Deming, Quality and the 40 Principles

W. Edwards Deming is a giant figure in the realm of quality management. In the aftermath of the second world war, Japanese companies turned to Deming, an industrial expert, for his input on creating top quality products. These same companies, including Toyota and Sony, rebuilt the Japanese economy and became global competitors, besting many American…

Mirror Image Cylinder Heads

Reflecting on symmetry In researching a recent article on the mirror-swirl intake on the EcoBlue Ford diesel engine, I came across this patent by Ford. The logic of this patent has a lot in common with the EcoBlue mirror-image inlet manifold. Not as symmetrical as I imagined When thinking of a V8 engine, in my…