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GCH Gets TLC from Zeiss

In-house inspection proves machining capabilities for precision manufacturer.

For a number of years, the GCH Group out of Warren, MI had successfully used outside resources for their quality inspection and reverse engineering needs.


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Quality 101

Measure Your Needs for the Proper Height Gage

Selecting the right gage for the right job.

Height gages are a general purpose tool, which can be used in a variety of industries and applications by anyone who needs to measure precision parts.


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Quality 101

Meet the New Microscopes

Today many microscopes can magnify parts in three dimensions, allowing for a more complete view of your part.

Adrianus Pijper, in the South African Journal of Science, called the microscope “man’s noblest, supreme, and most far-reaching tool,” according to the Microscopy Society of America. And this was in 1939.


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NDT - Back 2 Basics

Advances in SEM Technology for the Quality Control Lab

A scanning electron microscope reveals information about changes in microscopic properties of particles.

Recent advances in scanning electron microscopy (SEM), particularly in the benchtop realm, enhance quality control procedures of laboratories across a wide range of industries.


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NDT - Helium Leak Testing

Helium or Air? Leak Testing Realities, Economics and Opportunities

Consider these variables when weighing your leak testing options.

Advanced technology for leak testing now provides opportunities to improve quality and save money even in applications where expensive helium systems are customary.


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NDT - Phased Array

Parallel Phased Arrays to Achieve High-Speed Inspection

Automation and parallel phased array systems are being used to meet challenging inspection and production requirements.

One of the greatest challenges in industrial nondestructive testing (NDT) is performing inspections at high production rates.


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NDT - Training

The Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Training Industry

Primed for expansion

Due to the critical nature of nondestructive testing (NDT) in ensuring the safety and reliability of a plant, infrastructure, or facility, any technician performing NDT has to be trained and certified by an accredited body.


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Software & Analysis

Reverse Engineering: Backing into Quality

The ability to reverse engineer is quickly becoming a standard go-to practice in manufacturing.

Today’s quality, design and manufacturing engineers often require two gears to get their jobs done: forward and reverse. Yes, sometimes you need to back up in order to move forward.


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Measurement

How to Choose the Right Lighting for Machine Vision Applications

“The most sophisticated automated inspection system in the world cannot work without the proper lighting.”

Machine vision systems create images by analyzing the reflected light from an object, not by analyzing the object itself.


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Test & Inspection

A Turn for the Better: Advances in Multisensor Systems

Multisensor systems allow complex parts to be easily measured in one setup using the best sensor for each measurement situation.

Multisensor metrology systems have evolved over the past 20 years to integrate a wide array of sensor techniques—optical, laser, touch-probe, white light and scanning probe.


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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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