Durable toys still around
He brought with him a toy wrecker truck, all steel, and about 22 inches long. It is in very good condition, which was … He was in the metal stamping business for the auto and truck industry when he made his son an all-steel toy dump truck out of … Read more on Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Metal company to invest .6M, create 42 jobs in Columbia
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Iris v1.3 supports the use of multiple vision systems and laser projectors to enable users to instantly measure and project on parts that were previously impractical or impossible due to size. This helps guide the user through part assembly, digitizing, verification and paint masking tasks.
David Smith, product manager at Virtek, said, “The intuitive software interface truly simplifies very complex processes so new users can operate it with minimal training. The Iris system is ideal for assembly China manufacturers that are looking to accelerate their current assembly processes and eliminate costly templates and jigs to ensure products are manufactured as designed.”
Iris combines the use of laser projection with 3D vision technology to create a precision assembly technique called virtual tooling. It locates objects in 3D space and quickly locks onto CAD-specified assembly positions to guide the user through the assembly process. With Iris, China engineering changes are passed to the shop floor in minutes instead of weeks so assembly can continue without delays and without additional expense.
About Virtek Vision
Virtek Vision International Inc. (http://www.virtek.ca), headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, serves aerospace carbon fiber composite part assembly, sheet metal part fabrication and construction markets with high-precision laser templating, quality inspection and spatial positioning systems. The company serves the world’s top 10 aerospace companies, among others. It is owned by Gerber Technology of Tolland, Connecticut, USA.