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Laser Technology Used in Military Aircraft Inspections

March 21, 2012
Laser ultrasonic testing (UT) systems provider PaR Systems’ LaserUT product has been used to perform nondestructive inspections (NDIs) on more than 35, 000 parts produced by Joint Strike Fighter military aircraft vendors and suppliers, including U.S. aerospace and defense company Lockheed Martin.
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Reigniting U.S. Manufacturing

March 8, 2012

Jack McDougle
John Spovieri, editor in chief of our sister magazine, Assembly, recently had the opportunity to meet with Jack McDougle of the Council on Competitiveness, and keynote speaker at the upcoming Tech Manufacturer Expo, about the current state of U.S. manufacturing, and how it might get back on track.
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The Wisconsin Heart Hospital Becomes the World's First to Use the Leonardo 3D Vision System

March 8, 2012
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

February 22, 2012
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

February 22, 2012
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

February 22, 2012
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

February 15, 2012
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

February 10, 2012
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

February 9, 2012
Fast optical vision significantly increases production yield and reduces human error.
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Tiny Transmitter Sets Frequency Record

January 26, 2012
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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