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Category: Quality Control


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 […]


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 […]