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DEARBORN, MI-The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has announced its annual list of "Innovations that Could Change the Way You Manufacture." FULL STORY>>
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A bio products company using an ADMET eXpert 5601 to determine the tensile strength of substrate materials is able to properly tension rollers in the manufacturing process to prevent elongation. (more...)
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Despite Pressures, Compliance and Quality Still Important
HOLMDEL, NJ-According to a Sparta Systems sponsored survey, recent supplier quality-related headlines and economic concerns have had little impact on managers' day-to-day job functions or companies' overall quality management efforts. FULL STORY>>
Imperium Announces Joint Project with Boeing
SILVER SPRING, MD-Imperium Inc., maker of the portable ultrasound imaging camera the Acoustocam, has announced a partnership with Boeing for remote wireless inspection capabilities. 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
Quality e-Marketplace: Machine Vision Fixture
R&R Modular Fixtures make Vision Systems more productive. No more wasting time and money with cumbersome and unrepeatable part setups. R&R Fixture setups are easily created with components that are simple to use and can be quickly rearranged in just a matter of minutes, then documented using the FixtureBuilder software. Mini components allow access to detailed features of small parts without obstructing the backlight or probe path.
Rep. Paul Ryan Honored for Supporting the Manufacturing Agenda
KENOSHA, WI-Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) received the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. The NAM award honors federal lawmakers whose voting records have consistently supported manufacturing in America. FULL STORY>>
Admet to Give Away $30,000 Test System
NORWOOD, MA-Admet Inc. is celebrating 20 years in business. In recognition of the milestone, the company is offering a free, turnkey biomedical or biomaterials testing system valued at up to $30,000 to a company or university operating in the United States. FULL STORY>>
Sneak Preview: Quality 2009 Plant of the Year Winners
The April issue of Quality Magazine will feature our 2009 Plant of the Year winners, Personna American Safety Razor (Small Plant Division) and Lockheed Martin Clearwater (Large Plant Division). Get a sneak peak by listening to Q-Cast Podcasts. Lockheed Martin's Bob Hewell discusses the success the company has achieved by driving a culture of continuous improvement. Personna's Melissa Bailey discusses the challenges many manufacturers face and some of the solutions her company has implemented.
MILWAUKEE-The American Society for Quality (ASQ) has announced a new education and training system-the ASQ Learning Institute. The institute will house all of ASQ's learning offerings in one location, providing members with free access to online tools that will customize and track their learning progress. FULL STORY>>
Organizations use calibration management software to help achieve compliance to industry standards and regulations. It facilitates an organization's effort to maintain accurate gage calibration records and-ultimately-correctly calibrated gages.
by Steve Wichelecki
C.ideas Buys Two More Fortus FDM Systems
MINNEAPOLIS-Fortus, maker of 3-D production systems and a brand of Stratasys Inc., has announced that C.ideas, a fused deposition modeling (FDM) service bureau, has purchased two additional Maxum 3-D production systems. FULL STORY>>
Laboratory Testing Inc. Celebrates 25th Anniversary
HATFIELD, PA-Materials testing, nondestructive testing and calibration services provider Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Robert W. McVaugh, Sr. started the company with 20 employees in 1984. 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