Vol. 5 No. 34

Volume 5, Issue 34

In this issue of Quality Magazine's UPDATE: 

- ISO Publishes ISO 9001: 2008

Manufacturing Technology Consumption Up 11.4% in 2008

SPEEA and Boeing Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

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Industry News

ISO Publishes ISO 9001: 2008


GENEVA-ISO has published ISO 9001: 2008, Quality Management Systems - Requirements, the latest edition of the standard used worldwide as the framework for quality management systems (QMS). FULL STORY>>

Product Spotlight:


The new 300 lb capacity ESM301 PC controlled force tester is an ideal solution for a range of tension and compression tests. Features include integrated travel indication, cycling between limit switches, travel values, or force values, password protection, overload protection, PC control, and much more.

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Quality 2009 Conferences Open for Registration

ORLANDO, FL-The Quality Measurement, NDT and Vision & Sensors Conferences,  to be held at the Caribe Royale Orlando, May 4 to 7, 2009, in Orlando, FL, are now open for registration. Celebrating its 11th year, the 2009 Quality Measurement Conference (QMC) will deliver new and expanded topics that focus on measurement applications on the manufacturing floor, as well as dimensional measurement issues and strategies. Register Now>>

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The Synergy 200A bundle comprises a 2.2-pound computer preloaded with the company's entry-level Synergy statistical process control (SPC) software. The software is designed for data collection, charting, process monitoring, analysis and reporting of an unlimited number of variable-dimensional measurement-characteristics for each manufactured part, assembly or process. Operators also can access e-mail, the Internet, spreadsheet, word processing, presentation software or other business applications.

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Manufacturing Technology Consumption Up 11.4%


MCLEAN, VA-September U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $439.51 million, according to the AMTDA and the AMT. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTC program, was up 32% from August but down 1.4% from the total of $445.56 million reported for September 2007. With a year-to-date total of $3,462.69 million, 2008 is up 11.4% compared with 2007.

Current Issue



Baumer Creates Motion Control Division


Cognex Announces Cost-Cutting


Gagemaker Releases Catalog

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Deadline Extended to 
November 21, 2008

Coming Events

January 19-22, 2009        
Lean Six Sigma & Process Improvement Summit 2009, Orlando. IQPC, (800) 882-8684. www.leansixsigmasummit.com/index.php

February 10-12, 2009           
Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West, Anaheim, CA. Canon Communications LLC, (310) 445-4200.

February 23-25, 2009 
Intermediate SmartGD&T for Design, Manufacturing & Inspection, San Jose, CA. Multi Metrics Inc., (888) 422-3423. www.multimetrics.com/publicSeminars.aspx

March 9-10, 2009                 
17th Annual International Conference on ISO 9000, Orlando. International Conference on ISO 9000, (866) 500-3383. www.iso9000conference.com

March 11-12, 2009                    
2009 Lean & Six Sigma Conference, Orlando. International Lean & Six Sigma Conference, (866) 500-3383.  www.6sigmaconference.com

March 11-12, 2009                
AM Expo/ATX South, Charlotte, NC. Canon Communications LLC, (310) 445-4200.

March 30-April 2, 2009           
WESTEC, Los Angeles. Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), (800) 733-4763.




New White Paper:

Choosing the Right Extensometer for Every Materials Testing Application

                                      QMC 2009 Call for Papers

Deadline Extended to November 26, 2008

ORLANDO-The Quality Measurement Conference is now accepting abstracts for presentations. Please provide a 150-200 word abstract by November 26, 2008. The conferences will be held at the Caribe Royale Orlando May 4-7, 2009, in Orlando, FL.

Metris to Incorporate SpecMetrix Technology

FORT WORTH, TX-Metrology provider Metris and Sensory Analytics, provider of noncontact coating measurement solutions, announce that Metris will incorporate SpecMetrix coating measurement technologies from Sensory into its iGPS tracking and positioning system, a large-scale metrology solution. FULL STORY>>

SPEEA and Boeing Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contracts

SEATTLE - Tentative agreement was reached today between the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001, and the Boeing Co. on new four-year contracts covering 21,000 engineers and technical workers. FULL STORY>>

Everything You Need to Know Before You Ask About Custom Gaging

There are many applications - aside from those where custom gaging is the only possible solution - where custom tailoring a gage for an application can speed things up, improve accuracy, incorporate multiple measurements, generate sophisticated analysis or otherwise add value to the process. FULL STORY>>

by George Schuetz

Laser Design Signs QMT as Distributor 

MINNEAPOLIS-Laser Design Inc., supplier of 3-D laser scanners, has signed a distribution agreement with 3-D measurement solutions provider Quality Measurement Technology (QMT) in Auburn, WA, for its Surveyor 3-D laser scanning system with respect to the northwestern United States. FULL STORY>>

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