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Quality 101

Air Gages: Accurate, Easy and Efficient Quality Control

Air gages are an accurate, reliable and inexpensive metrology tool used in the quality control process of production.
May 1, 2013

Patented for manufacturing in 1943, historians document this tool has been in use for nearly a century.


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Tensile Testing 101

Learn more about variability of results and alignment.
April 22, 2013

It seems so simple: Place specimen in grips, perform tensile test, and achieve consistent results, right? Not really.


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Analysis

Where is the Next Big Opportunity for CMMs?

The answer lies on the shop floor.
April 17, 2013

The market for coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) is mature and, as such, experiencing low revenue growth rates.


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Software & Analysis

Got 10,000 Data Points?

Rethinking the SPC workflow for large-scale data.
April 15, 2013

Just as a recipe designed for four may require some changes if it is called upon to serve 4,000, dramatically up-scaling the number of quality metrics being monitored may demand new approaches when deploying SPC.


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Advancing NDT Analysis

Automation has improved data acquisition, but it’s time to consider analysis.
April 11, 2013

While advancements in automation and technology have enabled efficient acquisition of large volumes of nondestructive examination (NDE) data, the advancements in the analysis of collected data have been largely stagnant.


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Industrial Computed Tomography

Learn more about this effective technique.
April 9, 2013

Industrial computed tomography has changed the way in which aluminum die-cast parts are tested and measured.


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Test & Inspection

3-D Optical Microscopes: A Basic Technology Comparison for Metrology Applications

Learn more about 3-D techniques such as white light interferometry and confocal microscopy.
April 3, 2013

Three-dimensional optical microscopy is a metrology mainstay serving needs across a wide range of industries.


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Measurement

Advances in Shaft Measurement

As shaft measurement systems have gained popularity, users have been demanding more and more capabilities from them.
April 3, 2013

The term “shaft measurement system” is standard industry parlance today, but to think of these gages as measuring only shafts is too limiting.


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Management

A Real Professional

The 2013 Quality Professional of the Year is a meticulous, detail-oriented auditor who makes the audit process easier.
April 2, 2013

Bill Arbogast, our 2013 Quality Professional of the Year, almost became an architect.


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Minimize Global Supply Chain Risks through Material Inspection

X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis simplifies quality assurance inspections for complex global supply chains.
April 1, 2013

There are many complexities in today’s global supply chain and taking reasonable steps to perform due diligence by minimizing risks through accurate material identification should be high on the list of priorities for both suppliers and manufacturers.


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Multimedia

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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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