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Software & Analysis

Simulation City

Simulation software can improve decision making—and the manufacturing process.
August 7, 2013

Monte Carlo simulations, named for the city in Monaco, were developed during the 1940s with the Manhattan Project.


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Case Study

CTM Increases Measurement Accuracy using Fowler and Wins

NASA Mars Lander Projects and More.
August 6, 2013

CTM (Custom Tool & Model Corp) founded in 1969, is a high precision engineering machine company based in Frankfort, New York.


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NDT - Weld Process Monitoring

Weld Process Monitoring

If it were not for the wide need for welding, the demand for nondestructive evaluation would be greatly reduced.
August 6, 2013

Versatility, portability, flexibility and low cost are key reasons why the arc welding process is widely used.


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Test & Inspection

Using Optical Inspection to Boost Quality

Optical inspection is an essential part of the quality process in manufacturing.
August 5, 2013

In some instances, optical inspection can refer to human visual inspection of an object, but these days it more likely refers to Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) conducted by a machine vision system or specialized AOI system.


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Quality 101

When More Is Not Better

Beware of multicollinearity.
August 2, 2013

We use regression analysis to explore the relationships between one or more input variables, or factors, and a response.


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Measurement

Modular Measurement

Modular multi-gage systems provide flexibility for high precision, short run inspection.
August 1, 2013

Traditionally the length of a production run was a key factor in the selection of a dimensional gaging system.


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Quality 101

Quality Control in a Digital World

Video borescopes can help improve inspection.
July 10, 2013

Today, a quality inspection process is more critical than ever before.


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Aerospace - 101

Backlight Basics

A backlight isn’t necessarily a backlight.
July 10, 2013

The term “backlight” has two common meanings. One is a lighting product which is a planar uniform light source; the other is as a silhouetting lighting solution that may use that type of light source.


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Vision & Sensors - Standards

The Business Benefits of Machine Vision Standards

Meet the Future Standards Forum (FSF) of the machine vision industry.
July 9, 2013

Standardization is incredibly important to any industry, and none more so than the relatively complex and globally distributed machine vision industry.


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Vision & Sensors - Vision Technology

Code Quality

In-line vision-based technology reduces downtime.
July 9, 2013

Do you verify your linear bar codes? Let’s face it, most people don’t.


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Multimedia

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Podcasts

 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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