- GE to Open Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center
- NAM Supports Dispute Settlement of U.S.-China Trade
- Obama Loans $8 Billion for Advanced Automotive Technologies
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GE to Open Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center
FAIRFIELD, CT-The General Electric Co. (GE) has announced that it will open an advanced manufacturing technology and software center in Michigan. The center is expected to grow to more than 1,100 GE employees during the next few years. FULL STORY>>
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Aluquick is a fixturing system suitable for many applications. In aircraft maintenance work it can complement gages used for checking irregular shaped pipes. When extremities, position and diameters of pipes, often bent into irregular shapes, have to be checked or measured on a CMM, typically a dedicated fixture or gage is required for each individual part. The latest component additions to the reusable system enable mounting of pipes of different length, shape and diameter.
NAM Supports Dispute Settlement of U.S.-China Trade
WASHINGTON, D.C.-The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) supports the announcement by U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk that the United States and the European Union are initiating dispute settlement procedures in the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding China's export restraints on a range of raw materials important to U.S. manufacturers. FULL STORY>>
Faro Congratulates Pratt & Miller Win
LAKE MARY, FL-Faro Technologies Inc. congratulates Pratt & Miller Engineering & Fabrication, New Hudson, MI, on its win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 14, 2009. The Pratt & Miller GT1-Champion Corvette Racing Team, which is run by Pratt & Miller on behalf of General Motors, uses FaroArm measurement equipment in the design, quality control and race-specification compliance of their vehicles. FULL STORY>>
Leica T-Scan TS50-A Hexagon Metrology Inc. announces the new Leica T-Scan TS50-A hand-held laser scanner, which interfaces with the Leica Absolute Tracker. The new Leica T-Scan delivers improvements that result in a doubling of the data acquisition rate, a fifty percent improvement in scanned point density, and scanner accuracy improved by a third. Together, these changes deliver 6DoF laser scanning performance that makes contact-free measuring faster, more accurate, and more efficient.
LTI Renews Calibration and Dimensional Testing Accreditation
HATFIELD, PA-Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), provider of materials testing, nondestructive testing, specimen machining, failure analysis, dimensional inspection and calibration services, has been reapproved by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). FULL STORY>>
NIST Extends Deadline for 2009 Technology Innovation Competition
GAITHERSBURG, MD-The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is extending the deadline for submitting proposals to its Technology Innovation Program competition to 3 p.m. Eastern Time, Tuesday, July 7, 2009. The original deadline was on June 23, 2009, but technical difficulties at the Web site that accepted electronic submissions prevented some applications from being filed before the deadline. FULL STORY>>
More Quality Measurement Conference 2009 Videos on Q-Tube
BENSENVILLE, IL-The second installment of Quality Measurement Conference (QMC) 2009 videos are available on Q-Tube. The Quality Measurement Conference's keynote speaker, Dominick Carra of ARDEC, U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, discusses his organization's quality journey to winning the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2007 and beyond. He also discusses the challenges the organization faces and goals for the future. QMC 2009 included a presentation given by Quality Magazine's 2009 Professional of the Year winner H. James Harrington. Harrington talks about "dreaming big" and excelling in your career. WATCH VIDEOS>>
Obama Loans $8 Billion for Advanced Automotive Technologies
WASHINGTON, DC-The Obama Administration announced $8 billion in conditional loan commitments for the development of innovative, advanced vehicle technologies. The loan commitments include $5.9 billion for Ford Motor Co., $1.6 billion to Nissan North America Inc., and $465 million to Tesla Motors. FULL STORY>>
PHOENIX, AZ-CyberMetrics Corp. has moved to a new facility that serves as its corporate headquarters and accommodates its quality management division. FULL STORY>>
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Danatronics to Move to New Headquarters
DANVERS, MA-Danatronics, a technology company specializing in nondestructive testing (NDT), has purchased a new facility in Danvers, MA, that will serve as its headquarters, starting in early July. FULL STORY>>