Hand tools are the workhorse of the industry. Every metrologist has a variety of hand tools in his toolbox. You’re sure to find one, two or several micrometers in that toolbox to accurately measure thickness, outer and inner diameters, as well as depth of slots.
Many new industries are employing 3D scanning not only to create 3D models of parts or products for reverse engineering but also to explore the composition and rapid production of ready-to-use parts via 3D printing.
Quality is the most common offshore problem cited by companies who have reshored to the U.S. As reshoring in U.S. manufacturing continues to grow, total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis remains a key, underutilized tool that companies can use to make the best sourcing decisions.
The scope of product testing is growing broader and more complex. Traditionally, the objective was to confirm compliance with relevant safety regulations. But today we’re seeing more product management teams also push for functionality and reliability testing.
Things not working together. We’ve most likely all experienced it or witnessed a friend, colleague or family member struggle with it. Recently, hearing a colleague’s frustration I approached his desk to see what was happening.
ISO 9001:2015 was created as a High Level System (HLS). By virtue of being a HLS, the design of the new standard is for other standards to align themselves accordingly by integrating the elements and changes within the context of the principles required in the elements for 9001.
October is National Quality Month; November is World Quality Month.
October 1, 2016
With the signing of Proclamation 5249, President Ronald Reagan created National Quality Month. Since 1984, American companies have been observing National Quality Month as an opportunity to promote quality initiative awareness and celebrate the wins.
New changes to ISO 13485, published this spring as EN ISO 13485:2016, mean U.S. medical device companies that sell in Europe will need to integrate risk-based approaches throughout their quality management systems. The emphasis on risk management is the biggest of several changes in the third version of ISO 13485.
Mahr introduced the new MarSurf® PS 10 Roughness Measuring Unit. The MarSurf PS 10 from Mahr is a practical roughness measuring unit for mobile use. Using a smartphone-like 4.3-in. TFT touch screen display, operation is fast, intuitive and user-friendly.
Fastec Imaging’s IL5 High-Speed 5MP Camera enables you to record production lines moving at high speed for analysis or troubleshooting using slow motion replay, so you can see what you have been missing with normal speed video.
EDAX, Inc. has introduced new APEX Analysis software for its Element SDD silicon drift detector for tabletop scanning electron microscopes (SEMs), a product line focused on serving the needs of the industrial market.
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) announces the release of the AIM-9000 infrared microscope. With automated analysis functions and an enhanced wide field camera option, the microscope enables analysts of all experience levels to observe, measure, and analyze micro samples quickly and efficiently.
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announced the release of a System Software Update v1.3 for its Leica Absolute Tracker AT930 and AT960 laser trackers. This upgrade brings advances in usability as well as improvements to automated application functionalities.