Quality Magazine

Vol. 6 No. 30

September 16, 2009

Volume 6, Issue 30

In this issue of Quality Magazine's UPDATE: 

- Obama Names Top Manufacturing Advisor

Manufacturing Technology Consumption on the Upswing

- New Q-Cast Podcasts: 
           Are You Ready for DMIS? 
           Accrediting Your Calibration Lab

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Industry News

Obama Names Top Manufacturing Advisor

WASHINGTON, D.C.-On Labor Day, President Obama appointed Ron Bloom as the administration's senior counselor for manufacturing policy. Working closely with the National Economic Council, Bloom will provide leadership on policy development and strategic planning for the president's agenda to revitalize the manufacturing sector. FULL STORY>>

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• Tunable Square Wave Pulser with PerfectSquare technology
• Over 30 digital filter sets
• Digital high dynamic range receiver
• Programmable analog and alarm outputs
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QMC 2010 Call for Papers


BENSENVILLE, IL-Proposals are being accepted for the 12th annual Quality Measurement Conference (QMC), to be held March 22 to 25, 2010, at Marriot World Center, Orlando. FULL STORY>>

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Manufacturing Technology Consumption on the Upswing

MCLEAN, VA-July U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $149.51 million, according to the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA) and the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). This total was up 9.2% from June. FULL STORY>>

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Omron Launches Systems Integrator Program

PMC Gage to Acquire Kennametal Gage  


Sparta Grows in Asia-Pacific Region

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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 21-23
Carl Zeiss IMT User Group Conference 2009, Maple Grove, MN. Carl Zeiss IMT, (800) 327-9735.

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:

One Voice Lobbies for Extension of R&D Tax Credit

INDEPENDENCE, OH-The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) are urging Congress to act quickly in passing a multi-year extension of a strengthened R&D tax credit. One Voice, the combined lobbying effort of the two organizations, is urging all members of the House and Senate to approve legislation to strengthen and extend the soon-to-expire tax credit. FULL STORY>>

2a0363a6-fff0 Listen to the Latest Q-Cast Podcasts:

                                         Are You Ready for DMIS?

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John Horst of the National Institute of Standards and Technology discusses DMIS, a standardized language for CMM operators that aims to make proprietary CMM software a distant memory
                                        Accrediting Your Calibration Lab

Rob Knake, accreditation officer at the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) - a nonprofit accreditation body - takes us through the steps of accrediting a calibration laboratory, what to expect, the costs and the biggest obstacles a lab faces during the process.

House Majority Leader Addresses NAM

WASHINGTON, D.C.-House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) offered to work closely with manufacturers to forge a "fair and honest playing field" in an address on September 9, 2010, to more than 200 manufacturers attending the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) National Public Affairs Steering Committee meeting. FULL STORY>>


IQS and PHRED Solutions Form Partnership

CLEVELAND, OH, AND BRECKENRIDGE, CO-IQS Inc., provider of enterprise quality and compliance software, has announced a strategic alliance with PHRED Solutions. IQS will use PHRED's problem solving software as the foundation for enhancing the corrective action and root cause analysis capabilities within IQS' enterprise quality and compliance software. FULL STORY>>

Creaform Announces Strong Mid-Year Results

LEVIS, CANADA-Creaform, developer and manufacturer of handheld laser scanners and portable coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), has unveiled its results for the first half of 2009. Overall, the company achieved a year-over-year growth of 25% for the first semester of 2009, and the number of Handyscan 3D scanners units sold also rose 22% compared to the same period last year. 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: Effort and Attitude Equal Success
What happened on our previous attempts to get something done doesn't matter much. It is more about what we do now that counts.
by Jim L. Smith

VIDEO BLOG: Search for Knowledge
Despite the wealth of information available today, many people often do not search for knowledge.
by Peter Sanderson 

Zero Defects Part II: Let Employees Help Improve Quality
                 In part II of his response, Crosby goes into further detail about the reality of implementing zero defects.
                 by David Crosby

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