Vol. 6 No. 16

Volume 6, Issue 16

In this issue of Quality Magazine's UPDATE: 

- Automotive Suppliers Appeal to Congress

- AMT Testifies Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking

- My American Jobs Presents Contest

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Industry News

Automotive Suppliers Appeal to Congress


WASHINGTON, D.C.-Wes Smith, president of E&E Manufacturing, testified on May 13, 2009, before the House Small Business Committee at a hearing examining the economic impact of the domestic auto crisis on small suppliers throughout the United States, according to the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). FULL STORY>>

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Epoch 1000


The EPOCH 1000 Series Digital Ultrasonic Flaw Detectors combine the highest level of performance for conventional portable flaw detection with the power of phased array imaging. The EPOCH 1000, 1000iR and 1000i feature a new horizontal case style with full VGA display, knob and navigation arrows for parameter adjustment, and full EN12668-1 compliance. The advanced conventional ultrasonic functionality of the EPOCH 1000 series is augmented in the EPOCH 1000i with phased array imaging capabilities.

AMT Testifies Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking


MCLEAN, VA-The importance of restoring available credit to ensure a strong U.S. manufacturing technology industry to support the nation's economy and defense industrial base was the subject when Eugene Haffely, Jr., chief operating officer of Dayton, Ohio-based Assembly and Test Worldwide Inc. and a member of the board of the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), testified on May 13, 2009, before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee's Economic Policy Subcommittee. FULL STORY>>

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Stratasys Joins Direct Manufacturing Research Center


PADERBORN, GERMANY-The Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC) at the University of Paderborn officially started operations. Siemens, Stratasys, Stükerjürgen and JetAviation join the industrial consortium as new members. The center was formed last year to further the development of direct manufacturing processes and systems. FULL STORY>>

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Moody International Certification Changes Name


W.S. Tyler is Recognized for Safety Record


Nixon Gear Attains ISO 9001: 2008 Certification

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Coming Events

June 9-11     
The Atlantic Design and Manufacturing Show, New York. Canon Communications LLC, (310) 445-4200. www.canontradeshows.com

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

June 9-11     
MD&M East, New York. Canon Communications LLC, (310) 445-4200. www.canontradeshows.com

June 22-26           
The International Plastics Showcase (NPE) 2009, Chicago. The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. (SPI), (202) 974-5235.  www.npe.org 

July 26-30           
NCSL International 2009 Workshop and Symposium, San Antonio, TX.  NCSL International, (303) 440-3339.
September 22-24    
Quality Expo, Rosemont, IL. Canon Communications LLC, (310) 445-4200.

September 28 to October 1           
Aero & Defense Test, Baltimore, MD. Leading Edge Events & Media Ltd., (800) 913-5022.



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Professional of the Year

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Quality e-Marketplace:        Mitutoyo ID-C Digimatic Indicators

Mitutoyo's newly redesigned ID-C Digimatic indicator combines numerous advances to create the category's most user-friendly digital indicator. The new ID-C indicator starts with the foundation of Mitutoyo's Absolute measuring system eliminating the need for re-setting the origin at power-on, improving efficiency and repeatability. Key improvements include: Variable resolution settings and a calculator function. To improve readability and usability, the display area has been enlarged by 50%; the plunger release stroke has been extended; and the lifting function expanded.

                     Mitutoyo America Corp. · (630) 820-9666 · www.mitutoyo.com

My American Jobs Presents Contest

GLENDALE, AZ-My American Jobs Inc., which earlier this year established a process aimed at identifying and certifying products made in the United States, is conducting a contest that allows consumers to select the company they feel embodies the qualities of U.S. manufacturing. FULL STORY>>

  Q-Tube-header-SUB New Video Added to Q-Tube: Color Measurement Technology 
                                      X-Rite Inc.

This video covers the evolution of color science and solutions, and introduces the xDNA, a new color measurement system that takes information from instrument to screen in less than 10 seconds. X-Rite's expertise in inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color helps users get color right the first time and every time, which translates to better quality and reduced costs. WATCH VIDEO>>

Geomagic Studio 11 Earns Autodesk Inventor Certification


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC-Geomagic has announced that Geomagic Studio 11 has earned full certification for use with Autodesk Inventor 2009 and 2010 software under the Autodesk Inventor Certified Applications program. The certification indicates that Geomagic Studio has reached the highest levels of quality and interoperability when working with Autodesk Inventor software. FULL STORY>>

Robots Inspect It All

The appeal of robotic inspection lies in its flexibility, as well as improvements in product quality and productivity. Having the ability to change product mix rapidly is a selling point, as is the reduction in scrap and rework. FULL STORY>>

by Michelle Bangert

Winchester Labs Receives ISO 13485 Certification

NASHUA, NH-Winchester Laboratories of St. Charles, IL, has received ISO 13485: 2003 certification from the National Standards Authority of Ireland Inc. (NSAI). Winchester Laboratories is the maker of SalJet, a solution for small volume sterile saline application. FULL STORY>>

Quality Webinars Archived: Watch Now if You Missed It Live! 

BENSENVILLE, IL-If you missed last week's Quality webinar "Quality Strategies that Slash Costs," presented by Steve Wise, VP of Statistical Methods, InfinityQS International, and sponsored by InfinityQS, Click Here to view a replay.

 Document Collaboration and Control

Tightly integrated, comprehensive systems work to control document access and revisions across the enterprise from within a single, centralized department.

                                             by Mike Jovanis

ASME Pushes for Government Action on a National Energy Policy


NEW YORK-The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), in collaboration with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE-USA), has issued a proclamation outlining critical national energy priorities and programs for the Obama Administration and the U.S. Congress to consider in the next several years. FULL STORY>>

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