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3-D Measurement: The Basics

While CMMs are still industry staples, the versatility, quickness and ease-of-use of a 3-D scanner makes it most manufacturers’ measurement tool of choice.

There are good reasons why traditional contact measurement machines (CMMs) have been staples in manufacturing’s quality control environments for decades.


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Meet the Quality Leadership 100

Learn more about quality practices at these top companies.

There is no one right way to achieve high quality. In fact, there could be 100 different ways to achieve it. To that end, our Quality Leadership 100 survey recognizes dozens of top-performing plants for their dedication to quality.


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Documents Controlled

It’s audit time. Do you know where your documents are?

We’ve all had the experience of keeping two or more versions of a document and—inevitably—sending or using the wrong one, uncertain of which is most current and accurate.


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Improved Flaw Detection

Technological advancements in distance gain sizing result in greater inspection accuracy and reliability.

For more than 50 years, Distance Gain Size (DGS) inspections have been performed for the code compliant flaw detection and sizing of welds across oil and gas, power generation and general fabrication applications. They are also used to inspect tubes, pipes, pressure vessels, containers and pumps.


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Customer-centered Focus Results in Integrated Innovations

CMM manufactures study customers to enhance user experience.

Integrated innovations through a customer-centered perspective describe the newest features in Coordinating Measuring Machines (CMMs). A CMM is a measuring device tabulating the physical and geometrical traits of an object, typically a part. Manufactures of these machines are studying customers’ needs and how they use these machines.


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Improve Inspection with Opto-Digital Microscopy

Accessible digital imaging technology is ideal for advanced quality control applications across a variety of industries.

Due to rapidly advancing production and testing technology, today’s industrial quality assessment procedures are more rigorous—and more precise—than ever before.


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Replacement of Radiography

Evolution of portable phased array ultrasonic testing equipment leads to large-scale uptake.

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.

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.

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.

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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 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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