-Fisker Automotive to Buy U.S. Assembly Plant for Hybrid Production
- NIST Receives Highest Honor from AIAG
- Quality Plant and Pro of the Year Nomination Deadline Extended
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Fisker to Produce Hybrids in U.S. WILMINGTON, DE-Fisker Automotive has selected the Wilmington Assembly plant in Wilmington, DE, for use in the manufacture of plug-in hybrid cars. FULL STORY>>
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A leading precision plastic components and assemblies injection molder replaced an analog tensile testing machine with a state-of-the-art ADMET eXpert 5603 universal testing machine, resulting in enhanced productivity and accuracy. (more...)
GAITHERSBURG, MD-The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been awarded the 2009 Automotive Industry Action Group's (AIAG) Chairman's Award, the organization's highest honor. FULL STORY>>
Nominate the 2010 Quality Plant and Professional of the Year
BENSENVILLE, IL-Quality Magazine is seeking nominations for the 2010 Quality Professional and Plant of the Year. Take the time to nominate a colleague who has taught you what quality is all about or a plant where quality is a way of life. Deadline extended to November 6, 2009. FULL STORY>>
March 23-25 WESTEC, Los Angeles. Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), (800) 733-4763. www.sme.org
Fast, Easy, Non-destructive Screening and Analysis
Shimadzu's new X-ray fluorescence spectrometer offers fast, high-sensitivity measurements of all light-to-heavy elements. Fully automated procedures, from measurement to display of results, simplify analysis for all users. The EDX-GP features Shimadzu's proprietary semiconductor detector to ensure high-sensitivity, high-resolution, and high-precision measurement, special filters, a large sample chamber, a sample observation function, and advanced, easy-to-use software. Learn more.
ANAB Vice President to Chair International Accreditation Forum
MILWAUKEE, WI-Randy A. Dougherty of the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) has been elected chair of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), the world association of national accreditation bodies for management systems, products and personnel. Dougherty is ANAB vice president and oversees all activities related to the accreditation programs of ANAB. FULL STORY>>
Ansys Named to Forbes 200 Best Small Companies List
SOUTHPOINTE, PA-Ansys Inc., maker of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, has been included on the Forbes 200 Best Small Companies in America list, ranking 85th. This is the seventh time that Ansys has made the list during the past nine years. FULL STORY>>
New River Kinematics Opens New Facility
WILLIAMSBURG, VA-New River Kinematics Inc. (NRK), a metrology software provider, has opened a new facility in Williamsburg, VA. The eight-acre campus consists of two custom designed buildings that offer 20,000 square feet of space. Included is 6,000 square feet of lab space specifically dedicated to the continued research and development of the company's metrology and production application software. FULL STORY>>
Douglas Woods, president of the Association for Manufacturing Technology, testified in front of the U.S. House Committee on Small Business a few months ago (See first podcast here.) Quality caught up with Woods again to see how the recovery was coming, along with his insights on the current and future state of manufacturing, and all the buzz about "being green."
Dave Huether, chief economist at the National Association of Manufacturers, discusses the association's Labor Day Report, which talks about the economic recovery and when manufacturers can expect continued recovery.
SMA to Open U.S. Manufacturing Plant
NIESTETAL, GERMANY-The SMA Group of Companies (SMA) will establish an additional production facility in Denver, CO, for the manufacture of solar inverters. At its inauguration, the yearly production capacity of the new facility will be around one gigawatt with an option for expansion. The central SMA site for production, as well as research and development, in Niestetal and Kassel (Germany) will continue to grow in the years to come. FULL STORY>>