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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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By: Exact Metrology

(Exact Metrology: Cincinnati) -- Exact Metrology, a leading provider of 3D and CT scanning equipment and metrology services, now offers the GOM CT scanner—the most accurate industrial CT scanner currently on the market. The GOM CT scanner offers the highest accuracy and highest resolution of any 225kV system available today, and Exact Metrology devised the “GOM CT Challenge” to prove this.

“If a company is considering the purchase of a CT scanner, they can call us and validate the suitability, then send us a part,” says Steve Young, co-president of Exact Metrology. “We’ll scan it and send them the images. If they don’t believe the output is superior to other scanners in the 225kV range, we’ll send them $100... no strings attached.”

For more details and an entry form, use this link https://www.exactmetrology.com/challenge.

If you have any questions regarding the GOM CT Challenge, call Steve Young from Exact Metrology at (513) 815-4491.

For more information on the GOM CT scanner, see https://www.exactmetrology.com/metrology-equipment/gom-ct-scanner.

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By: Zontec

(Zontec: Cincinnati, OH) -- Zontec Inc., global leader in statistical process control (SPC) software, is expanding its software purchase options to include e-commerce subscription software. Starting today, Synergy 100 and Synergy 100+ are available to purchase and download without long-term commitments or contracts.

This new e-commerce subscription provides a positive shift in the way manufacturer’s access and use SPC software. The ability to subscribe with a single user minimum and floating license is very practical for companies who previously thought SPC software was unattainable. This software subscription delivers results and creates value from the start without a lump sum payment up front. Because this software is so cost-effective, companies can expense the monthly subscription instead of navigating the capital expense approval process that is commonplace when purchasing on-premise software. This makes purchasing Synergy 100 or Synergy 100+ a simple, easy business decision.

“Even though we still offer SynergySPC software without subscriptions, we want to give manufacturers a new, cost-effective way to engage with us and implement SPC software,” says Benjamin Ha, vice president of operations, Zontec. “Fast to download and install, our new e-commerce subscription gives companies the flexibility to scale according to their needs.”

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By: Gary Starr

(Vireo Health: Minneapolis) -- As America’s leading physician-led cannabis company, Vireo Health has long been dedicated to providing high-quality cannabis products and unrivaled patient care. Kyle Kingsley,a board-certified emergency medicine physician, founded Vireo Health after serving on the front lines of the nation’s opioid epidemic. His viewpoint of cannabis as medicine quickly evolved after seeing, first-hand, the positive impact of medical cannabis on patients with chronic pain conditions.

Today, Vireo Health has grown from its modest beginnings in Minnesota to one of only a handful of multistate medical cannabis companies that are licensed in more than 10 states, for both the state-legalized medical and adult-use cannabis markets.

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By: Digital Metrology

(Digital Metrology Solutions: Columbus, IN) -- Digital Metrology Solutions, provider of measurement software, consulting and training, has released two new products for multi-band surface texture analysis. Bandify and Bandify3D instantly separate surface texture into wavelength bands and display the data in a highly intuitive, single-screen interface.

“To produce surface finishes that both look good and perform well, you need to understand the spatial wavelengths within the surface texture,” explained Dr. Mark Malburg, President of Digital Metrology Solutions. “A roughness number alone can’t tell you whether a paint coat will appear glossy, if a gasket will seal, or if a gear will make noise. Understanding the impact of various wavelength domains leads to a better understanding of these complex functions.”

Bandify is the first software tool designed exclusively to analyze surface texture simultaneously over several user-defined wavelength bands. The software reports wavelength-specific surface parameters, with user-defined tolerance bands to highlight out-of-spec conditions.

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By: MoneySuperMarket

(MoneySuperMarket: Ewloe, Wales) -- With many workers spending up to 40 hours a week in an office, it should come as no surprise that the office environment is vitally important to 21 percent of people. Happy workers are up to 20-percent more productive—so making sure the office is a positive place to be is in everyone’s interest. But what is it that makes an office space feel right?

New research from leading price comparison site MoneySuperMarket, surveys the views of business owners and employees to find out what perks, facilities, and styles are the most sought after in different industries.

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By: Wiley

(Wiley: Hoboken, NJ) -- The book, Statistical Process Control for the Food Industry: A Guide for Practitioners and Managers, by Sarina A. Lim and Jiju Antony (Wiley, 2019), provides managers, engineers, and practitioners with an overview of necessary and relevant tools of statistical process control (SPC), a road map for their implementation, the importance of engagement and teamwork, SPC leadership, success factors of the readiness and implementation, and some of the key lessons learned from a number of food companies.

Illustrated with numerous examples from global real-world case studies, this book demonstrates the power of various SPC tools in a comprehensive manner. The final part of the book highlights the critical challenges encountered while implementing SPC in the food industry globally.

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