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ViewTech Borescopes Acquires New Clients Replacing Outdated Visual Inspection Scopes

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Whether an inspection application requires a small diameter borescope to enter a narrow access port or one that can articulate as it navigates through lengthy piping, ViewTech Borescopes VJ-3 video borescopes are utilized and relied upon throughout every industry. North America's lineup of top-selling articulating video borescopes caught the attention of two of their newest clients, a manufacturer of oceanographic measurement equipment and a global energy supplier.

A Production Engineer for an oceanographic equipment manufacturing company sought a new visual inspection tool to assist with product design. It was essential the borescope feature brighter lighting and an improved image quality than their current borescope was equipped with. Through ViewTech Borescopes no-cost, no-obligation demo offer, their Washington based facility was able to trial a VJ-3 2.8mm x 1.0-meter video borescope.

With hands-on experience utilizing the VJ-3, the ViewTech borescope documented areas not visually accessible during previous remote visual inspections (RVI). The decision to purchase was easy to quantify by their engineering team.

Another of ViewTech's newest clients, a global energy supplier, was not able to complete necessary inspections. With their current borescope too large to access chiller tubes, it was critical they purchase an inspection tool specifically for this application. After researching new borescopes for sale, they immediately considered ViewTech's VJ-3 video borescope. The video borescope requirements their Operations & Maintenance Supervisor deemed crucial were: 360-degree articulation, more than 20 feet of insertion tube, and a diameter smaller than half of one inch. The borescope experts at ViewTech recommended they trial a VJ-3 Dual Camera. While many borescopes use side view attachments or interchangeable viewing angle tips, with the ViewTech Dual Camera borescope, simply pushing a button toggles between front-view and side-view cameras. After their free demo VJ-3 Dual Camera was onsite and chiller tube inspections complete, the ViewTech video borescope was purchased by their O&M Supervisor.

VJ-3 Video Borescope

The VJ-3 mechanical articulating video borescope is a NDT instrument used for the RVI of machinery, equipment, and components. The VJ-3 facilitates the visual recording and photo documentation of inspection and components in areas that are otherwise inaccessible or require great effort and expense to access directly. The VJ-3 video borescope consists of two modules integrated into one system: an insertion tube with distally mounted camera/LEDs, and the base unit with a control panel, LCD monitor, power source, and all necessary circuitry.

About ViewTech Borescopes

ViewTech Borescopes, founded as RF System Lab in 2008, is North America's #1 seller of video borescopes. Their first product, the VJ borescope, set a new standard for portability, ergonomics, and ease-of-use, with its industry-first mechanical, joystick-controlled articulation.

For more information on VJ-3 Video Borescope: https://www.viewtech.com/

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SIERA.AI Named a Finalist for Best New Product for the 2021 MHI Innovation Awards

AUSTIN, Texas -- SIERA.AI, a leading innovator for safety solutions, leveraging machine vision, IoT sensors and AI technologies to prevent forklift accidents, was named a finalist in the "Best New Product" category for material handling, logistics and supply chain professionals by MHI. SIERA.AI joins a list of distinguished finalists including SVT Robotics, ThruWave, Vecno Robotics and Wiferion GmbH, chosen from a field of 92 submissions.

"SIERA.AI is honored to be an Innovation Awards finalist," said Saurav Agarwal, President and CEO, SIERA.AI. "We have an incredible, talented team whose passion, endless energy and dedication help create an environment where innovation, creativity and collaboration thrive."

SIERA.AI's new standard for lift truck safety ensures safety in the warehouse, distribution center or manufacturing facility. The S3 Proximity Warning & Impact Monitoring works on any gas, electric or LP lift truck. The system monitors around the lift truck with audible and visual alerts. S3 with Slow to a Safe Stop for electric lift trucks ensures maximum workplace safety.

If a pedestrian, product or vehicle gets within the defined distance, and the operator is unaware, the S3 overrides the driver and automatically slows down and comes to a safe stop. All incidents are reported in our cloud-based dashboard, ready for analysis to ensure OSHA forklift safety standards.

