Although this is the last entry for my Design & Manufacturing Midwest show blog, I want to encourage all of you to keep innovating, and to let me know what new products and technologies you’re working on that may be inspiring to someone at next year’s show.

Here are the last couple of products I wanted to let you know about:

Alicona showcased its InfiniteFocus optical 3D surface measurement device that combines an optical profiler and a micro-coordinate measurement device in one system. It allows the measurement of form and roughness, as well as a range of surface characterization in one measurement. The system also provides wear analysis and the measurement of form deviation to reference geometry or a CAD data set.

TUV Rheinland offers certification and testing services worldwide, including ISO standard certification for environmental management systems, quality management systems, and automotive quality management systems. The company also provides AS9100B certification for aerospace quality management.

Next year’s D&M Midwest show will take place September 28-30 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Attendee registration is not open yet, but if you go to the Web site and click on the red button at the bottom of the page, you can request to be notified immediately via e-mail when the Attendee Internet registration site opens.

Thanks to Autodesk for sponsoring my show blog.