NCSLI Twin Cities Section (1311)

NCSLI Twin Cities Section Meeting

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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Meeting Overview:

Please join the Twin Cities section and its members as we network with and learn from one another. We will be hearing from local and national presenters with a focus on dimensional metrology. Don’t miss it!

NCSLI Twin Cities Section Coordinator:
Cory Otto
Boston Scientific

Meeting Date & Time:
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Cost to attend meeting:
NCSL International
Complimentary Training

Meeting Host & Location:
Productivity Quality, Inc.
15150 25th Ave. N
Suite 200
Plymouth, MN 55447

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Meeting Speakers:

Topic: Dimensional Measurement for Process Control
Speaker: Jack Gaughan, Edmunds Gages
Abstract: A look at various comparative metrology tools used to control a typical manufacturing process and how each can be applied to various conditions. From "in-process," and "post process," to "final inspection," each method can offer the user both risks and rewards. Specific emphasis on the use of air gaging, (a technology thought dead by many), contact electronic gaging, and the application of CCD cameras for actual measurement on the shop floor, all based on the various applications.

Topic: Surface Defect Detection
Speaker: Drew Schiltz, Zeiss Industrial Metrology Group

Abstract: Current universal methods for quality control in relation to defects, both cosmetic and functional, largely rely on the human visual inspection process. There are numerous reasons to move away from this outdated process: human visual inspection is subjective in nature, thresholds are set conservatively leading to reduced yield, escaped defects are still common, and the strenuous work is unattractive to the employee. To truly realize Industry 4.0 the visual inspection process must be automated with a suitable level of information acquired, analyzed and stored for immediate feedback on problems that may arise in the manufacturing process. Addressing this problem, Zeiss has developed SurfMax, a system designed to meet the need for robust and quantitative visual inspection that customers require in high-throughput and highly automated manufacturing. The core technology facilitates a high degree of sensitivity and proper classification of even the smallest changes in form and gloss level on a myriad of part finishes, colors and geometries. Results from the inspection can be stored long term, enabling a digital record of the part surface quality that can be referenced in the future as is needed. This presentation will examine the difficulties of replacing the human visual inspection process and how this is now being successfully addressed with SurfMax. An overview of the technology will be provided with an outlook on how Zeiss is empowering its customers to achieve a higher level of quality, decision making, feedback control, and long-term record keeping in the manufacturing process.

Topic: Recent Changes to ISO/IEC 17025:2017
Speaker: Randy Long, ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB)

Abstract: This presentation will cover a short history of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard & the ILAC related policy documents, ISO/CASCO working group (WG) 44 activities, a brief overview of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, and a summary of the major changes from ISO/IEC 17025:2005.

Topic: Machine Geometry through Calibration
Speaker: Scott Holland, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
Abstract: Ever wonder why the Coordinate Measuring Machine is out of specification and how to determine the error that is causing it? What tests within the calibration help you understand the root cause of the issue? This presentation will describe the differences between the two standards ISO 10360 and B89 4.1 2001, determining the best way, though measurement, to identify and isolate errors within the machine s geometry. Treating the CMM like a part rather than a gage. A discussion on analog probing verses touch trigger and what is tests provide what information to help understand machine error verses probe error. Further discussion on defining the errors within the machine and the effects of errors such as Pitch, Yaw, Roll, Straightness, and Linear when performing measurements and how this may affect the calibration of the machine.

Meeting Schedule:

7:30 am... Registration/coffee

8:00 am... Welcome

8:15 am ... Host presentation – Keith Summers, PQI

8:30 am... “Dimensional Measurement for Process Control,” Jack Gaughan, Edmunds Gages

9:30 am... Break/networking

9:45 am... “Surface Defect Detection,” Drew Schiltz, Zeiss Industrial Metrology Group

10:45 am... Announcements and a group picture 

11:00 am... Tour of PQI’s calibration facility (optional) and lunch (compliments of PQI)

12:00 pm... Door prizes 

12:15 pm... "Recent Changes to ISO/IEC 17025:2017," Randy Long, ANAB

1:15 pm... Break/networking

1:30 pm... Speaker Scott Holland, "Machine Geometry through Calibration," Scott Holland, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

2:30 pm... Door prizes

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Past NCSLI Twin Cities Meetings

Twin Cities Section Meeting, Thursday October 4, 2018
The NCSL International Twin Cities Section held its fall meeting on a chilly day at the Boston Scientific facility in Maple Grove, Minnesota. The October 4, 2018 meeting was sponsored by Boston Scientific, Rice Lake Weighing Systems, and Palen Kimball. The day started with a rousing game of logo trivia which included the risky move of potentially losing the audience of Minnesota Vikings fans by sneaking in a Green Bay Packers’ logo.
Section Meeting Review (.PDF)

Twin Cities Section Meeting, Tuesday May 15, 2018
The NCSL International Twin Cities Region met this May 15th, 2018 at the New Brighton Community Center in New Brighton, Minnesota. The spring meeting held on this beautiful day was hosted by Martin Calibration. The day started with NCSLI, New Brighton, and hot dog (yes, hot dog) related trivia. For example, did you know that the formation of the Minneapolis Stockyards and Packing Company in 1888 was deemed the “most significant point” in New Brighton history? After everyone settled in, the host for the evening, Rick Brion from Martin Calibration, introduced attendees to Martin Calibration’s history, capabilities, and vision for the future.
Section Meeting Review (.PDF)

Twin Cities Section Meeting, Wednesday February 7, 2018
The NCSL International Twin Cities Region held its winter meeting on a brisk and snowy day in Shoreview, Minnesota. The February 7, 2018 meeting was held at the Shoreview Community Center and hosted by Precision Repair & Calibration. The day started with a rousing round of Minnesota Vikings trivia. While many of the Vikings fans in attendance were still a bit sore about the recent loss to the eventual Super Bowl LII champion Philadelphia Eagles, it was fun to discuss measurement related Vikings trivia. For example, did you know that the Minnesota Miracle pass from Case Keenum to Stefon Diggs traveled nearly 56 meters (61 yards)?
Section Meeting Review (.PDF)

Twin Cities Section Meeting, Wednesday September 13, 2017
The NCSL International Twin Cities Region held its fall meeting on a hot and humid day in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The September 13, 2017 meeting was held at and hosted by MTS Systems. The day started with rousing round of Minnesota State Fair trivia. By the end of the day, the meeting proved to be much like the “Great Minnesota Get Together” with lots of things to see, do, and learn, good food to enjoy, and friendly faces.
Section Meeting Review (.PDF)

Twin Cities Section Meeting, Tuesday May 9, 2017
The NCSL International Twin Cities Region held its most recent meeting on a beautiful spring day at the Maple Grove Community Center located in Maple Grove, Minnesota. The May 9, 2017 meeting was hosted by Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology, LLC.
Section Meeting Review (.PDF)

Twin Cities Section Meeting, Tuesday September 22, 2015
The Twin Cities NCSLI Section 1311 met on September 22, at the New Brighton Community Center in New Brighton, Minnesota. The event was sponsored by the National Association of Proficiency Testing (NAPT) which is based in Minnesota. This full day event pulled in 84 attendees!
Section Meeting Review (.PDF)

Twin Cities Section Coordinator

Full NameOrganizationMailing AddressWork PhoneEmail
Cory Otto, MsEMBoston Scientific Corp.Two Scimed Place Maple Grove, MN 55311-1566 UNITED

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