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QDL Tech Corner: Lasertec Optelics Hybrid Confocal Microscope

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Tech Corner: Lasertec Optelics Hybrid Confocal Microscope

Laser and white-light confocal in one body

We take a closer look at the Lasertec Optelics Hybrid Confocal Microscope, which features high resolution, wide FOV, nano-scale measurement, and wavelength selection.

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Do we really need a 40-hour workweek?

Remote work has made many rethink what work is. Is it hours spent working or is it getting a set of tasks done? Do we subconsciously manage our time so that our tasks take 40 hours? We talk with Donna McGeorge, bestselling author of the It’s About Time series of books.

What is smart manufacturing?

If you look up "smart manufacturing," you mostly find a lot of jargon. But what does it look like to the people who use it? We talk with Paul Rogers, president of the North, South, and Central America region for Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence division.

Resources:

Digital Transformation for Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing Whitepaper: Reducing costs through virtual simulation

An AGV doesn't have to break the bank

As the capabilities of automated guided vehicles expand, people may be overthinking AGV ownership. For many smaller companies there are low-cost AGV solutions that will work for them. We talk with Mike Kotzian of Kivnon.

Videos:
K05 Twister: Small and rotational automated guided vehicle

How Kivnon AGVs work

Kivnon YouTube Channel

Tech Corner: Brunson's KinAiry System

In this Friday's Tech Corner we look at the KinAiry system from Brunson Instrument Company, which can be used for calibrating laser trackers to ISO's recently released 10360-10:2021. In the lab or in the field, the KinAiry can ensure that instruments are operating within factory tolerances. 

How inclusivity can drive change

To celebrate International Women's Week we talk to Shannon Karels and Kathy Miller, authors of Steel Toes and Stilettos…. A true story of women manufacturing leaders and lean transformation success.

How art can make you a better problem solver

Solving problems can be hard. Sometimes we are so bogged down in our own biases or past experience we can’t see clearly. Maybe art can help. We talk to Amy Herman, author of Fixed: How to perfect the fine art of problem solving.

Helping startups scale up

It takes a lot of resolve, support, and money for startups to succeed. Hexagon has launched a program called Sixth Sense that addresses some of the critical roadblocks faced by startups. We talk to Milan Kocic, Head of Sixth Sense Open Innovation Platform.

More information:

Introducing…Sixth Sense

Sixth Sense

Is it possible to realign the supply chain?

The supply chain is in desperate need of realignment. Although pundits predict improvement later in 2022, that is a hope, not a solution. We talk with Lisa Anderson, supply chain expert and president of LMA Consulting Group.

Related article: Is It Possible to Realign the Supply Chain?

Employees demand flexibility from employers

In the battle for talent in today's post-pandemic job market, the companies that give their employees the most flexibility with their work and schedules will be the winners. We talk to Russ Hill and Jared Jones, senior partners of Lone Rock Consulting and authors of "The Great Resignation." 

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