- Chrysler Transmission Plant Receives Shingo Award
- Manufacturers Join Obama for Launch of Economic Recovery Board
The EPOCH 1000 Series Digital Ultrasonic Flaw Detectors combine the highest level of performance for conventional portable flaw detection with the power of phased array imaging. The EPOCH 1000, 1000iR and 1000i feature a new horizontal case style with full VGA display, knob and navigation arrows for parameter adjustment, and full EN12668-1 compliance. The advanced conventional ultrasonic functionality of the EPOCH 1000 series is augmented in the EPOCH 1000i with phased array imaging capabilities.
GENEVA-The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), developer of international standards, has achieved a new membership record for the organization, which now comprises the national standards institutes of 160 countries. FULL STORY>>
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Our updated 4th Edition Accessories Catalog details, in full color images, a broad range of accessories to enhance your materials testing systems, as well as various technical tips for general materials testing. In addition to the print and online catalog, we offer a free Accessories Newsletter to keep you up to date on the latest news and special offers. Visit us online for more information!
KOKOMO, IN-Chrysler LLC's Indiana Transmission Plant II (ITP II), located in Kokomo, IN, has been awarded the 2008-2009 Shingo Silver Medallion for operational excellence. The philosophy of the Shingo Prize is that world-class performance for quality, cost and delivery can be achieved through lean principles and techniques in core manufacturing and business processes. FULL STORY>>
Dimensional Mark Up Language Updated
SOUTHFIELD, MI-The Dimensional Mark Up Language (DML) has been updated, incorporating changes and input from industry, to enhance the robustness of the specification, says the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG). FULL STORY>>
Quality e-Marketplace: Wireless Data Collection System
Wireless data collection has obvious safety and convenience benefits for manufacturing environments. While earlier attempts at shop-floor wireless have been unable to deliver acceptable reliability, DataSure from Starrett provides a robust, reliable solution that works with Starrett and other manufacturers' tools in electrically noisy shops, labs and large plants. DataSure can cover thousands of square feet while reliably preserving the integrity of measurement data.
FMA Announces Metal Fabricating Scholarship Contest
ROCKFORD, IL-The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA) Foundation and software provider SolidWorks Corp. announce the "GO-Brennan" Scholarships. High school, trade school and college students are invited to apply for the scholarships. To qualify for the competition, students must plan to attend a trade school or two-year community college this fall for classes in welding or other metal fabricating processes. FULL STORY>>
Listen to Quality's New Q-Cast Podcasts!
BENSENVILLE, IL-Quality Magazine announces the launch of Q-Cast, podcasts that offer a quick and easy way to gain new insights that will improve your company's bottom line. Tune in. It's FREE. The first two Q-Casts feature interviews with the top two companies on Quality's Leadership 100, appearing in March 2009: Nuclear Filter Technology of Golden, CO, and American IV Products Inc, Harmans, MD.
Manufacturers Join Obama for Launch of Economic Recovery Board
WASHINGTON, D.C.-A group of seven senior executives of small manufacturing companies, all members of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), recently attended the launch of the President's new Economic Recovery Advisory Board, chaired by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker. FULL STORY>>
Klontech Becomes Sheffield Distributor for Western States
SCOTTSDALE, AZ-Metrology distributor Klontech Industrial Sales has been named the master distributor of Sheffield Cordax coordinate measuring machines (CMM) for Southern California, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. FULL STORY>>
Cognex Launches Acquisition Alliance
NATICK, MA-Cognex Corp., maker of vision software and vision tools, has announced the launch of the Cognex Acquisition Alliance. Through the alliance, Cognex establishes technical and marketing relationships with camera manufacturers. FULL STORY>>
Odds are that those reading this article are already using computer software for quality management, test and inspection. While a manufacturer may be perfectly happy with the company's current software features and functionality, the software may fall short on scalability and performance needs.