Quality quiz (June 2017)—and May’s quiz winners!

Winners of last month’s quiz and a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1 are Bob Delgado (Krueger Bearings Inc. of Milwaukee, WI); Isabel Quintero (Reliable Plating Corporation of Chicago, IL); and Jane Fraser (Colorado State University of Pueblo, CO). Congratulations! For this month’s quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1, submit your response by June 30.

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Data in everyday life: Riding statistical ups and downs for your favorite amusement parks

Matt WellmanNothing says summer quite like amusement parks. The roller coasters, water rides, food, and shows: there is really nothing better. I have my personal favorite parks, but I have always wondered how they rank against other amusement parks in the United States in terms of attendance. I am excluding parks run by Disney and Universal–who can really compete with them?–and they are more theme parks than they are amusement parks.

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Quality quiz (May 2017)—and April’s quiz winners!

Winners of last month’s quiz and a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1 are Barbara Dockery (Ulbrich Precision Flat Wire of Westminster, SC); Ola Okikiolu (Oratech Inc. of South Jordan, UT); and Tim Bumgarner (UPS of Atlanta, GA). Congratulations! For this month’s quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1, submit your response by May 31.

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Bytes and pieces: News you can use

Older and fatter: Crash-test dummies need to look like real people to measure injuries in auto accidents — and for Americans these days that means looking older and fatter.

Medical 3-D manufacturing: CT Inspection aids production of 3D-printed medical implants.

British diesel cars: Diesel drivers in England will receive compensation to encourage them to scrap or “retrofit” polluting vehicles under a proposed bill designed to reduce emissions.

More cars and quality: Tesla is struggling with issues related to the quality of its cars.

Bytes and pieces: News you can use

Risk management: Liability insurance for directors and officers may be something that companies need (pg. 14).

PQ at conference: Stop by PQ Systems’ booth #212 in the exhibit area to say hello to Jim and Scott, and try out new product releases at ASQ’s World Conference on Quality and Improvement May 1-3 in Charlotte, NC.

Food safety and culture: Communications, company vision, and emergency preparedness help to establish a culture of food safety.

Great design: The five best-designed products of all time are reviewed.

Quality quiz (April 2017)—and March’s quiz winners!

Winners of last month’s quiz and a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1 are Kevin Knierim (L & L Machine, Inc. of Edon, OH); James Pickelsimer (Sanmina Corp. of Turtle Lake, WI); and Anna Anderson (Crown Equipment of New Bremen, OH). Congratulations! For this month’s quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1, submit your response by April 28.

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Bytes and pieces: News you can use

Diesel investigation: Fiat Chrysler has indicated that government agencies are widening their investigation of violations of emissions standards in the manufacturers’ autos.

Remote inspection: RVI (Remote Visual Inspection) can be a valuable tool in examining hard-to-reach internal parts.

Carbon tax: The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association looks at long-term gains from Canada’s approach to reducing emissions.

Buy American? Examining the options when it comes to the choice to buy American-made objects—and to produce goods in this country.

Quality quiz (March 2017)—and February’s quiz winners!

Winners of last month’s quiz and a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1 are Woody Skaggs (Linamar of Florence, KY); Jessica Nelson (Three D Metals of Valley City, OH); and Brian Atkins (Amfine Chemical of Hopkinsville, KY). Congratulations! For this month’s quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1, submit your response by March 31.

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Quality quiz (February 2017)—and January’s quiz winners!

Winners of last month’s quiz and a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1 are Nate Riker (RPM Carbide Die Inc. of Arcadia, OH); Dan Shope (Standard Aero of Cincinnati, OH); and Jill Savoie (Quick Turn Precision Machining of Ogden, UT). Congratulations! For this month’s quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1, submit your response by February 28.

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