May 24th 2013
In November 2012, Renishaw plc completed a programme started in 2010 to acquire a 100% shareholding in Measurement Devices Ltd. (MDL).
Renishaw is a global company with core skills in measurement, motion control, spectroscopy and precision machining. Renishaw develop innovative products that significantly advance their customers' operational performance - from improving manufacturing efficiencies and raising product quality, to maximising research capabilities and improving the efficacy of medical procedures.
May 16th 2013
"I had a very interesting meeting with the folks at H2H in Troy, New York today. They are definitely pushing the envelope of 3D data innovation. Last week they used a boat equipped with a multibeam sonar and the Dynascan terrestrial scanner from MDL to document the as-found conditions of a number of locks on the Champlain Canal system..."
February 28th 2013
The biggest new research and development facility built in York, UK, in the last five years has been acquired by international engineering business Renishaw in a multi-million pound deal.
February 20th 2013
"It's always nice to receive an email from someone trying to be helpful. In this case it was from Dr. Paul Rivers, the Technical Director at Measurement Devices, Ltd., recommending his CEO Steve Ball for this column. I was surprised that I had not connected with Steve over the years, but that was my loss because as you will soon learn Steve Ball is as much a 3D industry pioneer as anyone I know."
January 30th 2013
Renishaw, the global engineering technologies company, has taken full ownership of Measurement Devices Ltd (MDL), following the purchase of the remaining 34% shareholding for a cash payment of £4.5 million. The acquisition of the shares concludes an agreement reached in 2010, at which time Renishaw purchased an initial 29% stake in MDL, a UK-based business which designs and manufactures high speed laser measurement and surveying systems for use in extreme environments.
28th January 2013
Laser scanning or Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) is now common place in the film and gaming industry for pre-visualisation of scenes, or in post-production, to help create stunning CGI and visual special effects (VFX). The speed and accuracy of laser scanning allows for environments, sets, objects, and people to be captured in 3D to a high level of detail and precision, in a matter of minutes.
2nd January 2013
In response to growing demand from the South African quarry and mining market, Measurement Devices Ltd (MDL) and Optron have teamed up to establish a product service and repair capability to enhance the service support offering to customers for MDL's Quarryman® 3D rock face profiler.
The Cliffs of Moher, located on the western seaboard of County Clare Ireland, are 214m high at the highest point and range for 8 kilometres over the Atlantic Ocean. The brief was to laser scan, prepare a 3D model and high definition video from the resultant point cloud data of a 2km section of the cliffs. As the cliff face is only accessible and visible by boat the biggest challenge for this project was how to laser scan from a moving platform and how to achieve sufficient resolution, coverage, and accuracy from a place of safety.
Article says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Coastal Mapping Program saves taxpayers money, creates new jobs, and more.
"For every dollar American taxpayers spend on NOAA's National Geodetic Survey(NGS) Coastal Mapping Program, they receive more than $35 in benefits, according to a recent independent socio-economic scoping study."
Fast growing eye-safe laser measurement technology manufacturer and distributor, Measurement Devices Ltd (MDL), is expanding into new premises in York. MDL, which is increasing global annual sales by 60 per cent, is acquiring £3m additional premises next to its headquarters at Acer House, Hackness Road, Northminster Business Park.
The Miami Port and Terminal Technology USA 2012 4th international conference and exhibition saw the launch of the industry's first custom designed 4D (X,Y,Z and TIME) land and marine survey vessel. Following the success of their Dynascan mobile mapping system (the world's first truly portable LiDAR system) and the increasing market demand for a combined multi-beam sonar and LiDAR data collection system, Measurement Devices produced the industry's first custom designed and built 4D data collection hydrographic survey vessel, the DYNASCAN-1.
New Technical Services Website Launched as Expanding Laser Measurement Company Broadens its Horizons
Laser specialist Measurement Devices Ltd. (MDL) has announced the launch of their new Technical Services website. The new site is set to broaden this rapidly expanding company's horizon as MDL will not only be offering product sales and service, but a complete package of technical and project support, as part of its mission to be a complete solutions provider to its customers.
Pioneering new miniature laser technology which could revolutionise a future generation of mobile phones has been developed by a Yorkshire manufacturing business. A tiny new micro laser, which weighs only 43 grams and measures 36 x 39 x 20 so it could be incorporated into mobile phones to give them an eye-safe laser measurement capability, has been developed by laser measurement technology specialist, Measurement Devices Ltd (MDL), York.
Available in either single head or X-Plane (twin head) model format the S250 is the result of the latest advances by MDL's development team in York following on from its high speed/high accuracy laser development program.
MDL have teamed up with Italy's GEXCEL company to provide a comprehensive software suite to calibrate the cameras, ortho correct and geo reference the imagery and colourise the laser point cloud data. Export facilities enable Dynacam data to be transferred to most current CAD and GIS software packages.
The acquisition of its Canadian technical and distribution facility has been completed by British laser measurement technology specialist, Measurement Devices Ltd (MDL), in a multi-million dollar deal. MDL, York, a global market leader in the design and development of robotic laser surveying and mapping technology, has acquired 100 per cent share in Thomas Engineering (TEC) Manotick, Ottawa, Canada, as part of its strategy to create a global laser measurement, manufacturing, distribution and
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