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Improving Your Business with Management System Standards

Management system standards bring technological, economic and societal benefits.

A properly implemented management system can contribute to the financial strength and organizational resilience of a company.


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Corporate GD&T Implementation

When properly implemented, GD&T makes a big contribution to corporate profitability

What is GD&T? GD&T, namely “Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing,” is a symbolic language with which to 1) research, 2) refine and 3) ultimately “encode” the functions of each feature of a machine part by specifying permissible limits of imperfection.


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Job Satisfaction and New Skills

The quality professionals surveyed said they are happy with their work and looking to improve their skills.

Quality professionals like what they do. According to respondents from Quality’s 14th annual State of the Profession Survey, half of respondents said they are highly satisfied with their job and 44% said they are moderately satisfied.


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Don’t Forget About Fixturing

Fixturing can help with your product cost structure.

Fixturing always seems to be one of those items that most shops forget about until the last minute.


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Reverse Engineering, Explained

Reverse engineering has changed a lot in the last decade.

Reverse engineering (RE) is the process of converting an actual object into a virtual 3-D model.


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High Slope Metrology with Non-Contact Interferometry

Coherence Scanning Interferometry technology has a number of advantages over traditional contact surface measurement techniques.

Optical profilers using Coherence Scanning Interferometry (CSI) are used in manufacturing to obtain information about both a part’s surface and its gross form.


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Case Study

Gravity as a Measuring Tool

A flexible measuring solution for roller bearings.

Straightness, contours, roughness, taper angle—the measuring tasks applied to roller bearings are varied and complex.


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Dimensional Checking of Body-in-White in the Field of Vehicle Startup

Performance, visual appeal take front seat in automotive manufacturing.

In all branches of industry demands on quality are increasing and the automotive industry is no exception.


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Quality 101

Mechanical Testing of Composites

The mechanical testing of composite materials involves a range of test types, a plethora of standards, and the need to condition and test in a variety of different environments.

Composite materials are being used in an ever-increasing variety of products and applications, as more and more industries realize the benefits that these materials offer.


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Fatigue Crack Growth Testing 101

A testing method to determine the rate of growth of a crack under repeated loading.

We are all acquainted with the various ways that materials break when they are loaded past their limit: the brittle snap of a plastic part or the tearing of a pop top tab are the familiar results of a large overload.


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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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