In materials and component testing the range of applications where extensometers are used is extremely diverse. As a result, the technical requirements for these devices are multifaceted, which means that there is no single device which satisfies all needs.
Many organizations use the concept of entitlement to guide them when setting project goals. Entitlement may be preventing those organizations from achieving breakthrough results, in turn missing potential savings from improvement projects.
The May 12, 2008, earthquake in Sichuan, China, left nearly 70,000 dead, more than 18,000 missing and more than 374,000 injured. Digital airborne sensors were used in the rescue effort, sending image data to relief workers, who used it to locate people in need of aid.
As globalization has swept the world in the past decade, the conventional wisdom says that China is becoming the world’s factory while India is where you go for services. India has historically been associated with shoddy products, unreliable delivery and uncertain pricing. But some things have changed-and changed drastically.
To drive its optimization efforts, Seagate, manufacturer of storage solutions, adopted enterprise-modeling software that supports model-driven Six Sigma and Lean by combining business process modeling and statistical analysis to help improve business processes.
Tier 1 automotive supplier Johnson Controls Inc. produced 6 defects out of 10,000 units fabricated each week, resulting in a Sigma level of 5.1. The company wanted to achieve higher quality levels and contacted Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), requesting a design of experiments (DOE) study to determine root causes of torque failures and areas of improvement.