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Replacement of Radiography

Evolution of portable phased array ultrasonic testing equipment leads to large-scale uptake.
By Nikhil Jain
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The increase in replacement of conventional film radiography with advanced ultrasonic testing is fueling the global ultrasonic nondestructive test (NDT) equipment market.


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XRF for Today’s Quality Assurance

X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) is an attractive analytical technique for quality assurance.
By Jim Bogert
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Modern XRF has become a common analytical instrument technique for the quality assurance of manufactured products, including out-going product verification and production quality control as well as incoming inspection.


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Ultrasonic Flaw Detection as a Quality Tool

The potential uses of ultrasonic flaw detection in manufacturing operations are numerous and diverse.
By Tom Nelligan
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Some modern technology has ancient roots. Hundreds of years ago, foundry workers used sound waves to test the integrity of metal castings by tapping them with a hammer and listening to the tone of the ring.


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Learn How Life Insurance Could Affect Your Business

Avoid estate and gift taxes with life insurance trusts.
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Contrary to what many people think, the proceeds of life insurance policies are not tax free. That does not necessarily mean that an estate will have to pay tax on the proceeds though.


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Ready, Set, Goal!

Setting goals helps us choose where we want to go in life
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With the beginning of the New Year it is time to think about setting goals. It shouldn’t be restricted to a once a year exercise, but that’s the way many of us think.


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Managing Change

And its risks
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The one constant in life is change. No matter the status quo or how great the plan, one can almost guarantee that something will come along to alter that status quo, or bump that great plan of course.


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A Plan for Improvement

Many models are available for continuous improvement.
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A management systems standard (MSS) provides an internationally agreed-upon model for organizations to follow to ensure the proper handling of day-to-day operations.


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Innovative 3D AFM Technology Fuels Semiconductor, Research and Industrial Quality Control

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One of the most essential issues in the semiconductor industry is the fabrication and the subsequent implementation of integrated circuits (ICs) with enduringly smaller feature sizes.


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The Price of Precision

Higher tolerance “insurance” comes with a price tag.
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There’s an old rule of thumb among suppliers of precision gages that tighter tolerances mean higher prices. This is understandable considering the extra effort involved working within such boundaries. But not all gage users understand this.


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Shaft Measurement 101

Shaft measurement tools have proven their reliability at manufacturing sites around the world.
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In today’s manufacturing environment high-precision noncontact optical shaft metrology is a solid investment, whether it’s an entry level SPC measuring station operated by the workers or a fully automatic system for 100% part inspection.


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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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