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By: Carl Zeiss Microscopy

(Carl Zeiss: Oberkochen, Germany) -- Carl Zeiss, a leading global provider of electron- and ion-beam imaging and analysis solutions, presents its newly developed line of corrected LIBRA 200 transmission electron microscopes (TEM).

Two different configurations are offered.

 
Aberration free high resolution imaging of a YAG crystal interface at 200 kV.
[Courtesy of Katharina Hartmann, GFZ German Research Center for Geoscienes, Potsdam.]

Mike Micklewright: Lean vs. Preventive Action

Mike Micklewright asks why so many organizations that say they are practicing lean receive nonconformities related to preventive actions during their ISO 9001 audit?

 

Also covered: Overview of 8 Wastes

1) Defects

2) Overproduction

3) Waiting

4) Not using employees minds or skills

5) Transportation

6) Inventory

7) Motion

8) Excess processing

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By: Belinda Jones

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC), a notable accomplishment for any organization fueled by volunteers. Hosted by the Coordinate Metrology Society, the 2009 Conference was held at the Marriott downtown in Louisville, Kentucky. Even with the economic downturn, the event held its own with visitors traveling from Switzerland, Italy, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Canada, United Kingdom, United States, and more.

History of the CMSC
In 1984, a small group of ASPRS/ACSM (American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing/American Congress of Surveying and Mapping) attendees gathered in San Antonio, Texas. They expressed concern that their measurement problems were not being addressed by the rest of the surveying and photogrammetry community. This occasion marked the beginning of the CMSC.

 

Minitab Quality Trainer

Overview of Minitab's Quality Trainer.

Learn the statistics you need to improve quality and how to use Minitab Statistical Software to analyze your data any time you are online.

Visit www.minitab.com/training/elearning/?WT.mc_id=WA09I0139.

Mike Micklewright: Six Sigma vs. 7 Basic Quality Tools

Whiteboard 

In this episode of Whiteboard, Mike Micklewright compares the value of Six Sigma to Kaoru Ishikawa's Seven Basic Quality Tools.

 

1) Scatter Plots

2) Histograms

3) Pareto Charts

4) Flow Charts

5) Check Sheets

6) Cause & Effect Diagrams (aka Fishbone or Ishikawa diagrams)

7) Run and Control Charts

Profiles in Quality: Wini Hayes

Profiles in Quality: an interview with Wini Hayes, founder and CEO of Hayes Inc. (www.hayesinc.com/hayes/about_us/key-people/winifred-s-hayes-phd/), an independent health technology research and consulting company. In this interview, Hayes discusses the state of health care quality in the United States and what can be done to improve it.

 

Special Report: Hazardous Substance Process Management—Part 2

This is Part 2 of our series on hazardous substance process management.

 

In this episode we cover:

* Taiwan's electronics industry as the birth of Hazardous Substance Process Management

* Why Taiwan saw QC 080000 as a means to ease ROHS compliance

* The passing of ROHS-type legislation in California 

* How audits from registrars such as Intertek strengthen ROHS compliance

 

For more information and a free white paper on QC 080000 click here.

 

Don't miss the other episodes of this series:

 

Special Report: Hazardous Substance Process Management—Intro

Special Report: Hazardous Substance Process Management—Part 1

Special Report: Hazardous Substance Process Management—Part 2

Technorazzi: CPM Labs--Torque Wrenches

In this episode, Craig Howell, owner and president of CPM Labs, shows us how to use and care for a torque wrench. 

 

* How to use them
* How they work
* Calibration
* How to care for them

* Also shown: torque transducers and torque display

 

SEND US YOUR SUGGESTIONS! Is there a tool or topic that you would like to see Craig cover? Send us your suggestion by clicking the CONTACT link in the upper right corner of this page.

 

NEW! The first seven episodes of "Technorazzi" with Craig Howell of CPM Labs are now available on one DVD. The cost is only $49.95 with steep quantity discounts available.
This video is not included in that video.

 

Each of these episodes gives a quick, concise overview of how to handle/use a variety of basic gauges. Each episode is 5 to 10 minutes in length, just enough to get the point across without taking up your lunch time.

Click here to order now.

 

CPM Laboratories

2945 Kilgore Road

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Phone: 916-635-4489

Training: Bill Tandler GD&T: Episode 1

SmartGD&T

An Advanced Beginner's Course

Presented by Bill Tandler, founder and president of Multi Metrics Inc.

Produced by Quality Digest and Musselman Pictures at the 2008 CMSC in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

Episode 1 Content:

* Course Overview

* Precise definitions of GD&T.

 

Technorazzi: CPM Labs--Vision System

Craig Howell of CPM labs demonstrates a simple vision system.

 

This type of system is quite simple compared to high-end vision systems, but the techniques are similar.

 

In this demonstration

* Measuring the diameter of President Lincoln's nose

* The distance between the leads on an integrated circuit

* Compensating for skew

* Measuring an angle

* Various types of light sources.

 

The first seven episodes of "Technorazzi" with Craig Howell of CPM Labs are now available on one DVD. The cost is only $49.95 with steep quantity discounts available.
This video is not included in that video.

 

Each of these episodes gives a quick, concise overview of how to handle/use a variety of basic gauges. Each episode is 5 to 10 minutes in length, just enough to get the point across without taking up your lunch time.

Click here to order now.

 

CPM Laboratories

2945 Kilgore Road

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Phone: 916-635-4489

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