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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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Ready, Set, Goal!

Setting goals helps us choose where we want to go in life

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

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.

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

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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Charles J. Hellier has been active in the technology of nondestructive testing and related quality and inspection fields since 1957. Here he talks with Quality's managing editor, Michelle Bangert, about the importance of training.
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