ORLANDO, FL-The 2009 Quality Measurement Conference (QMC), May 4 to 7, at the Caribe Royale Orlando, in Orlando, FL, is offering an early registration deal for $795. The early bird rate expires April 24. Register Now!
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BENSENVILLE, IL-Quality Magazine has launched the Quality Magazine Group on business-oriented social networking site LinkedIn ( www.linkedin.com). It is a place to discuss measurement, test, inspection, analysis and quality management challenges and solutions. LEARN MORE
May 18-20 ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement, Minneapolis. American Society for Quality (ASQ), (800) 248-1946. http://wcqi.asq.org
May 19-21 EASTEC, Springfield, MA. The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), (313) 425-3000. www.easteconline.com
June 9-11 The International Robots, Machine Vision & Motion Control Show, Rosemont, IL. Robotic Industries Association, (734) 994-6088. www.robots-vision-show.info
NDT in Canada 2009 National Conference, London, Ontario. Canadian Institute for Non-Destructive Evaluation, (800) 964-9488 ext. 238. http://events.cinde.ca
Imperium's Ultrasound Imaging Camera Used by U.S. Navy
SILVER SPRING, MD-Ultrasound solutions provider Imperium Inc., manufacturer of the Acoustocam, a portable ultrasound imaging camera, is developing two alternate configurations of the camera under the Department of Defense's (DOD) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. LEARN MORE
Tech Showcase: An In-Depth Look at Borescopes by Steve Wichelecki
Industrial borescopes are divided into three general subgroups: rigid borescopes, flexible borescopes and videoscopes. Many industries use borescopes to ensure product quality without having to destroy a part in periodic testing. Borescopes also are used in equipment maintenance programs, eliminating the need for teardowns when checking for in-service defects.
When determining which borescope is appropriate for a given application, consider the workpiece factors such as possible defect size, entry port size and area needing inspection. Environmental factors such as working temperature and pressure will determine the level of robustness required from a borescope. LEARN MORE
Industrial computer tomography (CT) is in the process of revolutionizing quality engineering. It provides an enormous amount of information and makes components transparent in the true sense of the word. To be able to use all possibilities provided by this technology, suitable software is indispensable.
Previously, most users of computer tomography scanners had to resort to using several software components, but technology has changed. Software is available today that allows voxel data processing, measurement analyses and materials testing tasks. LEARN MORE
Key to Quality: NDT as a Lifelong Passion by Joseph Sorrentino
Nondestructive testing is one of my greatest passions, and has held great importance for me during my career. READ MORE
A Solution for NDT Inspection
A growing number of application specialists are turning to a highly adaptable and flexible technology of high-speed low coherence interferometry to obtain real-time high-resolution 3-D measurements as well as surface mapping and characterization. Choosing an optimal NDT method for a lab or industrial application involves several considerations. LEARN MORE