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Sigma Labs' In-Process Quality Assurance System for monitoring additive manufacturing and 3D printing will play a key role in the development of a commercially available, platform-independent Quality Assurance technology for high-volume additive production of aerospace components.
See how quality experts solve their measurement needs, watch the latest technology in action, plus get a learning guide on new acceptance and reverification tests for CMMs and product PDFs to see what works for you. Learn more at www.zeiss.com/metrology-needs
Alex Lucas, Business Development Manager/Scanning Products of Nikon Metrology, believes the numerous recent advances in laser scanning are providing and will continue to provide improvements in measuring and inspection.
SNAP is the new way to measure small parts. SNAP's large-field-of-view technology allows it to verify critical dimensions for a wide variety of parts while its telecentric optics ensure that parts will measure the same size anywhere within the depth of field. With SNAP, staging parts is simple, calibration is automatic, and complete measurements are made at the push of single button. http://www.ramoptical.com/snap
Law firms are finding fresh business opportunities thanks to new FDA food-manufacturing and medical-device regulations. Clients are coming not only from companies regulated by the FDA, but also banks and private-equity firms that supply capital to them.
The technology now exists to shift the focus of machine vision from the raw material of visual data—the pixels and bitmaps generated by specific cameras—to extracting data from images and using statistical and data science techniques to draw insights.
Licon mt supplied four twin-spindle LiFLEX II 1078 machining centers to Modatek Systems, a subsidiary of the Austrian-Canadian company Magna International, which manufactures parts all over the world for the automotive industry.
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Business improvement leader Alan Nicol contends that outsourcing changes the business model and introduces many challenges. If a business doesn’t know and understand this up front, it will go through a painful and costly learning experience.