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Chuck Pfeffer
Noncontact measurement is the fastest growing segment in the metrology world, with new methods and technologies being introduced every year. As with all new solutions, end users want to know how to...
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AICON 3D Systems
Uwira Oy , based in the West-Finnish harbor town of Vaasa, is part of the Leinolat Group, a corporation of six companies. Since 1993, the company has successfully manufactured welding products for...
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Talion Edwards
The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has been invaluable to the U.S. measurement industry by developing calibration techniques for equipment used for large volume portable...
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Talion Edwards
The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has been invaluable to the U.S. measurement industry by developing calibration techniques for equipment used for large volume portable...
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Talion Edwards
On behalf of the Coordinate Metrology Society Executive Committee, I would like to thank each of you for contributing to the 2010 Coordinate Measurement Systems Conference. Each member of the...
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Automated Precision Inc.
Martin Säger, survey engineer at Wolz Nautic: The measurement of the templates clearly saved time. Brothers Michael and Andreas Wolz manufactured 5,000 teak boat decks last...
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Alberto Griffa
The acronym MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) has long been part of the aerospace vernacular. But only recently have service providers adopted automated tools to streamline the upfront process...
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Randy Fratena and Charles Mitchell
At the Harris Corp. (Government Communications Systems Division—GCSD), solid carbon-fiber and aluminum-shaped reflector dishes are manufactured to support military ground, sea, and air...
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Michael Raphael
There are many reasons why firms need to model the exterior contour of existing aircraft outer mold lines (OML). Most aircraft flying today were not designed in a modern 3-D CAD system. Even with a...
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Ron Rode
Yes, it’s time to get your game on—metrology game, that is. I invite you to join us in Reno, Nevada, where the Coordinate Metrology Society is in the final preparations for its 26th annual...
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Melvin J. Wachowiak, Basiliki Vicky Karas, and Robert E. Baltrusch
Hiram Powers (1805–1873) is considered one the America’s great neoclassical sculptors. His works were popular in his time and remain so today. The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) has one of...
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BuildIT Software
Located near Montreal, Canada, the Nova Bus manufacturing team was routinely building many hundreds of complete bus frames per year. Production grew as new models were introduced. The addition...
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Dave Maxham
A joint project of NCMS called Volumetric Accuracy for Large Machine Tools (VALMT), partnering Automated Precision, Boeing, Siemens and Mag Cincinnati, has pioneered an innovative process and...
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Bob Cramblitt
Although he’s not one for clichés, Rus Emerick, process improvement specialist at Schneider-Electric, endorses this one: “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” This concept, which...
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Ron Rode
As “Old Man Winter” continues to toss his wrath at many of us, it is quite easy to turn our thoughts toward warmer, sunnier places. One of those locations we are all starting to think about is...
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ISM
(ISM: Tempe, AZ) -- The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) will present the 95th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit April 25–28 in San Diego, California. ...
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Ron Rode
On behalf of the entire CMS Executive Committee, I would like to wish everyone an upcoming happy and joyous Holiday season. This is always a busy time of year with extra planning, shopping and...
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Belinda Jones
It is no coincidence that Astronics-Luminescent Systems Inc. (LSI) is a prominent supplier of aerospace lighting systems in three aircraft markets: commercial transport, military and business jets....
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Dr. J.A. Thornby, Dr. A. Attridge, Dr. T. Johnson, Prof. R.S. MacKay, Mr. R.J. Sanders, Mr. C. Stott, Dr. M.A.Williams, Prof. K.W.Young
In partnership with Metris UK, in this article we will discuss the utilization of modeling and simulation methods in the development of a revolutionary 7-axis Robot CMM Arm (RCA). An offline virtual...
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AIcon
Mobile 3-D-measurement technique ProCam for bus manufacturing A vast number of varieties, multiple special customer requirements and a low level of automation are significant for the manufacturing...