Looking to see a concert this summer? Check out FARO Technologies' summer "Screaming for Accuracy" tour. The company decided to undertake the tour to teach manufacturers around the country how FARO's gages can have a positive impact on production. The events will be played out like real concerts, with coverage from local radio stations and gage-themed T-shirts available. FARO is promoting all of its gages, but its new 0.0002-inch accurate gage is created to be intuitive enough for machinists and other shop-floor personnel to use. For more info visit www.faro.com.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.