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>>
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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.
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>>
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. FULL STORY>>
• 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
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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>>
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. FULL STORY>>
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>>
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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