Vol 6. No. 8

Volume 6, Issue 27

In this issue of Quality Magazine's UPDATE: 

- Detroit Satisfying Customers  

Danatronics Announces Rebates for Rejects

Quality Measurement Conference 2010 Call for Papers

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Detroit Satisfying Customers


ANN ARBOR, MI-Taxpayers are getting a first hint of potential returns on their investment in the American automobile industry: Detroit is doing a much better job satisfying their customers, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). After having trailed competition for a long time, domestic automakers post a large gain in ACSI. FULL STORY>>

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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.

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Danatronics Announces Rebates for Rejects Program

DANVERS, MA-In light of the slow economy and the end to the U.S. Government's popular Cash for Clunkers program, Danatronics is offering its customers a Rebates for Rejects program. Customers can trade in any working or nonoperational ultrasonic thickness gage or ultrasonic flaw detector (rejects) and receive a 25% discount off the U.S. list price of the company's EHC-09DLCW, a handheld ultrasonic thickness gage with live Color A-Scan.

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Walker Acquires Specialty International de Mexico


Four More Materials for Fortus 900mc  


IMTS Announces 2010 Plans

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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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Ansys Ranks No. 33 on Fortune's 100 Fastest Growing Companies List


SOUTHPOINTE, PA-Ansys Inc., provider of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, has been included on the 2009 Fortune 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list. Ansys is ranked number 33 overall, the only engineering simulation provider and the only Pennsylvania-based company to make the list. Of the 24 companies in the technology sector, Ansys was in the top 10, ranked at number eight.

Understanding Optical Inspection

Optical inspection is an important part of the quality process in manufacturing. It can range from quick, subjective inspection by a person to automated quantitative inspection by a machine. It can be performed off-line, where the part is removed from the manufacturing process and brought to the inspection station; on-line, where the part is inspected without removing it from the manufacturing process; or near-line, where the part is inspected near the manufacturing process so it can be returned to the manufacturing process as quickly as possible. FULL STORY>>

by Terry Herbeck

Consumer Confidence Rises in August

ARLINGTON, VA-Consumer confidence in the overall economy improved in August, according to the latest figures from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and CNET. The CEA-CNET Index of Consumer Expectations (ICE) reached 172.2 in August, a jump of more than six points from July's yearly low. FULL STORY>>

Micrus Endovascular Selects Pilgrim Software

TAMPA, FL-Pilgrim Software Inc., provider of enterprise compliance and quality management (ECQM) software solutions, has announced that Micrus Endovascular Corp., a manufacturer and marketer of both implantable and disposable medical devices used in the treatment of cerebral vascular diseases, will implement Pilgrim's SmartSolve solutions through Pilgrim's on-demand SaaS model. 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 II
Learn more about job postings and job applications as Peter finishes his two-part series.
by Peter Sanderson

WCBF Announces Six Sigma & Business Improvement CEO of the Year

CHICAGO-The Global Six Sigma & Business Improvement Awards, organized by WCBF, has announced that Tom Farrell, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Dominion, as the winner of its Six Sigma & Business Improvement CEO of the Year Award. FULL STORY>>


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