Quality Magazine

Vol. 6 No. 13

April 29, 2009

Volume 6, Issue 13

In this issue of Quality Magazine's UPDATE: 

- Ford Quality Rivaling Japanese Counterparts

- Hommel Etamic Announces Mexico Office

- Quality Measurement Conference Offers Last Minute Savings!

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Industry News

Ford Quality Rivaling Japanese Counterparts


DEARBORN, MI-Ford Motor Co. surpassed Honda in initial vehicle quality for the first time and reached new levels of customer satisfaction with vehicle quality, according to a 2009 U.S. Global Quality Research System (GQRS) survey conducted for Ford by RDA Group of Bloomfield Hills, MI.

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Hommel Etamic Announces Mexico Office


ROCHESTER HILLS, MI-Hommel Etamic America Corp., Jenoptik's Industrial Metrology Division, announced the opening of a new sales and service center in Saltillo, Mexico. FULL STORY>>

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Quality Measurement Conference Offers Last Minute Savings!
ORLANDO, FL-The 2009 Quality Measurement Conference (QMC) occurs next week, May 4 to 7, at the Caribe Royale Orlando, in Orlando, FL. Quality Magazine is offering the following specials: 3-Day Pass = Buy 1 Get 1 at 50% Off; 2-Day Pass = $395; 1-Day Pass = $195. Register!

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Coming Events

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. 

June 9-11     
The Atlantic Design and Manufacturing Show, New York. Canon Communications LLC, (310) 445-4200. www.canontradeshows.com

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

June 9-11     
MD&M East, New York. Canon Communications LLC, (310) 445-4200. www.canontradeshows.com

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



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Allied Vision Expands North American Operations


NEWBURYPORT, MA-Provider of machine vision solutions Allied Vision Technologies has announced the expansion of its North American operations. The company increased the floor space of its U.S. subsidiary in Newburyport, MA, and added two representatives to its sales team. FULL STORY>>


Faro Offers Technology Test Drive Program


LAKE MARY, FL-Faro Technologies' Technology Test Drive program makes the company's entire line of portable 3-D measurement and imaging devices available to customers for a trial period. Customers can try out a device for a four-month period, at monthly rates as low as $2,000, with 100% of that fee applied to a purchase at the end of the test period. The test-driven unit will be replaced with a new device. FULL STORY>>

NVision Expands Dallas-Ft. Worth Office


COPPELL, TX-Metrology solutions provider NVision Inc. is expanding its Dallas-Ft. Worth office in Coppell, TX, in order to meet the sales demand for its 3-D noncontact measurement systems. FULL STORY>>

Microscopes Made Personal

Affordable, compact scanning electron microscopes (SEMs) are providing fast, direct access to high- resolution imaging to an expanding number of engineers and technicians. A new generation of personal electron microscopes delivers usable magnifications up to 24,000X.

by Dan Fineberg

Wilcoxon Earns AS 9100 Certification

GERMANTOWN, MD--Wilcoxon Research, a Meggitt group company and a supplier of vibration sensors and sensor networks, has been certified to the AS 9100 aerospace standard for quality management systems. This registration certifies that Wilcoxon meets the requirements of the aerospace industry. FULL STORY>>

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Jim's Gems: The Power of Positive Thinking
The most important step toward success is having faith that you will succeed.
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