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Vision Measuring Systems Advance Noncontact Dimensional Measuring Technology

Today’s vision measurement systems and microscopes use various technologies for noncontact measurement. This article discusses five principal technologies that may be used to “find the edge.”
By Allen Cius
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In all aspects of life, it is said that change happens on the edge.

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What We Can Do About the Skills Gap

The skills gap in manufacturing is shaped by a myriad of factors. But what can we do to combat it?
By Genevieve Diesing
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It isn’t exactly news—manufacturing production lines are heading back to the States en masse, but there aren’t enough trained techs ready to staff them. Baby Boomers—our proverbial Old Guard—are retiring, leaving unfilled jobs for the unskilled—and some say uninterested—masses.

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A Different Slice of Surface Finish

Learn more about surface characteristics.
By Andreas Blind
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Since the industrial revolution, manufactured surfaces have required analysis to help control metal removal processes like turning, grinding, milling, and more.

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Harnessing the Power of Digital Force Gages

Measuring force can quantify the behavior and performance of a product.
By Mark Fridman
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Force gage may not be the most familiar term to engineers and quality control professionals.

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7 Steps for Building a Business Case for EQMS Using the Cost of Quality

Reduce the number of internal and external failures before they have a chance to occur.
By Matthew Littlefield
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I’ve written a lot about the growing benefits that Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS) can deliver.

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Hold It Right There

Improve inspection results by reevaluating fixture systems.
By Jonathan Dove
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Coordinate measuring machine (CMM) fixtures are an essential, yet frequently overlooked, part of quality control inspection.

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Calibration Explained

Every day there are numerous applications proving how useful calibration is.
By Ed Rocheleau
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Metrology comes from the Greek word metro, meaning “to measure something.” Therefore metrology is the science and practice of measurement.

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Eliminate Hidden Errors

Use telecentric optical systems to optimize inspection image accuracy and reproducibility.
By Clinton Smith
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When the first multi-lens microscopes were invented in 1590, scientists marveled at their new ability to see small objects and features in the natural world that were previously invisible to the eye and therefore seemingly nonexistent.

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SPC Software at Your Service

Though the concepts haven’t changed, SPC software continues to evolve
By Michelle Bangert
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Evan Miller recalls an experience a few years ago during an auto industry workshop in Detroit.

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Custom Gages to Go: When You Want To Have It Your Way

Many standard off-the-shelf gages no longer provide the right solution for today’s parts. That’s where custom gages come in.
By George Schuetz
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Today most food chains are learning to cater to their customers. Whether it’s burgers or subs, you can get them made exactly to order and “have it your way.” Successful and growing chains understand this.

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 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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