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Quality Digest Live -- May 31, 2019

QDL for May 31, 2019

Wouldn't it be awesome if high school students had access to cutting-edge tools similar to what are used on today's high-tech shop floors. Well they can, and Adam Sebran, business development manager for 3D & education at Roland DGA will tell us about some of the cool desktop tools that Roland is selling to high schools around the country.

 

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Quality Digest Live -- May 24, 2019

QDL for May 24, 2019

This week on QDL we continue our discussion on women in metrology.

We talk to Karen Malen-Hogle, an associate technical fellow, in 3D metrology engineering at Boeing. Karen has an amazing background at Boeing, having worked on the B2 bomber, the 777, the F-22 fighter and a lot more. We'll hear how she got started in metrology and what you should know if you are interested in this fascinating field.

 

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By: Ryan E. Day

Brodie International provides liquid flow-meters and equipment for the petroleum and industrial markets. The company specializes in producing high-precision meters and valves that are used in the custody transfer of petroleum products.

The challenge

Brodie products involve components with complex shapes and assembly that made inspection measurements a serious challenge when using the traditional tools of their industry, which included height gauges, calipers, dial indicators, and a fixed coordinate measuring machine (CMM).

“We were using a fixed CMM,” says Tommy Rogers, quality manager at Brodie International. “Our older model CMM is good for measuring things like linear dimensions, hole patterns, tapers, circles, and geometry. But when it comes to measuring a compound curve like a helical shape, we were very limited.”

3D image-laser-scanning

Much of the QC oversight depended on proofing a product after final assembly.

Quality Digest Live -- May 17, 2019

QDL for May 17, 2019

 

Tech Corner: Olympus Vanta XRF Analyzer

This week on QDL we take a look at the Vanta XRF analyzer. XRF analyzers help ensure that manufacturers and installers of expensive or mission-critical components and machinery have the correct alloy grades, regardless of the material source.

 

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Quality Digest Live -- May 10, 2019

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This week on Quality Digest Live: Dealing with the pressure of leadership

It's lonely at the top. Being the top dog comes with its share of negatives. We talk to Kelly Graves, CEO of Internal Business Solutions, and author of The Management and Employee Development Review about tackling the problems of being a leader.

 

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By: Brian S. Smith

Throughout my career, I have been a member of several trade organizations. I believe that standards have meaning, in every field. When I become a member of an organization, I endeavor to learn as much as possible.

For example, I belong to ASQ (American Society for Quality). I enjoy having resources and peers that can educate me and keep me at the top of my field by helping my clients reach their goals.

For many companies, belonging to an organization is a purely financial decision. The amount of money spent on being a participating member in certain organizations can often add up to the same amount as a yearly advertising budget. However, many companies feel that belonging to certain organizations, and having the privilege of advertising that organization on their websites or via other marketing tactics, makes it well worth the money.

Quality Digest Live -- May 3, 2019

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This week on Quality Digest Live: Rekindle the spirit of hospitality in your company.

We talk to Larry Stuart, author of The Spirit of Hospitality. You remember the days of hospitality, right? Civility, outstanding service, servant leadership? They may be in hiding, but we can get them back.

 

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Quality Digest Live -- May 1, 2019

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This Wednesday on Quality Digest Live: If you don't know what control charts or capability analysis are, or if you need a refresher, Matt Savage of PQ Systems will fill in the gaps.

Don't miss the webinar: Control Charts & Capability Analysis 101

 

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Quality Digest Live -- April 26, 2019

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This week on Quality Digest Live we talk about a different approach to kaizen. Dan Chartier, Managing Director of Kaizen Institute North America, describes how to build kaizen into a new facility, starting in the design phase.

 

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Quality Digest Live -- April 19, 2019

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This week on Quality Digest live we talk to Jennifer Kurtz, Cyber Program Director at Manufacturer’s Edge, a NIST MEP center in Colorado, about manufacturing cyber security. Manufacturers are more and more becoming the target of hackers. What can they do about it, if anything?

 

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