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Protecting Workers from Heat Stress

July 06, 2018

The body reacts to high external temperature by circulating blood to the skin which increases skin temperature and allows the body to give off its excess heat through the skin. However, if the muscles are being used for physical labor, less blood is available to…

Oh Long May it Wave

July 04, 2018

Every day that we exercise our rights and freedoms in America, we celebrate Independence Day.  Sustained Quality Group wishes you a great Fourth of July and every other day of independence throughout the year.

Engineering Pedestrian Safety

July 02, 2018

The need for advanced technologies to prevent cars from striking people is gaining greater urgency amid heightened awareness of the nation’s pedestrian safety crisis. Automakers and suppliers are developing an array of systems to avert accidents, including safer infotainment systems and crash-avoidance technology. About 73-80…

Value and Global Share of Smart Manufacturing

June 29, 2018

Smart manufacturing is the use of The Internet of Things (IoT) devices to improve efficiency and productivity of manufacturing operations. Many manufacturing facilities and production lines are undergoing process changes for these technology updates. According to a recent estimation by McKinsey, the potential economic impact…

Trump Promises to “Even Out” Auto Industry Trade Imbalance

June 27, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that the government is finishing a study of tariffs on cars imported to the United States, while a U.S. automobile manufacturers’ group warned that placing new tariffs on imported cars will drive consumer prices up thousands of dollars per…

Building a Strong Work Team

June 25, 2018

You are only as good as your team. Even if you have heard this before, for the high achiever the focus is still “me”, but, a leader’s focus is “them”. Just as every business is at least slightly different, there is no project team cookie…

Encouraging Diversity and Inclusion

June 22, 2018

Sustained Quality Group is proud to support women in engineering everyday and particularly on this 23rd day of June. Coordinated by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) started in 2014. In 2017, INWED became international for the first time due to the…

2018 JD Power Initial Quality Survey

June 20, 2018

The automotive industry’s closely watched gauges of quality gained even more momentum compared to last year. New vehicle quality has reached an all-time high according to the latest J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey (IQS), and the 2018 IQS reveals a number of surprising trends. The latest…

Calculating Manufacturing Downtime Costs

June 18, 2018

No business wants to experience downtime. When in manufacturing, the financial cost of downtime can be significant.  To satisfy financial goals and keep bottom line strong, understand how much downtime costs, as well as how to reduce it. The average manufacturer deals with 800 hours…

Computer Vision’s Impact on the Automotive Industry

June 14, 2018

Computer vision, machine vision, or vision technology is an emerging tool that aims to provide expert-level accuracy in identifying objects or classifying them in less than a fraction of a second. This is done by replicating the sensorial systems in living creatures. A sensor captures…