In the Northern Hemisphere spring will officially begin on March 19. For 10 to 20 percent of the population, winter, with its short days, murky skies and lack of sunlight, means the onset of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). The depressive condition is said to occur four times more often in women than in men. Whether or not you have SAD, the environment—outside or inside—can influence behavior, mood and motivation.
The global market for CMMs is expected to reach U.S. $2.9 billion by 2020, according to Coordinate Measuring Machines: A Global Strategic Business Report. Authors Global Industry Analysts Inc. state that “growth will be driven by the acute need for precision dimensional measurement and validation of geometric accuracy in manufacturing automotive, aerospace, military and other industrial equipment and components.”