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Volume 6, Issue 1

In this issue of Quality Magazine's UPDATE: 

- NIST Seeks White Papers on Critical National Needs

Manufacturing Index Hits 28-Year Low

- ISO Report for Manufacturing Nanomaterials Available

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NIST Seeks White Papers on Critical National Needs


GAITHERSBURG, MD-The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is interested in detailed pitches for critical national and societal needs that could be the basis for new competitions for research funding. FULL STORY>>

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ACLASS Signs APLAC MRA for Reference Material Producers


ARLINGTON, VA-The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board/ACLASS has signed the Asia-Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) mutual recognition arrangement (MRA) for reference material producer accreditation. FULL STORY>>

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LTI Offers Immersion UT for Heavy Materials


HATFIELD, PA-Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), a testing and calibration laboratory, has expanded its immersion ultrasonic testing (UT) capabilities with the installation of a 24-foot-by-5-foot immersion tank. A two-axis, five-channel A, B and C scan immersion ultrasound system has been installed to perform testing of round material up to 20 feet long and 24 inches in diameter, and flat material up to 20 feet long and 4 feet wide, with a weight limit of 5,000 pounds.

Current Issue


Manufacturing Index Hits 28-Year Low

ISO Report for Manufacturing Nanomaterials Available


RIA Adds Six Directors to Board

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. www.sme.org/cgi-bin/get-event.pl?--001777-000007-home--SME






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MAG to Expand Vertical Machine Tool Range

ERLANGER, KY-MAG Industrial Automation Systems, a machine tool and factory automation company, has announced adjustments to its product portfolio, production sites, sales and technical support network to improve its competitive position in the vertical machining center (VMC) segment. FULL STORY>>

GKS Offers Portable Faro CMM and Laser Scanner Rentals

PLYMOUTH, MI-GKS Inspection Services, provider of dimensional inspection and 3-D laser scanning, announces that it is offering daily, weekly and monthly rentals of Faro portable measurement equipment. FULL STORY>>

Making It in Medical

The Dunlee division of Philips Healthcare has been manufacturing X-ray tubes since 1946. Acquired by Philips in 2001, the company's Aurora, IL, manufacturing facility occupies 140,000 square feet, with more than 250 employees.

by Steve Wichelecki

Instron Releases Materials Testing Accessories Catalog


NORWOOD, MA-Instron, provider of testing equipment designed to evaluate mechanical properties of materials and components, has released an updated materials testing accessories catalog. This fourth edition details a range of accessories for materials testing systems. 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: The Real Value is in the Effort
Whether on the shop floor or at home, the journey made and effort expended toward your goals is the real accomplishment.

by Jim L. Smith
Managing Expectations: Great Expectations
A quality or a management system is ultimately designed to manage expectations at all levels.

by Peter Sanderson

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