Category Archives: Metrology

Perceptron introduces V7 automated metrology scanner, technical specifications and pricing

Industrial 3D laser scanning company Perceptron, headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, has added a new product to its V systems series. Named the V7, this 3D scanning module is made for use inside coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), facilitating automated non-destructive testing (NDT) and file capture. Rick Van Valkenburg, Vice President Global Sales and Marketing for Perceptron, comments: “The […]

Renishaw reports record £611.4M turnover for full FY2018

The UK headquartered metrology and additive manufacturing specialist Renishaw (LON:RSW) has published its results for the full fiscal year 2018. Combining hardware sales and support with the company’s healthcare service line, headline revenue for FY 2018 was reported at £611.5 million. For FY2017, revenue was reported at £536.8m. By comparison, FY2018 sees a growth of 14% and […]

Sigma Labs and NIST to characterize recycled powder in new 3D printing partnership

Sigma Labs, developer of PrinteRite3D quality inspection software, has entered a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The CRADA’s focus is to characterize and asses the impact of recycled powders used in Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) processes. The study is reportedly the first […]

MTC calls for contributions to stem additive manufacturing skills shortage

The UK’s Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) is where 3D printing and traditional manufacturing converge. Established as an independent Research & Technology Organisation (RTO) in 2010, the centre is the product of a collaboration between Loughborough University, the University of Birmingham, the University of Nottingham and TWI. The centre’s privileged position in the market and well-cultivated contact […]

SLAC perfect recipe for metal 3D printing under investigation by Lawrence Livermore and Dept. of Energy

From speaking to researchers in metal 3D printing, it’s clear that innovation is driven by perfection. No matter what the application, from large-scale airplane components to lightweight turbine blades, the goal is to 3D print a flawless piece of metalwork. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California, has been a key driver of such developments, […]

Renishaw revenue up 17% driven by strong growth in additive manufacturing

Renishaw‘s (LON: RSW) financial results for the first half of FY 2018 show mark a profitable opening to the additive manufacturing earnings season for the British engineering company. During the 6 months of the period ending December 2017, Renishaw’s total revenue was £279.5M, up 17% on the same period in the previous year from £238.1M. […]

3D printing 10 times cheaper than machining for Moog Aircraft Group

FDM 3D printing proves better than traditional manufacturing in this latest case study from Moog Aircraft Group (NYSE:MOG.A) and leading Stratsys reseller SYS Systems. As a solution for spare parts and tooling, fused deposition modeling (FDM) is the 3D printing technology of choice for cutting costs and lead times at factories around the world. In recent […]

GE Additive ramps up simulation capabilities with GeonX acquistion

Adding to a string of 3D printing deals made in recent years, GE Additive has acquired simulation software developer GeonX. Full details of the partnership will not be disclosed, though it does mean that the company’s proprietary Virfac (Virtual Factory) product will now be integrated into the GE Additive family, complimenting the company’s other acquisitions and […]

Nikon Metrology qualifies 3D printed hip implants at Ortho Baltic

As previously reported in relation to 3D printed pills and medical devices, product certification and qualification is a challenge to the progress of additive manufacturing in medicine. In order to ensure new 3D printed hip implants meet stringent standards laid out by the industry, bespoke patient-care provider Baltic Orthoservice (Ortho Baltic) is implementing advanced 3D scanning […]