In 1906 Upton Sinclair’s expose of the US meatpacking industry, The Jungle, helped lead to the nation’s first pure food and drug laws and the FDA. Today, says blogger Michele Nash-Hoff, food imports, particularly from China, pose a threat the understaffed and underfunded FDA is sore pressed to meet.
The portable arm CMM (PCMM) has become an important quality control tool at many manufacturing companies. With the flexibility to be used nearly anywhere on a manufacturing floor, from in-process checks to large-scale assembly to inside machine tools, measuring arms have the capability to deliver real-time dimensional feedback right at the point of production.
Learn how portable measuring arms can deliver valuable benefits for your shop-floor measuring tasks.
TÜV Rheinland Industrial Solutions (TRIS; Aliquippa, PA) has added a hydraulic machine to expand its tensile and compression load test capabilities to as much as 1 million lb. The unit is suitable for testing ferrous and nonferrous metals, composites, elastomeric, plastics, rubber wood, cables and ropes.
Licon mt supplied four twin-spindle LiFLEX II 1078 machining centers to Modatek Systems, a subsidiary of the Austrian-Canadian company Magna International, which manufactures parts all over the world for the automotive industry.
Toyota’s Lexus and namesake brands were ranked most reliable in Consumer Reports’ annual new-car reliability survey, but the magazine will no longer recommend the Camry, Prius v or RAV4 because they received “poor” crash test ratings.
Not to pile on Toyota, but the automaker also suffered a Web site faux pas. A photo of a Mercedes-Benz diesel engine was used to show how shoppers can customize the Corolla. Not as bad as the HealthCare.gov debacle, but embarrassing nonetheless.
How optical measurement devices will get the best of conventional measuring arms.
And why Creaform's HandyPROBE portable CMM is leading the way in this matter
Since the 1980s, the development of portable measuring devices has brought inspection right into the production line, as close to the part as possible. The change radically modified conventional industry inspection methods.
Far from metrology labs where qualified inspectors operate digital CMMs with heavy, stable granite table, portable measurement is facing major challenges, but new optical measuring devices have proven very efficient at overcoming them.
World Quality Month provides a platform for acknowledging the efforts and accomplishments of quality and all who work to make it happen. It also promotes the use of quality tools in businesses and communities.