- Manufacturing Technology Consumption Up 11.4% in 2008
- SPEEA and Boeing Reach Tentative Contract Agreement
The Nortec 500 Series, Olympus' newest portable eddy current flaw detectors, incorporate a full-VGA color display, bidirectional USB port, internal balance coils, and automatic set-up and probe recognition with Powerlink probes.
The Nortec 500delivers basic single frequency eddy current inspection.
The Nortec 500S incorporates digital conductivity and coating thickness measurement and the use of rotating scanners.
The Nortec 500D also includes dual frequency capabilities.
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>>
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.
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>>
E-Marketplace: Mobile SPC 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.
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. FULL STORY>>
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. FULL STORY>>
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>>
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>>