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CiBots Inc. CEO Babak Azad presents “Virtual Healthcare Avatars in the Palm of Your Hand” | MD&M West 2014

CiBots Inc. CEO Babak Azad presents “Virtual Healthcare Avatars in the Palm of Your Hand” | MD&M West 2014

Feb 27, 2014

QGITS had the chance to meet with serial Entrepreneur CEO Babak Esmaeli-Azad of DNAmicroarray Inc. after presenting “Virtual Healthcare Avatars in the Palm of Your Hand” at ATX West – MD&M West Conference. He spoke about his affiliate company Cibots Inc. that was launched to develop virtual human avatar assistants for personalized health care & medical diagnostics. It was incredibly exciting to hear from Babak that he and his team at Cibots are part of the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE global competition that will stimulate innovation and integration for precision diagnostic technologies helping consumers make their own reliable health diagnoses anywhere, anytime. The announcement was made at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) during Qualcomm Incorporated Chairman/CEO Dr. Paul Jacobs’ keynote address along with Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, Chairman/CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation as he joined Dr. Jacobs on stage to introduce the competition. By launching this incentivized competition, the XPRIZE Foundation and Qualcomm Foundation seek to make 23rd century science fiction a 21st century medical reality. See video of CEO Babak Esmaeli-Azad of DNAmicroarray Inc. and Cibots from the ATX West – MD&M West Conference as he talks more about the medical assistant virtual avatar that will soon be used for personalized health care.

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The Bishop-Wisecarver Group | ATX West 2014

The Bishop-Wisecarver Group | ATX West 2014

Feb 18, 2014

The Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG) a WBENC certified woman owned family of companies recently released automation products and services at ATX West in Anaheim at the Convention Center. Bishop-Wisecarver Group company helps manufacturers and automation solution providers engineer linear, rotary motion products and curved track guided technologies. With 60+ years of engineering expertise and manufacturing best practices they have recently expanded their capabilities, offering a family of companies that provide complete solutions: Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation (BWC), Black Diamond Manufacturing (BDM) and WRW Engineering.  Bishop-Wisecarver Group is the original patent holder in guide wheel based linear motion that was invented by founder Bud Wisecarver of the DualVee guide wheel recognized as the market leader for guide wheel technology since 1970 that continues to successfully sell today.
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BWG promotes initiatives focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). They have provided consistent and increasing support of FIRST since 2007 through support of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC). Bishop-Wisecarver has donated a large quantity of DualVee linear guide track. The DualVee product line is a group of simple components which are used by industrial equipment makers for linear and rotary guided motion applications. The parts are easy to understand, easy to assemble, and provide very smooth, low-friction linear or rotary guidance. Check out video and hear more about Bishop-Wisecarver from Brian Burke Product Manager & Steven Economos Western Regional Manager from the expo floor at ATX West.

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Solid Concepts shows the larger side of 3D Printing | ATX West 2014

Solid Concepts shows the larger side of 3D Printing | ATX West 2014

Feb 17, 2014

At ATX West 2014 & MD&M Pacific Design & Manufacturing (PDM) show at the Anaheim Convention, a blue super hero “Robocop” like figure caught my attention that was 3D printed by Solid Concepts. At the tradeshow Solid Concepts showcased their full product solutions line including aerospace production manufacturing and materials, medical cast urethane production offerings, and full range of application and 3D Printing solutions. Founded in 1991 by Joe Allison, President of Solid Concepts’ inception began with engineers and programmers who were integral in developing the first Stereolithography (SLA) additive manufacturing machines also referred to as rapid prototyping, solid-free-form fabrication, or most popular term used today 3D printing. The company has grown from a rapid prototyping bureau to a full-service custom manufacturing operation capable of seeing projects through from prototype to finished production offering both additive and subtractive manufacturing technologies.


“There is a tendency to think small when it comes to the capabilities of 3D Printing,” says Vice President Marketing, Scott McGowan. “It’s good to step back and look at how long the industry has been here. Look at the larger scale, the larger format, of many of these 3D Printing industrial systems. Creators, inventors, and makers can start looking beyond small desktop 3D printers and consider what is achievable on the industrial scale with service providers that have decades of experience.”


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ATX West Automation Technology Expo 2014

ATX West Automation Technology Expo 2014

Feb 12, 2014

The world’s leading automation suppliers showcase their products and technologies for lean manufacturing, cost reduction, enhanced productivity, and six-sigma process control at ATX West. Since its inception in 2006, ATX West has grown each year and established itself as the West Coast’s premier event, featuring the latest technological advances in custom automation and assembly, robotics, control software, motors, drives, motion control, and more. Learning Labs new for 2014! A new series of thirty 2-hour educational sessions devoted to identifying, exploring, testing and delivering practical solutions in Medical, Packaging, Automation, Design & Manufacturing. View Learning Labs list of speakers and agenda:

View exhibitor listing by product & service category at ATX West 2014

Register & attend Free 3 day event at the Anaheim Convention Center to access the latest in automation, robotics, and assembly technologies under one roof Feb 11th-13th: Registration Link

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