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See Tolerance Analysis and SPC Solutions at IMTS 2016 in Chicago, IL

Join DCS at the 2016 IMTS - International Manufacturing Technology Show - September 12 - 17 in Chicago Illionois

The DCS team will be showcasing 3DCS and QDM applications at the 2016 IMTS show at booth E3009 in the East Building. 


Topics: QDM SPC 3DCS Tolerance Analysis

2017 DCS Global Technology and User Conference Registration is Open!

Join DCS for the 2017 DCS Global Technology and User Conference 

Training, Presentations by Leading Industry Professionals, Workshops and Networking in the Heart of Downtown at Detroit's GM Rennaissance Center 

Click here to visit the conference page to learn more (agenda, downloads and registration):

Want to Model Faster? Easier? Join the 3DCS Essentials Series to Find Out How

3DCS Essentials Webinars: Learn To Model Faster and Easier with 3DCS for NX, Multi-CAD and CATIA

The first part of the three part 3DCS Essentials Series, this webinar focuses on setting up a 3DCS model, and some Quality of Life techniques you can use to make working on your model easier and faster.

When: September 22nd, 2016

How: Gotowebinar

What Time: 11:00 AM EST (1 hour long)

Topics: CATIA 3DCS T&T Webinar

Cost of Quality - How Do You Reduce the Impact of Quality on Your Manufacturing Costs?

Cost of Quality - How Do You Reduce the Impact of Quality on Your Manufacturing Costs?

The Cost of Quality isn't the cost to manufacture a good product, it is the cost associated with reworking parts and products that didn't meet engineering specifications. 

What is the Cost of Quality (CoQ):

Many definitions and models define CoQ. The most straightforward is the one identified by the American Society of Quality (ASQ), as follows:

An organization’s CoQ is actually the cost of NOT creating a quality product or service.

Every time work is redone, the cost of quality increases. Obvious examples include:

  • The reworking of a manufactured item.
  • The retesting of a fastening or assembly.
  • The rebuilding of a tool.

As stated by Jim Smith in the June issue of Quality Magazine, "Quality is measured by the price of nonconformance (PONC)." 

In short, any cost that would not have been expended if quality were perfect (zero defects) contributes to the cost of quality.

Topics: SPC 3DCS Tolerance Analysis

Looking for Work? New Career Portal Offers Jobs in Michigan and California

DCS's New Career Portal Offers Jobs in Michigan and California

View and quickly apply for jobs in Southeast Michigan and Northern California at DCS's new Career Portal. 

Hosted on the DCS website, the new Career Portal is easier and more user friendly. It offers a quick view that can be drilled down to specific job descriptions and details, with quick application options. Use the filters to search by area or title and find the jobs that suite your career goals.