-NAM: America Ranks No. 8 in Global Innovation Index
- NIST to Receive $610 Million Through Recovery Act
- CAD/CAM Pioneer Donald Welbourn Dies
QC-CALC SPC is now 21 CFR Part 11 Compliant
In mid 2008, Prolink added the necessary features to QC-CALC to make it comply with the FDA's 21 CFR Part 11 regulation.
Features include: • Auditing of all data changes with user, password, and reason code requirements • Digitally signed Adobe PDF report creation • Electronic signature image support on all reports • Password maintenance ability including expiration, auditing of failed attempts, and deactivation • Support for LDAP servers
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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Instron systems are used extensively by the biomedical industry for test applications ranging from biomaterials, such as human and bio-engineered tissues, to devices using medical-grade plastics, including syringes. A 5545 single column system fitted with a syringe fixture is used to collect force versus time data, and to determine the peak load and load values at specified points of plunger displacement. View our online biomedical testing solutions.
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. FULL STORY>>
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>>
June 9-11 The International Robots, Machine Vision & Motion Control Show, Rosemont, IL. Robotic Industries Association (RIA), (734) 994-6088. www.robots-vision-show.info
CMM T-Slot Fixture System 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.
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. FULL STORY>>
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>>
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>>
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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