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QDL Tech Corner: Lasertec Optelics Hybrid Confocal Microscope

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Tech Corner: Lasertec Optelics Hybrid Confocal Microscope

Laser and white-light confocal in one body

We take a closer look at the Lasertec Optelics Hybrid Confocal Microscope, which features high resolution, wide FOV, nano-scale measurement, and wavelength selection.

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Dutch Toolmaker Wins for Smallest Measured Component

We talk with tookmaker and metrologist Nobby Assman, one of the winners of Zeiss's 2020 Measuring Hero Championship in the category Outstanding Application—Smallest Measured Component. How do you measure something really small? Really carefully.

Assman Verspaningstechniek website: http://www.verspaningstechniek.nl/over-assmann

Zeiss Measuring Hero Challenge: https://www.zeiss.com/metrology/campaigns/measuringhero.html

Lights-out manufacturing

We talk to Artem Kroupenev, VP of Strategy at Augury, about lights-out manufacturing—fully automated factories that require no human presence onsite. Can your factory really run unattended? How close are we?

Augury website

Careers in metrology

One of the more interesting measurement technologies we cover is 3D measurement. We talk about careers in 3D metrology with Matt Ilardo from Brookhaven National Laboratory and Keith Bevan from the National Physical Laboratory in the United Kingdom. From manufacturing to field work to R&D, 3D metrology offers exciting job opportunities to tech-minded individuals.

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Women in Metrology

If you are a woman with an interest in technology...

We'll talk with Rina Molari-Korgel, a woman who has spent years as a 3D portable metrology specialist not only within manufacturing settings, but in some very interesting field settings as well.

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Track Covid-19 workplace safety measures

Tech Corner looks at the Covid-19 Employee Management System, an app from Ergonomics International, that companies can use to track compliance with Covid-19 safety measures. Monitors employee health, workstation safety, touch-point sanitizing, and more.

Ergonomics International

OSHA Document: "Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19"

Fake PPE On the Rise

We talk to Stanley Chao about the problems of fake personal protective equipment (PPE) hitting the market. Where is it from? Does all the blame rest with China? What you can do?

Article: This Time, It’s Not All China’s Fault 

All In Consulting

Book: Selling to China: A Guide for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Tips for working from home

As Quality Digest’s Ryan Day writes in his article “Embracing Work-From-Home: Insights for employers” the recent shelter-in-place orders have made work-from-home the new normal, and some organizations are struggling with the transition to working as a remote team. But there are companies that have been doing so for quite some time, and we can benefit from their experience.

Here are some tips that you can find in Ryan’s article and his interview with Eric Doster, CEO of Dozuki, and Jennifer Dennard, COO of Range. They have been working within remote teams for years.

Tracking Covid-19

We look at several interesting articles on Covid-19 that Quality Digest has run in the past few weeks.

"Tracking Covid-19" series by Don Wheeler, Al Phadt, and Kathryn Whyte.
A look at Covid-19 using a semilog chart.

"Break the Curve and Keep It Broken" by Bill Levinson
A mathy look at R-naught and the impact of various mitigations on Covid-19

"Four Ways Companies Can Support Their Workers During the Coronavirus Crisis" by Paula Caligiuri and Helen De Cieri from The Conversation.
Four research-backed ways companies can promote employees' health and well-being during this crisis.

A look at the new global QMS database

IAF CertSearch

Over the years there have been many attempts to create a database of companies registered to ISO management systems. All of them eventually gave up on the effort.

Well, the database is back and is now spearheaded by the International Accreditation Forum. We talk to Grant Ramaley, Director of Regulatory Affairs for Aseptico Inc., and Nigel Johnston, Founder & CEO of QualityTrade.com, Developer for IAF CertSearch.

IAF CertSearch - global certification database 
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IAF (International Accreditation Forum)

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