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Off-Topic: GigE Vision Goes Underwater

One of the main roles of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is to ensure sustainability and a harvestable surplus of fish and wildlife resources for the 49th state. The ADF&G began experimenting with underwater video technology for scallop stock assessment in 1999.
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Precise Laser Beam Analysis

High-resolution wavefront sensors help improve the alignment of the optical systems involving lasers; control and predict the shape of laser beams; measure collimation of the beam and detect the tiniest aberrations caused by optical elements in the optical setup, thus protecting sensitive components of laser chains.
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Off-Topic: A Structurally Safe Summer Olympics

Software commonly used for data acquisition, instrument control and industrial automation was an element in structural health monitoring systems used to measure stability, reliability and livability of venues built for the 2008 Summer Olympics held in Beijing, China.
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The Dual-Sensor Approach

A new approach has been developed that is conceptually very simple: to combine the strengths of two different measuring principles without allowing the restrictions to accumulate. Solutions applying this concept are being called “dual sensors,” because two existing sensors-each using different measurement principles-are combined and the signal outputs evaluated together.
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Case Studies: A 23-Year CAM Partnership

Wanders Metaalproducten B.V. has manufactured fireplaces, stoves and storage units for 40 years. After purchasing a computer numerical control (CNC) punch in 1986, which was programmed manually, they purchased a CNC laser two years later and decided to purchase a single computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) system to drive the two.
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Off-Topic: CT Goes Jurassic

North Star’s X-View ISG Inspection Services Group was contacted with an exciting and unusual request. The Science Museum of Minnesota wanted X-ray images of a fossilized Jurassic-period crocodile skull that had been discovered on a ranch in Wyoming.
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The Entitlement Trap

Many organizations use the concept of entitlement to guide them when setting project goals. Entitlement may be preventing those organizations from achieving breakthrough results, in turn missing potential savings from improvement projects.
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2015 May

The May 2015 edition of Quality Magazine includes articles on cloud technologies, depth gages, ISO 9001, digital inspection and cool new products.

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