The MHI Innovation Awards educates and provides insights on the latest material handling and supply chain products and services to ProMatDX attendees. ProMatDX is a digital event for manufacturing and supply chain professionals with critical access to the latest solutions to improve resiliency and agility of their operations. SIERA.AI is a sponsor for the event.

About SIERA.AI

SIERA.AI believes in the Power of One. Our goal is to remove one barrier at a time with innovative solutions that empower and safeguard company assets and protect their employees so they can focus on what they do best. We accomplish this by integrating technologies such as machine vision, IoT sensors and AI to prevent accidents before they even happen. For more information visit https://www.siera.ai/.

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International Branded Product Solutions company LR Paris accelerates growth with opening of three new markets in the US

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- LR Paris, the leading Fully Integrated Agency offering Branded Product Solutions since 1959, announced the appointment of three Business Development Directors: Jeff Davis in Charlotte, Craig Foy in Atlanta, and Michael Phares in Chicago.

"LR Paris is fast-tracking its expansion in the US, where we've been managing an increased number of projects outside of our traditional New York and Washington, DC markets. I am therefore all the more delighted to welcome Jeff, Michael, and Craig, three talented leaders who bring their extensive experience and passion to LR Paris. They will actively participate in the growth of the company by contributing their vision and expertise," explains Charles Dolige, CEO of LR Paris.

Launching the LR Paris presence in Charlotte, Jeff Davis brings a background in media sales, public relations, print production, and as an entrepreneur. In 2009 he founded a printing management company and later started a second complimentary company focused on retail service and graphic installation. He is a business development leader with 20 years of sales, marketing, and account management experience. Before his time as a business owner, Jeff had a career in sports media, first as a public relations specialist with NASCAR and later with Street & Smith's Sports Group and Westwood One.

"Thanks to his valuable experience in multiple industries, Jeff brings a deep understanding of the North Carolina market and his business development talents to LR Paris," said Dolige.

Establishing LR Paris' activity in Chicago, Michael Phares is a 30+ years sales veteran. With a career beginning as a sales representative at the Great America Theme Park, he has held sales and marketing leadership positions with some of the hospitality industry's most recognized brands including Marriott, Hyatt, Fairmont, and IHG. Michael is a leader in sales, marketing, and revenue management with a real talent for finding innovative solutions.

"Michael's extensive experience in the hospitality industry brings to LR Paris a strong and global perspective for business development in Chicago, which we consider one of our strategic markets," said Dolige.

Initiating the LR Paris presence in Atlanta, Craig Foy brings more than 25 years' experience to the company. Craig began in sales with a corrugated box company before entering the hospitality industry in 1999. Most recently he served as Director of Sales Latin America with Villeroy & Boch and then VP of International Sales with Oneida Hospitality Group. He has sold in just about every market in the world including the U.S., Mexico, Latin America, Asia, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East.

"We are always looking for skilled leaders like Craig. His experience in the hospitality industry and many markets around the world makes him a perfect fit for LR Paris. I am confident that Craig will be successful in the Atlanta market," said Dolige.

About LR Paris

Established in 1959, with offices in North America, Asia, and Europe, LR Paris is a Fully Integrated Agency that creates and produces Branded Product Solutions.

Having developed an unrivaled expertise and recognized as the authority in Branded Product Solutions, LR Paris is one of the few companies in the industry to have an in-house design team, a logistics and production team, as well as a network of exclusive manufacturing partners all around the world.

LR Paris works with passion for more than 4,000 clients across diverse industries including Banking & Finance, Air & Space, Fashion & Cosmetics, Education, Government, Hospitality, Luxury, Museums, Nonprofits, Pharmaceuticals, Real Estate, Retail, Sports, Technology, and Travel.

Learn more at: https://www.lrparis.com/.

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143 New Industrial Manufacturing Planned Industrial Project Reports – January 2021 Recap

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- SalesLeads announced today the January 2021 results for the new planned capital project spending report for the Industrial Manufacturing industry. The Firm tracks North American planned industrial capital project activity; including facility expansions, new plant construction and significant equipment modernization projects. Research confirms 143 new projects in the Industrial Manufacturing sector.

