Bytes and pieces: News you can use

Printing in manufacturing: 3D printing, with its rapidly expanding applications, has implications for manufacturing in the future.

SPC software: Although the concepts of statistical process control have remained the same, software continues to evolve. (PQ Systems Development Director Steve Daum contributed to this article.)

Learning opportunities: With a season of trade shows and conferences opening in September, exhibits and presentations sponsored by NAHQ (Sept. 7-9), IMTS (Sept. 8-13), AIAG (Sept. 24-25), and ASQ (Sept 18-19) offer plenty of chances to see what’s new. Watch for the PQ Systems booth at these shows.

Ice cream recall: Nestlé USA is recalling limited amounts of ice cream due to mismatched packaging, which can put consumers with peanut allergy at risk.