Mold Builder Deploys Infrared Technology Said to Detect Infected Workers
Precise Tooling Solutions, a mold builder in Columbus, Indiana, is the first U.S. user of Viral Sign’s new screening technology, which is said to detect viral infection prior to the onset of symptoms. The system uses infrared imaging and computer algorithms to produce a thermal scan of a person’s face. According to Viral Sign Inc., the scan can identify temperature patterns consistent with pre-symptomatic influenza-like illness, including the coronavirus.
“We are proud to be the first U.S. installation of Viral Sign,” says Don Dumoulin, CEO and owner of Precise Tooling Solutions. “Our customers depend on us for on-time deliveries, and this technology helps ensure that Precise craftsmen can continue to meet the high expectations of our customers. Viral Sign will help ensure a safe workplace and help keep our employees and their families safe.”
Edge preparation involves removing material from a cutting tool in order to extend its life. That may sound counterintuitive, but a maker of glass molds says edge prep has dramatically reduced the amount it spends on tools.
By systemizing die making into repeatable steps, Dies Plus, a division of Otto Engineering, is using its machinists to effectively make dies. This solution relies on a paperless color-coding system to convey the tolerances machinists need to hit in order for tool and die makers to do the final fitting.
In many die and mold shops, the choice between ram EDM and CNC milling is far less clear than it used to be. Changing technology is changing the rules.