Twin Cities Section (1311)

Twin Cities Section Coordinator

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

Upcoming Meetings and Events

NCSLI Twin Cities Section Meeting (1311)

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!

Meeting Contact Person:
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 Session


Meeting Sponsor/Host and 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 There are numerous reasons to move away from this outdated process: human visual inspection is subjective in nature, thresholds are set conservatively leading to reduced yield, escaped defects are still common, and the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:

7:30am - Registration/coffee

8am - Welcome

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

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

9:30am - Break/networking

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

10:45am – Announcements and a group picture 

11am – Tour of PQI’s calibration facility (optional) and lunch (compliments of PQI)

12pm - Door prizes 

12:15pm - Speaker Randy Long, ANAB, "Recent Changes to ISO 17025:2017"

1:15pm - Break/networking

1:30pm - Speaker Scott Holland, "Machine Geometry through Calibration"

2:30pm - Door prizes

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