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MD+DI Announces the 2013 Medical Device Manufacturer of the Year

MD+DI (Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry), announced its selection of the 2013 Medical Device Manufacturer of the Year.
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Artec 3D scanners used for the Hollywood blockbuster “World War Z”

Bringing to life a world-wide zombie invasion starring Brad Pitt
Doctor Who, Golden Compass, Harry Potter , Sherlock Holmes are just a few of the Hollywood blockbusters that 2h3D Ltd has to their credit.
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Pipes And P+Ids: Critical Components For Mechanical Contractors

Before anything else can happen in the design and construction of a manufacturing plant, the piping and instrumentation diagrams (P+IDs) are created, mapping out the plant’s processes. The outline includes equipment, pipes and instrumentation which diagram a plant’s operation as a schematic.
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The People Theory: Motivating Others

The following is a series of articles that longtime Quality columnist and blogger Jim Smith penned in 1979 to motivate employees.


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On Target with PDCA: A Quality Improvement Case Study

In this example of a quality improvement project the performance of a catapult needed improvement due to a high degree of variation in the distance traveled by a projectile.


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The Changing Landscape of Asian Manufacturing

Increasing labor costs in China--which have seen increases in the range of 15 to 20% annually in recent years--are compelling many companies here in the United States to seek lower costs in Southeast Asia.


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Defense official finds logistics for success at Corpus Christi Army Depot

The federal government is not typically seen as a business, but Corpus Christi Army Depot,the Army’s rotary wing maintenance and repair facility has caught the attention of one high-level Defense official who thinks that this is exactly what the government needs.


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Vision System Helps Speed Production, Maximize Efficiency at Pleasant River Lumber

The market for lumber is in a constant state of flux based on factors like the time of year and current customer demand, and mills such as Pleasant River Lumber need to be highly efficient to stay competitive.


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Readers Respond: Datum Feature Selection and Use

LinkedIn Groupmembers had their own commentary to share about the article.


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Six Sigma in Health Care: A New Prescription

Six Sigma is a firm belief that we can all be nearly perfect, do near-perfect work all of the time and that we have the potential to be creative. 


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Charles J. Hellier has been active in the technology of nondestructive testing and related quality and inspection fields since 1957. Here he talks with Quality's managing editor, Michelle Bangert, about the importance of training.
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