The following are selected highlights on new Industrial Manufacturing industry construction news.

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Type

- Manufacturing/Production Facilities - 117 New Projects

- Distribution and Industrial Warehouse - 43 New Projects

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Scope/Activity

- New Construction - 36 New Projects

- Expansion - 51 New Projects

- Renovations/Equipment Upgrades - 59 New Projects

- Plant Closings - 8 New Projects

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Location (Top 10 States)

- Texas - 10

- Wisconsin - 9

- North Carolina - 9

- Ohio - 8

- Tennessee - 7

- Pennsylvania - 6

- Missouri - 5

- Georgia - 5

- Indiana - 5

- Michigan - 5

Largest Planned Project

During the month of January, our research team identified 6 new Industrial Manufacturing facility construction projects with an estimated value of $100 million or more.

The largest project is owned by Samsung Electronics America, Inc., who is considering investing $10 billion for the construction of a manufacturing facility in AUSTIN, Texas.

Top 10 Tracked Industrial Manufacturing Projects

ALBERTA:
Specialty fiberboard mfr. is considering investing $800 million for the construction of a manufacturing facility and currently seeking a site in ALBERTA.

NEW YORK:
Fuel cell mfr. is planning to invest $125 million for the renovation and equipment upgrades on a manufacturing facility at 1025 John St. in HENRIETTA, NY. They have recently received approval for the project. Completion is slated for Summer 2021.

UTAH:
Uranium processing company is considering investing $100 million for the construction of a processing facility in BLANDING, UT.

NORTH CAROLINA:
Biotechnology company is planning to invest $75 million for the renovation and equipment upgrades on a recently leased 187,000 sf processing and laboratory facility in DURHAM, NC. Completion is slated for 2023.

TENNESSEE:
Electrical transformer mfr. is planning to invest $48 million for the construction of a 200,000 sf manufacturing facility at 2000 Hoff Rd. in DYERSBURG, TN. They have recently received approval for the project. Completion is slated for late 2021.

ALABAMA:
Wood products mfr. is planning to invest $45 million for an expansion and equipment upgrades of their manufacturing facility in JASPER, AL.

MISSOURI:
Aerospace company is planning to invest $45 million for a 30,000 sf expansion and equipment upgrades on their manufacturing facility in ST. LOUIS, MO. They have recently received approval for the project. Construction is expected to start in Fall 2021, with completion slated for 2022.

INDIANA:
Automotive components mfr. is planning to invest $36 million for equipment upgrades on their manufacturing facility at 1231 A Ave. N. in SEYMOUR, IN. They have recently received approval for the project.

ARIZONA:
Lumber products mfr. is planning for the renovation and equipment upgrades on a recently acquired 425,000 sf manufacturing facility at 14005 W. Old Hwy. 66 in BELLEMONT, AZ. They expect to start operations in late Spring 2021.

FLORIDA:
Boat mfr. is planning for the renovation and equipment upgrades of a 225,000 sf manufacturing facility on Roberts Rd. in PALM COAST, FL. They have recently received approval for the project. They will relocate operations upon completion in Fall 2021.

ABOUT SALESLEADS:

Since 1959, SalesLeads, based out of Jacksonville, FL has been providing Industrial Project Reports on companies that are planning significant capital investments in their industrial facilities throughout North America. Our professional research team identifies new construction, expansion, relocation, major renovation, equipment upgrades, and plant closing project opportunities so that our clients can focus sales and marketing resources on the target accounts that have an impending need for their products, services, and indirect materials. Learn more: https://www.salesleadsinc.com/

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Fortin Ironworks Reflects on 75 Years Serving Central Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- For most the American Dream begins with an idea. For Fortin Ironworks, that idea began with a truck, a small shed and a man with a passion for welding. Today, 75 years later, it's reflecting on that humble beginning.

The founders, Joe and Josephine Fortin, a 22-year-old Italian American couple, were initially introduced as friendly pen pals during World War II when Joe was stationed in Iran for the U.S. Army. After two years of correspondence, they found more than friendship. Without ever meeting, they engaged, somehow knowing that their love could grow to last a lifetime.

