U.S. Commercial Drone Deliveries Will Finally Be a Thing in 2020

Photo: United Parcel ServiceThis large quadcopter delivers medical samples at a Raleigh hospital complex. Practical commercial deliveries will take off, albeit with intense regulatory scrutiny When Amazon made public its plans to deliver packages by drone six years ago, many skeptics scoffed—including some at this magazine. It just didn’t seem safe or practical to have tiny buzzing robotic aircraft Lire plus …

Manufacturing 4.0 – Quality Control Excellence with Computer Vision

From human vision to computer vision Product quality is at the heart of every manufacturing process. Traditionally, most quality control activities were performed by humans. But it is difficult for humans to identify defects by continuously looking at products through a conveyor, it is expensive, and sometimes dangerous. With the development of new technologies, including Lire plus …

3D MEASUREMENT TECHNOLOGIES: THE NEW FRONTIER IN NDT SOLUTIONS FOR PIPELINE INTEGRITY ASSESSMENTS

The oil and gas industry is facing mounting and constant pressure from governments, regulatory bodies, environmental groups and citizens alike as concerns rise about the safety of both new and aging pipeline networks. Pipeline owners and operators as well as non-destructive evaluation (NDE) service providers each have their own sets of challenges when addressing pipeline Lire plus …

WHAT IS THE BEST RESIN 3D PRINTER (SLA/DLP/LCD) ON THE MARKET?

Resin 3D printers (stereolithography) are highly popular as they produce higher quality 3D prints than classic FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) 3D printers. In this article, we offer our selection of the best SLA/DLP/LCD 3D printers currently available on the market. Most of these stereolithography 3D printers target professional users. Indeed, the level of detail that resin 3D printers are capable Lire plus …

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE PROVIDER RELIES ON 3D LASER SCANNERS TO MEASURE VEHICLE COMPONENTS

« After testing several systems in complex procedures, we decided on the HandySCAN 3D scanner based on our decision criteria. We are still confident that we made the right decision today. TÜV AUSTRIA AUTOMOTIVE GMBH is an accredited technical service provider specializing in the testing, inspection and approval of vehicles and components, as well as electro-mobile Lire plus …

A robot hospital has opened in China to treat coronavirus patients

The robots, which were donated by Chinese cloud-robotics company CloudMinds, were set up in less than a week. (Picture: Rex) China has deployed medical robots to help treat coronavirus patients and to ease pressure on medical staff. A technology focused-hospital opened in Wuchang, Wuhan, last Saturday, which uses six different kinds of robo-doctors to take Lire plus …

FDA UDI Rule for Medical Devices

FDA UDI Rule What is Unique Device Identification? The U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has established a unique device identification (UDI) system to identify and trace medical devicesthroughout their distribution and use. The UDI Final Rule was published September 24, 2013. UDI is expected to improve greatly upon patient safety and healthcare industry processes by implementing a global system Lire plus …