Tag Archive for Metrology

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.

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).

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.

Integrated measurement is Renishaw’s focus at EMO Hannover 2017

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 Launches New Rotary Tables for Optiv Performance 663/664

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.

What measuring technicians want

The measuring area of the production plant for the VW Crafter, newly built in the Polish town of Września, is a model for future-oriented technology. The measuring stations equipped with optical and tactile measuring systems contribute to this, as well as the driverless transport plates, which transport all kinds of body parts and their measuring…