Shortly after their August wedding in 1945, World War II ended. Joe was honorably discharged and the couple's long-distance relationship turned into a love-filled life together.

Jobs were difficult to find after the war, so Joe took matters into his own hands, quite literally. A former welding student of the Columbus Trade School at Fort Hayes in Central Ohio, a welder for the Pennsylvania Railroad and the U.S. Army, Joe was incredibly handy to have around and started doing on-site, portable welding repairs and small metal fabrication jobs.

What started out as a small repair shop run out of his truck and a backyard shed, grew into a thriving business. In 1946, this backyard operation officially became Fortin Welding, now known as Fortin Ironworks. Today, it's a successful, multimillion-dollar company with a modern factory complex on nearly four acres. In fact, the building and its showroom are now local landmarks.

The Fortin Ironworks showroom is a known "destination location" for locals and out of town travelers, alike. Its products can also be found at the Market at Fortin Ironworks, home to the creations of various local artists, eclectic home furnishings and a unique event space available to rent for small gatherings.

Over the years, the business has seen many changes and, most recently, the addition of a high-tech laser machine has allowed it to grow even more and to accommodate unlimited ideas.

Although Joe passed away in 2009, Josephine, now 99, continues to enjoy talking business, gardening, and of course, her many grandchildren who now manage the business. For more information, contact Bob Fortin at: 614-291-4342 ext. 200 or visit: https://www.fortinironworks.com/.

About Fortin Ironworks

Fortin Ironworks designs, manufactures and offers local installation of most commercial and residential ironwork needs. It's known for offering the very finest custom metalwork and for tackling all jobs, large or small. It specializes in step rails, fencing, gates, table bases, curtain rods, repairs, and of course, custom metal fabrications. Its staff of 40 is comprised of highly-skilled craftsmen, artisans, estimators, salesmen and installers. The products are manufactured in its 56,000 square-foot facility. The company has multiple accounts with well-known national brands and also ships internationally.

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Bayflex Solutions Expands Endurance Test Capabilities at NextFlex Technology Hub

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Bayflex Solutions announced that it has signed an agreement with NextFlex, America's Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Institute, to expand existing endurance test capabilities at NextFlex. Under the agreement, Bayflex, the authorized representative of YUASA Systems in North America and Europe, will add to the suite of YUASA endurance testing equipment installed at the NextFlex Technology Hub in San Jose, California. The equipment will be used by NextFlex, its members, as well as by Bayflex Solutions.

Under the agreement, Bayflex Solutions will upgrade and expand its suite of test equipment that allows for precise mechanical testing of flexible and flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) devices and systems. Capabilities include folding and stretching samples of various sizes, including multiple samples simultaneously, with tension-free(tm) mechanisms to isolate test characteristics. In addition, NextFlex will have early access to FlexData, a software package enabling system control and data collection, as well as predictive analytics and storage via a cloud platform, under development by Bayflex. Finally, Bayflex also intends to install an imaging system with a proximity sensor package.

"NextFlex looks forward to expanding its capabilities for endurance testing," said Art Wall, Ph.D., Director of Fab Operations for NextFlex. Dr. Wall noted: "The ability to repeatedly and precisely flex, stretch, and fold materials and devices enables NextFlex and its members to conduct accelerated lifetime tests, and evaluate a variety of printing and component attach processes as part of our goal to prove system reliability."

"Bayflex Solutions is excited to grow the relationship with NextFlex, and to have the ability to support cutting-edge FHE manufacturing development," stated Eisuke Tsuyuzaki, Founder, Bayflex Solutions. "Along with our manufacturing partner YUASA Systems, Bayflex Solutions has been supporting NextFlex since 2017, and we are happy to extend the relationship and offer the latest test systems and software to NextFlex," Tsuyuzaki continued.

Bayflex Solutions provides endurance testing systems to consumer electronics, materials, and manufacturing companies throughout the U.S. and Europe. In addition to selling standard and customized solutions, Bayflex also makes testing systems available on a lease basis, and provides testing solutions, whereby it tests devices, parts, or materials under contract for customers.

