Quality Magazine

Vol. 6 No. 15

May 13, 2009

Volume 6, Issue 15

In this issue of Quality Magazine's UPDATE: 

- Congress Approves NIST's Recovery Plan 

- Cognex to Host Free Machine Vision Seminars

- ASQ Names First Fellow in India 

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Industry News

Congress Approves NIST's Recovery Plan

GAITHERSBURG, MD-The U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has received Congressional approval on its recovery plan to create jobs, strengthen the economy and encourage innovation. FULL STORY>>

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Cognex to Host Free Machine Vision Seminars

NATICK, MA-Cognex Corp. has announced a new series of free seminars for manufacturing professionals. The half-day events will show how to set up and deploy vision and ID systems for automated inspection and quality control tasks in a variety of industries. FULL STORY>>

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ASQ Names First Fellow in India 

MILWAUKEE-The American Society for Quality (ASQ) has named Shri S. Anilkumar the first and only current Fellow of ASQ in India. In being awarded Fellow, Anilkumar is recognized as having achieved professional distinction and pre-eminence in quality control. FULL STORY>>

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Toshiba GE Purchases Second Maxos

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Coming Events

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 

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


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Chromalox Achieves ASME Certification for Mexico Facility
PITTSBURGH, PA-Chromalox, manufacturer of electric heat and control products, was awarded ASME certification for its manufacturing facilities located in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, on April 13, 2009. As part of its quality program, Chromalox has aggressively pursued product certification. The company's Laredo, Mexico, manufacturing facility was recently awarded ISO 9001:2000 certification, as well. FULL STORY>>

New Q-Cast Podcast Added to Quality Online


Quality Magazine's 2009 Professional of the Year recipient,
H. James Harrington, discusses his view of the role of the quality professional today, quality improvement and poor quality costs. Harrington has more than 50 years of experience in the quality field.

Imperium Announces Reseller Agreement with Air Dynamics

SILVER SPRING, MD-Imperium Inc., maker of the Acoustocam, a portable ultrasound imaging camera, has announced that Air Dynamics, a supplier of industrial equipment to the aerospace industry, will resell the Acoustocam to its customer base in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada for inspection and maintenance purposes. FULL STORY>>

Convey Design Intent with GD&T

GD&T is a communications protocol that is particularly helpful in a global economy where parts may be made in one part of the world and used in another. GD&T is increasingly being accepted as the best way of specifying 3-D design dimensions and tolerances on engineering design drawings.

by Nate Rose

Crown Recognizes Top-Performing Branches and Dealers

NEW BREMEN, OH-Crown Equipment, a lift truck manufacturer, has announced the winners of its annual Summit Awards recognition program that honors the company's top manufacturer-owned branches and independent dealers for excellence in sales and customer satisfaction. This year, 12 winners were chosen from Crown's nationwide network of more than 100 branches and dealers. FULL STORY>>

Call for Speakers: WCBF Lean, Six Sigma and Business Improvement Summit

CHICAGO-WCBF is currently accepting proposals from leading, cutting-edge corporate practitioners from a diverse range of industries to share new innovative ideas, best practices and case studies within Lean, Six Sigma and other Process Excellence methodologies. The summit will be held October 13 to 16, 2009, in Orlando.

Blogs: Views from Quality  
Industry experts and editors from Quality Magazine share their views on the latest in quality and manufacturing.

Jim's Gems: Managing Time
A few things happen to be consuming my time and they have given me pause to think.
by Jim L. Smith

Managing Changing Expectations: Corrective Action and Root Cause
Implementing a corrective action system in a company will only have a positive affect when the attitude and vision is correct.
by Peter Sanderson


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