|The Elsmar Cove has been on the internet longer than any other quality
assurance / business standards web site of its kind. The Elsmar Cove website has been on the internet for over 18 years, having come online on 6 January 1996 - First as QS9000.com (one of the first 100,000 web sites on the internet). In 2002 Marc Smith, the original founder, decided to "settle into" a "neutral" domain name - Elsmar.com (The History of the Elsmar Cove). Elsmar started out with a focus on quality assurance in general, QS-9000 (now TS 16949) and related automotive related requirements. But over the years Elsmar.com has evolved to include discussions of various regulatory affairs issues,manufacturing issues, a bit of six sigma and other quality assurance related tools and aspects - A variety of Business Standards and Systems are the focus.
One of the nice things about the Elsmar Cove is there is a lot of free information, free forms and free example quality manuals, Gage R&R spreadsheets, various document templates and other things you would pay for at many sites. Most files are Attachments to Forum Posts in the forums (Look for this symbol in forum discussion thread listings). If you need something and you can't find it (or if what you're looking for isn't already here), if you ask someone will typically help out by pointing you to an existing document here or attaching what you're looking for in a post. This is a site where you find People Helping People through sharing and online discussions.
One of the MANY areas of focus include the requirements of ISO 17025 (Calibration and Test Laboratories) and National and International Medical Device Standards and Regulations. If you're in need of information about Quality Assurance, National and International Business Standards, TS 16949 automotive), environmental or other business standards, you're at the right place. We eat, sleep and breath Quality Assurance and business standards.
We hope you will take a few minutes and browse around the Elsmar Cove Forums. You will find the various forums to be an excellent resource for information you're looking for. You may find yourself becoming a regular visitor because the folks who visit are friendly and helpful. You'll find the forums are very active - A wealth of information awaits you! Join us, learn, and help others!
When you have questions, We try to have answers! Please join us in the Discussions!
Elsmar.com went offline at 10PM EDT US on 30 June 2015 due to "a problem"...
(aka "A Series of Unfortunate Events"), but is (obviously) back online as of May 2016.
Marc Smith has, for free, donated and transferred all ownership and rights to The Elsmar Cove (www.elsmar.com) as of 12 April 2016 to Peachfarm Internet Properties LLC, Zurich, Switzerland to be held in trust for the future.
People Helping People since 1996!
Questions? Contact PIP.
All former policies are, and will remain, unchanged, as per Marc Smith's terms and conditions.
All Elsmar content remains "Copyright Free" (Attribute link(s) and acknowledgement appreciated, though).