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.
Today’s microscope-based measuring techniques can be used to control processes or judge the results of an experiment. The precision and repeatability required helps users determine the best solution for any individual application.
High volume producers of 2-D parts like electronics components have long used vision systems to inspect their parts. However, mainstream manufacturers of machined components are just beginning to adopt this technology.