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Desktop Engineering
 
September 19, 2011  
    FOCUS ON: METROLOGY
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FEATURE

Benefits of Digital Metrology
DE spoke with four manufacturers who use 3D metrology tools in their day-to-day operations. We found how scanning, digitizing and automated probing physical parts helps design engineers save time and money--and even obtain more business.

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DIGITAL EDITION
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CASE STUDY
CMM Learns New Tricks by Moving to CALYPSO Software
Case StudySponsored by:
Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology

When 70 percent of your parts are designed in-house and most of your quality inspection measurements are needed for first article inspection, short part programming times are essential. DeZURIK Incorporated, a leader in the valve industry, needed newer metrology software with improved functionality and additional features.

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LATEST NEWS
Rapidform Updates 3D Scan Data Processing Tool
Updated version enables developers to deploy point, mesh and surfacing functions into their own software.

Creaform Reveals New HandyPROBE Arm-Free Optical CMM
Optical probing system features TRUaccuracy technology.

Honeywell Test & Measurement Introduces New Torque Measurement System with Digital Telemetry Technology
New system features a completely digital, wireless design.

Hexagon Metrology Offers Agilent Laser Calibration System
Online store now offers entire Agilent line.

NI Announces Measurement Studio 2010 Upgrade
Upgrade intended to increase stability in test, measurement and control applications.

MathWorks Announces Release 2011b of the MATLAB and Simulink Product Families
Release introduces Simulink Code Inspector along with 82 updates to other products.

threeRivers 3D introduces MACRO field of view 3D laser scanner
New addition to product line intended for small part scanning.

Omega Introduces Digital Temperature Transmitters
New PRTXB and PRTXAL series of two-wire transmitters.

Agilent Technologies and Lockheed Martin Team on Metrology Services
Collaboration to provide customers with calibration service for test and measurement systems.

COMMENTARY
Upfront Engineering is Real Business
Miles Parker says the goal of concurrent engineering is to drive everything as far upfront as possible.

 

CASE STUDY
Cold-War Era Swiss Jet Reverse Engineered for Aerodynamic Testing; Leica T-Scan Digitizes Entire Aircraft Surfaces
Case Study
Sponsored by:
Hexagon Metrology /
Leica Geosystems

More often than not, industrial metrology involves performing measurements on parts and assemblies of precision products like cars, satellites, and wind turbines. Rare is the opportunity to measure a celebrated relic of modern history such as an entire bomber jet. Enter the P-16.

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OTHER IMPORTANT STUFF
Lofty Goals Demand Precise Positioning
SpaceX looks to accomplish tasks that are literally out of this world.

Building a Virtual Workstation-based Cluster
Parker Aerospace pumps more computing cycles from multicore HP Z800 workstations while using ANSYS HPC.

CHECK IT OUT
Check out these videos, webinars and white papers recommended by DE's editors.

Pointwise's "How to Master Hybrid Meshing for Wind Turbines" webinar
You don't need to be into wind turbine design to get a lot out of Pointwise's webinar, which walks through creating a mesh in 35 minutes.

COMSOL's Microfluidics Module Tutorial
Although COMSOL Multiphysics is an industrial-strength operating environment for modeling and simulating physics-based systems, it has a user interface that makes it readily accessible to occasional users, such as designers, as well as power users. Check out the tutorial.

National Instruments' Machine Design Guide
NI's "Machine Design Guide" provides a step-by-step best-practices guide for designing machines in a multidisciplinary engineering environment. Major topic areas are conceptual machine design and mechanical design, electrical design, embedded software design, and control design.

DEGREES OF FREEDOM
DE is on the Case
DE shows you an example of how a workstation cluster can be set up, and the real-world benefits it can provide.

ONLINE RESOURCES
Fast Apps
Get a detailed look at application stories the editors have determined deserve special notice. Synopses in the magazine links to in-depth application articles on the web site.

DE Mobile
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