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Optical Measurement: When & Why?

Optical measurement can solve certain challenges where other approaches cannot practically be applied.

Quality engineers have a number of different technologies and approaches available today, each having their own strengths, to perform the measurement and inspection required to meet tight part tolerances and increasingly more stringent QC requirements.

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In-Process Gaging 101

The in-process gage controls size so you don’t produce scrap.

There was a time, not so long ago, when everyone knew that “in-process” gaging meant installing a jump-on gage on a grinder to tell the control when the workpiece was at size.

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Poor GR&R Percentage, Now What?

Examining the components of a GR&R study can lead to the source of greatest variation in the measurement system.

You have just finished your R&R study. Everything has gone according to plan and you are feeling quite pleased. Yet there is something off, something wrong. Your R&R percentage is too high. Now what?

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Advances in Model-Based Measurement Can Reduce CMM Programming Time

While manufacturers have applied model-based definition to product definition for some time, they have only recently applied it as a quality assurance process.

With more man-hours being spent on programming work, differences in worker-created measurement programs, and inefficient programs being created due to proficiency issues, the industry has moved from 2-D drawings to 3-D annotated models.

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Ever Forward

Continuous improvement is not just a slogan for Quality’s 2015 Plant of the Year

Karen Spencer had never before considered applying for the Plant of the Year award. But, one Saturday afternoon last year, she came across an application in the magazine, and felt compelled to apply.

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Karen Spencer, Clinkenbeard's quality manager, discusses what makes the plant stand out, advice for other plants, and looks to the future.
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2015 May

The May 2015 edition of Quality Magazine includes articles on cloud technologies, depth gages, ISO 9001, digital inspection and cool new products.

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