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Machine vision system manufacturer, The Imaging Source, has introduced IC Measure, its new software for on-screen measurement and image capture. IC Measure allows the measurement of lengths, surfaces and angles in a simple user interface that also provides image capture and image enhancement functions. The IC Measure calibration tool makes it possible to define image scale (µm – km); the software is quickly calibrated using an ocular micrometer (microscope) or an object of known size (e.g. a ruler).

Smarttech3D has launched a fully automated 3D scanning solution comprising a 3D optical scanning head mounted on robotic arm and in a fully enclosed safety envelope. The SMARTTECH3D Robotized system is aimed at large industrial customers who would like to minimise human intervention in the inspection process and hence reduce possible errors. The operator simply has to place the object to be inspected on the rotary stage and turn the robotic arm on.

Hexagon Metrology says its new technology-driven GLOBAL EVO CMM promises better scanning performance, throughput and productivity. Designed in collaboration with internationally-renowned design house Pininfarina, this new machine is tailored specifically to offer process speed and efficiency to manufacturers requiring accurate tactile scanning and high throughput.

Zwick Roell Indentec offers a wide range of hardness test blocks for all standard test methods, available in various materials including steel and carbide, and are supplied complete with UKAS accredited certification. Standardised test blocks as reference materials are an integral part of hardness testing. They ensure accuracy, integrity and traceability of the hardness testing process. Typically they are used to both verify hardness test machine performance and to provide a means for performing indirect calibrations.

The latest update of Creaform's VXmodel scan-to-CAD software module features a new collaborative functionality for direct transfer to Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS. It also offers and streamlined workflows for reverse engineering and additive manufacturing in scan-to-CAD to print applications.

Imetrum is launching what it says is the world's highest precision camera-based 3D measurement system at the Composites Engineering Show in Birmingham, UK on 4 & 5 November. Imetrum says its 3D Precision Displacement Tracker (PDT) can slash setup times and provide richer data sets, without compromising measurement resolution or sampling speed.

At EMO Milano 2015 Renishaw launched a vision measurement probe (RVP) for use with the REVO 5-axis measurement system on co-ordinate measuring machines. RVP increases the multi-sensor capability of REVO by adding non-contact inspection to the exisiting touch-trigger, high-speed tactile scanning and surface finish measurement capability of the system.

Bowers will be launching the latest generation Innovatest Falcon hardness tester at its Material Testing Seminar on 16 September. The event, which takes place at the company’s demonstration suite in Camberley, Surrey, aims to give customers an insight into the principles of hardness testing, along with an overview of the solutions available from Bowers and a hands-on workshop in the afternoon. Attendees are invited to bring their own material or components to be tested on the day by experts from Bowers and Innovatest.

Hexagon Metrology has launched the SENMATiQ universal sensor interface for Leitz ultra high-accuracy coordinate measuring machines. Premiered at Control 2015 earlier this year, the system enables the fully-automatic exchange of sensors within part programs.

Renishaw will unveil its new affordable, pay-as-you go machine probe system at the EMO machine tool exhibition in Milan. The company says that the Primo twin-probe system represents a breakthrough business model that will bring high-end precision manufacturing within reach of every company.

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