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A Vision For Robotics – Inspection Of Complex Metallic Parts

Human vision is a sense that’s deeply complex. The way our bodies see and interact with the world is layered, nuanced and difficult to mimic in machines. Assistant Professor, Xu Chen, at the University of Washington believes that improving the integration of machine vision, intelligence and manipulation is the key to making robotic systems that… Continue reading A Vision For Robotics – Inspection Of Complex Metallic Parts

Five Biggest Quality Mistakes in the Medical Device Industry

Management Five Biggest Quality Mistakes in the Medical Device Industry Here’s how you can avoid making them Published: Thursday, September 23, 2021 – 12:03 At Greenlight Guru, we collectively have hundreds of years of experience in medical device quality management. We’ve all seen some great successes during our time in the industry—high-quality medical devices that… Continue reading Five Biggest Quality Mistakes in the Medical Device Industry

CAPA Form Template [free download!]

What is a CAPA form and why is it important? CAPA (corrective and preventative action) management is the most crucial component of a strong and compliant quality management system. A CAPA form records the occurrence of a non-conformance, the proceeding root cause analysis, and the advised preventive and/or corrective action that should be implemented to… Continue reading CAPA Form Template [free download!]

5 Advanced Product Quality Planning Methods for Auto Parts to Increase Customer Satisfaction

In today’s competitive markets, customers have increasing expectations across all industries. Product quality standards and rollout deadlines have to be consistently met in order to keep customers satisfied. For automotive companies, it is important to have proper quality planning methods in place in different phases of development, from early market tests to production inspections.

Inspection and Compliance in One Reliable Package

<!– Written by –> Taran March @ Quality Digest September 16, 2021 In regulated industries, every step of the production process must be verified to some sort of guidance or standard. What this comes down to, practically speaking, is an enormous amount of time and effort spent on actions outside the sphere of production. Every… Continue reading Inspection and Compliance in One Reliable Package

Quality Assurance vs Quality Control: What’s the Difference?

Quality assurance and quality control are two fundamental parts of the inspection process. By most people, these terms are wrongly used because they are interrelated areas of quality management. This article will tell you about their significant differences, why they are essential, and how organizations implement them. To find all about it, read this information… Continue reading Quality Assurance vs Quality Control: What’s the Difference?

Continuous and Exacting Measurements Deliver New Levels of Quality Control

Using continuous measurements reduces or even eliminates the production of faulty products and allows for consistent and repeatable production. This used to be an impossible task for small products. Continuous and Exacting Measurements Deliver New Levels of Quality Control Blake Gieseler | Balluff Inc. Quality control has always been a challenge. Going back centuries, the… Continue reading Continuous and Exacting Measurements Deliver New Levels of Quality Control

Investment in Quality Control of Engineered Bearings Aids Green Energy

The Timken Company in the UK supplies engineered bearings it manufactures into a multitude of industries including mining, food and beverage, pulp and paper, cement, marine and waste water. Recently there has been a significant increase in demand for larger bearings up to 1,200 mm in diameter for use in the construction of wind turbines,… Continue reading Investment in Quality Control of Engineered Bearings Aids Green Energy

Quality 4.0 – The Growing Need for Fully Automated Inspection

A wide range of manufacturing industries such as the automotive industry are supported by the outstanding capabilities of their manufacturing sites. The world’s attention is now focused on a future guided by the concepts of ‘Industry 4.0’ and ‘Smart Factory’ that aim at a radical shift toward an integrated factory automation and rationalization. The concept… Continue reading Quality 4.0 – The Growing Need for Fully Automated Inspection

The Decline of ISO 9001 Certifications

Management The Decline of ISO 9001 Certifications Is the future of quality management actually business management? Published: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 – 12:00 (Quality Digest: Chico, CA) — The definition of quality in products and services has been evolving since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Join Tom Taormina as he delves into the decline… Continue reading The Decline of ISO 9001 Certifications