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By: X-Rite

(X-Rite: Grand Rapids, MI) -- X-Rite Inc. and Pantone LLC, global leaders in color science and technology, announce the new i1Pro 3 Plus, a spectral color measurement solution specifically designed for imaging, print, and textile professionals who need advanced calibration and color profiling capabilities to support today’s wide-format and industrial printing applications.

The i1Pro 3 Plus has been optimized for digital printing on a range of materials and surfaces, including ceramics, textiles, glass, metal, wood, vinyl, plastics, thin films, cardboard, paper, and more. Commercial, wide-format, grand-format, packaging, and industrial printers can now create ICC profiles for almost any substrate and calibrate print production devices for the highest level of color accuracy. 

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By: Modus Institute

(Modus Institute: Seattle) -- The eternal question: What do I do next?

We have goals (value to provide) that need to be completed. But there are so many of them, we don’t know where to start.

We want to do the right work at the right time. We want to make sure we get the important work done.

We want to make sure we have the capacity to deal with the urgent when it arrives.

The existential lament: I need to prioritize my work.

But how do I, with all my interruptions and unpredictable work, figure out what is the real priority?

How do I understand my context?

How do I let others know what I'm doing?

How can I get all my work done?

The eureka moment: Priority is achievable!

In the class, “Prioritization In a Chaotic World,” we examine nine ways to look at our work. One is our default setting, the other eight help us understand context, diffuse politics, heal relationships, and find the right work at the right time.

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By: Global Food Safety Initiative GFSI

The new auditor knowledge exam from the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is now available to be taken. This tool offers a consistent method to assess auditor knowledge across a range of relevant skills for all GFSI-recognized programs, ensuring a baseline of expertise within this important community.

 The GFSI Knowledge Exam draws from the content of the Benchmarking Requirements Version 7.2. The scope of the exam will be familiar to auditors acquainted with the content of GFSI's recognized certification programs. Questions cover both sector-specific technical skills, such as Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements, as well as standard auditing skills such as sampling and evidence gathering.

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By: Marposs

(Marposs: Auburn Hills, MI) -- Marposs Corp. has announced the availability of its Genior Modular GEMCMS-02 single-channel, compact machine monitoring system for collision monitoring and crash damage mitigation in machine tools. The GEMCMS-02 can be used as a stand-alone system or in combination with other Genior Modular solutions, achieving both collision detection and process monitoring simultaneously and visualizing the processes in parallel.

As with the entire Genior Modular system, the GEMCMS-02 is independent of control or machine type and can be retrofit to existing machines. It can be integrated into machine tools, equipment, or robots, providing a better way to protect and safeguard machine tools and minimizing the risk of downtime that can occur by programming, setup, or operating errors. It provides protection from the very first part, with no teach cut required.

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By: Nextsense

(NEXTSENSE: Graz, Austria) -- Continuous monitoring of rolling and drawing mill production has become a critical factor in the steel industry. To keep costs for quality control at bay measurement expert NEXTSENSE developed an affordable profile measurement system, ATON Wire, applicable for long products with round cross-section, like wires, bars and tubes.

There is a vast array of applications for the ATON Wire in your steel mill and most of them are focused on optimizing costs for you. Monitoring dimensional accuracy over the entire coil length allows you to instantaneously inspect and deal with faulty products, thus increasing your product quality standards. Checking roll and die wear will make roll and die changes plannable. Using on-line measurement reduces the time for product changes. Eliminating sample cutting will reduce waste and therefore material costs. Furthermore, full documentation of the whole production process is ensured.

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By: Kreon Technologies

(Kreon: Limoges, France) -- Presented at a soft launch during the Control Fair held in Stuttgart, May 7–10, 2019, the Zephyr III rounds off the current KREON Zephyr range, opening it up to a new generation of CMM scanners based on more than 25 years of experience in industrial metrology. Irrespective of the industrial sector or the application concerned, the Zephyr III scans all kinds of parts in record time without impacting the precision of the mesh or point cloud obtained.

