METRIS Newsletter Thursday, March 13, 2008




  • Major new release of Focus Inspection software for point cloud inspection

  • Focus Inspection 9.0 introduces a wealth of new functionalities such as GD&T analysis, stunning point cloud performance and powerful reporting tools all presented in a ergonomically designed user interface.
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  • 7-axis MCA for handheld laser scanning

  • The Metris MCA, Manual Coordinate measuring Arm, is now also available in a 7 axis version, specifically designed for laser scanning applications. The precise, reliable and portable MCA can be equipped with a wide range of probing systems for touch trigger measurements, continuous scanning and laser scanning.
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  • Camio 4.6 CMM acquisition and analysis software

  • Camio 4.6 introduces “production mode” operation that compresses inspection cycle time up to 25%. In addition, the management and capability of CMM laser scanning inspection is further enhanced.
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  • Faster qualification procedure for Optical CMM

  • The handheld K-Reference LED bar reduces the qualification procedure time of the K-Series Optical CMM by factor 4. As such this is an indispensable qualification tool to guarantee the dimensional accuracy of the system.
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  • Metris adds X-ray and CT inspection to its portfolio

  • Metris recently acquired X-Tek, a British manufacturer of X-ray and Computer Tomography inspection systems. X-Tek has an installed base of over 1300 systems in a wide range of industries, including electronics, automotive and aerospace. Reference products are the
    XT V 160 for PCB and electronics inspection and the XT H 225 for industrial applications.
    Read more about the acquisition

  • Metris released the first issue of Metris News magazine

  • In addition to Metris product information, the magazine features case studies that show reliable and innovative metrology solutions in action at customers. Metris News is distributed worldwide to professionals active in automotive, aerospace and other manufacturing industries.
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  • ModelMaker D at work at Thule

  • Thule Towing Systems successfully shifted from a predominantly manual process to developing towbar systems using Metris ModelMaker laser scanning and mechanical design/simulation software. As vehicle CAD files are often too detailed, Thule engineers use Metris ModelMaker laser scanner to create a digital 3D copy of a new vehicle’s rear end.
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  • iGPS for shipbuilding applications

  • For two years, Metris is partnering with a leading South-Korean ship manufacturer to gain a deeper understanding of typical shipbuilding processes and to resolve critical problems regarding conventional metrology practices.
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  • Supersize Metris C3 CMM installed at Biesse Wood Division

  • With a 8 x 2 x 1.5 m measurement volume, one of the largest Metris C3 bridge type CMMs ever is installed at Biesse Wood Division in Italy. This CMM performs inspection of parts and assemblies of woodworking machinery.
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  • Optical wear inspection of casting tools at Grede Foundries

  • Grede’s LC50 laser scanners allow CAD models of mold patterns for ferrous automotive castings to be reliably reverse engineered, once they are considered production ready. After running a specified number of production cycles, laser scans of the same mold patterns are compared to CAD to evaluate production wear in detail. At Grede, 3D CMM laser scanning transforms lengthy and error-prone practices into a fast and streamlined process.
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  • Die-Tech runs laser scanning on plastic injection and die casting tools

  • CMM laser scanning helped Die-Tech shift quality control from a post-production cost to a tangible in-process value. The LC50 accelerates the inspection process, and delivers nearly infinite measurement points that accurately describe the smallest details of plastic injection and aluminum/zinc die-casting tools.
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  • RAM Tool finishes rush jobs multiple times faster through laser scanning

  • After retrofitting CMMs with two Metris LC50 laser scanners, RAM-Tool was able to speed up metrology activity. Laser scanning enables RAM-Tool’s rush jobs on aluminum die casting tools, injection molds and prototype tooling, by eliminating most of the programming that would otherwise be necessary when using touch sensors.
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