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Case Studies: Solving Pressure Distribution Problems

June 27, 2008
A manufacturer and supplier of load cells and torque and pressure sensors solved fluctuations in clamping pressure during manufacture in part through the use of a pressure-recording film.
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Case Studies: Automated Metal Manufacturing

June 27, 2008
By switching computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software, a manufacturer of assembled sheet metal products was able to get more out of its punch press.
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Applying Eddy Current

June 2, 2008
Monitoring interactions in a running engine presents a genuine challenge; enormous pressures and temperatures are present, along with multiple moving parts-making the integration of sensors almost impossible.
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Case Studies: Materials Testing 101

June 2, 2008
When engineer and scientist Mike LaCourt, an instructor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Technological University, needed materials testing machines that were easy to use and allowed new students to work independently, he turned to Tinius Olsen.
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Case Studies: SPC Automates Quality Control

June 2, 2008
Trek Bicycle Corp. needed a way to quickly and reliably monitor weights in the OCLV carbon molding area. There was no effective system in place to monitor weights, and Trek was looking to automate this function.
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Off Topic: Analyzing a Martian Mineral

June 2, 2008
Inspired by data sent from NASA robots on Mars, Dr. Ronald Peterson, professor of geology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, has observed a new mineral species on Earth, and predicts that it also exists on Mars. Integral to Peterson’s work was an X-ray diffractometer, which provided the necessary speed and flexibility for such sensitive analysis.
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Little Lessons From the Big Boys

April 28, 2008
Once a product leaves the assembly line, even the tiniest quality problem can quickly escalate into a big headache for manufacturing engineers. The key is to address quality issues on the plant floor and to build quality into every product. Unfortunately, that’s often easier said than done, even at world-class manufacturers.
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Case Studies: The Value of a Revamped Enterprise Management System

April 28, 2008
A 23-year-old mainframe-based management system is replaced with an integrated manufacturing, inventory tracking and financial consolidation system.
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Case Studies: Digitizing Borescope Inspection

April 28, 2008
The search for more efficient borescope inspection leads to the implementation of software that automates the inspection process.
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Off Topic: Quebec Winter Carnival Goes High Tech

April 28, 2008
A team participating in an annual 3-D laser-scanning contest digitizes the star of the Quebec City Winter Carnival, Bonhomme Carnaval.
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