A 3D scanner geared to productivity

The Zephyr III is a top-of-the-range 3D scanner able to scan extremely complex parts at a high acquisition speed of 600,000 pts/sec. Its broad laser line of 150 mm, unique on CMMs, brings a significant increase in productivity, especially with large parts. Its blue laser consistently delivers optimum measuring quality, even on black or glossy parts that are considered difficult.

A 3D scanner ready for automation

Combined with CMMs, the Zephyr III is a real plus for inspection automation. Compact and compatible with multi-orientation PH10 heads, its great freedom of movement allows it to scan parts with complex geometries. Thanks to the ability to attach a probe directly underneath the scanner, the Zephyr III can scan and probe simultaneously in the same measuring range.

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By: Exact Metrology

(Exact Metrology: Cincinnati) -- The Cincinnati Reds celebrated their 150th anniversary as the nation’s first all-professional baseball team by dedicating a pavilion outside the ballpark on May 5, 2019.

Local Cincinnati artist, Tom Tsuchiya, created relief figures of the members of the 1869 team that adorn a gazebo highlighting the site. It includes 12 bronze busts of 10 players, the club president and secretary. Tom also designed the player statues around the Great American Ball Park. The figures enshrined include Asa Brainard, pitcher/outfield; Doug Allison, catcher; Charlie Gould, first base; Charlie Sweasy, second base; Fred Waterman, third base; George Wright, shortstop; Andy Leonard, left field; Harry Wright, center field/pitcher (team captain); Cal McVey, right field; William “Dick” Hurley, substitute; Aaron Champion, club president; and John Joyce, secretary.

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By: Productivity Press

(Productivity Press: New York) -- Since the 1980s, lean and Six Sigma have been used independently to make existing processes better, faster, and more cost effective. For almost 20 years, countless companies have embraced the power of blending the two process improvement methodologies. This has resulted in major financial successes throughout the world, but no one denies that we

Just in time to meet the challenges we will experience in 2020, and beyond, SSD Global Solutions has introduced Leaner Six Sigma (LrSS). LrSS makes the concepts and tools within these two popular methodologies easier and quicker to understand. Regardless, if you plan to take an industry-standard exam or simply want to apply critical-thinking and problem-solving models to your daily life, this book helps you rapidly navigate your path.

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By: Zach Winn

Objects made with 3D printing can be lighter, stronger, and more complex than those produced through traditional manufacturing methods. But several technical challenges must be overcome before 3D printing transforms the production of most devices.

Commercially available printers generally offer only high-speed, high-precision, or high-quality materials. Rarely do they offer all three, limiting their usefulness as a manufacturing tool. Today, 3D printing is used mainly for prototyping and low-volume production of specialized parts.

Now Inkbit, a startup out of MIT, is working to bring all of the benefits of 3D printing to a slew of products that have never been printed before—and it’s aiming to do so at volumes that would radically disrupt production processes in a variety of industries.

The company is accomplishing this by pairing its multimaterial inkjet 3D printer with machine-vision and machine-learning systems. The vision system comprehensively scans each layer of the object as it’s being printed to correct errors in real-time, while the machine-learning system uses that information to predict the warping behavior of materials and make more accurate final products.

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By: Vision Engineering Ltd.

(Vision Engineering: Woking, UK) -- May 14, 2019, saw the launch of the LVC400, the first fully automated 3-axis video measurement system from Vision Engineering.

Ideal for measuring large components or multiple small components, quickly, easily, and accurately, LVC400 offers faster measurement, high accuracy levels, and benefits from Vision Engineering’s consistent focus on ease of use for all its products.

Offering a larger (400 × 300mm) stage than comparably priced products, LVC400 offers large measuring capacity and fully automated movement in all 3 axes, making component measurement faster. Nonstop measurement routines are possible through programs which can have magnification changes built in.

Additionally, multiple components can be loaded onto the stage and measured easily and automatically in a single program. The system is preprogramable or can be driven using the supplied joystick for rapid, one off measurements.

Highly accurate

LVC400 features a high-resolution 5MP USB3 camera with granite base for extra stability and a precision X-Y stage, making it the most accurate large-format measuring system from Vision Engineering to date. LVC400 also supports the use of a touch probe in all three axes for measuring complex features and other 3D forms.

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