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By: Craig Cochran

War heroes are a special category of leaders. They embody bravery, resoluteness, and strength—quintessential attributes of good leaders. This is exactly the sort of leader Shakespeare gives us at the beginning of Macbeth.

At the start of Act 1, Macbeth, a Scottish nobleman and field general, has just defeated a rebellion, with Macbeth himself slaying one of the rebels and putting his head on a pike. Nobody can say enough about Macbeth and his virtues. The King of Scotland, Duncan, gushes like a schoolgirl:

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest

In our April 13, 2018, episode of QDL, we talked about anti-hacker robots, data privacy, and new product introduction.

“HoneyBot Lures in Digital Troublemakers”

MIT nerds come up with a tasty target for IoT hackers. But this one fights back.

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You can’t see well without lenses that can focus, whether those lenses are in your eye or the microscope you peer through. An innovative way to focus beams of neutrons might allow scientists to probe the interiors of opaque objects at a size range they were blind to previously, allowing them to explore the innards of objects from meteorites to cutting-edge manufactured materials without damaging them.

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By: Douglas C. Fair

Here’s a quick rundown of what we covered in part one of our list of top 10 mistakes to avoid when using statistical process control (SPC): training everyone, charting everything, segregating control charts from manufacturing, “pinching” the SPC coordinator, and using SPC because it’s a “good thing to do.” Let’s continue with our list.

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By: Douglas C. Fair

As you think about your organization’s manufacturing quality efforts—what you’ve overcome and what you hope to accomplish in the future—there is something you need to know.

You: What? Who? Me?

Me: Yes, you. No matter how long you’ve been playing this game (and I know many of you have been playing it as long as I have), you find that there are many pitfalls to implementing a statistical process control (SPC) system.

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest

On April 10, 2018, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress regarding the unauthorized sharing of 87 million Facebook users’ personal data, vacuumed up by data research company Cambridge Analytica. There were pointed questions regarding Facebook’s lack of transparency about the incident, a bit of dancing by Zuckerberg, and a lot of apologizing. All in all, it was a boring but fairly honest back and forth about the responsibilities and duties of large corporations when it comes to personal data.

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By: L.S. Starrett Co.

(Starrett: Athol, MA) -- The L.S. Starrett Co. has introduced a series of motorized digital test frames for performing a wide range of basic, high-volume, in-situ manufacturing, force-testing applications including tension, compression, flexural cyclic, shear, and friction. The Starrett FMM digital-force testers are part of the new Starrett L1 line of entry-level, computer-based, force-measurement solutions. Optimized for production and quality control testing, the versatile, innovative architecture of the L1 system is designed for fast, easy-to-use, reliable and repeatable operation.