OGS Exhibitions 2019


Oct 22 – 24 Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific  Singapore Expo Booth 2G22


Mar 28 – 31 Shenzhen International Machinery Manufacturing Industry Exhibition Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Centre Booth 9P41
Sep 4 – 7 China International Optoelectronic Exposition Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Centre TBA
Nov 27 – 30 Dongguan International Mould and Metalworking, Plastics & Packaging Exhibition Guangdong Modern Int’l Exhibition Centre TBA


Jul 2 – 5 MTA Vietnam Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) TBA
Oct 16 – 18 MTA Hanoi International Center for Exhibition (ICE), Hanoi, Vietnam TBA


Mar 29 – Apr 1 Kaohsiung Industrial Automation Exhibition Kaohsiung Exhibition Centre TBA


May 8 – 11 MTA Thailand BITEC Bangkok TBA
Jun 19 – 22 Manufacturing Expo BITEC Bangkok TBA
Nov 21 – 24 METALEX Thailand BITEC Bangkok TBA


Jun 12 – 14 Philippine Semiconductor & Electronics Convention and Exhibition SMX Convention Center Manila TBA
Aug 28 – 31 Philippine Die & Mould Machine Tools Exhibition World Trade Center Metro, Manila TBA


May 7 – 9 SEMICON SEA MITEC Kuala Lumpur TBA
May 15 – 18 Automex & Metaltech Malaysia PWTC Kuala Lumpur TBA


Oct 10 – 12 MTA Myanmar Yangon Convention Centre TBA


Dec 4 – 7 Manufacturing Indonesia Jakarta International Expo, Kemavoran TBA


May 14 – 17 National Manufacturing Week Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park Booth M111

What is the difference between Quality Assurance and Quality Control?

There are multiple times that you might have come across these terms, Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC). Often you might hear someone mentioning about ‘QA’ but what they actually mean is ‘QC’. Do you know what is the difference between QA & QC ?


Although both concepts fall under quality management, but the focuses of the concepts are entirely different:

  • QC is used to verify the quality of the output,
  • QA is the process of managing for quality.[1]


What is Quality Assurance?

Quality Assurance makes sure you are doing things the right way with the correct process. Whereas, QC focuses more on controlling the product quality and the product is able to meet the requirements, expectation and needs of the customer’s standards without being defected.


Quality Assurance comprises the approaches, techniques, methods and processes are designed for the projects are implemented correctly. The QA activities allows the monitoring and verifying of the processes used to manage and create the deliverables. Therefore, QA is a proactive process and prevention in the nature by detecting the flaws in the process. Which QA has to completed before QC.[2]


What is Quality Control?

Quality Control is the most basic level of quality management. It compromises the activities of inspecting, testing, or checking a product to ensure it meets the requirements. QC is to primarily identify any issues – and either fix them or eliminate them – to make sure the end results is within the requirements. QC is typically conducted at the end of the process. [3]


In short, Quality Assurance is process oriented and focuses on defect prevention, while quality control is product oriented and focuses on defect identification.[4]


The comparison chart attached shows the difference in a very straight forward and simple manner.4

Quality Assurance versus Quality Control comparison chart
Quality Assurance Quality Control
Definition QA is a set of activities for ensuring quality in the processes by which products are developed. QC is a set of activities for ensuring quality in products. The activities focus on identifying defects in the actual products produced.
Focus on QA aims to prevent defects with a focus on the process used to make the product. It is a proactive quality process. QC aims to identify (and correct) defects in the finished product. Quality control, therefore, is a reactive process.
Goal The goal of QA is to improve development and test processes so that defects do not arise when the product is being developed. The goal of QC is to identify defects after a product is developed and before it’s released.
How Establish a good quality management system and the assessment of its adequacy. Periodic conformance audits of the operations of the system. Finding & eliminating sources of quality problems through tools & equipment so that customer’s requirements are continually met.
What Prevention of quality problems through planned and systematic activities including documentation. The activities or techniques used to achieve and maintain the product quality, process and service.
Responsibility Everyone on the team involved in developing the product is responsible for quality assurance. Quality control is usually the responsibility of a specific team that tests the product for defects.
Example Verification is an example of QA Validation/Software Testing is an example of QC
Statistical Techniques Statistical Tools & Techniques can be applied in both QA & QC. When they are applied to processes (process inputs & operational parameters), they are called Statistical Process Control (SPC); & it becomes the part of QA. When statistical tools & techniques are applied to finished products (process outputs), they are called as Statistical Quality Control (SQC) & comes under QC.
As a tool QA is a managerial tool QC is a corrective tool
Orientation QA is process oriented QC is product oriented


[1] Quality Assurance Is Not Quality Control. (2014, March 28). Retrieved from http://wiki.c2.com/?QualityAssuranceIsNotQualityControl


[2] Brett Arthur, The Difference Between Quality Assurance and Quality Control (2012, April 17) Open Dialog – Dialog Information Technology Retrieved from  http://www.dialog.com.au/open-dialog/the-difference-between-quality-assurance-and-quality-control/


[3] Translations.com Quality Services & Reporting Team. (2017, June 21). Learning About Quality: What’s the Difference Between QA & QC? [Blog Post]. Retrieved from http://www.transperfect.com/blog/translation-quality-assurance-vs-quality-control

[4]  Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control. (n.d.) Retrieved from https://www.diffen.com/difference/Quality_Assurance_vs_Quality_Control

