2014年8月15日星期五

International Accreditation Forum (IAF) representative visit to HKSTPC Laboratories

We were honor that Mr. KW Chen (Senior Accreditation Officer, HKAS) accompany with Mr Randy DOUGHERTY (Chair and President of International Accreditation Forum (IAF); VP of ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB)) to visit Laboratories of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTPC) on 15th August 2014. Mr. Randy DOUGHERTY was invited by the HKSAR Government to visit Hong Kong. The aim of the visit is to enable selected people from around the world who have a strong interest in Hong Kong to see the place first hand, and through site visits and meeting with people to acquire a better understanding about the situation in Hong Kong, about its economy, and its opportunities and problems.

Mr. Allen Yeung (VP – BDTS Division, HKSTPC) gave a welcome speech and introduced the activities of HKSTPC including incubation programmes, laboratories and infrastructure support. The main theme of the visit would be 'An overview of share facilities for testing and certification industry provided by the Government', but of course inclusion of other interesting technology and program developed in HKSTP such as 3D Printing and Incu-App Centre.


Then we took the photo in front of my office. (Randy in the middle and Mr. KW Chen in the right)


I would like to introduce IAF and ANAB below.

The IAF is the world association of Conformity Assessment Accreditation Bodies and other bodies interested in conformity assessment in the fields of management systems, products, services, personnel and other similar programmes of conformity assessment. Its primary function is to develop a single worldwide program of conformity assessment which reduces risk for business and its customers by assuring them that accredited certificates may be relied upon. Accreditation assures users of the competence and impartiality of the body accredited.

A non-profit, non-governmental organization that provides accreditation services to public- and private-sector organizations under the ACLASS, ANAB, and FQS brands, the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board is jointly owned by the American National Standards Institute and the American Society for Quality.

After that we visited our Reliability Laboratory and introduced two new 3D printers. Mr. YC Lee (Senior Manager, TSC) briefed the operation of powder plastic 3D printer which in clear area (avoid powder dispersed to other areas).


Another 3D printer used liquid form of plastic glue.


Video showed how it works.

video

Finally, we visit our Incu-App Centre which was our new program to support App start-up in Hong Kong.

Reference:
IAF - http://www.iaf.nu/
ANAB - http://anab-aclass.org/
HKAS - http://www.itc.gov.hk/en/quality/hkas/about.htm
HKSTP Lab - http://lab.hkstp.org/default2.asp


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