QA News Digest - Vol 3.3

A News Digest summary. Read the entire newsletter online here.

 

Industry News

Report: GM Alters Forecast, Predicts Sales Decline In 2017. GM slightly revised its annual projections of sales this year, and they believe they will fall short of their record sales from 2016. Slower sales may be due to high inventory levels at dealerships.
Andy Szal | Manufacturing.net | 06.28.2017

Ford Just Issued Another Recall for Over 400,000 Vehicles. The largest recall, which is for approximately 400,000 vehicles, applies to 2015-2017 transit van and bus units, which require a replacement for the driveshaft flexible coupling. All of these repairs are free of charge.
Lisa Segarra | Fortune | 06.29.2017

[VIDEO] Tesla's Model 3 Is Coming In July — Here's Everything You Need To Know. With the impending release of Tesla's latest model, here are some key bits of information.
Tech Insider | Manufacturing.net | 06.29.2017


Technology

New approach improves ability to predict metals' reactions with water. This new computational method combines two techniques to make predictions faster, less costly, and more effective. By understanding how metals corrode, it allows for a better understanding of the type of maintenance it will need, and the types of problems that can be averted down the line. This can potentially yield large savings for companies. For heavy industrial applications requiring corrosion prevention, QAdvantage offers FERROCOTE® Corrosion Preventives for a variety of metal surfaces. 
Lindsay Wills | Phys.org | 06.17.2017


Best Practices

The Ultimate Guide to Improving Machine Shop Efficiency. Machine shops today have a lot of moving parts, and a lot of these ideas and processes need to be optimized so that they work together. Whether it's keeping processes up to date, adjusting workflow, investing in maintenance, or even upgrading machine tools, there are many steps that can be taken to increase the productivity of a machine shop. For machining applications, QAdvantage offers the QUAKERCOOL® series of industrial coolants, which increase tool life and reduce long term associated costs. 
Megan Ray Nichols | American Machinist | 06.28.2017


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