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Category: Quality Control


Process, Quality Control, Regulations

China considers in-car air quality regulations, report says

July 9, 2020

Via: Automotive News

BEIJING — China is considering mandatory in-car air quality regulations to protect the health of drivers, in a move that could increase costs for automakers importing vehicles from markets without such rules, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. […]


Process, Quality Control

The Road to Automotive Light-Weighting

June 25, 2020

Via: Quality Magazine

Earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it’s working on new rules to decrease NOx and other pollutants present in vehicle emissions. January’s announcement will not be the only major one relating to worldwide vehicle emissions, with China […]


Process, Quality Control

Evolving Quality Processes Propel Growth

April 8, 2020

Via: Quality Magazine

Mike Terrell is the quality assurance manager at B&B Airparts Inc., a machine shop that specializes in manufacturing high precision parts for aerospace OEMs. B&B Airparts Inc. has been in business for over twenty years, offering machining, sheet metal fabrication, […]


Process, Quality Control, R & D

What Machine Learning Trends Can We Expect for Manufacturing in 2020?

January 28, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Essentially, IoT and data-based technologies will feed real-time content into an AI platform, which will then use machine learning algorithms to analyze and extract actionable insights. Beyond that, the data solutions may support additional power systems by controlling robots or […]


Process, Quality Control

Manufacturers Show Their ‘Metal’ Using the Imaging Power of Digital Microscopes

December 6, 2019

Via: Quality Magazine

Quality control of products with metal-based materials can be challenging, from working with recycled metals to the rise of additive manufacturing (AM). In a traditional manufacturing environment, mass production creates one of the major challenges to ensuring quality control. As […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Quality Control

Uber test vehicles involved in 37 crashes before fatal self-driving incident

November 5, 2019

Via: Automotive News

WASHINGTON — Uber Technologies Inc.’s autonomous test vehicles were involved in 37 crashes in the 18 months before a fatal March 2018 self-driving car incident in Tempe, Ariz., the National Transportation Safety Board said on Tuesday. The board said between […]


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

Swiss Grounds Airbus A220 Planes After Finding Engine Fault

October 15, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s Swiss airline grounded its fleet of Airbus SE A220 jets after the latest incident with Pratt & Whitney engines forced a London-Geneva flight to land in Paris. Lufthansa’s Swiss unit, the world’s biggest operator of the narrow-body […]


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 […]