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ARTICLE OF THE HOUR Vibration Control
Identifying and Controlling Vibrations in the Workplace
In an environment where both industry and research are working in a micron realm, vibration can play havoc with the outcome. This article explains how to identify and control vibration in the workplace. Vibration control plays a critical role in research and industry. Mechanical noise, for example, can obscure high-resolution images and affect the quality of nanotechnology processes. Fortunately, vibration can be controlled through proper experimentation, process design and the use of...