Quality Magazine

Vol. 6 No. 25

August 12, 2009

Volume 6, Issue 25

In this issue of Quality Magazine's UPDATE: 

AIAG Presents Educational Courses in Various Industries

SME Launches Education Initiative to Encourage Manufacturing Careers

PMA/NTMA Advocate Manufacturers' Interests in Health Care Debate

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Industry News

AIAG Presents Educational Courses in Various Industries

SOUTHFIELD, MI-The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) has invested in a variety of new educational programs outside of the automotive industry. The programs focus on educating professionals across a range of industries in the latest processes, requirements and best practices. FULL STORY>>

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Force Measurement Module

The new RG smart load cell from Mark-10 is a plug-and-play force measurement building block designed for integration within assembly systems, weighing systems, and other process automation and testing automation applications. All functions are controlled by commands sent from a PC or PLC via its RS-232 connector. The RG's ASCII command library allows for peak force recall, set points, data averaging, data filtering, calibration, and many other functions.


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SME Launches Education Initiative

DEARBORN, MI-The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation has launched a national fund-raising campaign to secure funding for programs that will address perceptions of manufacturing as a career choice and advance manufacturing education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. FULL STORY>>

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Sonotron NDT Recognized by Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA-Frost & Sullivan has recognized Sonotron NDT with the 2009 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Line Strategy of the Year, for its line of NDT equipment. Sonotron NDT's ability to provide cost-efficient, high-quality products that integrate the industry's latest standards and technologies has cemented its position as an innovative solution provider in the NDT equipment market, says Frost & Sullivan. FULL STORY>>

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Coming Events

September 22-24    
Quality Expo, Rosemont, IL. Canon Communications LLC, (310) 445-4200. www.qualityexpo.com

September 29 - October 1           
Aero & Defense Test, Baltimore, MD. Leading Edge Events & Media Ltd., (800) 913-5022.

October 3-7                
Infusion 2009, San Antonio, TX. InfinityQS, (703) 961-0200.

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.

November 3-5           
Vision 2009, Stuttgart, Germany. Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH, +49 (0)711 185600. www.messe-stuttgart.de/vision  

November 9-11       
Quality Symposium 2009, Phoenix. CIS Software, (613) 577-4417.



Quality e-Marketplace:

The TomoScope HV Compact is a coordinate measuring machine (CMM) with tomography sensors. The system is capable of raster tomography, measuring small features at high resolution, even on large parts. Through the combination of additional sensors, the system's functionality can be expanded. The system can measure workpieces constructed or assembled from multiple materials. Tomography measurement deviations are reduced to a few microns with built-in auto-correction.

                                              Werth Inc. (860) 399-2445 •  www.werthinc.com

PMA/NTMA Advocating Manufacturers' Interests in Health Care Debate

INDEPENDENCE, OHIO-The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) are involved in the health care debate and have been meeting with senators and representatives from both parties to urge members of Congress that any efforts to reform health care must not increase the cost of manufacturing in America through new taxes and mandates on small businesses.

New Q-Cast Podcast on Quality Online

Learn How the Government Bailout is Affecting Manufacturing


Douglas Woods, president of the Association for Manufacturing Technology, testified in front of the U.S. House Committee on Small Business. He discusses his time in front of the committee, as well as what specific government plans are helping, and can help, the manufacturing industry.

Yxlon Recognized for Y.Cheetah X-Ray System

GARBSEN, GERMANY-Yxlon International, supplier of industrial X-ray inspection systems and computed tomography (CT) solutions for the nondestructive testing of materials (NDT), has received the "2009 Global Surface-Mount Technology (SMT) X-Ray Inspection Equipment Product Innovation Award" from Frost & Sullivan. FULL STORY>>


InfinityQS Sponsoring St. Jude Memphis Marathon

CHANTILLY, VA-InfinityQS International, provider of real-time statistical process control (SPC) software, is sponsoring the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend, December 5, 2009, in Memphis, TN, benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 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: Persistence Pays Off
Let's talk about persistence and the role it can play in success.
by Jim Smith

VIDEO BLOG: Managing Changing Expectations: Manager's Theatrics
Check out Peter's latest video blog, and learn how managers should treat nonconformances.
by Peter Sanderson

Quality Remix:
Responses to: Can You Achieve Zero Defects? 
A response to naysayers on whether achieving zero defects is realistic.
by Dave Crosby

QMI - SAI Global Appoints President


CLEVELAND-Chris Jouppi has been appointed president of QMI - SAI Global, a management system registrar. Jouppi holds a bachelor degree in electrical engineering and a MBA in international business. FULL STORY>>


Business Innovation Conference

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.

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Nikon Offers Sneak Preview of Small World Competition

MELVILLE, NY-Nikon Instruments, manufacturer of microscopes, precision measuring equipment, digital imaging products and softwares, is giving a sneak peak of the 2009 Small World finalist images with the inclusion of its "Identify the Image" game. FULL STORY>>

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