Above is a photo from the ETC's 3D theater. NOTE: Yes, it is a boost to one's ego to see yourself up on a big screen :-) I had to take this photo for my parents. I am constantly competing with my sister who has a bachelors degree, two masters degrees and a Ph.D.
- When you Google something, do you know specifically what city the serves are located where your search query is being run? Do you care? The answers were, of course, “I don't know and I don't care. I simply want me results to come back to me quickly.” I would then ask, “would you rather have a small nuclear power plant in backyard that you owned and managed or would you rather just pay for what you use from the electric company?” The answer was, as expected, “I just want to pay for what I used and not worry about it”. I would then tell them, “That is exactly what cloud computing is all about. You are using large servers, that someone else runs and worries about, you pay for exactly what you use and you simply get the results you want back.” Cloud computing is important for manufacturing because it allows companies to avoid all the issues associated with running their own data center and simply pay for what they need – when they need it.
|Above is one the large MTConnect posters|
|The above is a micro machine tool that is making a 3 micron cut. That's right, a 3 MICRON cut.|
Above is the Veeco device I discuss below.