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NI Announces Automated Solution for Big Analog Data

The Data Management Software Suite from National Instruments is designed to enable a complete workflow for turning measurement data into actionable insights, the company reports.

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Nikon Metrology Unveils ModelMaker H120 Handheld Scanner

Some benefits of the new scanner include scanner accuracy of 7 microns; measures at over 450 stripes every second on all materials; and full Field-of-View indicator for precise scanning.

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HII’s Proteus Successfully Completes Unmanned Missions Testing

Huntington Ingalls Industries' Proteus, its dual-mode undersea vehicle, reportedly has successfully completed autonomous contested battlespace missions during the 2017 Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (Panama City Division).

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CMMs: A Machining Accuracy Possibility

Coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) are devices that use physical contact or, increasingly, laser scanners or other touchless techniques, to precisely create a digital map of the outside of an object.

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Supervised Machine Learning

Clarifai’s machine learning-based image-recognition tool can learn to recognize particular groups of objects, such as Adidas sneakers. Image courtesy of Clarifai.

Many of the old rules that guided software development do not apply to the testing of machine-learning algorithms.

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