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Software & Analysis

Industrial CT Supports GD&T

Industrial computed tomography can help with your GD&T projects.
September 6, 2013
Manufacturers of complex component parts understand all too well how important it is to acquire an accurate and precise scale of measurement to check their parts to specification and establish conformity with the data.
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Management

13 Steps to Get Ahead

Follow these best practices to get results in your career.
September 3, 2013
In every place I’ve worked, I’ve noticed a handful of patterns. Some people seem to fit in well, do their work, and usually get the perks—opportunities, raises and promotions. Others are just kind of “there”—they do their work, but they never step up to the plate and rarely get the perks.
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Measurement

The Shape of Things to Come: A Look at the New ISO Form Standards

These standards may have a significant impact on how some companies specify, measure and manufacture parts.
September 3, 2013
In August of 2011 I made a presentation to our sales team on how we had incorporated the new ISO Geometrical Product Specifications into our operating software for all of our form tester products.
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Guest Column

Great Stories Shared at HxGN LIVE

Over 3,500 Professionals From More Than 70 Countries Attend Annual Event
September 3, 2013
Hexagon AB, leading global provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies, welcomed more than 3,500 attendees from over 70 countries to their third annual international conference, HxGN LIVE.
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NDT - Market Analysis

Laser NDT

Lasing Toward a Mainstream Nondestructive Testing Technique
August 16, 2013

Nondestructive Testing (NDT) based on laser technology has witnessed incremental acceptance in the NDT industry since the early 1990’s with shearography and holography interferometry as the most widely recognized techniques based on this technology.


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NDT - Back 2 Basics

Wire Crimp Pull Testing

Achieve consistent product performance with wire crimp pull testing
August 14, 2013

Wire harness assemblies are used in numerous applications, from dishwashers to fighter jets.


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Management

Get Smart About Green Manufacturing

Learn how to minimize manufacturing’s environmental impact.
August 14, 2013

Green manufacturing doesn’t have to involve solar power and wind turbines. It can be turning equipment to a lower setting when not in use, switching the lighting, or even changing a plant’s operating hours in order to save electricity.


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Management

Lean Manufacturing Processes Have Measurable Results

American and Asian manufacturers view the lean philosophy differently.
August 9, 2013

According to Smith, lean is not just for manufacturing but it is a philosophy that can be applied to any environment to reduce waste.


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NDT - Hardness Testing

Portable Hardness Testing Methods

Consider these devices for use in the field.
August 8, 2013

One of the most common requests we receive at our office is from confused customers in need of a portable hardness tester for use in the field.


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NDT - Remote Visual Inspection

Remote Visual Inspection Explained

Learn more about the three major categories of remote visual inspection equipment.
August 7, 2013

Remote Visual Inspection (RVI) is a term that characterizes inspection in areas that would otherwise be visually inaccessible.


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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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