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  • Technology Centre General

    SkyHook: Handling the heavy lifting

    November 1, 2008 by Noelle Stapinsky

    SkyHook’s JHL-40, a new aerospace innovation, makes remote oil and mining projects accessible and could create more jobs in Alberta. Photo: SkyHook Why didn’t I think of that? It’s the question many people have asked since Calgary-based entrepreneur Peter Jess

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    3D digital modelling drives design innovation

    October 6, 2008 by Luigi Benetton

    Use of 3D digital models represents the future of manufacturing product lifecycle management. This TMT Observatory Corp. graphic shows a 3D model of the 30-metre telescope enclosure, telescope and support facility superimposed on a photo of the Cerro Armazones summit

  • Technology Centre General

    NDI simplifies its process

    August 8, 2008 by Corinne Lynds

    NDI’s Spectra Optical Tracking System measures 3D positions of active or massive markers affixed to application-specific tools. Using this information each Polaris system determines position and orientation of tools.Photo: NDI When rapid growth and aging technology threatened to stand in

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    Seeing more with SR3D

    August 8, 2008 by Corinne Lynds

    Robots equipped with Surround 3D capture different views and more detailed part information. Photo: iStockphoto Less than a decade ago, giving industrial robots vision capabilities was the equivalent of giving a blind man the gift of sight. They were no