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When talking with prospects and customers, testing machine manufacturers often come across symptoms that imply the current situation could be improved dramatically with a new investment in technology, specifically a well-engineered materials testing system.
“GD&T was developed to address the many problems that had been encountered over the years as companies tried to describe their part geometry.”
If you can’t trust your measurement system, you can’t trust the data it produces.
Ford had a problem. On a small number of vehicles, the powertrain hardware and software malfunctioned.
The rapid growth of in-line gaging over the last few years has been focused primarily on the use of this approach as a tool for improving quality.
Faced with slimmer profit margins in a shrinking economy, today’s leaders of manufacturing businesses find themselves scrutinizing every aspect of their business model to find ways to shave costs. Profitability targets are getting harder and harder to attain, while ever-present threats of economic trouble loom ever larger.
The global automobile industry is reaching record levels with the production of more than 80 million units in 2011 supported by more than EU 50 billion investment in research and development, according to BDW Automotive.
Bombardier Aerospace (Montreal) designs, manufactures and supports aviation products for the business, commercial, specialized, and amphibious aircraft markets. To assist them with their symmetry and alignment check on the CRJ series of regional jets, they recently turned to InnovMetric Software’s PolyWorks/Inspector.
In manufacturing, repeatable, measurable process is prized while “winging it’ is verboten. And for good reason: process equals discipline, safety and efficiency.
As I write this, America has just reelected a president, celebrated a holiday of family and probably too many mashed potatoes, and started preparing for the New Year. By the time you read this, the country will be beginning resolution season.
Last year at this time I wrote a column in which I criticized the practice of having calibration labs make acceptance decisions in their reports.
As the New Year begins, it appears the automotive industry has weathered the literal and figurative storms of 2012. The criticism concerning lack of industry innovation has momentarily quieted as 50 new models were introduced in 2012.
Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your future, motivating yourself, and turning your vision of the future into reality.
Risk can’t be discussed in general terms. Risks are specific in nature. Executives, entrepreneurs and consumers should identify and describe risks as articulately as possible.
GD&T is difficult to get right even though it is very logical. What does “right” mean? Right means several things, but mainly that it imposes achievable, fully function based and only necessary permissible limits of imperfection using absolutely syntactically correct code.
The purpose of this field guide is to assist organizations, step by step, in implementing a quality management system (QMS) in conformance with ISO 9001:2008, whether from scratch or by transitioning from ISO 9001:2000. It examines each sub-clause of Sections 4–8 of ISO 9001:2008, which contain the requirements, and gives a list of the documentation/documents required, internal audit questions, a summary of management’s responsibilities, and a flowchart of the steps that need to be undertaken to satisfy the requirements.
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