Providing employees with continued, effective training pertaining to the workplace can be one of the most significant ways to create a more engaging work environment and more knowledgeable, productive workers-and therefore, a greater return for the company.
The vast majority of vision and multisensor equipment is handicapped with software that hasn’t changed much in a couple decades. So it’s no wonder that users would be very interested in upgrading the capabilities of existing vision systems with something as simple as a software upgrade.
Using 3-D scanning in the medical field is becoming more common, and the one thing all medical applications of 3-D scanning have in common (which is the greatest challenge as well) is the difficulty of accurately reproducing organic items typically found in medical applications, such as bones, teeth or other body parts.
Ken Chandler, vice president of operations at Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., (Springfield, MA) discusses changes the company has made to stay competitive in the global market and transitioning from primarily being a retail seller of firearms to moving into professional use of firearms for law enforcement and military. Chandler is a keynote speaker at the 2010 Quality Measurement Conference.
Ed Morse, professor at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, talks about geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), some of the critical issues surrounding the language and what attendees to the 2010 Quality Measurement Conference can expect to take away from his keynote address at this year's event.
Advanced Instrument Development (AID), Downers Grove, IL, an independent manufacturer of ionization chambers for diagnostic medical X-ray systems earned Quality's top spot in the Leadership 100 ranking this year; the company was also ranked number one in 2008. Jim Owen, quality manager at AID, tells Gillian Campbell, editor at Quality, changes that the company has gone through since earning its first spot as number one.
Pneumadyne, Plymouth, MN, manufactures miniature pneumatic products and larger scale parts as well with worldwide distribution. The company was ranked number two on the 2010 Quality Leadership 100 list. Listen to our interview with John Pharr, manufacturing quality engineer, to learn more about the company.