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Creaform’s portable optical CMM solution and 3D scanners, which include the MetraSCAN 3D, C-Track and HandyPROBE Next, won Bronze during the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), a leading international design competition held each year by the Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA).

Welcome to the Autumn edition of Quality Manufacturing Today. This issue picks up strongly on some of the prevailing megatrends across manufacturing.

 National Apprenticeships provider Skills Training UK has launched its new Apprenticeship Standards for Non-Destructive Testing (NDT).

A new technique could improve the efficiency of metal additive manufacturing and reduce waste by allowing components to be inspected during the build process. The technique, which uses laser ultrasound to detect defects, is being developed by Dr Ben Dutton from the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry. It was unveiled at the BINDT’s NDT 2017 conference in September.

Bowers Group has joined the British Turned Parts Manufacturers Association (BTMA) as a Technical Member. This membership status is for companies who support companies whose core business is the manufacture of precision machined components.

Young Calibration Limited has extended its UKAS - ISO 17025 accreditation schedule to its water flow and wind tunnel services.

The recently relocated Sheffield laboratory operated by Element Materials Technology has been awarded Nadcap accreditation for destructive testing services. Element says it now holds the highest number of Nadcap accredited laboratories of any independent materials testing company in the world.

NMS 3D UK Ltd has announced the appointment of Steve Shickell as its UK Sales and Marketing Manager. Steve has a wealth of experience providing metrology solutions to sectors including aerospace, automotive, F1, science and research and power generation.

The European Portable Metrology Conference (EPMC) 2017 will take place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry UK on 14 & 15 November. The event focuses on precision dimensional measurement technology and offers a combination of seminars, poster sessions, exhibition, metrology stadium and an academic area.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has acquired FASys Industrie-EDV-Systeme GmbH, a German system integration specialist and provider of software and hardware solutions for production-oriented tasks.

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