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Industry News: Metris Expands Market Share by Acquisitions

August 3, 2007
LEUVEN, BELGIUM-Metris, designer, developer and marketer of 3-D hardware and software inspection systems for the automotive and aerospace sectors, announces a number of acquisitions.
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Industry News: L.S. Starrett Acquires Kinemetric Engineering

August 3, 2007
ATHOL, MA-The L.S. Starrett Co. announces it has acquired the assets of Kinemetric Engineering, LLC (Laguna Hills, CA) for $2.3 million. Kinemetric Engineering specializes in precision video-based metrology, specialty motion devices and custom-engineered systems for measurement and inspection.
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Industry News: Mitutoyo Gets Export Ban

August 3, 2007
TOKYO, Japan--Japanese precision equipment maker Mitutoyo Corp. has been banned from exporting various precision measuring tools for periods of up to three years, according to a decision recently handed down by the Japanese government.

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Industry News: Ford Captures Most Awards in Initial Quality Study

August 3, 2007
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA - Ford Motor Co. garnered five top model segment awards-more than any other automobile corporation this year, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Initial Quality Study (IQS).
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Industry News: Laser Design Inc. Celebrates 20 Years

July 30, 2007
MINNEAPOLIS-Laser Design Inc., a supplier of 3-D laser scanners since 1987, celebrated 20 years in business in the spring of 2007. What started as an idea in founder and President C. Martin Schuster’s mind in 1987 has become a mainstream technology for the aerospace, automotive, electronics and medical device industries.
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Industry News: 2007 Manufacturing Technology Consumption Up 8.7%

July 30, 2007
MCLEAN, VA-April U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $281.54 million, according to AMT, the Association for Manufacturing Technology, and AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association.
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Industry News: Minitab Honored by Frost & Sullivan

July 30, 2007
STATE COLLEGE, PA-Frost & Sullivan, a growth consulting company, has named Minitab Inc. the recipient of its 2007 Customer Value Leadership of the Year Award in the quality compliance, manufacturing productivity and statistical process control market.
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Industry News: Hyundai Leads in Perceived Quality Study

July 30, 2007
SAN DIEGO-For the first time, the Hyundai brand has produced the most leaders on Strategic Vision’s Total Quality Index (TQI), leading in three segments.
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Industry News: ASQ Names 2007-08 Officers

June 28, 2007
MILWAUKEE-The American Society for Quality (ASQ) has announced its slate of officers for the 2007-08 term. The results were announced at ASQ’s Annual Business Meeting, held in conjunction with the World Conference on Quality and Improvement, April 30 to May 2, 2007, in Orlando, FL. The results are based on a general membership vote that took place beginning Feb. 23, 2007.

 


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Industry News: IAS Offers Accreditation for Product Certification Agencies

June 28, 2007
WHITTIER, CA-The International Accreditation Service (IAS) has introduced a new program that accredits Product Certification Agencies under ISO/IEC Guide 65, General Requirements for Bodies Operating Product Certification Systems.
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