Variability in force test results due to incorrect selection of grips and fixtures can be minimized by simply using the proper grips and fixtures. There are many universal solutions available, but will the universal grip or fixture hold up to the test?
In late September 2018, NBC began televising “New Amsterdam,” a medical drama inspired by Dr. Eric Manheimer’s memoir, “Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital,” and his 15 years as medical director there.
The truck was already loaded and ready to be delivered to an important customer when a quality issue came to light. When the operations leader found out about the problem, he quickly arranged a solution.
While a high-performance measuring machine is a prerequisite for staying competitive, many quality managers are not achieving maximum efficiency and quality with their coordinate measuring machines (CMMs).
You’re an inspector. Perhaps you’re an auditor. Maybe you’re a supervisor. Your job title specifies what you do now. What do you want to do in the future? More importantly, who do you want to be in the future? Where do you want the quality profession to take you next? These are all important questions.
Readers of this column will be familiar with the subject of measurement uncertainty since I comment on it from time to time, as I did last month. Those readers that have not been that interested in it will certainly run across it on reports from their calibration sources.
It’s rare that managers, or even most quality auditors, discuss how closely tied the findings of manufacturing audits are to the long-term ability of their companies to compete in this highly competitive market.
The demand for machine vision has grown exponentially as manufacturing facilities turn to automated quality control solutions to remain competitive in fast-paced markets with decreasing tolerance for error. In fact, the rise of machine vision is directly correlated with the increase in automation and robotic use in factories.
Zontec, Inc. is expanding its software purchase options to include e-commerce subscription software. Synergy 100 and Synergy 100+ are now available to purchase and download without long-term commitments or contracts.
Phillips Precision, Inc. continues to improve manufacturing processes worldwide with its latest M5 Edge Finder™. Like the Pitbull® Clamp, Inspection Arsenal®, and Laser Arsenal® work holding solutions, inventor and owner Steve Phillips has the gift of designing simple, effective, low-cost and industry changing products.