Managing Editor Michelle Bangert talks to Top Tool’s Duane Kari to learn more about the challenges in manufacturing today—both at Top Tool and in the industry overall—as well as the role of operators, the next standard for the company, and the drive for quality.
Learn tips for SPC success from Don Elmore, chief software architect at DataNet Quality Systems. Don is the inventor of a patent-pending methodology that enables quality practitioners, using statistical process control, to identify process improvements that will lower manufacturing costs.
Quality recently spoke to the University of California-Berkeley’s David Dornfeld about how green manufacturing relates to quality. Dornfeld, a manufacturing engineering professor, recently edited a book on green manufacturing fundamentals. Here, he explains why it matters and discusses the increased attention given to manufacturing today.
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.