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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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Better Tooling Improves Product

May 19, 2003
A higher grade tooling system has helped improve product while contributing to dramatically reduced cycle Arial--in some cases by 50% or more--at Waukesha Cutting Tools (Waukesha, WI).
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Bottle Closure Capacity Increases With CMM

May 19, 2003
A full-inspection cycle that used to require an entire day now takes about 40 minutes to complete.
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In-Line Mobile Measurement

May 19, 2003
Performing in-line test, measurement and inspection in an automated, production environment requires a fast, accurate and robust system that can withstand the environmental challenges found on the factory floor.
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Metrology and Calibration on the Web

May 19, 2003
For information on Metrology, the science of measurement, or calibration, a set of graduations to indicate values or positions, turn to the Internet. This month's Web site review looks at metrology and calibration related sites.
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Measuring by Comparison

May 19, 2003
Call it an optical comparator, a profile projector, a contour projector, shadow graph or any other name attributed to this versatile instrument.
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Training Trends:<br>Evaluate Your Coordinate Measuring Machine

May 19, 2003
The use of coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) has moved from the laboratory to the shop floor, and increasingly, from large factories into small job shops as well.
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