Quality Magazine

Vol. 6 No. 31

September 25, 2009

Volume 6, Issue 31

In this issue of Quality Magazine's UPDATE: 

- Quality Expo 2009 Comes to Chicago

AIAG Offering ISO 13485 Manufacturing Curriculum

- East Bay Manufacturing Summit Plans for 2010

Quality e-Sponsor:

Are you looking for a more efficient, less costly way of verifying your parts?

Are you currently using or considering using six sigma or lean manufacturing methods?

While you may be familiar with (or even own) check fixtures, you may not realize that there is a more efficient, accurate alternative available that produces a true return on investment.

Join us on Thursday, October 1st to learn more about the solution that yields actionable, quantifiable data that can help you improve your products and become more profitable.

An Alternative to Check Fixtures Webinar

Hosted by Rob Sanville BS Physics, MBA

Thursday, October 1, 2009

2:00pm - 2:45pm EST

Register Now


Industry News

Quality Expo 2009 in Full Swing

ROSEMONT, IL-Just outside Chicago, and a stone's throw away from O'Hare International Airport, Quality Expo 2009 is in full swing at the Donald E. Stevens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. FULL STORY>>

Quality e-Premier Product:

    ADMET 20yr Anniversary Test Machine Giveaway Winner    

We are excited to announce The Orthopedic Tissue Engineering and Materials Lab at the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) as the winner of ADMET, Inc.'s 20 year anniversary celebration biomedical testing system giveaway (more...). 

ADMET Inc.  51 Morgan Drive Norwood, MA 02062 (800) 667-3220  www.admet.com 


QMC 2010 Call for Papers


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

Quality e-Banner:

AIAG Offering ISO 13485 Manufacturing Curriculum


SOUTHFIELD, MI-The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) is offering ISO 13485-related classes for auto suppliers looking to diversity into the medical device manufacturing sector. FULL STORY>>

Current Issue




Olympus Supports Surface Metrology Conference

VX Corp. Donates CAD/CAM Software

OGP Reduces Price on SmartReport Plus Upgrade

Connect with Quality Magazine NOW:


Coming Events

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:
                                        Multisensor Measurement
The Excel 650 Series of multisensor measurement machines includes 10 models that accommodate large parts or multiple smaller parts for 3-D measurement. The systems have optical and laser capabilities, a granite base, closed loop motion control and high-resolution encoders. The machines have 650- by 650-millimeter X-Y capacity, and can accommodate parts of up to 100 kilograms. Machines feature Z capacities of 160, 250 and 400 millimeters. The gantry style machine design allows parts to remain stationary while the X-Y-Z movement of the sensors takes place above the parts.  

Micro-Vu (707) 838-6272  www.microvu.com

Braddock Named Supplier of the Year by United Space Alliance


BOYNTON BEACH, FL-Braddock Metallurgical Aerospace Services has received the Small Business Supplier of the Year recognition from United Space Alliance (USA), NASA's prime human spaceflight operations contractor. Braddock Metallurgical Aerospace Services has been a flight hardware special processor for more than 20 years. FULL STORY>>

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

                                         Are You Ready for DMIS?

Sponsored by:

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.

East Bay Manufacturing Summit Plans for 2010

SAN RAMON, CA-Planning Ahead for 2010 will be the topic at the second annual East Bay Manufacturing Summit on Wednesday, October 14, 2009, at the David I. Wendel Conference Center in downtown Oakland, CA. The Summit is being hosted by the Corporation for Manufacturing Excellence (Manex), a Bay Area consulting firm that focuses on strategy, people, process and performance for the manufacturing sector. FULL STORY>>


Sherborne Sensors Announces North American Operations 

BASINGSTOKE, UNITED KINGDOM - Sherborne Sensors Limited, a designer and manufacturer of high-precision inclinometers and accelerometers, strain gage force transducers, load cells, rotary encoders and accessories for commercial, industrial and military and aerospace customers, has announced the establishment of Sherborne Sensors Inc., a sales, marketing, logistics and support entity, now serving customers throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. FULL STORY>>

PMA Report Finds Manufacturers Cautious as Economy Improves

CLEVELAND, OH-According to the September 2009 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies are somewhat less optimistic about the trend in general activity and in their expectations for new orders over the next three-month period than they were one month ago. 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: Do You Choose Success?
The ability to achieve and succeed is part of our very nature. If we are vague about what we intend to do, the results we are likely to get will be of minimal value.
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

Visit Quality Magazine at Quality Expo 2009

BENSENVILLE, IL-Quality Expo 2009 is in full swing just outside Chicago at the Donald E. Stevens Convention Center, in Rosemont, IL. Be sure to visit your friends at Quality Magazine at Booth #4634. Go to www.qualityexpo.com to register and use promo code: AB.


Business Innovation Conference

The Premier Event Designed to Bring Together Innovators From Leading Businesses.


Exchange your knowledge, experience and excitement with fellow innovators and aspiring innovators from a broad range of industries and organizations.  


Highlighted Sessions include:  Innovation in Tough Times, Opportunistic Innovation, Supply Chain Innovations, Overcoming Barriers to Innovation, Leadership for Innovation and Much More!


Registration Now Open - visit www.businessinnovationconference.com

                                     Current Issue                                                          Current Issue   

 vs0909_cover1           Subscribe            NDT0809-cover