Vol. 6 No. 18

Volume 6, Issue 18

In this issue of Quality Magazine's UPDATE: 

Associations Call for Supplier Protection in Wake of GM Bankruptcy

Gradient Lens Acquires FRS-Omega

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Associations Call for Supplier Protection in Wake of GM Bankruptcy


WASHINGTON, D.C. and ARLINGTON, VA-On June 1, 2009, the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), the National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) and the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) urged Congress to protect suppliers to the automotive industry in the wake of the General Motors Corp. (GM) bankruptcy. FULL STORY>>

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GKS Adds Computed Tomography to Its Services

MINNEAPOLIS, MN-GKS Inspection Services now provides computed tomography (CT) scanning services. CT scanning enables 3-D scanning of parts with very complex internal geometry. Visual access is not required for CT scanning so the process is very thorough and nondestructive. FULL STORY>>

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Gradient Lens Acquires FRS-Omega

ROCHESTER, NY-Gradient Lens Corp. has acquired FRS-Omega Inc., manufacturer of visual inspection products. The addition of FRS Omega's line of flexible fiberoptic and video borescopes gives the company an expanded product line. FULL STORY>>

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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.

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

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

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ATLANTA-MFG.com, an online marketplace for the manufacturing community, has announced the results of its latest MFGWatch Survey. More than 200 purchasing professionals and engineers from the manufacturing industry participated in the survey. Survey questions focused on the state of sourcing, sourcing preferences, company growth projections and reactions to economic conditions. FULL STORY>>

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North Star Installs CT System at University of Florida

FLORIDA-North Star Imaging has installed an X-View CT X-ray system at the University of Florida. The X-ray system configures a 225- and 450-kilovolt X-ray tube into one enclosure. It also is fitted with an MTS load cell and an Espec environmental chamber. FULL STORY>>

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ROCKVILLE, MD-Raland Technologies, provider of regulatory consulting, training and integration services to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device and energy industries, is celebrating 10 years of service. FULL STORY>>


Sparta Systems Launches Hong Kong Operations


HOLMDEL, NJ-Sparta Systems Inc., maker of TrackWise software and enterprise quality and compliance management software solutions, has opened Hong Kong operations to expand its presence in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. FULL STORY>>

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Multisensor measurement systems are capable of collecting geometric data from 3-D parts using various combinations of measurement technologies. For the most part, such systems are based on vision systems made more versatile by the addition of tactile probes as well as lasers, white light and other devices. FULL STORY>>

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