Imetrum Ltd. (Bristol, UK) has launched a new precision, noncontact 3D measurement system. The Imetrum 3D Precision Displacement Tracker (PDT) uses pre-calibrated stereoscopic video cameras, combined with Imetrum’s patented Video Gauge software, to deliver reportedly precise noncontact measurements on any point that can be seen within the image. 3D PDT eliminates the need to build frames for displacement sensors, bond strain gauges, run cabling or get too close to "hot" objects, saving time and improving the safety of test environments. Imetrum says adding the capability to take 3D displacement measurements at up to 0.5-μm resolution offers users a wider range of opportunities to benefit from the precision, real-time measurement speed (up to 1000 Hz) of the Video Gauge software.
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Fibersail, a 2014 startup firm with offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Leça de Palmeira, Portugal, aims to change the current state of real-time structural health/shape monitoring for composite structures — initially, for wind farm operators.