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Although it sank more than 150 years ago, the USS Monitor has an everlasting place in history.

As one of the first of the so-called "ironclads," the Monitor, along with its Confederate Army foe, the CSS Merrimack, fought to a draw at the Battle of Hampton Roads, VA, on March 9, 1862. From that day forward, all other wooden navies in the world were obsolete.

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(API Services: Newport News, VA) -- Konecranes Machine Tool Service recently invested approximately $300,000 in machine tool metrology equipment from Automated Precision Inc. (API). The new Radian laser tracker and four new 6D laser systems enable Konecranes Machine Tool Service to capture multiple data points that are required to correct for positioning and geometry errors in just one setup. The actual time saved by the new technology can be measured in days.

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(API: Rockville, MD) -- Automated Precision Inc. (API) has announced it has released the newest generation of its I-360 suite of handheld probing and scanning accessories to the Radian Laser Tracker.

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(API: Newport News, VA) -- API Services, a subsidiary of metrology provider Automated Precision Inc. (API), announced this month that it has reached partnerships with two design and manufacturing leaders in the nuclear and energy industries. The partnerships are the result of ongoing growth in the nuclear industry and the need of nuclear plants for precision metrology services.

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St. Luke’s Church of Smithfield, Virginia, dates back to 1632. As the oldest surviving Gothic building in the United States, St. Luke’s Church is a historical landmark that is very significant to the Smithfield community and surrounding area. Despite being carefully preserved by a dedicated group of volunteers, St. Luke’s is cracking and settling.

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This past month API Services and New River Kinematics teamed up for a historic preservation project at St. Luke’s Church and Museum in Smithfield, Virginia. Together, they provided a full building scan and collected point cloud data to keep records for the church and its ongoing restoration.