What does it mean to practice Total Quality Management? According to ISO (International Organization for Standardization), there are 7 Quality Management Principles that companies follow to incorporate quality throughout the entire organization, every process, department, etc. (hence "total" quality management). Quality isn't just a department, it is a way of practicing business from top to bottom, everyone is involved in ensuring quality is a priority in everything. It is about process thinking and risk assessment, prevention, management, and documentation.
Why would I want the NFC antenna printed on the sensor?
That is a great question, for this one we went to Mike Hansen, our New Product Development Manager.
It is so easy to have a display supplier stick a touch sensor right onto the display, ship it to you all ready to go, but what happens when that display goes end of life (EOL)?
Why do you use silver ink rather than copper, aluminum, or titanium?
That is a great question, for this one we went to Jerry King, our Lab Supervisor, who knows the in's and out's of conductive printing.
Color matching doesn't seem like it would be very difficult but it can be. Reproducing a color has many variables involved. When you are having something printed with your brand color, you expect it to match - our color matching expert, Mike Finley, hand mixes every ink to perfect the color and ensure your product is EXACTLY how you want it.
Do we [customers] design our own graphics for the overlay?
That is a great question, for this one we went to Joel Seiden, one of our Product Managers, who works with customers on design engineering.
It is no secret that electronics and variable outdoor elements do not play well together. Can't we all just get along? Of course we can, it'll just take some planning to make sure everyone is happy (you included)!
There are a number of costs to consider when designing the best touch sensor solution for your product. Each consideration may affect your particular situation differently, depending on the application. For example, a touch sensor application will have different total cost drivers for a kitchen range, than it would for a medical defibrillator, or an industrial control panel.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a quality management system put in place to ensure companies are held to a high quality standard. To be ISO certified, companies have to undergo a thorough audit that assesses the management system, and the company's ability to consistently meet customer requirements. According to ASQ: