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QDL Tech Corner: Lasertec Optelics Hybrid Confocal Microscope

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Tech Corner: Lasertec Optelics Hybrid Confocal Microscope

Laser and white-light confocal in one body

We take a closer look at the Lasertec Optelics Hybrid Confocal Microscope, which features high resolution, wide FOV, nano-scale measurement, and wavelength selection.

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LEXT OLS5100 3D Laser Scanning Microscope

We talk to Robert Bellinger of Olympus about the LEXT OLS5100 Laser Scanning Microscope.

Built for failure analysis and material engineering research, the OLS5100 laser microscope combines exceptional measurement accuracy and optical performance with smart tools that make the microscope easy to use. Precisely measure shape and surface roughness at the submicron level quickly and efficiently to simplify your workflow with data you can trust.

New skills needed for manufacturing

While automation may be replacing jobs, it is also creating new jobs. However, new skills are needed for today's manufacturing workers. Saar Yoskovitz, CEO of Augury, explains.

What the U.S. can do to expand apprenticeship programs.

Job losses caused by the pandemic continue to affect millions, especially for those employed in retail and hospitality, two sectors essentially shut down during the Covid-19 crisis. One solution for getting people back into the work force is apprenticeship programs. Funding new apprenticeships provides jobs, generates long-term gains in skills, productivity, and earnings.

We interview Nicholas Wyman, CEO of IWSI America

Dept. of Labor apprentice programs: Apprenticeship.gov

COUNTERPART: Integrating engineer-to-order with ERP

Legacy ERP systems don't often play well for engineer-to-order manufacturers. Andrew Schutte, general manager, at Smooth Logics, tells us how integrating SolidWorks with ERP addresses the problem.

COUNTERPART-ERP solution

OroCommerce: an Ecommerce Platform Built for Business

You might think that buyers' and sellers' expectations for an ecommerce platform would be the same regardless of whether it was for B2B or B2C. But that isn’t true. What a business needs from an ecommerce platform is not always the same as what a consumer needs.

To deliver the best B2B ecommerce experience for business clients, a platform must be designed with business in mind. We speak with Yoav Kutner, co-founder of Oro Inc.

Olympus Ergonomic Accessories for SZX Microscopes
We talked with Robert Bellinger of Olympus Corporation of America about ergonomics. Avoid neck and back pain by adjusting your seating position and your Olympus microscope for long-term use.
Dutch Toolmaker Wins for Smallest Measured Component

We talk with tookmaker and metrologist Nobby Assman, one of the winners of Zeiss's 2020 Measuring Hero Championship in the category Outstanding Application—Smallest Measured Component. How do you measure something really small? Really carefully.

Assman Verspaningstechniek website: http://www.verspaningstechniek.nl/over-assmann

Zeiss Measuring Hero Challenge: https://www.zeiss.com/metrology/campaigns/measuringhero.html

Lights-out manufacturing

We talk to Artem Kroupenev, VP of Strategy at Augury, about lights-out manufacturing—fully automated factories that require no human presence onsite. Can your factory really run unattended? How close are we?

Augury website

Careers in metrology

One of the more interesting measurement technologies we cover is 3D measurement. We talk about careers in 3D metrology with Matt Ilardo from Brookhaven National Laboratory and Keith Bevan from the National Physical Laboratory in the United Kingdom. From manufacturing to field work to R&D, 3D metrology offers exciting job opportunities to tech-minded individuals.

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