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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Johnny Gonzalez, sales manager at GE Measurement & Control Solutions, talks about remote visual inspection (RVI) and how advances in software have helped improve the RVI experience. He also discusses ongoing trends in the field.