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.
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
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