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Does your shop do quality control or quality assurance?

Do you know the difference between quality control and quality assurance? If getting paid means delivering acceptable parts, i.e. quality, you better. In a free one-hour webcast at PlasticsToday, injection molding consultant Bill Tobin will spell out the difference between quality control and quality assurance.

Quality in Injection Molding - Quality's Involvement Throughout The Product Life starts with some important definitions:

  • Quality control assumes your are making bad parts and tries to stop them from being shipped.
  • Quality assurance assumes a stable process and looks for process consistency.

Over the course of the webcast, Bill will also address the relationship between quality, price, and delivery and help you determine if your quality standards are defined, understood, and achievable. In doing so you will learn the four dimensional classifications, the six bad (but very common) quality practices, the four criteria for quality, and how to establish a cosmetic standards test. In addition, the webcast will cover guidelines for a proper visual inspection, including distance and lighting.

Bill Tobin's injection molding career began in 1968 at General Motors and has included stops at Ford, Mattel, Hewlett-Packard, and several custom injection molders along the way. In 1975, he founded WJT Associates, which provides design and project engineering consultation on mechanical designs, specification of tolerances, manufacturability part and machine costing, governmental and agency regulatory compliance, budgets and profitability improvement, and expert witness testimony.

Register now for Quality in Injection Molding - Quality's Involvement Throughout The Product Life.

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