Metrology

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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...
    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...
    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” A UK development project directed by the University of Bath and supported by University...
    As technology rapidly advances, its uses are benefitting nearly every industry, and the world of art is no exception. Brad McConnell, a mechanical design instructor at John T. Blong Technology Center in Davenport, Iowa (Eastern Iowa Community College), wanted to expand the types of projects...
    The light-controlled factory (LCF) is a UK development project running for five years, from July 2013 to July 2018. It is directed by the University of Bath and supported by University College London (UCL) and Loughborough University. This ambitious project aims to demonstrate a “ubiquitous...

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