Vol. 6 No. 7

Volume 6, Issue 7

In this issue of Quality Magazine's UPDATE: 

- NAM: America Ranks No. 8 in Global Innovation Index

- NIST to Receive $610 Million Through Recovery Act

CAD/CAM Pioneer Donald Welbourn Dies

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Industry News

NAM: America Ranks No. 8 in Global Innovation Index


WASHINGTON, D.C.-United States ranked eighth in innovation leadership among 110 countries, according to a report produced jointly by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Manufacturing Institute (MI). FULL STORY>>

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March Feature:
Remembering Walter A. Shewhart

NIST to Receive $610 Million Through Recovery Act


GAITHERSBURG, MD-The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) reports that it will receive $610 million in funds as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The agency says it will use the funds for programs that support U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness.

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CAD/CAM Pioneer Donald Welbourn Dies


BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM-Donald Welbourn, a pioneer of computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) research and development in the United Kingdom, has died at the age of 93. FULL STORY>>

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Coming Events

March 31-April 2
The Vision Show, Phoenix, AZ. The Automated Imaging Association (AIA), (734) 994-6088. www.machinevisiononline.org 

April 22-23           
BIOMEDevice, Boston, MA. Canon Communications LLC, (310) 445-4200.

May 4-7           
Quality Measurement Conference (QMC), Orlando. Quality Magazine, (888) 530-6714.

May 4-7           
Quality NDT Conference (QNDTC), Orlando. Quality Magazine, (888) 530-6714.  www.qualitymag.com/qmc  

May 4-7           
Quality Vision & Sensors Conference (QVSC), Orlando. Quality Magazine, (888) 530-6714. 

May 11-13           
Quality Symposium 2009, Phoenix. CIS Software, (613) 577-4417.  www.cissoftware.com

June 9-11    
The International Robots, Machine Vision & Motion Control Show, Rosemont, IL. Robotic Industries Association (RIA), (734) 994-6088.


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The T-slot modular fixture system for 3-D coordinate metrology features a fabricated T-slot fixture plate that can be produced at a fraction of the cost of traditional tooling plates. The plate and integrated component kit significantly reduce the cost of acquiring a CMM fixture system and improves the functionality. T-slot systems offer infinite positioning of locating components, which simplifies fixture construction. The T-slots are combined with a laser engraved reference system. This provides clear documentation of the fixture setup for easy repeatability.  

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Jeol and College of Microscopy Increase Partnership


PEABODY, MA-Jeol USA, supplier of electron microscopes, and the College of Microscopy, the education division of the McCrone Group, have announced an increased partnership and joint commitment to improving the study of microscopy. FULL STORY>>


GE Unveils Joint NDT Application Center in Shanghai 

SHANGHAI, CHINA-Manufacturer of nondestructive testing (NDT) products GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies and SGS-CSTC, a Chinese joint venture of SGS group, an inspection, verification, testing and certification company, unveiled a joint nondestructive testing (NDT) application center in Shanghai.

Inaugural Canadian Quality Congress Call for Papers


WINNIPEG, CANADA-The technical program committee for the First Canadian Quality Congress is seeking papers on best practices and case study applications in all areas of total quality management and business excellence. FULL STORY>>

Five Steps to Selecting Styli

Choosing an appropriate stylus for an application means the difference between meeting the application's needs and missing them. The stylus delivers the measurement or form information to the probe.

by Maggie McFadden

Fanfare and Agilent to Offer Integrated Testing Solution


MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA-Fanfare, provider of testing solutions, has announced it is partnering with Agilent Technologies to offer joint customers the ability to seamlessly integrate their test assets and automate complex system testing. FULL STORY>>

Datalogic Moving Manufacturing to the United States


EUGENE, OR-Datalogic Mobile, manufacturer of mobile computers, announces that manufacturing of the Pegaso mobile computer will be moved to the company's Eugene, OR, facility. FULL STORY>>

Blogs: Views from Quality  
Industry experts and editors from Quality Magazine share their views on the latest in quality and manufacturing--and we want your feedback!

Jim's Gems: Aiming Too Low
When you've reached the goal that you have set for yourself, refocus and set another, further-reaching goal.

by Jim L. Smith

Managing Changing Expectations: Manage with Vision
When using the term vision for managing an organization, to vision is to look into the future and imagine how much better it can be. After all, is that not what continuous improvement and preventive action really is?
by Peter Sanderson

Quality Remix:  Hear what your colleagues have to say!
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