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Category: Quality Control


Process, Quality Control

SAE International Ready To Tackle Automated Vehicle Safety Testing Standards

August 1, 2018

Via: Forbes

The fundamental problem with asking whether automated vehicles are safe is that there are currently no commonly accepted methods of even evaluating this new technology. Any company that claims its system is safe is doing so based on its own […]


Design &Planning, Process, Quality Control

Five Principles of Flexible Assembly Line Design

July 9, 2018

Via: Automation World

Lean manufacturing seeks to make clear what adds value by reducing everything else. Lean is clearly not a fixed-point objective; accelerating global market competition demands operational flexibility to achieve lean objectives. Here are five principles, applicable across every type of […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Process, Quality Control

Workovers & Well Intervention

May 21, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

The long-term affects of the prolonged trough in oil prices are yet to be established. But there are certain trends that have emerged as a response to the changed financial climate that look set to remain with us when prices […]


Process, Quality Control

Predictive Analytic Service Identifies Potential Failures

April 23, 2018

Via: MFRTech

FANUC America’s Robot LINKi Zero Down Time (ZDT) service is now available to all automotive and non-automotive manufacturers who purchase FANUC robots. Launched in 2015, in collaboration with Cisco, ZDT is a predictive analytic service that identifies potential failures so […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Quality Control

Automakers Join Together For New Airbag Recall Outreach Program Targeting Houston Drivers

March 1, 2018

Via: PR Newswire

HOUSTON, March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, Houston civic and community leaders, FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and Mazda North American Operations announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind, collaborative outreach program designed to help Houston drivers affected by the […]


Process, Quality Control, Regulations

NAM State of Manufacturing Tour: Strong tailwinds for manufacturing

February 27, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Matters

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) completed its 2018 State of Manufacturing Tour last week, making stops at several plants across the country, sharing insights about the future for manufacturing. In each location, one common themes was emphasized: Manufacturing is […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Process, Quality Control

Invert Robotics manufacturing to improve aviation safety

February 23, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

New Zealand based technology company, Invert Robotics, has developed remote-controlled robots designed to aid aviation safety. The firm aims for the machines to significantly improve operations in the Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) sector. The robots utilise suction technology, allowing […]


Process, Quality Control, Regulations

Intel says 32 lawsuits filed against company over security flaws

February 16, 2018

Via: Reuters

Intel Corp (INTC.O) said on Friday 32 class action lawsuits had been filed against the company in connection with the recently disclosed security flaws in its chips. The lawsuits claim that users were harmed by Intel’s “actions and/or omissions” related […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Quality Control

Vehicle Dependability Is A Good News, Good News Story For Car Buyers

February 14, 2018

Via: Forbes

Vehicle dependability improved significantly despite continuing consumer angst with built-in vehicle technology, namely voice recognition and Bluetooth pairing, according to the J.D. Power 2018 Vehicle Dependability Study, which was released today. The Lexus brand tops the list in overall vehicle […]


Process, Quality Control

Palmer Foundry Applies Quality Analytics to its Business

January 12, 2018

Via: Automation World

Palmer Foundry, a maker of aluminum castings for the semiconductor, automotive, energy, food processing, aerospace and other industries, has seen its fair share of winter weather at its plant in Western Massachusetts. But during a wicked bad storm a few […]