Sawmills have changed a lot since the pioneer days. The overall process is still the same: a rough log goes in on one side and a precision-cut board comes out the other side. But the sophistication and speed it takes has changed.
If you do any machining in your business, whether it is conventional or computer numerical control (CNC), you have to work with coolant. During my years as a machining and manufacturing manager, I had monthly coolant bills that ranged from $5,000 to $9,500. The coolant costs ensured we could operate at a high level on a 24/7 schedule.
A few days ago, my wife and I were discussing some possible changes to our kitchen, or what I call “the family gathering place.” As we were looking at options for countertops, including the various colors, materials, and edges that are available, my wife asked about recent changes I had seen in the cabinet industry.
Have you heard of Pokemon Go, an AR game that had people all over the world using their phones to catch virtual Pokemon? Or if you have children, are they learning geography through AR? AR has a lot of practical—and not-so-practical—uses, but before we get too far down the path of what AR can be used for, let’s define what it is.