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By: Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

(Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence: North Kingstown, RI) -- Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announced the release of the TESA TWIN-T10, a portable display for inductive probes that offers ease of operation for its users, as well as a clear and immediate graphical display of data. The TESA TWIN-T10 is particularly suitable for straightness, run-out, and form or geometry evaluation during fine adjustments, alignments, or the assembly of mechanical parts.

Due to its hemispherical form of the analog scale with 200 segments, the TESA TWIN-T10 allows for a clear analog and numeric reading of form variations. The new portable display also offers an exceptional operational time of more than 340 hours with standard AA batteries, so it can be used efficiently without the need to recharge frequently.

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By: Formstack

(Formstack: Fishers, IN) -- Formstack, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company with a mission to transform the way people collect information and put it to work, announces the launch of Formstack Documents. Formstack Documents is a comprehensive document generation and automation product built to help users streamline various paperwork processes. This product is a key component of Formstack’s workplace productivity platform, which also includes software for online forms, surveys, e-signatures, and the recently announced Formstack Sync.

According to data from Formstack’s 2019 Workplace Productivity Report, employees are only truly productive for less than three hours per day; the remainder of their workday is spent attending meetings, responding to emails, and performing other unproductive tasks. Formstack Documents helps users get time back and make their limited productive work hours more impactful by automatically generating professional proposals, contracts, applications, registration forms, event tickets and more. This eliminates hundreds of hours of manual data entry and automates workflows through integrations with more than 300 web services.

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By: Marposs

 
(Marposs: Auburn Hills, MI) -- Marposs, a world leader in measurement and inspection technologies, has announced its M62 Scan, a universal gear inspection system that performs a very quick and efficient inspection of cylindrical gear tooth profiles in a production environment. The M62 Scan helps to relieve the workload of gear lab machines by enabling an interim check directly on the shop floor. The compact robust system can reach speeds of up to 50 mm/s, helping to improve production processes.

The M62 system uses a special shaped stylus with a universal ball point contact that scans the involute profile on the transverse section of each flank dynamically with part rotation. During inspection, the stylus is auto-retracted by the opposite gear flank, guaranteeing effectiveness and velocity of the process. In a very short time, the system can capture the entire involute profile of spur or helical cylindrical gears with no flanges, evaluating them according to international standards.

The main parameters considered include profile deviation, runout, tooth thickness, tooth space, and pitch deviations. The system’s stylus probe is driven by an electric actuator and can accommodate gears with external diameters of 20 - 180mm, and 15 – 50mm in height.

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By: NVision Inc.

(NVision: Southlake, TX) -- NVision Inc., in cooperation with the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, is making it possible for those with vision-impairment to interactively engage with some of the great works by modern sculptors. NVision, a leader in 3D non-contact optical scanning/measurement for more than 29 years, recently scanned several sculptures by Auguste Rodin (perhaps best-known for his sculpture, The Thinker) and Julio González for the Nasher. The scanning data was used to 3D-print to-scale replicas of the sculptures for a tactile educational experience for the blind and visually impaired.

“Who has not been tempted to touch an artwork by a master like Rodin? These scans make that wish possible for everyone to experience,” says Lynda Wilbur, Manager of Tour Programs at the Nasher. “It is particularly meaningful when visually enjoying the lines, textures and emotive qualities of a work is not possible due to blindness. These scans of works by significant artists of the 20th century allow our public a rare, hands-on experience.”

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By: L.S. Starrett Co.

(The L.S. Starrett Co.: Athol, MA) -- The L.S. Starrett Co., a leading global manufacturer of precision measuring tools and gages, metrology systems, and more, has introduced two new digital Rockwell/Superficial Rockwell Benchtop Hardness Testers (No. 3823 and 3824) with fully automated load/unload procedures, and capable of providing highly accurate readings.

The new Starrett Hardness Tester models utilize a closed-loop control unit with a load cell, a DC motor, and an electronic measurement and control unit instead of traditional dead weights, enabling high-accuracy measurements at all test loads up to 0.5 percent. The testers are part of a significantly expanded line of new hardness testing solutions that Starrett is now offering.

