Vol. 6 No. 26

Volume 6, Issue 26

In this issue of Quality Magazine's UPDATE: 

-  SBA Emergency Loans for Small Businesses Available 

Quality Measurement Conference 2010 Call for Papers

- New Q-Cast Podcast: Understanding a Management System

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Industry News

SBA Emergency Loans for Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The Small Business Administration's (SBA) American Recovery Capital Loan (ARC) program offers deferred-payment loans of up to $35,000 to viable small companies experiencing immediate financial hardship. FULL STORY>>

Quality e-Premier Product:

Video Measurement


The iNEXIV VMA-2520 is a fully automated video measurement system appropriate for measuring dimensional features relating to semiconductor packaging, probing and test fixturing applications. The system is designed to measure 3-D workpieces. It offers a 200-millimeter Z-axis measuring range together with an optical system featuring a 73.5-millimeter working distance.

Nikon Instruments Inc.

Quality Measurement Conference 2010 Call for Papers


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. This year's conference will focus on measurement issues and measurement in manufacturing environments. FULL STORY>>

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Starrett Sponsors Solar-Powered Racing Team


ATHOL, MA-The L.S. Starrett Co. sponsored the University of Michigan's solar engineering team in the creation of its newest solar-powered racecar, Infinium. The sponsorship included a range of precision tools. The car will be raced in the World Solar Challenge, in which teams from technical institutions around the world design, build and race solar-powered cars in a cross-country event.

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Insulet Chooses Pilgrim


ixmation Chicago Relocates

Chemsultants Receives A2LA Accreditation

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Coming Events

September 22-24    
Quality Expo, Rosemont, IL. Canon Communications LLC, (310) 445-4200. www.qualityexpo.com

September 29 - October 1           
Aero & Defense Test, Baltimore, MD. Leading Edge Events & Media Ltd., (800) 913-5022.

October 3-7                
Infusion 2009, San Antonio, TX. InfinityQS, (703) 961-0200.

October 19-23           
ASNT Fall Conference & Quality Testing Show, Columbus, OH. The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), (800) 222-2768. www.asnt.org

October 25-29          
MS&T 2009, Pittsburgh, PA. The American Ceramic Society, (607) 533-7000.

November 3-5           
Vision 2009, Stuttgart, Germany. Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH, +49 (0)711 185600. www.messe-stuttgart.de/vision  

November 9-11       
Quality Symposium 2009, Phoenix. CIS Software, (613) 577-4417.


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Toyota Industrial Equipment Honors Top Suppliers

COLUMBUS, IN-Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg. Inc. (TIEM), the U.S. manufacturing plant for Toyota lift trucks, announced the winners of its annual Supplier of the Year Award. The Quality Cost Delivery (QCD) award is given to TIEM suppliers whose quality, cost and delivery exceed a 95% standard of excellence. This year, 13 winners were selected from more than 400 TIEM suppliers. FULL STORY>>

New Q-Cast Podcast on Quality Online

Robert DuPuy of LRQA North America shares his thoughts on issues clients are facing today, defines management systems, and discusses how mature and robust management systems can be important during these economic times.
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North American Automotive Quality Core Tool Certification

SOUTHFIELD, MI-The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) has quality core tools courses available. The courses verify that suppliers have the knowledge to perform applicable core tools process and provide formal recognition of proficiency within and a comprehension of APQP/PPAP, FMEA, MSA and/or SPC.

Swiss Precision Announces Calibration, Certification Program

GARDEN GROVE, CA-Swiss Precision Instruments (SPI), a provider of measuring products, has announced its "Certified Right Out of the Box" program for its line of measuring instruments. Effective September 1, 2009, nearly 900 products offered by SPI will be in stock, and available for immediate shipment. FULL STORY>>

Blogs: Views from Quality  
Industry experts and editors from Quality Magazine share their views on the latest in quality and manufacturing-and we want your feedback!
Jim's Gems: What Are You Passionate About?
Motivation involves making it personal and stimulating a passion for excellence.
by Jim L. Smith

VIDEO BLOG: Job Postings, Part I
Peter's latest video blog demonstrates how to post jobs for best results.
by Peter Sanderson

Quality Remix:
Responses to: Can You Achieve Zero Defects? 
A response to naysayers on whether achieving zero defects is realistic.
by Dave Crosby

IOtech Releases 2009 Catalog

CLEVELAND-IOtech, producer of data acquisition hardware and software for use in test and measurement applications, has released the 2009 Data Acquisition Solutions Catalog. This catalog features the company's Out-of-the-Box data acquisition products and is available for download from the its Web site. FULL STORY>>


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