QMT News: July 2016
Editor’s comment

As I expected, the Control show was a real treat. We have showcased some of the new offerings launched at the show in our products section and, following a discussion with Dr Kai-Udo Modrich of Zeiss at the show, he has also written an article for us looking at how metrology is moving onto the production line, into the cloud and towards a connected manufacturing enterprise.

The theme continues with one of the new products we feature, Etalon’s Multiline, which shows how smart technology can create metrological networks where machine tools can continuously monitor and correct their operations.
As Dr Modrich pointed out at the Zeiss press conference, metrology is the interface between the physical world and the digital world.

And if you want more cutting edge technology we’ve got it, as Professor Richard Leach from Nottingham University talks us through the challenges we face to apply metrology to additive manufacturing – a vital step in making it a viable production technology.
All this and case studies on air gauging, surface characterisation, probing, laser scanners and trackers.
I hope you enjoy your read of QMT.

Andy Sandford
Editor QMT

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