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PROBING THE LIMITS: Are Product Development Projects Doomed to Fail?

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The soft side of project management offers clues that can lead to successful product development.
I’ve been working on new product development projects for more than 15 years, and I’ve only rarely been on what I would call a successful project. Success being measured as a project that was on-time, on-budget, and that met product specification.
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QUALITY MAILBAG: Can't Compete

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Your comparison of manufacturing in China to Pandora's Box (February 2003) is a good one. Unfortunately, as soon as the box top is cracked open, there is no practical way of closing it again.
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Automated CMMs Help Build Best-In-Class Engines

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International Truck and Engine Corp. (International)—the operating company of Navistar International Corp. and the world's largest producer of mid-range diesel engines—has achieved new levels of quality verification, system productivity and flexibility.
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What You Can't See, Can Hurt You

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Computed tomography inspects parts using 3-D images. • The complex geometries and miniaturization of critical components that are used by the automotive, electronics and aerospace industries require feature recognition down to the micron levels.
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QUALITY INNOVATIONS: Control the Torque of an Impact Tool

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A new controller measures the torque of an impact tool.
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Raytheon Jet Production Takes Off

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An aircraft made with a composite fuselage is 20% lighter, and costs less than one manufactured with an aluminum fuselage, and because of this, Raytheon Aircraft (Wichita, KS) decided to build its Premier I and Hawker Horizon business jets with composite fuselages rather than aluminum.
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Choose the Correct Tooling

By Gillian Campbell
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When it comes to turning, no one style of tooling is better than the next.
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What Quality Professionals Are Thinking

By Larry Adams
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You, reader, may be an E689, an Inspector, Tester and Grader. Or you might be an F797, a Production Tester, or an A056, an Industrial Engineer.
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Gage Reduces Inspection Time 50%

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Expanding the measuring choices for die inserts used in multilayer regis-tration systems for printed circuit boards has helped reduce inspection time for Multiline Technology Inc. (Farmingdale, NY).
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Automated Inspection Saves Time, Money

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Manual inspection of certain stamped and over-molded products four years ago took up to 25 minutes to complete.
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