During his keynote address at the NCSL International conference in Sacramento this year, James Rooney made the economic case for quality. Rooney, the chair of the American Society for Quality, or ASQ, sat down with Quality afterwards and described how investments in quality should drive a business.
SRC and an environmental research center employ real-time monitoring to slash water and energy usage for semiconductor manufacturing. Thirty percent reduction in wafer surface cleaning requirements can benefit manufacturing sustainability for both 300-millimeter and 450-millimeter processes.
AVEVA announces the release of a new business paper for the process and power industries highlighting the need to maximize the efficiency of plant design and shares its industry insight to help reduce project costs while improving quality in engineering, procurement and construction.
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation wants to highlight the opportunities in manufacturing. Rodney Grover, senior development officer at the SME Education Foundation, explains how the Edge Factor video series, EduFactor classroom videos, and a Reality Redesigned student design competition are trying to give the manufacturing industry a better image. For more information, visit www.edgefactor.com.
Computed Tomography (CT) has been around for years. The completeness and clarity of information provided by CT technology has improved dramatically over the last several years, and its benefits are nothing short of amazing when compared with merely looking at and probing patients from the outside.
With pressure to reduce cost while improving productivity, every automotive manufacturer has had to consider in-process quality control. To an extent, quality has become a given, but there still remains a huge variance in the sampling rate depending upon a particular manufacturing component and process.