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Category: Quality Control


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

F-35’s First Crash Was Caused by Manufacturing Defect, GAO Says

May 13, 2019

Via: Industry Week

The crash of a U.S. Marine Corps F-35 that temporarily grounded the entire fleet of next-generation jets in 2018 was caused by a manufacturing defect in a fuel tube made by a United Technologies subcontractor, according to congressional investigators. The […]


Process, Quality Control

Ford Fesses Up on Emissions Early in Effort to Limit the Damage

February 22, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Ford Motor Co. (IW 500/3) revealed its emission testing could be flawed and took pains to soothe anxiety among investors in an industry wracked by years of pollution scandals. Ford said workers raised concerns about its testing in September, and […]


Process, Quality Control

Back to Basics: Materials Testing in the Automotive Industry

January 11, 2019

Via: Quality Magazine

Each application within the automotive manufacturing process requires a unique set of testing requirements. It’s apparent every time you get behind the wheel, take a taxi or hail a car service. The automotive industry has an enormous impact on everyday […]


Process, Quality Control

Finding Manufacturing Performance Gaps With OEE

November 13, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) continues to gain in popularity as manufacturers seek to quantify plant, manufacturing line, and machine-level performance and find ways each area can be improved. The metric plays a central role in lean manufacturing by providing valuable […]


Design &Planning, Process, Quality Control

Cybersecurity a Hot Topic on the Show Floor

October 18, 2018

Via: Automation World

Tony Baker, Portfolio Manager, Security at Rockwell Automation, presented recommendations on best practices and actionable steps industrial companies can take with reference to network security and standards within the industry during PACK EXPO International 2018 at The Innovation Stage. Baker […]


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 […]