The new SPC Office Buddy 3.2 can automatically create any custom Excel report, first article or PPAP using existing SPC data in seconds. Cutting and pasting of data and tolerances is no longer required. Operators can add either Minitab or Prolink Charts directly to the Excel report without typing, and automatically launch the report directly from within QC-CALC as data is collected from a CMM.
ERLANGER, KY-Toyota will add capacity at its engine plant in Huntsville, AL, to increase North American production of four-cylinder engines. The expansion will allow Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama (TMMAL) to produce 216,000 four-cylinder engines annually. Production will begin by summer 2011. FULL STORY>>
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Extreme speed makeover
In this business climate a new machine can be difficult to justify. Consider transforming your current CMM with state-of-the-art REVO 5-axis technology from Renishaw. Upgrade machine sensors, control systems and software and make virtually any CMM the ultimate in 5-axis performance and precision. A Renishaw retrofit is the ideal way to boost measurement throughput, reduce operating costs, minimize investment, and future-proof your machine. Achieve unprecedented speed and accuracy with 'one shot' calibration for infinite number of head angles. Renishaw - your ONE STOP SHOP for CMM retrofits. www.renishaw.com/cmmretrofit
BENSENVILLE, IL-Proposals are being accepted for the 12th annual Quality Measurement Conference (QMC), to be held March 22 to 25, 2010, at Marriot World Center, Orlando. FULL STORY>>
Hexagon Announces Cash for Clunkers Program
NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI-Hexagon Metrology is offering cash rebates for "clunker" coordinate measuring machine (CMM) software. Often a CMM's software and computer hardware becomes antiquated long before the frame wears out. FULL STORY>>
Quality e-Marketplace: New Mobile Handheld for GageWay Wireless MicroRidge will introduce the first wireless and mobile measurement collection system in September at Quality Expo. RoverBase receives measurements wirelessly from the Universal Mobile Module, and displays that information in Visual Collect measurement collection and analysis software. RoverBase also includes a high resolution color touch screen, simultaneously connects multiple types of gages, and transfers measurements to any SPC software. The ruggedized handheld weighs 18.3 oz and fits comfortably in the palm of your hand.
Motor Vehicle Parts Suppliers Urge Administration to Assist Industry
WASHINGTON, D.C.-In a letter sent on August 26, 2009, to President Barack Obama, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) urged the administration to continue to explore ways to provide additional assistance to motor vehicle parts suppliers and communities with significant supplier employment. FULL STORY>>
Digital Torque Screwdriver Model: DID-4
• Programmable High/Low setpoints with audible beep and Green/Red LED indicator • Peak, Real Time, Peak Down and Continuous Output modes • Selectable units ozf-in, lbf-in, kgf-cm, N-cm and N-m • USB data output • Statistics: number of data, Max, Min, Avg • 800 data memory • CW, CCW ratchet and fixed operation • 1/4" Phillips tips, AC charger and carrying case included
Hoto Instruments • 3100 Dundee Road • Suite 707 • Northbrook, IL 60062 (866) 527-4666 • (847) 564-2260 • www.hoto-instruments.com
Seminar for Automotive Suppliers Expanding into New Industries
BOXBOROUGH, MA-Intertek, a provider of quality and safety solutions, is presenting a seminar addressing the specific quality management system (QMS) considerations of automotive suppliers that are expanding into new industries. FULL STORY>>
Founded in 1880, The L.S. Starrett Co. has products for a broad range of measurement applications from medical to aerospace. Starrett strives to provide custom tailored measurement solutions for every application, at the best possible price. Learn more about Starrett and what it can offer your company. WATCH VIDEO>>
Quality Controlled Manufacturing Awarded Supplier Gold Status
SAN DIEGO, CA-Quality Controlled Manufacturing Inc. (QCMI), manufacturer of machined components and assemblies, has received Supplier Gold status from United Technologies Corp. (UTC), provider of products and services to the building and aerospace industries, and its subsidiary Hamilton Sundstrand, supplier of aerospace and industrial products. FULL STORY>>
Rob Knake, accreditation officer at the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) - a nonprofit accreditation body - takes us through the steps of accrediting a calibration laboratory, what to expect, the costs and the biggest obstacles a lab faces during the process.
GE and FANUC Announce Agreement to Dissolve Joint Venture
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA-GE and FANUC announced that the two companies have agreed to dissolve the GE Fanuc Automation Corporation joint venture. This agreement would allow each company to refocus its investments to grow its existing businesses and pursue its respective core industry expertise. FULL STORY>>