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Laser tracker equipment has been in existence for three decades, used widely in the automotive, aerospace and machine shops sectors for larger volume and high accuracy measurements.
All practical dimensional metrology applications rely on capturing data points in space, xyz coordinates.
Recently a discussion centered on organizational empowerment, its relationship to employee self-determination, and the impact on opportunity. The following is a summary of a recent conversation with one of our readers.
In the mid 1980s my company got its first PC for accounting and a database of client/case records. It was a revolution!
Charlie Clark was once auditing a company when a box of out-of-calibration gages fell from the ceiling.
Patented for manufacturing in 1943, historians document this tool has been in use for nearly a century.
It seems so simple: Place specimen in grips, perform tensile test, and achieve consistent results, right? Not really.
The market for coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) is mature and, as such, experiencing low revenue growth rates.
Just as a recipe designed for four may require some changes if it is called upon to serve 4,000, dramatically up-scaling the number of quality metrics being monitored may demand new approaches when deploying SPC.
While advancements in automation and technology have enabled efficient acquisition of large volumes of nondestructive examination (NDE) data, the advancements in the analysis of collected data have been largely stagnant.
The purpose of this field guide is to assist organizations, step by step, in implementing a quality management system (QMS) in conformance with ISO 9001:2008, whether from scratch or by transitioning from ISO 9001:2000. It examines each sub-clause of Sections 4–8 of ISO 9001:2008, which contain the requirements, and gives a list of the documentation/documents required, internal audit questions, a summary of management’s responsibilities, and a flowchart of the steps that need to be undertaken to satisfy the requirements.
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