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Category: Quality Control


Process, Quality Control, R & D

Optimizing Machine Performance with Industry 4.0 and Calibration

September 8, 2020

Via: Quality Magazine

There’s an old saying that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Throughout the years, that expression has been adapted to fit different situations, including a “team is only as strong as its weakest player” or “your […]


Process, Quality Control

Magna tops J.D. Power seat quality study

August 26, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Canadian auto supplier Magna International manufacturers some of the best seats in the industry, according to the J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Seat Quality and Satisfaction Study. Magna finished an industry-leading first in three of seven categories, and second in a […]


Process, Quality Control, R & D

How Machine Tool Feedback Can Reveal or Hide Axis Errors

August 10, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Solutions for avoiding thermally induced dimensional deviations of workpieces have become more crucial than ever for the machine tool building industry. Thermal drift is primarily caused by feed axes on the basis of recirculating ball screws. The temperature distribution along […]


Process, Quality Control

Smart Manufacturing Control

July 29, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

The manufacturing process of today involves many challenges from mass production down to lot size one. The CNC controls in factories must master this market trend specifically without an adequate amount of skilled labor in the US manufacturing world. In […]


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 […]