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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 Pr├╝fsysteme (Bochum, Germany). The acquisition adds high-precision automatic optical inspection (AOI) systems to Siemens's Siplace surface mount technology
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Manufacturing Technology Consumption Up 23.9% in 2006

MCLEAN, VA-June U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $322.68 million, according to The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) and the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association. This total, as reported by companies
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Wireless Technology to Grow 26% Annually

DEDHAM, MA-Wireless technology, now the networking backbone in homes and offices worldwide, is about to see widespread adoption on the plant floor and out in the field. The worldwide market
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Vehicle Dependability Gap Narrows Significantly

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA-The gap in long-term quality between luxury and nonluxury brands has been cut in half during the past four years, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2006
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Valenite Gaging Systems Now Vgage LLC

OAK PARK, MI-Valenite LLC sold Valenite Gaging Systems in July. The new business, VGage LLC, will remain in the same location with the current staff. The new company will continue
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PMAEF Awards $34,370 in Grants

Cleveland-The Precision Metalforming Association Educational Foundation (PMAEF) awarded a total of $34,370 in grants to six programs created to enhance the U.S. metalforming workforce. PMAEF congratulates all of the grant
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May Manufacturing Technology Consumption Up 21.4%

MCLEAN, VA-May U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $319.40 million, according to the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA) and The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT). This total, as reported by
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