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Saving U.S. Jobs

May 19, 2003
Blue-collar unions such as the United Steelworkers of America have long pushed for stiff trade barriers against low-priced foreign competition.
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Web-based APQP Keeps Everyone Connected

May 19, 2003
The Internet, it is often said, "changes everything." Thanks to new Web-based software, the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) process used in the automotive industry is no exception to that rule.
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Probe Measures Parts Before Machining

May 19, 2003
Aircraft parts manufacturers are required to hold some of the tightest tolerances in the metalworking industry.
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Know What Your Gages Are Measuring

May 19, 2003
Calibration is the comparison of a standard of a known uncertainty to another measurement tool of unknown certainty to detect, correlate, report or eliminate by adjustment any deviation from required performance specifications.
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Green Marks the Measuring Spot

May 19, 2003
If manufacturers across the country have one common complaint it is they can't find enough qualified employees.
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Get a Fine Finish for All Your Holes

May 19, 2003
Philip Crosby, one of the original quality gurus, could have had drilling in mind when he said, "Quality is free." Given the right tool and correct feedback, modern drills can leave surface finish nearly as fine as some grinding operations.
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Document Control Key in QS-9000 Requirements

May 19, 2003
Automotive OEMs work in a fast-paced marketplace where quality, safety, regulatory and business standards are increasingly stringent.
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Data in the Palm of Your Hand

May 19, 2003
Palm-sized computer sales are booming as are its uses for discrete manufacturers who are taking advantage of new software and applications that have been devised for these small, lightweight and increasingly powerful portable computers.
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Perfect 'Timing' on ID/OD

May 19, 2003
Measuring inner and outer diameters of plug gages requires meeting a certain level of accuracy, and BorgWarner Morse TEC (Ithaca, NY), a manufacturer of automotive timing components, felt it wasn't consistently meeting those levels using a micrometer.
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Gear Inspection for the Small Shop

May 19, 2003
Anyone who knows anything about gears knows that gear manufacturing is a specialty requiring a great deal of expertise and expensive, dedicated equipment.
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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.
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