About NextFlex

NextFlex is a consortium of companies, academic institutions, non-profits and state, local and federal government partners with the shared goal of advancing the manufacture of flexible hybrid electronics in the U.S. Since its formation in 2015, the NextFlex community of technologists, educators, problem solvers and manufacturers have come together to collectively facilitate innovation, narrow the manufacturing workforce gap and promote sustainable manufacturing ecosystems. NextFlex is one of nine Manufacturing Innovation Institutes established by the DoD Manufacturing Technology Program as public-private partnerships. NextFlex's pilot-scale manufacturing line, the Technology Hub, is compliant with both ITAR and FDA manufacturing standards.

About Bayflex Solutions, LLC

Bayflex Solutions is the distributor and systems integrator of Yuasa Systems in North America and Europe, and the developer of endurance testing system control, electronic & image processing and data analysis solutions. Bayflex Solutions has been a long-term collaborator with leading North American companies & standard bodies to ensure the latest testing needs. http://www.bayflextechnologies.com/.

About YUASA Systems

Yuasa systems has developed endurance testing systems for over twenty-five years. Trusted in automobile, consumer electronics and other industries it has developed modular systems with tension-free(tm) mechanisms to better isolate test characteristics and conform to functionality tests according to the latest international, domestic and industry-led de-facto testing standards for flexible materials, components, cables or modules. http://www.yuasa-systems.jp/.

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Zootility Launches a Comfortable Face Mask

PORTLAND, Maine -- Zootility, a design-driven US manufacturing company, launches a mask to provide comfort and protection to both those who are wearing masks just for a quick trip to the grocery store as well as essential workers who are masked 8+ hours per day. After a few revisions to the original design, the new Comfort Mask with a double layer of fabric helps keep out pesky allergens, airborne contaminants and unwanted germs.

Each Comfort Mask is laser cut. The stitch-free design creates a soft covering for the face. It stretches to conform better to all face shapes and attaches behind the ears with two adjustable-length ear loops. The unique folded design gives ample breathing room and contours tightly to the nose to help minimize fogging with glasses.

In a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study, the researchers found that wearing one mask - a disposable or cloth mask - blocked around 40% of test particles. When a cloth mask was worn on top of a disposable mask, about 80% of particles were blocked. When worn as a second mask for "double masking," Comfort Mask fits snugly and eliminates gaps around the sides of the face or nose when worn over a disposable mask.

"As a USA Made Manufacturer, we continue finding ways to respond to the worldwide crisis. We are all tired of wearing uncomfortable face masks yet we understand it's necessary to stay safe and keep our communities safe. Imagine that feeling you get when you put on a cozy pair of sweatpants? We designed our Comfort Mask to give the same feeling of comfort and safety when wearing it," says Nate Barr, Founder of Zootility.

The company is currently raising funds to support the launch of the Comfort Mask on Kickstarter. The project is running an early bird reward option at a discount for the next three days.

Backers can expect their masks shipped in March: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zootility-health/comfort-mask-a-unique-twist-on-soft-and-safe-face-masks?ref=agksy5&token=362f8132

Zootility manufactures functional everyday objects in eccentric forms using quality materials and laser cutters to slowly create one at a time. From product design to manufacturing, Zootility produces everything in-house at their 10,000 sq-ft shop in Portland, Maine.

For more information on Zootility, please visit https://zootility.com/.

Press Contact
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Owner/Designer, Zootility
(207) 536-0639
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One Good Job Leads to A World of Great Outcomes – Robotic Process Automation Comes to Clarksdale, Mississippi

CLARKSDALE, Miss. -- "What is the value of one good job?" asks Crossroads Economic Partnership. For Spencer George, it means higher income and better well-being for himself and family. It also means understanding his own higher potential. Just a few years ago, living in Clarksdale, Mississippi, Spencer wouldn't have dreamed he could ever work in the development and distribution of leading-edge technology.

Clarksdale is located in the Mississippi Delta, the poorest region in the poorest state in the nation. Decent jobs have been traditionally hard to come by, and certainly high-tech jobs were once unimaginable for this flat, agricultural region along the Mississippi River.

