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- NIST 2009 R&D Competition to Include Manufacturing
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Manufacturers Rolling Up Their Sleeves
WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA-Instead of reflecting the troubles of the current economic climate, the results of EASTEC's annual attendee survey suggest that manufacturers are ready to work harder, smarter and invest in their future. FULL STORY>>
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The CyberSensor is a temperature-humidity monitor that works in combination with GAGEtrak v6.5 or higher. CyberSensor monitors the temperature and relative humidity of a calibration environment, making calibrations even more precise. CyberSensor connects to a computer via a USB port.
ORLANDO, FL-The 2009 Quality Measurement Conference is coming next month, May 4 to 7, to the Caribe Royale Orlando, in Orlando, FL. This year's conference focuses on measurement issues and measurement in manufacturing environments. In addition, equipment suppliers will present and showcase products and services through tabletop exhibits. Click Here to Register Now!
NIST 2009 R&D Competition to Include Manufacturing
GAITHERSBURG, MD-The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced a 2009 competition for multiyear research funding in two major areas of national interest, civil infrastructure and manufacturing, under its Technology Innovation Program (TIP). FULL STORY>>
The International Robots, Machine Vision & Motion Control Show, Rosemont, IL. Robotic Industries Association (RIA), (734) 994-6088. www.robots-vision-show.info
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SME to Expand 2009 Gateway Academy Pre-Engineering Program
DEARBORN, MI-The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has awarded a $60,000 matching grant for the expansion of the SME Education Foundation's Gateway Academy-a one-week pre-engineering summer program designed to introduce students, 7th through 9th grade, to the fundamentals of math, engineering, technology and science. FULL STORY>>
Last Chance for Early-Bird Registration for ASQ's 2009 Conference
MILWAUKEE-Save $100 on your registration if you register through April 3, 2009, for the American Society for Quality's (ASQ) 2009 World Conference on Quality and Improvement, occurring May 18 to 20, 2009, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. FULL STORY>>
Lockheed Martin MS2 Tactical Systems-Clearwater Operations, the 2009 Quality Plant of the Year in the large plant division, makes quality and continuous improvement a priority.
by Michelle Bangert
Manufacturers Applaud Senator Specter for Opposing Card Check Legislation
WASHINGTON, D.C.-The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and the National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) applauded Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter for announcing his opposition to the "Employee Free Choice Act," also known as card check. 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