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Starrett Acquires Tru-Stone Technologies Inc.

ATHOL, MA-The L.S. Starrett Co. has acquired the assets of Tru-Stone Technologies (Waite Park, MN). Tru-Stone Technologies provides high- precision, custom-engineered granite machine bases and accessories to manufacturers of inspection
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• In response to the needs of biophotonics customers, Edmund Optics (EO, Barrington, NJ) will introduce 20 new product lines designed to work in the ultraviolet. Products introduced in the
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Instron Receives Accreditation

NORWOOD, MA-Instron receives accreditation from NVLAP to perform displacement verifications in compliance with ASTM E 2309. Instron is one of the first calibration providers to receive accreditation for the standard.
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Ford Names President and CEO

DEARBORN, MI-Ford Motor Co. has elected Alan Mulally as president and chief executive officer. He has also been elected to the board of directors. Bill Ford will continue his duties
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Applied Vision ADDS SUPPORT in Malaysia

AKRON, OH-In order to support its growing customer base in Southeast Asia, U.S.-based machine vision supplier Applied Vision has opened a service and support center in Malaysia and a direct sales office in Singapore.
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Edmund Optics Announces SALES Growth

BARRINGTON, NJ-In its annual report to shareholders, Edmund Optics (EO) reported 13 consecutive quarters of year-on-year sales growth. The latest quarter marked a 10.6% increase in consolidated revenue in 2005 and a 5% improvement in profitability.
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Cognex Hosts Free Machine Vision Seminars

NATICK, MA-Cognex Corp. announces a series of free machine vision seminars exclusively for manufacturing professionals. These half-day events show how machine vision can be applied to improve quality and reduce costs.
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MVTec Celebrates 10th Anniversary

MUNICH, GERMANY-This year, MVTec Software GmbH commemorates its 10-year anniversary. MVTec is a developer and manufacturer of standard software for machine vision that is used worldwide.
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Endevco Delivers First Ship Set of F-35 Flight Test Sensors

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA-Endevco Corp., a designer, manufacturer and supplier of mission-critical sensor instrumentation to the military and defense community, announces the delivery of the first ship set of sensors for the F-35 Lightning II flight test program to Lockheed Martin (Ft. Worth, TX).
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Siemens Buys 3-D Inspection Specialist Opto-Control

NUREMBERG, GERMANY-Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D, Nuremberg, Germany), has acquired Opto-Control Elektronik Prüfsysteme (Bochum, Germany). The acquisition adds high-precision automatic optical inspection (AOI) systems to Siemens's Siplace surface mount technology
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