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QDL: What is the Coordinate Metrology Society?

QDL for August 9, 2019

The CMSC is more than just the only U.S. Trade show for large volume 3D metrology. It's metrology education and outreach, increasing diversity in the metrology field, and plotting a path forward for meeting the future personnel and technical needs of manufacturing.

 

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By: Leading2Lean

It’s no news that U.S. manufacturing has a workforce problem. However, a new survey conducted by Leading2Lean (L2L) offers some unexpected hope. The survey reveals that a new generation of workers could spur industrywide innovation.

The 2019 L2L Manufacturing Index, an annual measurement of the American public’s perceptions of U.S. manufacturing, found that adults in Generation Z (those aged 18–22) are 19 percent more likely to have had a counselor, teacher, or mentor suggest they look into manufacturing as a viable career option when compared to the general population. One-third (32 percent) of Generation Z has had manufacturing suggested to them as a career option, as compared to only 18 percent of Millennials and 13 percent of the general population.

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By: Digital Metrology

(Digital Metrology Solutions: Columbus, IN) -- Digital Metrology Solutions, provider of measurement software, consulting and training, has released two new products for multi-band surface texture analysis. Bandify and Bandify3D instantly separate surface texture into wavelength bands and display the data in a highly intuitive, single-screen interface.

“To produce surface finishes that both look good and perform well, you need to understand the spatial wavelengths within the surface texture,” explained Dr. Mark Malburg, President of Digital Metrology Solutions. “A roughness number alone can’t tell you whether a paint coat will appear glossy, if a gasket will seal, or if a gear will make noise. Understanding the impact of various wavelength domains leads to a better understanding of these complex functions.”

Bandify is the first software tool designed exclusively to analyze surface texture simultaneously over several user-defined wavelength bands. The software reports wavelength-specific surface parameters, with user-defined tolerance bands to highlight out-of-spec conditions.

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How To: Deal With Failed Master Gages

Master gages are vital to performing internal calibrations. What do you do when the master is found out of tolerance? We share tips and the beginnings of corrective actions that can be taken when a master gage failed its recent calibration.

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By: MoneySuperMarket

(MoneySuperMarket: Ewloe, Wales) -- With many workers spending up to 40 hours a week in an office, it should come as no surprise that the office environment is vitally important to 21 percent of people. Happy workers are up to 20-percent more productive—so making sure the office is a positive place to be is in everyone’s interest. But what is it that makes an office space feel right?

New research from leading price comparison site MoneySuperMarket, surveys the views of business owners and employees to find out what perks, facilities, and styles are the most sought after in different industries.

Quality Digest Live -- July 26, 2019

QDL for July 26, 2019

This week on QDL we talk about the connection between employee engagement and appreciation and workplace performance with Lisa Ryan, Chief Appreciation Strategist, with Grategy.

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

 

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How To: Handle Large Amounts of Data Using Quality Dashboards

How to handle and visualize a mass amount of data? With Dashboards! We discuss ways to maximize the effectiveness of Dashboards at your location to see more and act quicker.

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By: Sunni Massey

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey: First Quarter 2019, found that 71.3 percent of the U.S. manufacturers surveyed cited the inability to attract and retain skilled workers as their top concern for the sixth consecutive survey. Analysts have called it a “full-blown workforce crisis.”

I recently had the privilege of attending a meeting hosted by Catalyst Connection, part of the Pennsylvania MEP and the MEP National Network, on opportunities to expand diversity and inclusion in manufacturing while simultaneously addressing the lack of skilled workers. Catalyst Connection, inspired by its move to the neighborhood of Hazelwood in Pittsburgh, brought together some of Southwest Pennsylvania’s economic development, workforce development, and educational powerhouses along with local advanced manufacturers to discuss the pockets of poverty that persist despite the area’s booming manufacturing industry.