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Measurement

Practical Metrology: Laser Trackers

Laser trackers are a portable, proven device for collecting accurate coordinate data.
May 3, 2013

All practical dimensional metrology applications rely on capturing data points in space, xyz coordinates.


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Face of Quality

Organizational Culture and Work

Understand the variables that affect employee self-determination.
May 2, 2013

Recently a discussion centered on organizational empowerment, its relationship to employee self-determination, and the impact on opportunity. The following is a summary of a recent conversation with one of our readers.


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Software & Analysis

Are Your Documents Under Control?

Document control must not be isolated.
May 1, 2013

In the mid 1980s my company got its first PC for accounting and a database of client/case records. It was a revolution!


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Management

Take the Fear Out of Audits

Audits don’t have to be big, scary events. Done right, they can help a company improve.
May 1, 2013

Charlie Clark was once auditing a company when a box of out-of-calibration gages fell from the ceiling.


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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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NDT - 101

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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NDT - Eddy Current

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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NDT - Computed Tomography

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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 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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