Vol. 6 No. 24

Volume 6, Issue 24

In this issue of Quality Magazine's UPDATE: 

IPI in Positive Territory for Second Straight Week

Zeiss Delivers 2,000th Contura G2 CMM

- Q-Cast Podcast: How is the Bailout Affecting Manufacturing? 

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Industry News

IPI in Positive Territory for Second Straight Week

NEWARK, NJ-The Industrial Price Index (IPI), based on the daily prices of raw materials used in industrial production, ended the week of July 31 more than 2.1 percentage points higher than the previous week, reaching 88.2532 - the highest point for the IPI since October 17, 2008, reports the Journal of Commerce's Economic Cycle Research Institute. FULL STORY>>

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AMT Urges Congress to Assist Small Manufacturers

MCLEAN, VA-Testifying before the House Small Business Committee, Douglas K. Woods, president of the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), told members of the committee that the effects of tax breaks and other provisions within the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act have so far been minimal on the struggling manufacturing industry. Also, listen to Quality's interview with Douglas Woods here!   FULL STORY>>

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SME Seeks Nominations for the 2010 Class of Fellows


DEARBORN, MI-The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is seeking nominations for the 2010 Class of Fellows. Fellows membership is limited to a select few and is presented in recognition of contributions to the manufacturing profession. FULL STORY>>

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AME and CSCMP Join Forces


ISO Releases Annual Report

Adept Receives $2.5 Million Order

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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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Marposs Corp. will introduce the i-Wave, its newest wireless device in the M1 Star bore gage product line, at Quality Expo 2009 in booth 4739, September 22 to 24, 2009, in Rosemont, IL. The i-Wave wireless handle allows quick and easy "plug-and-play" changeover of a variety of mechanical gage heads without any tools. The handle features the innovative StarLock locking device, a mechanical interface that allows connecting new and existing gages to the world of wireless gaging.

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MAG Provides Machine Tools to Russian Aerospace Manufacturer


STERLING HEIGHTS, MI-Machine tool company MAG Industrial Automation Systems recently shipped a titanium profiler machining system to Russian titanium producer VSMPO-Avisma, as part of a 34-machine order valued at more than $74 million. The MAG machines will provide critical manufacturing capacity to the newly established Landing Gear Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Verkhnyaya Salda, Russia, part of the Ural Boeing Manufacturing (UBM) joint venture with Boeing, and will produce titanium components for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the Boeing 777 and other aircraft. FULL STORY>>

New Q-Cast Podcast on Quality Online

Learn How the Government Bailout is Affecting Manufacturing


Douglas Woods, president of the Association for Manufacturing Technology, testified in front of the U.S. House Committee on Small Business. He discusses his time in front of the committee, as well as what specific government plans are helping, and can help, the manufacturing industry.

Zeiss Delivers 2,000th Contura G2 CMM

MAPLE GROVE, MN-Carl Zeiss IMT Corp. has sold its 2,000th Contura G2 coordinate measuring machine (CMM) to Schmiede Corp. of Tullahoma, TN, a contract machining shop. The Contura G2 was introduced in December of 2005, and since then the Maple Grove, MN, manufacturing facility has produced 2,000 of the machines. FULL STORY>>


AIAG Establishes Web Page for ISO/TS 16949 Customer Specifics

SOUTHFIELD, MI-The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) has created a Web page that provides suppliers with ISO/TS 16949 OEM and tier one customer-specific requirements. 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: Persistence Pays Off
Let's talk about persistence and the role it can play in success.
by Jim Smith

Jim's Gems: Resilience and Success
There is a fine line between success and failure. Sometimes the difference is hard to measure.
                 by Jim Smith

Managing Changing Expectations: Internal Auditors
View Peter's first video blog. Without the right attitude and vision, internal audits are a waste of money. by Peter Sanderson
Quality Remix: Responses to: Can You Achieve Zero Defects? 
A response to naysayers on whether achieving zero defects is realistic.
The term is so commonly used and so poorly defined. Is "data diven" is just a buzzword?
by Evan Miller

NAM Says Voluntary Standards System Drives U.S. Innovation

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The U.S. voluntary standards system is spurring the development of emerging technologies such as Smart Grid, healthcare IT and cyber security, according to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). In an event hosted today by NAM and the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration, nearly 100 leaders from government and a wide range of industry and trade associations gathered to address the importance of the U.S. voluntary standards system. FULL STORY>>


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QC Group Launches Online Quoting Site 

BURNSVILLE, MN-The QC Group, a metrology laboratory, has launched its Instant-Quote site for scanning and comparative analysis services for precision products. FULL STORY>>

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