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Quality 101

Measure Your Needs for the Proper Height Gage

Selecting the right gage for the right job.
October 30, 2013

Height gages are a general purpose tool, which can be used in a variety of industries and applications by anyone who needs to measure precision parts.


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Quality 101

Meet the New Microscopes

Today many microscopes can magnify parts in three dimensions, allowing for a more complete view of your part.
October 26, 2013

Adrianus Pijper, in the South African Journal of Science, called the microscope “man’s noblest, supreme, and most far-reaching tool,” according to the Microscopy Society of America. And this was in 1939.


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NDT - Back 2 Basics

Advances in SEM Technology for the Quality Control Lab

A scanning electron microscope reveals information about changes in microscopic properties of particles.
October 11, 2013

Recent advances in scanning electron microscopy (SEM), particularly in the benchtop realm, enhance quality control procedures of laboratories across a wide range of industries.


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NDT - Helium Leak Testing

Helium or Air? Leak Testing Realities, Economics and Opportunities

Consider these variables when weighing your leak testing options.
October 11, 2013

Advanced technology for leak testing now provides opportunities to improve quality and save money even in applications where expensive helium systems are customary.


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NDT - Phased Array

Parallel Phased Arrays to Achieve High-Speed Inspection

Automation and parallel phased array systems are being used to meet challenging inspection and production requirements.
October 10, 2013

One of the greatest challenges in industrial nondestructive testing (NDT) is performing inspections at high production rates.


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NDT - Training

The Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Training Industry

Primed for expansion
October 9, 2013

Due to the critical nature of nondestructive testing (NDT) in ensuring the safety and reliability of a plant, infrastructure, or facility, any technician performing NDT has to be trained and certified by an accredited body.


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Software & Analysis

Reverse Engineering: Backing into Quality

The ability to reverse engineer is quickly becoming a standard go-to practice in manufacturing.
October 4, 2013

Today’s quality, design and manufacturing engineers often require two gears to get their jobs done: forward and reverse. Yes, sometimes you need to back up in order to move forward.


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Measurement

How to Choose the Right Lighting for Machine Vision Applications

“The most sophisticated automated inspection system in the world cannot work without the proper lighting.”
October 3, 2013

Machine vision systems create images by analyzing the reflected light from an object, not by analyzing the object itself.


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Test & Inspection

A Turn for the Better: Advances in Multisensor Systems

Multisensor systems allow complex parts to be easily measured in one setup using the best sensor for each measurement situation.
October 1, 2013

Multisensor metrology systems have evolved over the past 20 years to integrate a wide array of sensor techniques—optical, laser, touch-probe, white light and scanning probe.


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Measurement

The Digital Optical Comparator Advances

The capabilities of the digital optical comparator have expanded to provide even more unique benefits over the traditional optical comparator.
October 1, 2013

The introduction of the digital optical comparator has provided manufacturers across a wide range of industries with a number of benefits over traditional optical comparators for the inspection and measurement of manufactured parts directly on the shop floor.


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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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