Volume 6, Issue 17

In this issue of Quality Magazine's UPDATE: 

- 2009 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming Announced

- ISO/TS 16949 Auditor Guide Available 

- Special Message From the Publisher of Quality Magazine  

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Industry News

2009 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming Announced

CLEVELAND, OH-The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) has announced the winners of its 2009 awards. FULL STORY>>
Special Message From the Publisher of Quality Magazine

More than 48 years ago, Quality Magazine printed its first issue and since then we have continued to grow in how we communicate with you. 

In addition to our print edition, we use video, audio and webinars at Quality Online (www.qualitymag.com); networking, jobs and discussion at Quality Magazine LinkedIn; and news, products and features on Quality Update e-newsletters as new means of communicating with you. We will continue to offer you ALL of these - print, electronic and events - while we also look toward adding more in the future.

While other publishers are eliminating these important ways of communicating with you, Quality Magazine continues to invest. We know that each issue of Quality Magazine continues to be where you start your monthly education and information search about quality and improving your manufacturing process. Quality Online, Quality LinkedIn, Quality Update e-newsletters, are some of the ways we continue to help you find that education and information you seek each month. 

We continue to look for new ways to communicate with you, using the best that technology has to offer, without abandoning our 48-year foundation as a print magazine.
Thomas Sloma-Williams, Publisher
Quality Magazine

Phoenix Inspection to Open U.S.-Based Branch 

CHESHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM-UK-based Phoenix Inspection Systems, provider of nondestructive testing (NDT) equipment, is launching Phoenix Inspection Systems Inc. (Phoenix ISI) in Atlanta, GA. FULL STORY>>

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Global Test Supply Earns Coastal Entrepreneur Award  

WILMINGTON, NC-Global Test Supply, provider of instrumentation for test and measurement applications, has announced that it is the recipient of a Coastal Entrepreneur Award presented at a recent ceremony at the University of North Carolina Wilmington's (UNCW) Burney Center. FULL STORY>>

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Quality Industries Receives Paccar Quality Recognition

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Coming Events

June 9-11     
The Atlantic Design and Manufacturing Show, New York. Canon Communications LLC, (310) 445-4200. www.canontradeshows.com

June 9-11    
The International Robots, Machine Vision & Motion Control Show, Rosemont, IL. Robotic Industries Association (RIA), (734) 994-6088.

June 9-11     
MD&M East, New York. Canon Communications LLC, (310) 445-4200. www.canontradeshows.com

June 22-26           
The International Plastics Showcase (NPE) 2009, Chicago. The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. (SPI), (202) 974-5235.  www.npe.org 

July 26-30           
NCSL International 2009 Workshop and Symposium, San Antonio, TX.  NCSL International, (303) 440-3339.
September 22-24    
Quality Expo, Rosemont, IL. Canon Communications LLC, (310) 445-4200.

September 28 to October 1           
Aero & Defense Test, Baltimore, MD. Leading Edge Events & Media Ltd., (800) 913-5022.



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Creaform Sells 1,000th Handyscan 3-D Laser Scanner

LEVIS, CANADA-Creaform, developer and manufacturer of the Handyscan 3-D line of portable, handheld and self-positioning laser scanners, has sold 1,000 laser scanning units. The announcement was made during the Handyscan 3-D Rendezvous 2009 user meeting held at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. FULL STORY>>

  Q-Tube-header-SUB New Video Added to Q-Tube: Color Measurement Technology 
                                      X-Rite Inc.

This video covers the evolution of color science and solutions, and introduces the xDNA, a new color measurement system that takes information from instrument to screen in less than 10 seconds. X-Rite's expertise in inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color helps users get color right the first time and every time, which translates to better quality and reduced costs. WATCH VIDEO>>

RAC Credits Offered for Participation in Webinars

TAMPA, FL-Pilgrim Software Inc., provider of enterprise compliance and quality management solutions, has announced that participants in its Industry in Session educational webinar program now can earn regulatory affairs certification (RAC) credits from the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS). FULL STORY>>

ISO/TS 16949 Auditor Guide Available

SOUTHFIELD, MI-The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) has announced the availability of the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) Auditor Guide for ISO/TS 16949. Organizations can benefit from auditing competency criteria guidance originally developed for certification bodies and their auditors. FULL STORY>>


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Supercharged Five-Axis Inspection

A provider of five-axis machining services acquires a new coordinate measuring machine (CMM), metrology software and measurement probe, resulting in vast improvements to its inspection process.
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W. S. Tyler Realigns North American Business Units

MENTOR, OH-W.S. Tyler, provider of screening solutions, has announced a realignment of its North American business units. The company has formed two divisions: The Industrial Group, headquartered in Mentor, OH, and the Screening Group, headquartered in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, and Salisbury, NC. FULL STORY>>


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