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Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show (MMTS)
 
 
 
The NHTSA defects-investigation team
 
 
More Than 4.9 Million Cars Per Regulator at NHTSA
 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s defects-investigation team has 51 members—to watch over 250 million cars, reports Bloomberg News.

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2014 World Conference on Quality and Improvement
May 5 – 7, 2014 | Dallas, TX

The 2014 World Conference on Quality and Improvement offers you—no matter your geographic location, industry, or level of quality knowledge—a forum to learn new ideas and the opportunity to connect with an international network of thought leaders, experts, and peers eager to share best practices, tested solutions, and proven results in the world of quality.
Visit wqci.asq.org to register!

 
 
 
 
 

US competitors will have to “up their game,” says Motley Fool commentary.

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PLEX
 

Beyond the Hype: ERP Traceability

The ability to trace the flow of lots and components used in manufacturing operations is vital to industries that must comply with strict quality mandates and governmental regulations. Plex provides advanced inventory traceability even in complex assembly, processing and manufacturing environments.
http://mfg.plex.com/apr14-qualitymfg-beyond-the-hype

 
 
 
 
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Mazda-6 Recall Story Has Legs
 

In a development hard to spin, 42,000 Mazda-6 cars in the US recalled because spider web in vent hose could cause the fuel tank to crack.

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CMS President Ron Hicks explains all dimensions in Manufacturing Engineering’s April Quality Scan column.

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QVI SNAP
 

QVI® SNAP™— The New Way to Measure Small Parts

SNAP is the new way to measure small parts. SNAP’s large-field-of-view technology allows it to verify critical dimensions for a wide variety of parts while its telecentric optics ensure that parts will measure the same size anywhere within the depth of field. With SNAP, staging parts is simple, calibration is automatic, and complete measurements are made at the push of single button.
www.ramoptical.com/snap

 
 
 
 
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GM: More Recalls than Competitors in Past 10 Years
 

General Motors has issued more recalls on more of its models than any other auto manufacturer since 2004, reports Time magazine.

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IMTS
 

Come together. Leave smarter.

Where else can you meet the minds that are moving manufacturing forward? Nowhere but IMTS 2014. With a focus on success through cooperation, the week will be filled with technology, education, and ideas that we can all benefit from. It’s happening September 8–13 at McCormick Place Chicago. So come together and leave smarter. Register now or learn more at IMTS.com

 
 
 
 
 

QVI, reportedly the world’s largest vision metrology company, has bought this manufacturer of automated 3D laser scanners. Check them both out at IMTS 2014.

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Carl Zeiss: Active Versus Passive Scanning for Multi-Point Measurement – White Paper Download

The distinction between touch-trigger (single point) measurement and contact scanning is well known. And there are two types of contact scanning technologies: passive and active. Both record surface data based on the movement of a stylus connected to a scanning head. The difference is what goes on inside the scanning head. The more complex a measured surface becomes, the greater the advantage of an active scanning system. Click Here to Download.

 
 
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