Michael Molnar became the first chief manufacturing officer in NIST history last August. Here, Molnar, the chief manufacturing officer at NIST and the director of the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, explains some of the issues in industry today and why he’s excited about students in manufacturing.
Jesse Morse went into his first calibration lab in 1964. Quality met with Morse, president of Morse Metrology and longtime NCSL member, at the NCSL conference in Sacramento this year to discuss metrology trends. He explains the changes he’s seen over the years, and why he’s worried about the future of the industry.
During his keynote address at the NCSL International conference in Sacramento this year, James Rooney made the economic case for quality. Rooney, the chair of the American Society for Quality, or ASQ, sat down with Quality afterwards and described how investments in quality should drive a business.
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation wants to highlight the opportunities in manufacturing. Rodney Grover, senior development officer at the SME Education Foundation, explains how the Edge Factor video series, EduFactor classroom videos, and a Reality Redesigned student design competition are trying to give the manufacturing industry a better image. For more information, visit www.edgefactor.com.
In an interview with Quality magazine, Otto Geiseman, business unit manager of Carl Zeiss IMT's Junker & Partner Detroit, describes how fixturing technology can help readers, and explains the fixturing market today. www.carlzeiss.com/metrology
According to a recent Quality reader survey, 97% of respondents said they used plug gages on the shop floor. Learn more about this classic gage.
If you want to calculate how much it costs to make something in the United States, Harry Moser can help. In our second podcast with Quality's 2012 Professional of the Year, Moser explains how to use his Total Cost of Ownership software. For more information, visit www.qualitymag.com or www.reshorenow.org.
In our second podcast with MBX Systems (Wauconda, IL), President Jill Bellak explains today's business climate, plans for growth, and what it's like to work there.
MBX Systems (Wauconda, IL) manufactures computer server appliances. They sell to software companies who want to store their product in an appliance instead of in the cloud. But when you compete against much larger companies as well as offshore component manufacturers, you have to find your place in the market. And MBX competes on quality. Jill Bellak, the company's president, explains their inspection process.