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By: Olympus

(Olympus: Waltham, MA) -- With similar functionality as a standard videoscope insertion tube, the IPLEX NX working channel scope is a useful backup while offering the versatility to detect and remove foreign object debris (FOD).

A versatile tool for foreign object debris (FOD) and visual inspection

When an aircraft is on the ground due to FOD, speed and efficiency are critical for completing inspections promptly to get the asset back in service. The IPLEX NX working channel scope features six retrieval tools so that inspectors can locate FOD and remove it quickly. While some working channel scopes have limited functionality, the IPLEX NX working channel scope has similar capabilities to a standard scope insertion tube, making it an effective backup solution.

Remain comfortable during FOD removal

Using a working channel scope requires dexterity, which can be easier if an inspector has a modular, lightweight videoscope. The IPLEX NX working channel solution offers comfort and ergonomics, so inspectors can focus on their work.

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By: ETQ LLC

(ETQ: Boston) -- ETQ, a leading provider of quality management solutions, released findings from a first-of-its-kind research study–“The State of Quality Management: 2020.” According to the survey, companies are investing more in quality as a strategic business growth initiative that brings a significant return on investment (an average 23 percent). The report also finds that poor quality is costing organizations $49 million per year on average.

ETQ commissioned the comprehensive study to uncover key trends and insights about quality management today and how it may evolve in the near future. Based on a survey of senior-level quality stakeholders in life science, food and beverage, and manufacturing firms, the study found that good quality is adding an average of $156 million, or 11 percent to bottom-line revenues (based on average surveyed company revenue of $25 million to $1 billion-plus). On the other hand, the high cost of poor quality is attributed to sweeping product recalls, with 96 percent of respondents experiencing a recall in the last five years. Results of the survey were discussed during a live webinar on April 14, 2020.

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By: ERP Solutions

(ERP Solutions: Chanhassen, MN) -- ERP Solutions Inc., a world leader in advanced quality management solutions (QMS) for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, announces v. 3.0 of its QMS solution, Total Quality Control Management (TQCM). The new release incorporates additional functionality and continuing improvements to the product’s existing rich features. TQCM has been the leading quality management solution for Dynamics since it was first introduced in 2004.

TQCM has been expanded with additional languages and now includes translations for quality control plans. Integration is improved to standard D365 Human Resources for personnel certificates qualification and tracking. Quality Requirements Planning has been improved with single run frequencies that permit it to quickly apply quality scheduling against single processes for purchasing, production, and sales. Other areas include improvements to quality processes including CAPA, NCR, and customer complaints.

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By: William A. Levinson

The phrase “flatten the curve” means to slow the transmission of the coronavirus (Covid-19) in order to spread the total number of cases out over a longer period of time. This will avoid overwhelming the healthcare system.1 The model is accurate as presented throughout the internet, but it also overlooks terrible dangers and enormous opportunities.

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By: The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson

I was shocked to see that I had to walk through a maze of stacked pallets in order to enter the store. Then I saw a man spraying the shopping carts with some chemical, and I felt a chill run down my spine. Once I got inside, I noticed that almost everyone was wearing surgical masks and rubber gloves. It was really creepy; I felt like I was naked.

Some of the people wore pins that read: “Stay Back Six Feet, Thank you.” I saw others that read: “Keep Away from Me by 6 Feet.” I noticed that people were avoiding eye contact and some even averted their faces when I looked toward them. I wondered if it was because I wasn’t wearing mask and gloves. At one point, I cleared my throat and a woman near me jumped away.

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By: Bill Kalmar

Have you noticed that coupons have become a major part of our lives? There are always coupons for restaurants or stores in most of the newspapers these days. And it seems that every day, we receive an email about a deal at a local store, but it requires a coupon.

Last month was my birthday month, and I received a multitude of coupons from restaurants. During the first week alone, I received coupons for a free lunch or dinner at five restaurants—including one of my favorites, Red Robin. My birthday wasn’t until the 30th of March, but that didn’t stop the coupons from appearing like magic.

There are also coupons or discounts if you are a AAA member or a member of AARP. But trying to remember all the discounts and the expiration dates can sometimes become crazy. We have a pack of coupons in our car, and I have placed expiration dates on the coupons. Does that sound anal? Well, I guess it is!

Now when it comes to using a coupon, one must remember to follow the rules. Some restaurant coupons are not valid on Saturday or Sunday. Some require that you buy a beverage. For me, I drink water at our meals, and that counts as a beverage in some cases, which means there is a about a $3 charge for the H2O.

Quality Webinar Series: Maintaining Business Continuity Remotely

Watch this free 20-minute webinar aimed at answering your most pressing questions around remote collaboration and communication. The first of a three-part series, session one focused on document control. Be sure to sign up for sessions two and three to learn best practices for remote auditing and training management.

Quality Webinar Series: Maintaining Business Continuity Remotely

Watch this free 20 min webinar aimed at answering your most pressing questions around remote collaboration and communication. The first of a three part series, session one focused on document control. Be sure to sign up for sessions two and three to learn best practices for remote auditing and training management.

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By: Simon Côté

How can the KTM racing team inspect motorbike parts of various shapes, sizes, and complexity, and account for minuscule material variations and deviations between laps? The team trades microns for milliseconds. Here is how KTM Motorsports used 3D scanning solutions to perform quality control procedures and improve their times on the track.


Pol Espargaró from Red Bull KTM MotoGP

KTM AG is Europe’s leading high-performance street and off-road sport motorcycle manufacturer based in Mattighofen, Austria. Over the years, KTM has built a reputation as a fierce competitor on racetracks around the world. With an established presence in the off-road segments, KTM has progressed through the world of street motorcycles and recently made a foray into sport bike territory.