Industry Focus – Industrial Robots

Industry Focus – Industrial Robots

From George Devol’s Unimation patent in 1961 all the way to the groundbreaking innovations in smart robotics we see from Fanuc and Boston Dynamics today, Industrial Robots have steadily taken a larger role in manufacturing, assembly, and inspection applications across...
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...
At API, we have a Passion for Metrology

At API, we have a Passion for Metrology

For more than 30 years, we have pioneered groundbreaking technology, helping to push the frontiers of tomorrow’s manufacturing environments forward. It’s a mission that started in the basement of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with a...
Industry Focus: Hydropower

Industry Focus: Hydropower

Hydropower is one of the world’s oldest energy sources, as civilizations used the power of water currents for centuries before humans discovered electricity. After that discovery, hydropower became one of the earliest sources of electricity, with the first water...
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...