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CMMs: The Drive for Communication

May 19, 2003
Incompatibility among different brands of coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) and other metrology systems costs American business an estimated $1 billion each year.
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ISO 9004 The Other Half of the Consistent Pair

May 19, 2003
It takes both flesh and bones to make up an entire body. So is it with the ISO 9000: 2000 standard released last December by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
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Wireless SPC Lets Operator Roam Free

May 19, 2003
Gathering test, measurement and inspection data from workstations throughout a manufacturing facility can be done the traditional way--with pen and paper.
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Engineers Look to Web for Resources

May 19, 2003
The Internet is an excellent place to look for answers, especially for those in specialized industries.
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Short, Sharp, Shock-- High Strain Rate Material Testing

May 19, 2003
Under routine operating conditions, many structural materials are sub-jected--either by accident or design--to high rates of loading, which can cause catastrophic failure or corresponding high rates of straining.
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DAP Helps Eliminate Stacking Errors

May 19, 2003
Circular geometry measurements of rotors for gas turbine generators are important because the accurate assembly of these components has an impact on bearing life.
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Machine Vision Boosts Assembly Line Quality

May 19, 2003
You can tell a lot about a Ford pickup truck if you know how to decode the letters and numbers--which Ford calls the truck's badge--mounted on the front fender panels.
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Mailbag:<br>Quality Investments?

May 19, 2003
I read your editorial "New Ways to Invest" (June 2001, p. 8) with much interest. I must say that at first glance, the data and conclusions that you cite were very impressive.
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Quality Begins with Good Data

May 19, 2003
The QS-9000 standard aims to prevent defects in procured parts, but many quality decisions are still made using incorrect information.
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Manufacturer Has No Room for Error

May 19, 2003
High accuracy is of utmost importance to Group 5 Engineering Inc. (El Segundo, CA), which machines high-end parts for use in commercial aviation and custom home building.
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