Harrisburg, PA-We don't usually report on stories about company certification
to ISO standards because, just like navels, everyone's got 'em.
But here is a new one. Tyco Electronics says three of its North American
units (29 sites and 13,000 employees) are the first organizations in the world
certified to TL 9000, Release 3.0 and ISO 9001: 2000. TL 9000 defines the
telecommunications quality system for design, production, delivery,
installation, and maintenance of products and services. In addition to basic ISO
requirements, TL 9000 includes telecommunications industry-specific requirements
and prescribed measurements that are based on the nature of the suppliers
The Tyco Electronics organizations certified are the Global Industrial
Commercial, Global Communications, Computer and Consumer Electronics, and Global
Application Tooling business units.
As energy efficiency becomes more and more a concern for makers of electronics devices, researchers are coming up with new ways to harvest energy from sound vibration, footsteps, and even electromagnetic fields in the air.
The government wants to study your brain, and DARPA wants to use similar information to give robots true autonomy beyond any artificial intelligence developed to date. Sound like science fiction? It's not.
A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is