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QDL Tech Corner: Lasertec Optelics Hybrid Confocal Microscope

Story links for Oct. 4, 2019

 

Tech Corner: Lasertec Optelics Hybrid Confocal Microscope

Laser and white-light confocal in one body

We take a closer look at the Lasertec Optelics Hybrid Confocal Microscope, which features high resolution, wide FOV, nano-scale measurement, and wavelength selection.

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Don't roll your eyes at me!

Marcia Reynolds, President of Covisioning, and author of The Discomfort Zone, discusses how to deal with people who nonverbally communicate their displeasure.

Book: The Discomfort Zone

Book: Coach the Person, Not the Problem: A Guide to Using Reflective Inquiry

Politics and the work place. Plus Tech Corner

We talk to Lisa Ryan, chief appreciation strategist with Grategy, about politics in the work place. Is it possible to have water cooler chats about hot button issues that don't cross boundaries?

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

Tech Corner: We discuss helpful hints on how to select a new CMM stylus using suggestions and resources from Q-Mark Manufacturing Inc.

Where manufacturing is headed in 2020

We talk to Tony Uphoff, president and CEO of Thomas, about manufacturing tech trends, tariffs, the skills gap and what all that means for 2020. The Thomas Index Report for the fourth quarter of 2019 reveals some surprising trends.

Tech Corner: OmniScan X3

Fast, phased-array inspection

We take a look at the Olympus OmniScan X3 phased-array flaw detector with TFM (total focusing method). Quickly perform corrosion mapping and flaw imaging for welds, pipelines, corrosion-resistant alloys, and more. Join us today at 11 a.m. Pacific.

What's new with the Baldrige Program?

We talk with Robert Fangmeyer, director of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, about the latest developments in the Baldrige Program. Learn about this year's recipients, communities of excellence, redesigning the Baldridge evaluation process, and more.

Book Interview: "Never Go With Your Gut"

Story links for Dec. 6, 2019


On this QDL, we look at gut reactions. The advice we have all received (and maybe given) about “just trust your instincts” or “go with your intuition.”  Dr. Gleb Tsipursky tells us why your “gut” may not be the best thing to rely on when making business decisions.

Book: "Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters"

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Exploring modern apprenticeships

Story links for Nov. 22, 2019

We talk to Nicholas Wyman, CEO and founder of IWSI America, about apprenticeship programs and how they are helping address today's skilled-labor shortages.

Report: It’s Time: Using Modern Apprenticeships to Reskill America

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Strategic teams: From goal, to strategy, to action

Story links for Nov. 15, 2019


What are strategic teams and how do they help your company achieve its strategic goals? Dan Wolf, author of “Strategic Teams and Development: The fieldbook for People Making Strategy Happen,” will tell us what makes a good strategic team.  

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QDL: PrecisionPath Consortium--Manufacturing's wish list

Story links for Nov. 8, 2019

 

Manufacturers' wish list

The PrecisionPath Consortium looks at future metrology needs for today's increasingly complex manufacturing industry.

Based on data analysis and an industry survey, "Technology Roadmap for Large Scale Manufacturing" outlines trends that cut across multiple 3D measurement technology families.

 

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