But at the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Center of Excellence, opened in 2020 in Clarksdale at the PeopleShores Center, Spencer is not just dreaming, he's living his dream. And now in his new job he's also helping other workers around the globe discover their own higher potential, as RPA automates business processes through software bots, relieving workers of low-level, repetitive tasks and allowing them to engage more meaningfully and creatively in the workplace.

A new day in Clarksdale

Like Spencer, Clarksdale is discovering its potential as a newly vitalized gigabit city. Known as the birthplace of the Blues, Clarksdale now hums with new ideas and excitement, in an era which began with the development of an ecosystem of leadership fostered by the Crossroads Economic Partnership.

"We've come together to make a new day," explains Jon Levingston, Executive Director of the Partnership. "Today we are collaborating at every level, weaving a network of economic, governmental, educational, and social leadership. We are transforming expectations and changing lives for the better."

Learn more: https://crossroadseconomicpartnership.com/

Expanding manufacturing, breakthrough technology

Results have been immediate and impressive: Since 2018, five new economic development projects have been completed in Clarksdale involving both expansions and startups. Arriving in 2018, PeopleShores is a global leader in impact sourcing. A Silicon Valley-based for-profit social impact enterprise, PeopleShores is committed to helping underserved communities by creating tech-enabled jobs that provide office solutions for multiple sectors, including tech, retail, travel, banking, and insurance. In 2020, Automation Anywhere, a global leader in RPA, joined with PeopleShores to create the Automation Anywhere / PeopleShores Robotic Process Automation Center of Excellence for training people in the development of AI software.

"We are strategically located just south of Memphis and the Tennessee border, but we offer that hometown feel," said Clarksdale Mayor Chuck Espy. "After attracting PeopleShores, a Silicon Valley company, we want to capitalize on that momentum. Clarksdale is open for business and we're ready to do the work."

Workforce development has gone well beyond expectations of company management. Custom training in partnership with Coahoma Community College and the Delta Area Workforce Board has prepared PeopleShores associates quickly and strategically, expediting their participation in the Automation Anywhere University certification process.

"Through our partnership with Automation Anywhere and regional leaders, we are training associates to become bot developers in as little as six months," notes Murali Vullaganti, founder of PeopleShores. The company expects to train 200 associates from across the region. "We've taken the plunge; we've come here and we've proven that they can do the work."

In addition to PeopleShores and Automation Anywhere, Clarksdale has attracted Image Industries, a Chicago steel manufacturing business that moved its entire company to the Delta. The company will be hiring at least 50 employees. According to Blake Hobson, co-owner of Image Industries, "One of the biggest things that had to do with it was the people. We have never met more warm, welcoming people in all of our lives and that was a significant deciding factor for us."

Saf-T-Cart - a homegrown industry - is finalizing a $1.5 million expansion at the plant that manufacturers steel carts and welding storage products. The expansion is bringing 25 new jobs.

MAP of Easton Inc. expanded their Clarksdale location in 2018, adding approximately 40 new jobs to the 51 they previously employed. MAP of Easton Inc. manufactures products including automotive, architectural and acousta-art.

"We, obviously, like Clarksdale," said John D'Amico, president of MAP of Easton. "We want to stay in Clarksdale and we want to use the Clarksdale people as much as possible."

Not long ago, a flourishing partnership between Silicon Valley and the Mississippi Delta might have seemed unlikely. But in this new day, as workers like Spencer realize their potential, the value of one good job appears limitless in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

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Nanotech Pioneer Julia Greer Joins the Azul 3D All-Star Advisory Board

SKOKIE, Ill. -- Nanotechnology and 3D-printing pioneer Julia Greer has joined the advisory board of Azul 3D. Greer is the Ruben F. and Donna Mettler Professor Materials Science, Mechanics and Medical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, where she also directs the Kavli Nanoscience Institute. In her research, Greer creates 3D micro- and nano-architected materials using 3D printing and nanofabrication.

A world-renowned scientist and engineer, Greer has been recognized by numerous awards, including being named one of CNN's 2020 Visionaries.

