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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: 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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By: L.S. Starrett Co.

(Starrett: Athol, MA) -- The L.S. Starrett Co., a leading global manufacturer of precision measuring tools and gages, metrology systems, and more, has significantly expanded its line of Benchtop Hardness Testers, adding seven Rockwell systems, eight Vickers systems and one Brinell system, a total of 16 new testers. “From basic analog and manual control, to advanced digital and fully automated systems, our new Hardness lineup offers customers a complete and comprehensive range of solutions for any or all of their hardness testing needs,” says Emerson Leme, vice president of Industrial Products—North America.

The new Starrett Rockwell Hardness Systems include two regular Rockwell Digital Testers, two Superficial Rockwell Testers, (one dial and one digital), two Twin Rockwell-Superficial Rockwell Testers (one dial and one digital), and two Twin Rockwell-Superficial testers with a Dolphin Nose design that are fully automated digital systems with output to PC and capable of measuring 30 different Rockwell scales.

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By: Mahr Inc.

(Mahr Inc.: Providence, RI) -- Mahr Inc., a leading provider of dimensional metrology solutions, has introduced the Precimar SM 60, an easy-to-use length measurement instrument for fast and precise external measurements on shop floor parts, with a measuring range of 60 mm.

The SM 60 is configurable with Mahr readouts, such as digital indicators or linear variable differential transformer (LVDT) probes, to provide a system tailored to the performance level required for the measurement application. The SM 60 incorporates a 25 mm sensitive contact and a fixed reference jaw with a 35 mm adjustment to obtain the full 60 mm measurement capacity.

The robust construction of the SM 60 demonstrates its design for use in the production environment—right at the point of manufacture of precision parts. “This system fills the demand for high-performance gauging at the point of manufacture,” says George Schuetz, director of precision gages at Mahr. “It allows a machinist to easily set up and adapt for new workpieces, while allowing the system to act as either a long-range measuring system or as a very high-performance comparator for sub-micron applications.”

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By: NIMS

(NIMS: Fairfax, VA) -- The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) is pleased to announce that it has launched a new credential to validate an instructor’s or evaluator’s parts inspection skills.

According to Montez King, Executive Director of NIMS, “validating skills has become ever more important to employers and of course a necessity for educational institutions offering certificate-type training programs in manufacturing technology. For our current customers, this is a refreshing evolution in the certification process.”

Designed for manufacturers and schools, the new “NIMS Inspector Credential” allows a much faster, more efficient performance validation process within the NIMS online structural framework. Until now, shops and schools had to send test parts to be inspected and evaluated by a NIMS-sanctioned review committee of industry volunteers, which guaranteed quality control, but could take up to four weeks or longer, and often created a backlog of uninspected parts. Now, the validation can be done on-site by instructors themselves, and credentials can be issued much quicker.

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By: Renishaw

(Renishaw: Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire) -- The youngest patient in the world to receive deep brain stimulation has undergone surgery at Evelina London Children’s Hospital in London. The aim of the procedure was to help the patient, Viktoria Kaftanikaite, who was just two years old, to manage her symptoms of dystonia. The procedure was carried out in partnership with King’s College Hospital, also in London, and with assistance from Renishaw’s neuromate stereotactic robot.

During the procedure, two stimulation electrodes were implanted into a part of the brain known as the globus pallidus internus, an area concealed deep within the brain that is responsible for the control of movement. A device called a neurostimulator then sends electrical impulses, via the electrodes, to change brain activity in a controlled manner.

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