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Management

Job Satisfaction and New Skills

The quality professionals surveyed said they are happy with their work and looking to improve their skills.
July 1, 2014

Quality professionals like what they do. According to respondents from Quality’s 14th annual State of the Profession Survey, half of respondents said they are highly satisfied with their job and 44% said they are moderately satisfied.


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Test & Inspection

Don’t Forget About Fixturing

Fixturing can help with your product cost structure.
July 1, 2014

Fixturing always seems to be one of those items that most shops forget about until the last minute. This is unfortunate because using the most efficient and cost effective fixturing can make a world of difference in your product cost structure.


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Software & Analysis

Reverse Engineering, Explained

Reverse engineering has changed a lot in the last decade.
July 1, 2014

Reverse engineering (RE) is the process of converting an actual object into a virtual 3-D model.


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Measurement

High Slope Metrology with Non-Contact Interferometry

Coherence Scanning Interferometry technology has a number of advantages over traditional contact surface measurement techniques.
July 1, 2014

Optical profilers using Coherence Scanning Interferometry (CSI) are used in manufacturing to obtain information about both a part’s surface and its gross form.


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Case Study

Gravity as a Measuring Tool

A flexible measuring solution for roller bearings.
July 1, 2014

Straightness, contours, roughness, taper angle—the measuring tasks applied to roller bearings are varied and complex.


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Case Study

Dimensional Checking of Body-in-White in the Field of Vehicle Startup

Performance, visual appeal take front seat in automotive manufacturing.
July 1, 2014

In all branches of industry demands on quality are increasing and the automotive industry is no exception.


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Quality 101

Mechanical Testing of Composites

The mechanical testing of composite materials involves a range of test types, a plethora of standards, and the need to condition and test in a variety of different environments.
July 1, 2014

Composite materials are being used in an ever-increasing variety of products and applications, as more and more industries realize the benefits that these materials offer.


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Fatigue Crack Growth Testing 101

A testing method to determine the rate of growth of a crack under repeated loading.
June 4, 2014

We are all acquainted with the various ways that materials break when they are loaded past their limit: the brittle snap of a plastic part or the tearing of a pop top tab are the familiar results of a large overload.


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Multi-Sensor Metrology with X-ray Computed Tomography

X-ray computed tomography is an appropriate technology for complete acquisition of components without part preparation or destruction.
June 4, 2014

Inspection is a critical element of any product development. In addition to dimensional inspection, evaluating products increasingly involves the inspection of free-form surfaces that are not relevant to the function.


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Testing Metals and Advanced Materials in Aerospace

Expert testing support provided to the aerospace sector includes developing innovative and bespoke fatigue testing solutions on materials varying from base metal alloys to highly-engineered reinforced composites.
June 4, 2014

Since the beginning of human aviation history, failures caused by engineering fatigue have been a common cause of structural failures.


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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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