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

The Faro Factory Robo-Imager Mobile combines optical 3D measurement with robot technology. It pairs a metrology-grade 3D sensor with a human-collaborative robot integrated on a mobile cart that can be moved to wherever measurement tasks are required.

The Contour GT-X by Bruker has a self-calibrating, metrology optimising laser reference, automated measurement capabilities (focus, intensity, tip/tilt head, staging, FOV) and nanometer-scale resolution on high-contour surfaces.

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

Barcelona, Spain: Georg Fischer (GF) Machining Solutions and Sensofar Metrology have formed a partnership where Sensofar will provide GF Machining with custom S line (S neox) surface metrology systems for developing advanced nanotexturing methods.

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

The Shapetracer 2 is a 3D line scanner for capturing and processing of point clouds in a multisensory CMM.

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

California, USA: Developer MSC Software announced an agreement to be acquired by precision measuring technology provider Hexagon AB. The acquisition, which is valued at around US$834 million, is expected to complete in April, subject to clearance and standard regulatory filings.

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.

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