Quality Magazine

Vol. 6 No. 19

June 10, 2009

Volume 6, Issue 19

In this issue of Quality Magazine's UPDATE: 

- NIST Seeks Proposals for $35 Million in Grants

Call for Papers for 2010 Conference on ISO 9000

- AIAG Offering Core Quality Training

Quality e-Sponsor: 


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. 

Industry News

NIST Seeks Proposals for $35 Million in Grants


GAITHERSBURG, MD-The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will award up to $35 million for measurement science and engineering research.

Quality e-Premier Product:

Omega, R-Scan & PC-DMIS Reshaper

Finally, a portable arm solution combining ROMER 7-axis arm flexibility, laser probe technology, and easy to use software, all bundled into an afforadble package. Ideal for 3D scanning inspection and reverse engineering.

Hexagon Metrology Inc.
250 Circuit Drive
North Kingstown, RI 02852

(800) 343-7933



Call for Papers for 2010 International Conference on ISO 9000

ORLANDO-The 18th International Conference on ISO 9000, March 14 to 16, 2010, at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, in Orlando, is accepting paper proposals. Deadline for submission is August 31, 2009. The 2010 conference will consist of technical sessions on March 15 and 16, 2010, and preconference workshops on March 14, 2010. FULL STORY>>

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Labsphere and Orb Optronix Announce Collaboration


NORTH SUTTON, NH and KIRKLAND, WA-Light measurement companies Labsphere and Orb Optronix have announced a far-reaching collaboration to encompass product development, manufacturing and distribution. Under the new agreement, select Orb Optronix LED test instrumentation will be manufactured at Labsphere's New Hampshire facility. FULL STORY>>

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AIAG Offering Core Quality Training

PMA Seminar to Address Job Quoting


Victory Acquires Turbine Manufacturer

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Coming Events

June 22-26           
The International Plastics Showcase (NPE) 2009, Chicago. The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. (SPI), (202) 974-5235.  www.npe.org 

July 26-30           
NCSL International 2009 Workshop and Symposium, San Antonio, TX.  NCSL International, (303) 440-3339.
September 22-24    
Quality Expo, Rosemont, IL. Canon Communications LLC, (310) 445-4200.

September 28 - October 1           
Aero & Defense Test, Baltimore, MD. Leading Edge Events & Media Ltd., (800) 913-5022.

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. http://matscitech.org

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MetricStream and SigmaQuest Announce Partnership

PALO ALTO and SUNNYVALE, CA-MetricStream, provider of global governance, risk, compliance (GRC) and quality management solutions, and SigmaQuest, provider of on-demand, scalable solutions for product quality management, are partnering on the delivery of end-to-end product quality management and compliance solutions. FULL STORY>>

Quality e-Marketplace:
                                                 GageWay Wireless Measurement Collection


The GageWay Wireless is a ruggedly designed wireless measurement collection system with proven speed, durability, reliability, and ease of use.  The system features the lightweight Universal Mobile Module.  The Mobile Module mounts securely to your gage, LEDs can be easily viewed, supports all popular RS-232 and digital gages just by changing the cable.  The MiniStation can be configured as a Base or Remote and the system works with all SPC software.  

MicroRidge Systems
 (541) 593-3500  www.microridge.com

TÜV Rheinland Offers New Certification for Exporting into Europe

NEWTOWN, CT-TÜV Rheinland's GS S1 certificate provides manufacturers a way to attain both a proof of compliance to the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and a GS mark. While the GS mark and CE marking are mutually exclusive, combining the two further expands a product's marketability. FULL STORY>>

Advanced Video Measurement Solutions

With the metrology industry's seemingly boundless quest for ultra high accuracy and sophisticated designs, the question is begged, how much accuracy is absolutely necessary and at what cost? Fortunately, recent advancements in video measuring equipment design provide accurate, productive, cost-effective solutions that are well within the vast majority of even the most stringent metrology requirements. FULL STORY>>

by Mark Arenal

Konica Minolta Announces On-Demand Learning

RAMSEY, NJ-Konica Minolta Sensing Americas Inc. (KMSA), provider of industrial instruments for the measurement of color, light and shape, has added on-demand webinars to its Web site. Modeled after its popular live webinars, the on-demand versions are delivered in an easy to use custom interface and play like a standard video file within a user's internet browser. FULL STORY>>

Robotics Industry Directory Examines Green Manufacturing

ANN ARBOR, MI-Green manufacturing is still a young trend that requires new thinking, and robots are coming into their prime just in time to solve issues related to environmental responsibility - a topic explored in the new, 2009 Robotics Industry Directory. FULL STORY>>

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The Business Innovation Conference is a premier event bringing academia, government and business together to explore and learn the science of innovation, and accelerate performance through innovation.

Exchange your knowledge, experience and excitement with Innovators like yourself.



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