The Starrett No. 3824 Hardness Tester has an automated Z-axis. The user simply presses the START key, and the entire test process is automatically completed. The Starrett testers feature programmable scale conversions, dwell times, statistical capabilities, and a test counter and are capable of testing in a wide range of 30 different Rockwell hardness scales for carbon steel, alloy steel, cast iron, and nonferrous metals.

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By: Wiley

(Wiley: Hoboken, NJ) -- Sustainable Development Goals (Wiley, 2019) offers practical pathways for achieving and implementing the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Bringing together leaders from the World Bank, the financial and business sectors, the start-up community, and academia globally, it explains what the sustainable development goals are, how they came about, and how they can be accelerated.

Real-world case studies and authoritative insights address how to direct investment of existing financial resources and re-align the global financial system to reflect the sustainable development goals.

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By: Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

(Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, North Kingstown, RI) -- Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division will host HxGN LIVE Smart Manufacturing Day on Thurs., Oct. 17, 2019, at its North American headquarters located in Quonset Business Park, North Kingstown, RI. University of Rhode Island (URI) President David Dooley will kick off the day of technology discovery with a keynote address at 9:30 a.m.

With doors opening at 8:30 a.m., Hexagon will present a full track of educational and hands-on sessions tailored to give the engineering and manufacturing community a dynamic, interactive experience of learning and working with Hexagon subject matter experts (SMEs).

The morning track will feature a PC-DMIS Users’ Group meeting followed by lunch. The open house continues in the afternoon with Technology Round Robin sessions and guided tours in the factory.

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By: Visual Workplace Inc.

(Visual Workplace: Byron Center, MI) -- Huddle boards are a powerful tool for many industries. They provide a visual way for teams to collaborate on and assess the tasks necessary to complete a project. Visual Workplace offers a wide array of predesigned huddle boards or contact us to create your own custom design for no additional charge.

Huddle boards replace conventional blank whiteboards with efficient and engaging predesigned templates. With the options to customize and color code information, Visual Workplace huddle boards allow for a quick review of key performance indicators (KPIs), continuous improvement initiatives, and other process or workflow assessments.

Visual Workplace huddle boards are designed for ultimate durability and function. They are available in magnetic or non-magnetic, wall mount, and mobile. Custom-printed overlays can be placed directly on existing dry-erase boards. Visual Workplace produces custom signs quickly and affordably, frequently at prices similar to standard signage.

With huddle boards you can:
• Create designs that drive daily meetings.
• Color code information to quickly locate important data.
• Track workflow.
• Measure progress.
• Highlight successes and celebrate wins.

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By: L.S. Starrett Co.

(The L.S Starrett Company: Athol, MA) -- The L.S. Starrett Company has announced it will open its doors again this year to welcome students and schools, state representatives, and the community to participate in its third annual Manufacturing Day on Fri., Oct. 4, 2019, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at Starrett corporate headquarters, located at 121 Crescent Street, Athol, MA.

October is recognized as Manufacturing Month, when thousands of manufacturers across North America participate in Manufacturing Day to educate millions about modern manufacturing and generate interest in the manufacturing trades in order to build a stronger, skilled workforce.

Attendees will witness how the Starrett No. 230 Outside Micrometer is made.

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By: The Conference Board

(Conference Board: New York) -- A nationwide survey reveals that Americans are feeling better about their jobs than they have in years, according to a recent poll conducted by the Conference Board.

The survey shows that about 54 percent of U.S. workers are satisfied with their employment. Satisfaction climbed by almost three percent from the prior year, which marks a near-record increase in the survey’s history. Workers also report being much more at ease about their job security. And Millennials have experienced a surge in confidence regarding their wages. 

The results, however, include some cautionary signs for management. Amid a strong jobs market where individuals can more easily find new work, survey participants gave weak marks to the most important driver of job satisfaction: their current job’s potential for future growth. In addition, over 60 percent feel dissatisfied with their organization’s recognition practices, performance review process, and communication channels. Also noteworthy, men generally feel better than women about multiple financial components of their work, including wages and bonus plans.

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