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Technical Collaboration

Technical collaboration in sharing know how by technology companies at 2016 Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show shown.

Technical collaboration in sharing know how is very evident in picture from SME 2016 Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show in Place Bonaventure.

Knowledge management or KM is synonymous with and part of technical collaboration very evident in this picture from SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers) 2016 Montreal Advanced Manufacturing Technology Show in Place Bonaventure.

Visitors to this show benefited from the “know how” of new advances in their industry because representatives of many different international companies were available to exhibit their technologies providing potential customers “real-time” views of their hardware and technologies in action.

Additionally, their “captive” audience had opportunity to try out things and ask a lot of questions about equipment and related accessories regarding how it may give their companies a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

It was a win-win situation because by sharing technology information exhibitors had more sales while their clients benefited from acquiring the technologies as well as having trained employees because this event also provided access to lectures and specialized training by professional engineers and experts as follow-up with the new bought equipment.

This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”COLLABORATION”.

Drone Afloat

drone afloat


A drone afloat depends on a powerful battery and no air turbulence.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challengedrone afloat3 Keeping a drone afloat depends on the craft’s battery and no air turbulence.

/>to challenge: “Afloat.”

Keeping a drone afloat depends on a powerful battery and little or no air turbulence, such as heavy windgusts in the sky.

The picture above is one I took at the SME sponsored Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show a couple years ago of a small drone created by a company called Solaxis from Bromont, Quebec, Canada. They do 3D printing, scanning, and design of just about everything related in the manufacture of composite projects. The craft’s electronics including its motors are by EIS a large multi-product USA outfit in Atlanta, Georgia.

My next two pictures are of a homemade drone I saw in action and met its creator one late Summer Sunday up in the Eastern Townships. While attending a birthday party I saw the tiny aircraft buzzing around doing complicated maneuvers over a field adjacent to some woods. Once, as I watched, it flew out of sight over some tall trees populating a steep down hill. My first thoughts were that it was lost now however, a few moments later it reappeared zooming back towards its controller-creator.

Later this drone continued flying until suddenly while hovering above the field perhaps thirty yards away it dropped like a rock and crashed behind some tall grasses.

As the last picture shows damage was extensive and it was a write-off. My conversation with the owner revealed that it was afloat for thirty-eight minutes before all power was lost because the battery was dead.