Laser ultrasonic testing (UT) systems provider PaR Systems’ LaserUT product has been used to perform nondestructive inspections (NDIs) on more than 35, 000 parts produced by Joint Strike Fighter military aircraft vendors and suppliers, including U.S. aerospace and defense company Lockheed Martin.
John Spovieri, editor in chief of our sister magazine, Assembly, recently had the opportunity to meet with Jack McDougle of the Council on Competitiveness, and keynote speaker at the upcoming Tech Manufacturer Expo, about the current state of U.S. manufacturing, and how it might get back on track.
PwC’s Barry Misthal explains the reasons behind low confidence from CEOs about the upcoming economic condition, new innovations designed to reduce the cost of existing processes and the types of strategic changes companies have in mind in the year ahead.
Even if a company doesn’t employ formal continuous improvement initiatives or quality processes, efficiency gains can be realized by borrowing the lessons learned from the visual management techniques of those processes.
A terahertz transmitter developed at the TU Darmstadt has generated the highest frequency ever attained by a microelectronic device. The innovative device is also minuscule and operates at room temperature, which could lead to it paving the way for new applications in nondestructive testing or medical diagnostics.
W. Edwards Deming "14 Points" break down the need for a working understanding of basic quality management system statistical principles. Deming also outlined Seven Deadly Diseases, which describe the most serious barriers that management potentially faces within an organization.