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Exact Metrology Scans Monument Circle in Indianapolis

Innovative, an ad agency in Indianapolis, was contacted by Downtown Indy Inc. to create a light projection at Monument Circle for Veterans Day. Located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, it features the Soldiers & Sailors Monument and the Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum. Downtown Indy Inc., the city’s nonprofit organization, received a grant from the Lilly Endowment for the show and the goal of the ad agency was to produce a projection show that will be image mapped on two buildings in the circle’s southwest quadrant. To accomplish this, Innovative became the creative content provider for Exact Metrology. 

Mesh data created by the Leica scanner

Mesh data created by the Leica scanner

Greg Hoeting, the application specialist at Exact Metrology, used a Leica P40 to collect point cloud data. Leica ScanStation P-Series 3D laser scanners are ideal for capturing 3D geometry of civil infrastructure, creating an as-built representation of large industry complexes, reconstructing crime scenes or generating 3D data for integration into Building Information Modeling (BIM). In addition, these laser scanners offer unsurpassed range and angular accuracy with low-range noise and survey-grade dual-axis compensation that form 3D color point clouds mapped realistically.

Next, Hoeting used Polyworks® to mesh the data and export a .stl file. The Polyworks® software suite maximizes productivity, quality and profit when integrating 3D measurement devices into the industrial manufacturing process. The software interfaces directly with major brands and technologies of single- point and point cloud 3D models through plug-in extension models. Furthermore, Polyworks® supports a wide array of native point cloud and polygonal model file formats.

Lastly, Hoeting used Leica Cyclone to align the color texture with a center point at the base of the monument. This point cloud processing software provides the widest range of options for 3D laser scanning projects in engineering, surveying, construction and related applications.

Exact Metrology scanned around the monument and several buildings such as: Novel Coworking Circle Tower, IPL, Guaranty Building, Salesforce Tower (Chase Tower portion). 

Exact Metrology is an ISO AS9100 Certified along with being FFL and ITAR Registered.

Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Moline, Illinois and affiliated offices throughout the Midwest, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D and CT scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements. 


For more information, please contact:

Steve Young
Exact Metrology, Inc.
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Toll Free: 866-722-2600
Local: 513-831-6620
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com

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Grieve 976 Jumbo Electric Walk In Oven

Jumbo Electric Walk-In Oven From Grieve

Grieve 976 Jumbo Electric Walk In OvenNo. 976 is a 500ºF (~260ºC) electrically-heated jumbo walk-in oven from Grieve, currently used for heating molds at the customer’s facility.  Workspace of this unit measures 13’W x 28’D x 7’6”H.  360KW are installed in Incoloy sheathed tubular elements to heat the oven, while 49,000CFM from two 20HP recirculating blowers provide a combination airflow to the workload.

This Grieve jumbo walk-in oven features 4” thick insulated walls, removable top-mounted heat chamber (shown in the right foreground of the attached photo), aluminized steel interior and exterior, door seals eliminated and doors equipped with drag seals, plus the unit was constructed to split into four sections for shipment to the customer’s location.

Oven controls on No. 976 include a 13,500CFM powered forced exhauster (shown in the left foreground of the attached photo) and other safety equipment required to handle up to two gallons of flammable solvent at 370ºF (~188ºC).  Also onboard are a digital programming temperature controller, SCR power controller and motorized dampers on the intake and exhaust for accelerated cooling and rapid purging.  This Grieve jumbo walk-in was built to NEMA 12/NFPA 79 electrical standards.


For more information, please contact:

THE GRIEVE CORPORATION

500 Hart Road
Round Lake, IL 60073-2898
Phone:  (847) 546-8225
Fax:  (847) 546-9210
Web:  www.grievecorp.com
Email:  sales@grievecorp.com
Attention:  Frank Calabrese, VP

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Exact Metrology Helps Sculptor Create Life-Size Statues of First Responders

Cincinnati native Tom Tsuchiya is a well-known artist whose previous work includes bronze statues of former Cincinnati Reds players near the entrance of the Great American Ball Park and the inductees of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.  Now, Tsuchiya’s artistic skills are on display in Florence, Kentucky. The Florence Community Plaza features life-size statues of a firefighter, a public service worker and a police officer.

Although Tsuchiya has used 3D software, digital scanning, 3D printing and CNC (Computer Numerical Control) to help create sculptures in the past, the Florence project was the first time digital scans of actual people were used to create a sculpture.

