Quality Magazine

Vol. 6 No. 9

March 25, 2009

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Volume 6, Issue 9

In this issue of Quality Magazine's UPDATE: 

- Buick, Jaguar Tie for Vehicle Dependability

AMT Commends Obama Aid, Asks for More Help 

- SME Announces Haas Foundation Scholarships

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Industry News

Buick, Jaguar Tie for Vehicle Dependability

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA-Buick and Jaguar each rank highest in vehicle dependability in a tie, according to J.D. Power and Associates. FULL STORY>>

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Epoch 1000


The EPOCH 1000 Series Digital Ultrasonic Flaw Detectors combine the highest level of performance for conventional portable flaw detection with the power of phased array imaging. The EPOCH 1000, 1000iR and 1000i feature a new horizontal case style with full VGA display, knob and navigation arrows for parameter adjustment, and full EN12668-1 compliance. The advanced conventional ultrasonic functionality of the EPOCH 1000 series is augmented in the EPOCH 1000i with phased array imaging capabilities.

March Feature:
Remembering Walter A. Shewhart

AMT Commends Obama Aid, Asks for More Help

MCLEAN, VA-In a recent statement, Ronald Schildge, Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) chairman of the board, commended the Obama Administration's plan to aid financial backing for small business lending, but said that more must be done.

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SME Announces Haas Foundation Scholarships


DEARBORN, MI-The Gene Haas Foundation has provided a $200,000 grant to the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation to help qualified students interested in machine operation and maintenance coursework.

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InfinityQS User Conference Open for Registration


PMA Comments on Obama's Auto Supplier Program

Consumer Confidence Highest in 13 Months

Coming Events

March 31-April 2
The Vision Show, Phoenix, AZ. The Automated Imaging Association (AIA), (734) 994-6088. www.machinevisiononline.org 

April 22-23           
BIOMEDevice, Boston, MA. Canon Communications LLC, (310) 445-4200.

April 28
BOSCON 2009, Waltham, MA. ASQ-Boston Section, (978) 266-1220. http://asqboston.org   

May 4-7           
Quality Measurement Conference (QMC), Orlando. Quality Magazine, (888) 530-6714.

May 4-7           
Quality NDT Conference (QNDTC), Orlando. Quality Magazine, (888) 530-6714.  www.qualitymag.com/qmc  

May 4-7           
Quality Vision & Sensors Conference (QVSC), Orlando. Quality Magazine, (888) 530-6714. 

May 11-13           
Quality Symposium 2009, Phoenix. CIS Software, (613) 577-4417. www.cissoftware.com

June 9-11    
The International Robots, Machine Vision & Motion Control Show, Rosemont, IL. Robotic Industries Association (RIA), (734) 994-6088.


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The Bionix EnviroBath is a new bath accessory designed to facilitate the efficient and accurate mechanical testing of biomedical and general material specimens in fluids heated to body temperatures. Available in 1, 6 and 10 liter volume configurations, the versatile EnviroBath is well suited for a wide range of test applications and specimen sizes.  The EnviroBath streamlines test operations with convenient, leak-proof front and back access panels that enable easy installation and change out of grips, fixtures and test specimens.

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Gear Technology Recognized by Boeing for Performance Excellence 

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA-Gear Technology, a precision gear manufacturer, has been recognized by Boeing with a Silver Performance of Excellence Award, which recognizes superior product quality and delivery metrics during a 12-month period. FULL STORY>>


All ISO/IEC Standards for Testing laboratories and Inspection Bodies on CD


GENEVA-The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has released the ISO/IEC Pack: Conformity assessment - Laboratories and inspection bodies, which contains 10 standards and guides. FULL STORY>> 

Sneak Preview: Quality 2009 Plant of the Year Winners


The April issue of Quality Magazine will feature our 2009 Plant of the Year winners, Personna American Safety Razor (Small Plant Division) and Lockheed Martin Clearwater (Large Plant Division). Get a sneak peak by listening to Q-Cast Podcasts. Lockheed Martin's Bob Hewell discusses the success the company has achieved by driving a culture of continuous improvement. Personna's Melissa Bailey discusses the challenges many manufacturers face and some of the solutions her company has implemented.


Sit Down With Personna American Safety Razor - 2009 Plant of the Year (Small Plant Div.)


Hear from Lockheed Martin - 2009 Plant of the Year (Large Plant Div.)

NIST's Fiscal Year Budget to Increase 8.3%


GAITHERSBURG, MD-For fiscal year 2009, which ends on September 30, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has received $819 million in appropriations, an increase of 8.3% over the previous fiscal year. FULL STORY>>

Sypris Announces Expanded Scope


ORLANDO, FL-Sypris Test & Measurement Inc. has announced that its headquarter lab, located in Orlando, FL, has recently updated its scope of ISO 17025: 2005 accreditation to light meters, antenna calibration, leak rates and electrical fast transient (EFT) generators. FULL STORY>>

Ensure the Suitability of Optical Shaft Gaging

As workpieces become more complex and manufacturers are expected to provide fully inspected, documented parts, there is increasing interest in noncontact gaging, specifically optical gaging.

by Andreas Blind

Olympus to Acquire Optical Analysis's Microscope Business


CENTER VALLEY, PA-Olympus America Inc. has announced an asset purchase agreement with Optical Analysis Corp., a distributor and value-added reseller of scientific instrumentation and systems based in Nashua, NH. FULL STORY>>

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