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By: Ryan E. Day

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Datum Metrology LLC (DM) is a metrology service provider specializing in jig building and bond tooling for various industries, including automotive, aerospace, naval, and nuclear energy. With decades of combined experience in multiple skilled-trade backgrounds, the DM team provides something of a one-stop-shop metrology solution. The company’s depth and breadth of experience gives it a unique way of seeing new jobs.

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By: James Rawstron

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Wichita, Kansas, is known as the “Air Capital of the World.” This is due in part to the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University, an advanced aircraft manufacturing laboratory. The area is home to notable aerospace and defense OEMs, including Boeing, Hawker Beechcraft, Bombardier Learjet, Cessna, Spirit Aerosystems, and Airbus Americas.

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By: Michael Huda

Color is our perception of reflected light across the visible spectrum. When light hits an object, it absorbs some rays and reflects others. The color of light that reflects back into our eyes is the color we perceive. The more light an object absorbs, the darker it appears.

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By: Matthew Martin

For more than 50 years, the benchmark for accuracy in measuring solid objects, whether machined, molded, die-cast, welded, or forged, was the coordinate measuring machine (CMM). Typically using a solid-granite base table, along with a vertical, horizontal, gantry, or bridge-mounted arm as well as a touch probe, measurements would be taken and compared in blocks to an engineering file, first as 2D drawings and today as CAD files hosted in the cloud. 

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Our Nov. 17, 2017, episode of QDL looked at factories controlled by large-volume 3D metrology, the value (or not) of four-year degrees, and creepy Christmas.

“Developing the Light-Controlled Factory”

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Ortho Baltic, a manufacturer of patient-specific medical implants, recently invested in additive manufacturing (AM) and computed tomography (CT) inspection technology. It is vital for such components to be of outstanding quality, therefore an assured quality control system is integral to the company’s success.

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Headquartered in Algona, Washington, Dynacraft is a diversified global manufacturer of PACCAR medium and heavy-duty truck parts sold under the Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF nameplates. For more than 40 years, Dynacraft has provided the company’s truck manufacturing divisions and PACCAR parts division with high-quality components, subassemblies, and specialized services.

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