Quality Video

Where manufacturing is headed in 2020

We talk to Tony Uphoff, president and CEO of Thomas, about manufacturing tech trends, tariffs, the skills gap and what all that means for 2020. The Thomas Index Report for the fourth quarter of 2019 reveals some surprising trends.

Tech Corner: OmniScan X3

Fast, phased-array inspection

We take a look at the Olympus OmniScan X3 phased-array flaw detector with TFM (total focusing method). Quickly perform corrosion mapping and flaw imaging for welds, pipelines, corrosion-resistant alloys, and more. Join us today at 11 a.m. Pacific.

What's new with the Baldrige Program?

We talk with Robert Fangmeyer, director of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, about the latest developments in the Baldrige Program. Learn about this year's recipients, communities of excellence, redesigning the Baldridge evaluation process, and more.

Book Interview: "Never Go With Your Gut"

Story links for Dec. 6, 2019


On this QDL, we look at gut reactions. The advice we have all received (and maybe given) about “just trust your instincts” or “go with your intuition.”  Dr. Gleb Tsipursky tells us why your “gut” may not be the best thing to rely on when making business decisions.

Book: "Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters"

facebooktwitter

Exploring modern apprenticeships

Story links for Nov. 22, 2019

We talk to Nicholas Wyman, CEO and founder of IWSI America, about apprenticeship programs and how they are helping address today's skilled-labor shortages.

Report: It’s Time: Using Modern Apprenticeships to Reskill America

facebooktwitter

Strategic teams: From goal, to strategy, to action

Story links for Nov. 15, 2019


What are strategic teams and how do they help your company achieve its strategic goals? Dan Wolf, author of “Strategic Teams and Development: The fieldbook for People Making Strategy Happen,” will tell us what makes a good strategic team.  

facebooktwitter

QDL: PrecisionPath Consortium--Manufacturing's wish list

Story links for Nov. 8, 2019

 

Manufacturers' wish list

The PrecisionPath Consortium looks at future metrology needs for today's increasingly complex manufacturing industry.

Based on data analysis and an industry survey, "Technology Roadmap for Large Scale Manufacturing" outlines trends that cut across multiple 3D measurement technology families.

 

facebooktwitter

Tech Corner: The right way to create custom inspection fixtures

Story links for Oct. 25, 2019

 

The right way to create custom inspection fixtures

Increased manufacturing complexity has been driving the need for robust, accurate fixtures. We talk to Victor Rinaldi at Phillips Precision about the rise in custom fixturing and why companies are turning to third parties, such as Phillips, to design complex fixturing solutions. What's involved?

Watch previous Tech Corner of Inspection Arsenal modular fixturing system.

 

facebooktwitter

QDL: How to deal with disruptive employees

Story links for Oct. 18, 2019

 

How to deal with disruptive employees

The disruptor. The grump. Debbie Downer. Cranky Charlie. Every company has had employees that are hard to deal with. Lisa Ryan, Chief Appreciation Strategist with Grategy tells us how to deal with them.

Download her book "Manufacturing Engagement: 98 Proven Strategies to Keep Your Top Talent from Becoming Someone Else's"

 

facebooktwitter

Deliver Perfect Parts Faster with Inspection Arsenal®

If you could make your CMM’s perform like your CNC’s, why would you inspect any other way? Watch the short video to see how! Inspect faster than ever before with modular and universal, quick-swap Inspection Arsenal® fixturing. Standard product can be at your door tomorrow, OR for more complex setups rely on Phillips Precision’s fixture experts to design the perfect solution. The Future is Modular – Don’t Be Left Behind!