"I am very excited to be a part of the advisory board of such a creative and forward-thinking company," Greer said. "The processes and products of Azul 3D are fundamentally new and transformative. They resonate with my own research passion for nano- and micro-architected materials and provide a powerful platform for enabling our society's 'additively manufactured future,' in which just about everything will be custom-made and tailored for specific functionality."

Azul 3D already has kicked off 2021 with a burst of growth. In January 2021 alone, Stanford University's flexible electronics trailblazer Zhenan Bao and world-renowned litigators Steven Cherny and Ray Nimrod also joined Azul 3D's advisory board.

"We have a lot more exciting news to share in the coming days," said Chad A. Mirkin, cofounder and chair of Azul 3D. "We're fundamentally changing additive manufacturing in ways that previously seemed unimaginable. We're energized to work with our new advisory board members to continue advancing the field forward."

ABOUT AZUL 3D

Azul 3D™ is a leading-edge 3D printing company that is transforming the additive manufacturing industry. Initially invented and developed at Northwestern University, HARP™ allows one to print 3D structures from a wide pallet of materials. The initial printers based upon HARP™ are capable of manufacturing parts at production speeds, regardless of size, with a throughput dramatically outpacing its competitors and becoming competitive with injection molding. Azul 3D™ is enabling manufacturers to transition from prototype to mass-manufacturing on a single, streamlined production platform. In combination with its proprietary industrial-grade materials, it offers the opportunity for just-in-time mass production of diverse, highly customized products.

Learn more: https://www.azul3d.com/

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Remote Visual Inspection Requirements Generate Sales and New Clients for ViewTech Borescopes

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- As a new year begins, many organizations start by evaluating their inspection processes and procedures. With each industry adhering to their remote visual inspection (RVI) guidelines and nondestructive testing (NDT) methods, ViewTech Borescopes VJ-3 articulating video borescope caught the attention of engineers working for a nuclear power facility and a dairy industry pioneer.

A nuclear fuel fabrication facility required a change in video borescope inspection tools used to visually examine the internal cavities of 30B cylinders. With the facility's current inspection scopes not able to produce adequate illumination, the no-cost, no-obligation demo offered by ViewTech Borescopes was an advantageous way to confirm the VJ-3 video borescope would achieve the brightness level required, along with properly documenting their findings. During the demo period, a Senior Manufacturing Engineer was able to visually observe and capture photos and videos of the cleanliness inside the 30B cylinders with the VJ-3 video borescopes enhanced lighting.

Another of ViewTech's newest clients, the world's largest producer of mozzarella cheese, reached out when considering a new videoscope to monitor their Clean-in-Place (CIP) effectiveness and efficiency. With lengthy pipes requiring inspection, a ViewTech video borescope expert advised a VJ-3 6.0mm x 8.0-meter Dual Camera matched their necessary specifications. After being able to tryout their prospective inspection tool without cost, the Associate Director of Engineering confirmed ViewTech's borescope easily accomplished visual verification of their CIP and upgrading to a ViewTech video borescope would prevent timely disassembly of their processing equipment and piping.

By experiencing the superior image quality, 360° articulation, and outstanding customer service that accompanies the VJ-3 video borescope, each organization was able to make a knowledgeable assessment during their no-cost, no-obligation demo period. With ViewTech Borescopes visual inspection technology onsite, both the nuclear fuel fabrication facility and food processing plant agreed to purchase their respective demo video borescopes.

VJ-3 Video Borescope

The VJ-3 mechanical articulating video borescope is an NDT instrument used for the RVI of machinery, equipment, and components. The VJ-3 facilitates the visual recording and photo documentation of inspection and components in areas that are otherwise inaccessible or require great effort and expense to access directly. The VJ-3 video borescope consists of two modules integrated into one system: an insertion tube with distally mounted camera/LEDs, and the base unit with a control panel, LCD monitor, power source, and all necessary circuitry.

About ViewTech Borescopes

ViewTech Borescopes, founded as RF System Lab in 2008, is North America's #1 seller of video borescopes. Their first product, the VJ borescope, set a new standard for portability, ergonomics, and ease-of-use, with its industry-first mechanical, joystick-controlled articulation.

For more information on VJ-3 Video Borescope: https://www.viewtech.com

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