Quality in Manufacturing

Recalls Swamp Auto Shops







July 2014





Recalls Swamp Auto Shops


With about 40 million autos recalled so far this year, dealership service departments have their hands more than full.






Latest Version of World's Most Popular Measurement Software Released


PC-DMIS 2014, the latest version of the world's most popular measurement software used for the collection, evaluation, management and presentation of manufacturing data, has more than 17 major and 81 minor enhancements. PC-DMIS 2014 introduces tools and technologies that will help measurement devices perform better than ever, increase the effectiveness of inspection planning time, and make it easier to complete complex inspection routines.
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AM Inspection Lab Adds 3D Printer
Sigma Labs, a developer of in-process quality inspection systems for metal-based additive manufacturing, has acquired an EOS M 290 3D printer. Sigma intends to establish a facility to manufacture parts using its 3D quality inspection systems.



Fuji Machine Totally Reinvents Modular Machining with the Fast and Efficient DLFn


The DLFn's completely innovative approach to flexible line configuration allows for easy addition or changeover of modules for extreme efficiency. Modules include turning, measuring, drilling, deburring, parts cleaning and others. The DLFn's internal work handling units allow for fully automatic line configurations. The all new DLFn offers an improved takt time over other lines, and a footprint less than half the space of a conventional machining line. See the DLFn at IMTS booth #S-9059.

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Cool Ways to Improve Grinding Quality
In the Quality Scan column of the July issue of Manufacturing Engineering, John A. Webster of Cool-Grind Technologies explains how more effective coolant application is able to improve grinding quality.








c-vision™ Video Contour Projector® – The Best of Both Worlds


c-vision™ brings you the best of both worlds, combining the speed an accuracy of a video measurement system with the rugged capacity of an optical comparator to create the world's best shop-floor measuring tool.

c-vision's dual magnification and telecentric optics offer the convenience of a 3-inch field of view and the precision of digital-optical zoom, allowing you to measure both large parts and small features with ease. www.certifiedcomparator.com/c-vision.php
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Tech Can Keep Your Quality on Top
In a report titled 10 Things Every Manufacturing Leader Must Know About Quality In 2014, consultancy LNS Research contends that "companies adapting to market changes and taking advantage of next-generation technology are the ones able to remain on top."



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Tracking Quality Data Via PLM
Design News reports that PLM provider Arena Solutions has launched Arena Quality, "a PLM tool that helps the engineering and manufacturing team to rapidly identify, capture, collaborate, and resolve product quality problems."



Cool the cutting zone.


Produce higher quality grooves and increase productivity with through-coolant tools. The versatile S100 grooving and parting-off system with through-coolant port supplies fluid directly to the cutting zone ensuring optimal cutting conditions. The nozzle shape guarantees a targeted jet of coolant that aids in chip formation, evacuation and reduces tool wear. Visit Horn USA during IMTS 2014 at booth W-1722.

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Put the Proper Steps in Your Spring
You wouldn't think that pinning together a shaft and hub assembly would be difficult. Turns out, according to Spirol International Corp., a coiled spring pin can help avoid hole damage and achieve maximum strength—but only when inserted properly.



Come together. Leave informed.


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 informed. Early bird pricing closes August 8, so register today at IMTS.com.
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New Mexico, Nevada Rank Low
In a recent study of all states, New Mexico earned a D- for its manufacturing climate and an F for the quality of its human capital as measured by educational attainment, barely beating out Nevada (F and D+).
Machines Italia: Volume IX Now Available for Download


Machines Italia, a project by the Italian Trade Agency conducted in partnership with Italy's FEDERMACCHINE, the National Federation of Association of Manufacturers of Capital Goods, and serves as your NAFTA direct link to over 10,000 Italian manufacturing solutions providers from every capital good industry. When you're looking for the competitive advantage that comes with innovative technologies, take a closer look at Italian-made industrial equipment.

Explore this edition of Machines Italia and see for yourself how advanced manufacturing technologies from Italian solution providers are helping to fuel a new era in manufacturing. Click here to access the digital edition.
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How Did Hyundai, Kia End Up On Top?
Mature carryover models seem to have been a contributing factor in the Korean automakers' first-ever first-place showing in the 2014 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study.

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