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AIMS Metrology Blog

AIMS Metrology Blog

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A Season For Optimism

A Season For Optimism

Monday, December 21 marked the longest night and the shortest day of the year. Known as the winter solstice, it marks the first day of winter and the day that Earth’s Northern and Southern Hemispheres trade places in receiving the sun’s light and warmth most directly. Because Earth is tilted on its axis by 23 1/2 degrees, the tilt of the Earth is what causes winter and summer.

CMMs and Climate Change

CMMs and Climate Change

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.

Mobile Inspection Comes To Mexico

Mobile Inspection Comes To Mexico

Expo Manufactura 2018 was held in February and drew more than 12,500 visitors to Monterrey, Nuevo León. The 3-day event targeted Mexico’s manufacturing and processing industries and featured the technologies and processes needed to support automotive spare parts, aerospace, energy, medical devices, electronics and home appliance supply chains. More than 300 companies exhibited their products.

Some Like it Hot (But Not on the Shop Floor)

Some Like it Hot (But Not on the Shop Floor)

In the 1959 film Some Like It Hot, two male musicians witness a mob hit and flee the state disguised as women in an all-female band. Of course, things begin to heat up as further complications set in. Job shops are also looking to avoid the heat or "coefficient of thermal expansion" when it comes to needing a mobile coordinate measuring machine (CMM) that can withstand temperature variations on the production floor.

A Look Ahead: The Future of CMMs

A Look Ahead: The Future of CMMs

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.”

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