Quality Magazine

Vol. 6 No. 10

April 1, 2009

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Volume 6, Issue 10

In this issue of Quality Magazine's UPDATE: 

- Manufacturers Rolling Up Their Sleeves

Quality Measurment Conference Coming Next Month!  

- NIST 2009 R&D Competition to Include Manufacturing

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Industry News

Manufacturers Rolling Up Their Sleeves

WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA-Instead of reflecting the troubles of the current economic climate, the results of EASTEC's annual attendee survey suggest that manufacturers are ready to work harder, smarter and invest in their future. FULL STORY>>

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Quality Measurment Conference Coming Next Month!


ORLANDO, FL-The 2009 Quality Measurement Conference is coming next month, May 4 to 7, to the Caribe Royale Orlando, in Orlando, FL. This year's conference focuses on measurement issues and measurement in manufacturing environments. In addition, equipment suppliers will present and showcase products and services through tabletop exhibits. 
Click Here to Register Now! 

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NIST 2009 R&D Competition to Include Manufacturing

GAITHERSBURG, MD-The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced a 2009 competition for multiyear research funding in two major areas of national interest, civil infrastructure and manufacturing, under its Technology Innovation Program (TIP).

Current Issue


Delcam Sets Sales Record in 2008


Surfware Announces Contest Winners


Business Innovation Conference Accepting Papers

Coming Events

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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SME to Expand 2009 Gateway Academy Pre-Engineering Program

DEARBORN, MI-The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has awarded a $60,000 matching grant for the expansion of the SME Education Foundation's Gateway Academy-a one-week pre-engineering summer program designed to introduce students, 7th through 9th grade, to the fundamentals of math, engineering, technology and science. FULL STORY>>


Last Chance for Early-Bird Registration for ASQ's 2009 Conference


MILWAUKEE-Save $100 on your registration if you register through April 3, 2009, for the American Society for Quality's (ASQ) 2009 World Conference on Quality and Improvement, occurring May 18 to 20, 2009, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. FULL STORY>>

Quality First

Lockheed Martin MS2 Tactical Systems-Clearwater Operations, the 2009 Quality Plant of the Year in the large plant division, makes quality and continuous improvement a priority.

by Michelle Bangert

Manufacturers Applaud Senator Specter for Opposing Card Check Legislation


WASHINGTON, D.C.-The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and the National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) applauded Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter for announcing his opposition to the "Employee Free Choice Act," also known as card check. 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: Aiming Too Low
When you've reached the goal that you have set for yourself, refocus and set another, further-reaching goal.

by Jim L. Smith

Managing Changing Expectations: Manage with Vision
When using the term vision for managing an organization, to vision is to look into the future and imagine how much better it can be. After all, is that not what continuous improvement and preventive action really is?
by Peter Sanderson

Quality Remix:  Hear what your colleagues have to say!

ASI DataMyte Makes Further Advancement into China

PLYMOUTH, MI-ASI DataMyte has announced further advancement into the Chinese automotive market with the first order to provide its quality solutions to the Chinese automobile maker Chery. FULL STORY>> 

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.

Now accepting papers - visit www.businessinnovationconference.com to submit your abstract today.  Deadline is April 20, 2009.

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