In this update: Highlights from Measurement Innovation 2012 and Corona Airport!

Today’s Featured Sponsors

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This past week Ed Shadle and Keith Zanghi have been on the road in the Los Angeles area presenting at Measurement Innovation 2012 and visiting local North American Eagle™ sponsors and friends.


Ed, Mark Moore and Keith at Uremet Headquarters


Mark and Ed with a pallet  of wheels for the Jurassic Park ride

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Mark Moore and his company, Uremet Corporation,  have been supporting the North American Eagle™ since 2005.  You might not have heard of Uremet, but everyone reading this update has used their products. Uremet Corporation manufactures and rebuilds wheels for roller coasters and rides for over 400 amusement parks around the world. If you have ever been to a Universal, Six Flags or Disneyland theme park you have ridden on Uremet Wheels.  When we asked Mark if he gets a discount at theme parks he smled and said “I don’t pay and I don’t wait in lines!” 

Measurement Innovation 2012

Ed and Keith were keynote speakers at Innovation Measurement 2012 put on by our good friends and sponsors at Capture 3D.



Catherine Kim from Capture 3D

Catherine Kim and Tiffany from Capture 3D have been coordinating this event for over a year and it was evident by how smoothly everything went. The 3 day event included numerous networking opportunities including a dinner cruise along Newport Beach.  Everyone had a great time and new business friendships made.

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Keith, Hans (CMI Concept), Ed, Stuart and Scott (Advance Vehicle Engineering)


Corey Mayeda and Eric Yeung from Geomagic


Keith, Matt Melis and Ed

The presentation preceding Ed and Keith’s was given by Matt Melis from NASA.  Matt’s one hour presentation on the Space Shuttle program was excellent and he went into great detail of the Columbia incident and the investigation that included extensive use of Capture 3d ATOS scanners.  After about four words into Matt’s presentation, Keith told Ed he knew this guy!  Matt has produced a couple of the finest video on the Space Shuttle you will ever see!  They have been going viral on YouTube.  He worked with Lucas Films on the second one below with enhanced sound.  Click on the photos below to view each YouTube video.


Ascent – Commemorating Shuttle


Riding the Booster with enhanced sound

Fun In Corona!

No trip to Southern California would be complete without a trip to our second favorite airport…Corona.  Ed and Keith stopped by for a day of flying with Dave Stevenson and Tim Manzo.  Photo highlights below!


Ed hops in the front seat while pilot Dave Stevenson takes the rear

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New iOS App

Android smart phone users have been using the NAE™ App for several months.  Now iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users can download the free app!  Read all the updates, and view photos and video from your smart phone.

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International Manufacturing  Technology Show September 10-15

Team North American Eagle™ will be headed on the road again this September 10th through the 15th as they  make an appearance at the IMTS 2012 Show in Chicago IL.  Ed, Keith, and Steve Green will be appearing in the Geomagic Software and IMS Software booths during the show.  Below is the giant 8 ft high by 17 ft long banner that will be hanging in the IMS Software Booth!  Along with our 7 foot model and 55 inch LED screens blasting out NAE video;  the three will be on-hand to sign autographs and answer questions.  Look for more information in the near future.


New Lenovo Video

Lenovo recently released a new video featuring the North American Eagle™ .  The NAE™  scenes were edited by Steve Wallace. Team NAE™  uses Lenovo ThinkStations and ThinkPad for aerodynamic and engineering analysis.  Click on the photo below and watch this exciting video!

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