Have you heard of Line Confocal Imaging (LCI)? Perhaps not, since the technology is relatively new to the already high-tech, high-resolution 3D measurement industry. Companies like Axiom Optics are dipping their toes in the water with STIL’s line of noncontact, chromatic confocal sensors.
In the manufacturing world, the buzzword “Industry 4.0” is on seemingly everyone’s lips for a reason. Not only do manufacturers have to keep up with rapidly evolving technology, but also with the changes in consumer trends that go along with it in order to survive, much less triumph, in an increasingly competitive and high-tech marketplace.
Sir Isaac Newton’s three laws of motion, published in his thesis Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Latin for Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy) in 1687, are what modern-day physicists and metrologists refer to when they describe force as any interaction that, if unopposed, will change the motion of an object.
The Be Pro Be Proud campaign in Arkansas and the Center for Manufacturing Innovation in South Carolina are two of the many initiatives across the U.S. aimed at replenishing the manufacturing workforce.
In June, three student teams from the Chicago Tech Academy (ChiTech) presented their innovations in front of an audience of manufacturing industry professionals at the 2016 SAP Manufacturing Industries Forum.
When it comes to testing aerospace components, the costs of imperfections go far beyond the financial. Thus it is critical that nondestructive testing (NDT) for aerospace vehicles and parts is made foolproof in finding even the tiniest hint of damage or defect.
To find out more, Quality spoke with John Nesi, Vice President of Market Development at Rockwell Automation, and Bryce Barnes, Senior Manager of Cisco Systems’ Machine and Robot Segment globally under Cisco’s Internet of Things Manufacturing Solutions Group.
Edmund Opics' Nicholas Sischka breaks down differences between lenses and also helps explain how innovations such as liquid lenses and extended depth-of-field technology are elevating the optics industry.
The importance of lenses in machine vision applications cannot be overstated. At Edmund Optics, producer of optics, imaging, and photonics technology, the lenses offered are optical components that either focus or diverge light and may consist of single or multiple elements.
A Q&A with lead Frost & Sullivan Principle Lead Nikhil Jain on how NDT training services are shifting to fit a manufacturing landscape that is being reshaped by changes in industry, economy and technology.
Despite changing market dynamics, the nondestructive testing (NDT) industry continues to grow and innovate with an influx of new technologies, and as a result, the NDT job market has cracked wide open. However, the meeting of NDT technician supply with demand, whether it is too much of a demand or not enough, has been a consistent issue.