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A new system incorporating a laser micrometer will help SG Technologies, which produces high performance magnetic components, to more than double the production capacity for one of its highest volume products.

Mistakes happen—especially when workers complete repetitive manual tasks, such as parts counting. In an effort to meet customer requirements and ensure its boxes contain the exact number of pieces, a top engine valve supplier to the automotive industry added an automatic second check for each shipment.

Located in Plymouth, Kawasaki Precision Machinery UK Ltd (KPM UK) is the centre for Sales, Engineering and Manufacturing for Kawasaki hydraulic components and systems, including the world famous Staffa radial piston motor, for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) specialises in the development of cost-effective CO2 reduction measures for the global automotive industry that avoid major redesign of the powertrain or vehicle electrical system.

Bowers Group has supplied Carlin, a professional motor racing team, with several Wyler Clinotronic PLUS digital inclinometers. The inclinometers are used in the workshop, garage, and at the track, making them a key tool in the set up and maintenance of Carlin’s motorsport cars.

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.

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