Workshops for Warriors Secures Patent for Leveling MachinesApril 1, 2017
Workshops for Warriors (WFW), a nonprofit school providing veterans with free training and nationally recognized industry credentials in CAD/CAM programming, CNC machining and welding, has obtained a patent for a product that levels machines on support surfaces. Secured by Fish & Richardson P.C., a global patent, intellectual property and commercial-litigation law firm, the solution reportedly offers a quick and easy way of leveling large, industrial machines that are anywhere from 1⁄8 to 12 in. off-level.
Says Hernán Luis y Prado, WFW founder: “There are numerous benefits to this patent. In addition to fostering creativity and innovation internally, it also offers a sustainable revenue stream for WFW while providing training and experience for our veterans.”
Instead of having to manufacture an offset for any machine that’s not level, the WFW-devised system includes a set of ruggedized shims that lock together. They securely hold a piece of equipment by locking the foot of the machine without having all of the leveling support structure give way, slide or move once the machine begins to vibrate.
Workshops for Warriors: www.wfwusa.org
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