CHICAGO-A growing sense of optimism is returning to the manufacturing sector, evoked by improved revenues, customer demand and hiring expectations, according to the fourth Prime Advantage Group Outlook (GO) survey, which seeks to reveal the top economic concerns of midsized industrial manufacturers for the remainder of 2009. FULL STORY>>
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Nominate the 2010 Quality Plant and Professional of the Year
BENSENVILLE, IL-Quality Magazine is currently seeking nominations for the 2010 Quality Professional and Plant of the Year. Take the time to nominate a colleague who has taught you what quality is all about or a plant where quality is a way of life. Deadline: November 2, 2009.FULL STORY>>
Creaform Ranked Among Deloitte Technology Fast 50
LEVIS, CANADA-Creaform, manufacturer of handheld laser scanners and arm-free portable coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), has been ranked among the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Canada. FULL STORY>>
Quality e-Marketplace: Multisensor Measurement The Excel 650 Series of multisensor measurement machines includes 10 models that accommodate large parts or multiple smaller parts for 3-D measurement. The systems have optical and laser capabilities, a granite base, closed loop motion control and high-resolution encoders. The machines have 650- by 650-millimeter X-Y capacity, and can accommodate parts of up to 100 kilograms. Machines feature Z capacities of 160, 250 and 400 millimeters. The gantry style machine design allows parts to remain stationary while the X-Y-Z movement of the sensors takes place above the parts.
ANAHEIM, CA-Metrology software provider Verisurf Software Inc. has entered into an exclusive agreement with Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), a Hawthorne, CA-based developer of launch vehicles and spacecraft. Under the agreement, Verisurf will become SpaceX's software standard for real time information regarding surface variance on composite tooling. FULL STORY>>
Be Part of the 2010 Quality Measurement Conference
Call for Papers:You may only get one chance to share your success story with others in 2010. Tell your story at the 2010 Quality Measurement Conferences! Submit your paper and have a chance to share your best practices and practical solutions for succeeding in these challenging times. Deadline for submissions: October 30, 2009.Watch Video>>
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U.Va. Helps Break Ground on Rolls-Royce Aerospace Facility
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA-Crosspointe, home to a higher education partnership founded by the University of Virginia (U.Va.), Virginia Tech, the commonwealth of Virginia, Rolls-Royce Plc and others, has begun construction in Prince George County. FULL STORY>>
StockerYale Sells North American Operations to Coherent
SALEM, NH-StockerYale Inc., designer and manufacturer of structured light lasers, LED modules and specialty optical fibers for industrial OEMs, medical and defense markets, has sold its North American operations to Coherent Inc., designer and manufacturer of lasers. FULL STORY>>
Douglas Woods, president of the Association for Manufacturing Technology, testified in front of the U.S. House Committee on Small Business a few months ago (See first podcast here.) Quality caught up with Woods again to see how the recovery was coming, along with his insights on the current and future state of manufacturing, and all the buzz about "being green."
Dave Huether, chief economist at the National Association of Manufacturers, discusses the association's Labor Day Report, which talks about the economic recovery and when manufacturers can expect continued recovery.
Cirtronics Achieves Certification as Woman-Owned Business
Milford, NH-Cirtronics Corp., provider of EMS services to the defense, medical, communications and industrial markets, has received national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). FULL STORY>>
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Jim's Gems: Nuggets of Opportunity When we make a mistake, it is acceptable to perform an autopsy and think about what happened--but, then, you must quickly get over it. Understand what happened, learn from it, gain wisdom from it and become even more effective than before. by Jim L. Smith
FOOTHILL RANCH, CA and PORTLAND, OR-Optical Dimensions and Schmitt Industries have joined forces. Optical Dimensions develops and produces the Lasercheck line of patented laser-based surface finish measurement gages. Schmitt Industries designs, manufactures and markets a variety of test and measurement product lines, as well as grinding wheel dynamic balancing systems, known as the SBS product line. FULL STORY>>