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The Wisconsin Heart Hospital Becomes the World's First to Use the Leonardo 3D Vision System

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This event marks a major milestone in the expansion of stereoscopic 3-D visualization within the robotic and video-assisted surgical fields.
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Earthquake Defense to be Tested

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U.S. scientists are ready to field-test a new method of minimizing soil liquefaction in earthquakes.
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Delivering Results: Key Findings in the Industrial Manufacturing Industry

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PwC’s Barry Misthal explains the reasons behind low confidence from CEOs about the upcoming economic condition, new innovations designed to reduce the cost of existing processes and the types of strategic changes companies have in mind in the year ahead.
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Case Study: Quality Performs

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Customer Ultra Machining Company utilizes a quality performance management solution designed to improve the quality of products, the efficiency of processes, and allow for better control of a company’s operations.
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Readers Respond: Increasing Process Profitability through Insight from Visual Management

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How does a company lower production costs, yet maintain high levels of quality -- and keep on track to the ultimate goal of zero defects?
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Increasing Process Profitability through Insight from Visual Management

By Jesse Benefiel
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Even if a company doesn’t employ formal continuous improvement initiatives or quality processes, efficiency gains can be realized by borrowing the lessons learned from the visual management techniques of those processes.
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Optics and Vision in Solar Manufacturing

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Fast optical vision significantly increases production yield and reduces human error.
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Tiny Transmitter Sets Frequency Record

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A terahertz transmitter developed at the TU Darmstadt has generated the highest frequency ever attained by a microelectronic device. The innovative device is also minuscule and operates at room temperature, which could lead to it paving the way for new applications in nondestructive testing or medical diagnostics.
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Quality Management 2.0: Deming's 7 Deadly Diseases of Management

By Ashley Osgood
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W. Edwards Deming "14 Points" break down the need for a working understanding of basic quality management system statistical principles. Deming also outlined Seven Deadly Diseases, which describe the most serious barriers that management potentially faces within an organization.
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Cognitive Biases and Project Planning

By Dr. Norman Axelrod
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Cognitive biases are more common than we imagine, even among folks who are technically well-trained and competent. These can lead to misreading data and faults in project planning.
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