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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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The switch to hybrid work

Up to 50 percent of employees say they would quit if they can't work remotely. But how prepared are employees and employers to make a permanent switch to hybrid work? Joining us today is Mike Morini CEO of WorkForce Software.  

Related Article: "What Employers Need to Give Their Remote Employees"

Looking for work post-Covid

As the economy opens up, companies are scrambling to fill positions, and job seekers are looking for new opportunities. What does the search for new work look like? Has the landscape changed? We talk to Patrick O'Rahilly, founder of FactoryFix.

Automation vs. humans

Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) in warehouses and distribution centers have come a long way. What does this mean for the human labor force that used to do those jobs? We talk with John Hayes, director of sales for Balyo USA.

Reducing food waste

According to the USDA, about 31 percent of available food supply at the retail and consumer levels went uneaten. In this interview with David Cahn, product marketing manager at Blue Ridge Global, we discuss the logistics, transport, and retail side of food waste.

Don’t bury your head in the sand

Research shows that professionals at all levels suffer from the tendency to deny uncomfortable facts. We would rather convince ourselves that everything is going to be all right, rather than consider and safeguard ourselves against adverse events. Why do we do that? And what can we do about it? We interview Gleb Tsipurski CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts.

Don't miss the webinar: "Why Do Quality Professionals Ignore Serious Risks in the Post-COVID Recovery (and What to Do About It)

83 percent of manufacturers want to reshore

According to a recent Thomas report, reshoring interest has increased more than 50 percent since 2020. We talk to Tony Uphoff, President and CEO of Thomas, about why.

Tackling project-based processes

Project-based manufacturing and processes come with a unique set of headaches not usually experienced by make-to-stock manufacturers. We discuss those issues and some solutions with Matt Mong, VP of Market Innovation at Adeaca.

How to optimize cost and quality

There's no need to choose between reducing costs and delighting customers. Best-in-class manufacturers are integrating QMS features into their MES solutions. We talk to Jason Spera, CEO and co-founder of Aegis Software

150 percent bills of material

How can a BOM be more than the sum of a product's parts? How this came to pass, the problems it causes, and what to do about it. Scott Heide of Engineering Intent explains.

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