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Renishaw is contributing its additive manufacturing expertise to a new £17.7 million project, being led by Airbus in the UK, to develop an innovative way of designing and manufacturing aircraft wings, which will encourage a “right first time approach” and reduce development time.

At this year’s TCT Show + Personalize the organisers, Rapid News Publications Ltd, will reintroduce the Inspex brand to the UK market, throwing the spotlight on the challenges and opportunities for metrology and inspection within the 3D manufacturing industry.

At Volkswagen Corporation, the testing department, and specifically the Interactive Electronics Test Facility, makes an important contribution to the usability of the increasingly complex interactive electronics found in their vehicles. The team of engineers ensure that Infotainment Systems in every car function accurately and reliably. To improve their automated testing processes, engineers from Volkswagen introduced ABBYY FineReader OCR technology to verify the content of the Infotainment Screens. Reliable Driver-Car Communication

Industry 4.0 perspective: In Stuttgart, Basler, ODOS, LMI and Matrix Vision will all be demonstrating the transformation from traditional machine vision to production optimisation.

Coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) are still largely used to measure the accuracy of manufactured parts. They can only assess what is visible and accessible on the surface of the part, and so they are used mainly to measure actual part surface deviation from an accurate nominal model. CMMs do not let you look inside the structure of a particular material, piece of rock, or mechanical part.

In additive manufacturing (AM) objects are formed, not by removing material, but by forming the desired shape in a layer-by-layer process. This way of producing a shape has many benefits over the subtractive techniques, but without doubt, the biggest benefit is the ability to produce almost any desired shape. And this design freedom also applies to internal features, allowing advances in areas such as light-weighting for aerospace, internal cooling channels for automotive and designed-in porosity for medical implants.

CMM machines are a vital part of the modern manufacturing process across many industries; from aerospace, automotive and motorsport through to energy and nuclear. However, one important component is often forgotten, a component that can significantly increase the CMMs capability and accuracy while reducing inspection times – the rotary table.

The Nuclear AMRC has taken delivery of a Leitz PMM-C 12.10.7, an ultra-high precision co-ordinate measuring machine that offers sub-micron resolution on large parts and samples AMRC.

The standards for flexibility and productivity in manufacturing continue to rise. On top of this, new versions and models are always increasing the complexity of the processes, especially in the automotive industry. Yet even under these challenging conditions, companies must still meet high quality standards to avoid defects and expensive recalls. Capturing and evaluating measuring data collected off-line, in-line and at-line enables companies to take on these challenges.

The world of motor racing is highly competitive and one of the keys to success is to manage and optimise the balance of the race car.   Mantracourt, a specialist in high precision measurement electronics, has been working with the Sébastien Loeb Racing (SLR) team to supply a weighing system that would give their cars a competitive advantage.

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