Tsuchiya planned the general pose of the firefighter, the public service worker and the police officer with a little girl, using a 3D design program. He asked Matthew Martin, the Division Manager of Exact Metrology, and Scott Menne to digitally scan actual employees from the City of Florence, Kentucky. The firefighter in gear was scanned at the fire station, while the police officer and Martin’s daughter were scanned at the Florence city headquarters. A friend of the City of Florence posed as the public service worker.

Exact Metrology Public Works StatueMartin explained that Tsuchiya usually makes clay miniatures of his sculptures and has Exact Metrology 3D scan them. Concerning the Florence statues, Martin said, “Tom took a different approach and had Exact Metrology 3D scan the life-size figures using the Artec 3D Eva scanner. The figures were captured using a series of images at 30fps.”

After Tsuchiya finished the sculpting, the clay/foam/wood statues were delivered to the Sincerus Bronze foundry in Indianapolis to cast them in bronze. The whole process, from concept to bronze finishing, took four to five months for each sculpture.


For more information, please contact:

Steve Young
Exact Metrology, Inc.
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Phone: 614-264-8587
Local: 513-831-6620
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com

Exact Metrology is an ISO 9001:2008, AS9100, FFL and ITAR Certified Company.

Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati and Milwaukee and affiliated offices throughout the Midwest, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D and CT scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings.   The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.  

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Dairy Farm in Idaho Finds Success with Centrisys Dewatering Centrifuge

Bettencourt Dairy in Wendell, Idaho houses over 13,000 Jersey dairy cows with a crossvent scrapped barn. At this dairy, the milking cows produce an average of 18 gallons of manure, per cow, per day, plus some added parlor water.

Previously, the farm used only conventional slope screens for their primary separation which removed the coarse material. The farm had to dredge their 200 acre-foot waste lagoon once a year.

Bettencourt Dairy needed to process and meet their nutrient management plan when they added cross vents and vacuum trucks to move the manure from the barns. In 2018, they decided to add a Centrisys CS26-4DT dewatering centrifuge to remove the fines from the manure.

“We saw the Centrisys centrifuge as the only piece of equipment that was going to be able to get the solids out of our water,” Don Brand, Bettencourt Dairy Operations Manager of Equipment and Buildings. “The centrifuge seemed like the only piece of equipment that would be able to grow and expand with the operation.”

Without added chemicals, the CS26-4DT centrifuge removes most of the solids, typically leaving less than 1% total suspended solids in the effluent manure that previously went into the lagoons. In other words, instead of dredging a few feet of solids from the lagoon, the Centrisys centrifuge reduces the solids down to only few inches. Now, the farm only has to dredge their waste lagoon once every 2 to 3 years instead of every year. The residual manure solids is 25% total solids and is resold as compost fertilizer.

“The Centrisys centrifuge was the first piece of equipment that we bought for manure processing that worked from the beginning the exact way it was promised,” Brand said.


Centrisys/CNP supports global sustainability through its resource intensification portfolio with water and wastewater equipment and processes. Our systems are simple. They are designed to use less energy, less chemicals and less space. Centrisys is a U.S.A. manufacturer of dewatering centrifuges, sludge thickeners and also provides global service, repair and parts for all centrifuge brands. CNP, a division of Centrisys, designs and supplies nutrient recovery and biosolids treatment optimization systems.

For more information, please contact:

Centrisys/CNP
9586 58th Place
Kenosha, WI 53144
262-654-6006
Michele Whitfield or Jessie Jones
Email: marketing@centrisys-cnp.com
Website: www.centrisys-cnp.com

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Grieve 942

Special Walk-In Oven from Grieve

No. 942 is a 350°F (177°C), special walk-in oven from Grieve, currently used for curing epoxy at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 84” W x 144” D x 108” H. 400,000 BTU/hour are installed in a modulating natural gas burner, while a 12,000 CFM total are provided by two (2) 5-HP recirculating blowers providing combination airflow to the workload.

This Grieve oven features 4” insulated walls, aluminized steel interior and exterior and three (3) independent doors for access to workspace on front with standard double doors on rear. Additional features include 2” insulated floor with three (3) pairs of truck wheel guide tracks. The oven is raised above factory floor level on 6” I-beams.

The oven features all safety equipment required by IRI, FM and National Fire Protection Association Standard 86 for gas heated equipment, including a 325 CFM, 1/3-HP powered forced exhauster.

Controls on the No. 942 include a digital programming temperature controller and 10” diameter circular chart recorder.

Grieve 942

For more information, please contact:

THE GRIEVE CORPORATION

500 Hart Road
Round Lake, IL 60073-2898
Phone:  (847) 546-8225
Fax:  (847) 546-9210
Web:  www.grievecorp.com
Email:  sales@grievecorp.com
Attention:  Frank Calabrese, VP

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