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Surface and Form Software Improves CNC Automation

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Michael Kambeitz, product specialist of the surface and form group at Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology, (Brighton, MI), discusses the expanding capabilities for surface and form products related to CNC automation and controls.
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Saving Time with Scanning

An automations technology provider needed to upgrade its steam turbine, it used laser scanning to get highly accurate measurements and reduce engineering time. This eliminated the need for field machining.
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Core Values Necessitate Open Discussion

Companies who want their employees to help put their core values can take steps to empower them to do so.
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Off Topic Quality: NIST Telescope Calibration May Help Explain Universe's Expansion

Thanks to a telescope calibrated by scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Harvard University and the University of Hawaii, astrophysicists are learning more about the expansion of the universe.
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Laser Radar Slashes Inspection Time

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Peggy Long, marketing manager, Nikon Metrology (Brighton, MI), discusses the latest generation of laser radar and how it cuts back on inspection time. She also gives examples of applications where laser radar would be beneficial.
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Tap Into Blue Chip Metrology Expertise

The business of manufacturing is a colossal world of outsourcing: from product design to parts to services. This practice makes it possible to leverage expertise when you need it.


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First Humanoid Robot Set to Fly in Space

Robonaut 2 (R2), which was jointly developed by NASA and General Motors, makes its visual decisions using the imaging software Halcon from MVTec.
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Quality Bingo

A twist on the classic board game, Quality Bingo is meant to enhance employee productivity by educating its players. The game encourages workers to improve metrics and meet goals to support continuous improvement efforts.
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A Streamlined 3-D Approach

A municipal ice rink recently contracted an engineering firm to install new cooling equipment in the mechanical room. The challenge for the engineers was to limit the downtime while updating the old cooling unit. The firm was able to quickly perform updates with minimal disruption of the structures’ functions through 3-D laser scanning.
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Becoming a Lean Machine

IBM is transforming its manufacturing into a leaner, more efficient operation. By using deep business analytics, simplifying its offerings and product development and implanting test clouds, the company is is cutting costs and getting products to market more quickly.
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Charles J. Hellier has been active in the technology of nondestructive testing and related quality and inspection fields since 1957. Here he talks with Quality's managing editor, Michelle Bangert, about the importance of training.
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