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Industry Focus – Large Boiler Manufacturing

Industry Focus – Large Boiler Manufacturing

Boilers are large pieces of energy conversion equipment that use combustion to heat water or other fluids to operating temperatures. Boilers supply steam for heat, energy, and sanitation and are used in personal, commercial, and industrial settings. Boilers are widely...
Dr. Lau/NIST

Dr. Lau/NIST

39 years ago, a visionary young engineer, newly bestowed with his doctorate, began working at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), which would later become known as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  By the fall of that year, Dr. Kam...
Industry Focus: Aviation History Month

Industry Focus: Aviation History Month

Industry Focus: Aviation History Month How the Laser Tracker Changed Modern Aviation Manufacturing, and Airline Travel, for the World As we celebrate Aviation History Month this (and every) November, much of the discussion centers around a few watershed moments that...
3 Reasons to Calibrate Your Robot Today

3 Reasons to Calibrate Your Robot Today

3 Reasons to Calibrate Your Robot Today When we talk about industrial robots, we tend to contextualize them as tools that burst onto the scene in the ‘80s, fully formed harbingers of the Industry 4.0 movement that would automate manufacturing in the name of speed and...
Industry Focus: Wind Energy

Industry Focus: Wind Energy

Industry Focus: Wind Energy The rotor blades used on windmills to harvest the power of wind are far more complex than they appear from the ground. The blades are intricately designed yet molded and assembled on a grand scale. In fact, some of these blades are so...
What is Industry 4.0?

What is Industry 4.0?

What is Industry 4.0? The term Industry 4.0 is used a lot when discussing modern manufacturing plants. It’s become a popular buzzword usually accompanied by the phrase “Process Control” and images of robots and automated assembly lines, but what does Industry 4.0...