high-precision measurement in a three-shift operation, slow processes and laborious conventional measuring technology can strain patience, effectiveness and efficiency. With a quantum leap in measuring technology, the traditional Swabian company Stihl has now significantly accelerated the quality testing of crankshafts and connecting rods at their main factory in Waiblingen, Germany. They use the Leitz PMM-C 3D coordinate measuring machine (CMM) and highly parameterised software which enables operator self-checking, even with complex measurements.
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence today announced the extension of its HTA high throughput and accuracy solution range to ultra-high accuracy coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). The technology package is designed to integrate dimensional inspection more effectively into the production process by reducing measurement cycle times and providing rich data sets.
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.
Renishaw, a world leader in precision engineering technologies, will be exhibiting its extensive range of metrology and additive manufacturing systems on two stands at EMO Hannover 2017 which takes place in Germany from 18 – 23 September 2017. Intelligent machining processes are critical to companies that want to exploit the full benefits of Industry 4.0 and throughout its main stand (hall 6, B46) Renishaw will demonstrate the power of integrating its latest measurement technologies within a manufacturing process.
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has extended the accessory range for the Optiv Performance 663 and Optiv Performance 664 coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) by adding two new computer numeric control (CNC) rotary tables and the Optiv Dual Rotary CNC stacked rotary tables as options, substantially widening the application potential of the multisensor machines.