OGS Exhibitions 2019


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


Mar 28 – 31Shenzhen International Machinery Manufacturing Industry ExhibitionShenzhen Convention & Exhibition CentreBooth 9P41
Sep 4 – 7China International Optoelectronic ExpositionShenzhen Convention & Exhibition CentreTBA
Nov 27 – 30Dongguan International Mould and Metalworking, Plastics & Packaging ExhibitionGuangdong Modern Int’l Exhibition CentreTBA


Jul 2 – 5MTA VietnamSaigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC)TBA
Oct 16 – 18MTA HanoiInternational Center for Exhibition (ICE), Hanoi, VietnamTBA


Mar 29 – Apr 1Kaohsiung Industrial Automation ExhibitionKaohsiung Exhibition CentreTBA


May 8 – 11MTA ThailandBITEC BangkokTBA
Jun 19 – 22Manufacturing ExpoBITEC BangkokTBA
Nov 21 – 24METALEX ThailandBITEC BangkokTBA


Jun 12 – 14Philippine Semiconductor & Electronics Convention and ExhibitionSMX Convention Center ManilaTBA
Aug 28 – 31Philippine Die & Mould Machine Tools ExhibitionWorld Trade Center Metro, ManilaTBA


May 15 – 18Automex & Metaltech MalaysiaPWTC Kuala LumpurTBA


Oct 10 – 12MTA MyanmarYangon Convention CentreTBA


Dec 4 – 7Manufacturing IndonesiaJakarta International Expo, KemavoranTBA


May 14 – 17National Manufacturing WeekSydney Showground, Sydney Olympic ParkBooth 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 AssuranceQuality Control
DefinitionQA 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 onQA 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.
GoalThe 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.
HowEstablish 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.
WhatPrevention 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.
ResponsibilityEveryone 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.
ExampleVerification is an example of QAValidation/Software Testing is an example of QC
Statistical TechniquesStatistical 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 toolQA is a managerial toolQC is a corrective tool
OrientationQA is process orientedQC 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 31Medical Manufacturing Asia (MMA) 2018Marina Bay SandsBooth 2V10
Oct 16 to 18Industrial Transformation Asia Pacific 2018Singapore ExpoBooth G24



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



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



Mar 30 to Apr 2Kaohsiung Industrial Automation ExhibitionKaohsiung Exhibition CenterN4048
Sep 5 to 7SEMICON Taiwan 2018Taipei Nangang Exhibition CenterL710



Nov 21 to 24Metalex 2018BITEC BangkokTBC
May 16 to 19MTA Thailand 2018BITEC BangkokBooth U11



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



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



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



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

OGS in the Events 2017


4 – 7 AprMTA 2017Spore Expo (Booth 3E2-01)
25 – 27 OctMSE 2017Spore Expo (Booth E24)


29 Mar – 1 AprSIMM 2017Shenzhen Exhibition Centre Hall 6 (Booth 3E2-01)
16 – 19 MayCHINAPLAS 2017Pazhou,Guangzhou Hall 8.1 (Booth J65)
6 – 9 SeptCIOE 2017Shenzhen Exhibition Centre
29 Nov – 2 DecDMP 2017Dongguan International Exhibition Hall


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


22 – 25 JunManufacturing Expo 2017BITEC
23 – 26 NovMETALEX 2017BITEC


21 – 23 JunPSECESMX Pasai City (Booth 246)
23 – 26 NovPDMEXWTC Manila (Booth 221)


26 – 28 AprSEMICON SEA 2017SPICE Centre Penang
24 – 27 MayMETALEX 2017PWTC Kuala Lumpur (Booth 6437)


30 Nov – 3 DecManufacturing Indonesia 2017JL Expo


9 – 12 MayNMW 2017Sydney 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