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The State of the Quality Profession

The first in a series of Global State of Quality Research report is out now.
July 3, 2013

A recent episode of ASQ TV explored the state of the quality profession. 


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Aerospace - AS9100 Update

Lessons Learned from the AS9100 Rev. C Transition

Changes can be difficult, but they can often improve an organization.
July 3, 2013

As the cliché goes, quality is an endless journey. Irrespective of your performance as a supplier, when it comes to customer expectations, there is only one way: up.


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Software & Analysis

Getting to the Core of Cloud Computing

Is calibration management making the move?
July 2, 2013

With all the major IT companies spending millions pushing their cloud products and services, one has to wonder, why all the promotion?


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Face of Quality

Focus on the True Enemy

Poor quality is a formidable enemy of profitability.
July 2, 2013

The quality profession has risen to the tremendous challenges of the last century by developing methodologies that have helped businesses meet the demands of their customers.


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Test & Inspection

Checking Up on NDT

From more versatile RVI to the rapidly-popular CT technology, NDT has a big future in the medical manufacturing inspection market.
July 1, 2013

Nondestructive testing (NDT) is becoming progressively more important in the medical industry.


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Measurement

New Technology Improves Photogrammetry

Mid-nineteenth century measurement technique now benefits from optics and scanners.
July 1, 2013
If you have ever watched an episode of NCIS, played the latest version of Microsoft Kinect, or been pulled over by the police after being clocked at doing 40 mph in a 25 mph zone, you have been exposed to photogrammetry.
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Aerospace - NDT in Aerospace

NDT in Aerospace Gains Gravity

While NDT has long been an essential method of testing in the aerospace field, it’s being adopted in a more widespread manner than ever.
July 1, 2013

Although there seem to have been several high-profile quality control issues in the aerospace industry in recent years—such as several large recalls from high-profile airplane manufacturers—quality control in the aerospace arena is improving.


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Speaking of Quality

Communicating “Responsible” Quality to Executives

Quality pros are responsible for many important functions
June 19, 2013

The past three ASQ Future of Quality studies (2005, 2008, and 2011) have indicated that social responsibility becomes a major source of change that is shaping the future of the quality professional.


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Legal Insight

Purchasing Commercial Real Estate

How much do you know about the process?
June 18, 2013

Some businesses purchase real estate to house their operations. Transactions to buy office buildings and warehouses are similar. Residential purchasers will recognize many similarities as well.


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Other Dimensions

How Long Are Calibration Reports Valid?

Consider these factors in looking at a calibration report.
June 17, 2013

This question is rarely, if ever, asked but assumptions regarding the length of time involved regularly pop up, especially when measurement disputes are the situation into which such assumptions are injected.


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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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