Events in 2018


Aug 29 to 31 Medical Manufacturing Asia (MMA) 2018 Marina Bay Sands Booth 2V10
Oct 16 to 18 Industrial Transformation Asia Pacific 2018 Singapore Expo Booth G24



Mar 29 to Apr 1 SIMM 2018 Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Centre Booth 6B04
Sep 5 to 8 China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE) 2018 Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Centre Booth 6C12
Nov 27 to 30 DMP 2018 Guangdong Modern Int’l Exhibition Centre Booth 3C16



Jul 3 to 6 MTA Vietnam 2018 Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC), Ho Chi Minh City TBC



Mar 30 to Apr 2 Kaohsiung Industrial Automation Exhibition Kaohsiung Exhibition Center N4048
Sep 5 to 7 SEMICON Taiwan 2018 Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center L710



Nov 21 to 24 Metalex 2018 BITEC Bangkok TBC
May 16 to 19 MTA Thailand 2018 BITEC Bangkok Booth U11



Jun 12 to 15 Philippine Semiconductor and Electronics Convention and Exhibition (PSECE) 2018 SMX Convention Center, Manila Booth 256/257
Aug 22 to 25 International Metalworking Philippines World Trade Center Metro, Manila Booth H1-06



May 8 to 10 SEMICON SEA 2018 MITEC Kuala Lumpur Booth 120
May 23 to 26 Metaltech 2018 PWTC Kuala Lumpur Booth 6927



Nov 14 to 17 Plastic and Rubber Indonesia 2018 Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran TBC
Dec 5 to 8 Manufacturing Indonesia 2018 Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran TBC



May 9 to 11 National Manufacturing Week 2018 Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park Booth 1632

OGS in the Events 2017


4 – 7 Apr MTA 2017 Spore Expo (Booth 3E2-01)
25 – 27 Oct MSE 2017 Spore Expo (Booth E24)


29 Mar – 1 Apr SIMM 2017 Shenzhen Exhibition Centre Hall 6 (Booth 3E2-01)
16 – 19 May CHINAPLAS 2017 Pazhou,Guangzhou Hall 8.1 (Booth J65)
6 – 9 Sept CIOE 2017 Shenzhen Exhibition Centre
29 Nov – 2 Dec DMP 2017 Dongguan International Exhibition Hall


4 – 7 Jul MTA VIETNAM 2017 SECC, HCMC (Booth AJ5-06)
11 – 13 Oct MTA HANOI 2017 ICE (Booth C2-10)


22 – 25 Jun Manufacturing Expo 2017 BITEC
23 – 26 Nov METALEX 2017 BITEC


21 – 23 Jun PSECE SMX Pasai City (Booth 246)
23 – 26 Nov PDMEX WTC Manila (Booth 221)


26 – 28 Apr SEMICON SEA 2017 SPICE Centre Penang
24 – 27 May METALEX 2017 PWTC Kuala Lumpur (Booth 6437)


30 Nov – 3 Dec Manufacturing Indonesia 2017 JL Expo


9 – 12 May NMW 2017 Sydney Showground (Booth 2520)

Stephen Flynn’s: The Role of Metrology

Trends of manufacturing precision, miniaturisation and cost reduction are taking place across almost all industries. Asia Pacific Metalworking Equipment News speaks to Optical Gaging (OGP) president Stephen Flynn n the importance of utilising such trends in Asia’s rapidly-developing industries.

Read the full article here.

OGS in the Events 2015


 26 – 29th May 2015  NMW 2015  Melbourne Exhibition hall


 22 – 24th Apr 2015  Semicon Southeast Asia  Penang, Malaysia
 20 – 23th May 2015  MetalTech 2015  PWTC

Southern China

 30th Mar – 2nd Apr 2015  SIMM 2015  Shenzhen Exhibition Center
 20 – 23th May 2015  Chinaplas 2015  China Import & Export Fair Pazhou Complex, Guanzhou
 2 – 5th Sep 2015  CIOE  Shenzhen Exhibition Center
 18 – 21st November 2015  2015 DMP  DG Modern Int’l Exhibition Center


 4 – 5th March 2015  MRO Network event – Airline Engineering and Maintenance: Asia Pacific  Marina Mandarin Hotel Foyer area
 14 – 17th April 2015  Metal Asia 2015 (MTA)  Singapore Expo
 30 Sept – 2nd Oct 2015  Manufacturing Solutions Expo MSE 2015  Suntec Singapore Level 4
 3 – 5th Nov 2015  MRO Asia Pacific 2015  Aerospace at Singapore Expo


 24 – 27th June 2015  Manufacturing Expo 2015 (Automotive)  Bitec
 18 -21st November 2015  Thai Metalex  Bitec


 3 – 5th Jun 2015  Phil Semiconductors & Electronics Convention & Exhibition  World Trade Center
 26 – 29th Aug 2015  PDMex  World Trade Center


 2 -5th December 2015  Manufacturing Indonesia 2015  JL Expo, Jakarta


 26-29th Aug 2015  Taipei Int’l Industrial Automation Exhibition 2015  Taipei World Trade Centre Nangang


 07 – 10th July 2015  MTA Vietnam 2015  SECC, HCMC
 26 – 28th August 2015  Vietnam Manufacturing Expo 2015  I.C.E. Hanoi


 14 -16th October 2015  Manufacturing Myanmar 2015  MCC, Yagon