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Training Trends:<br>Calibrate CMMs

While browsing several manufacturing reader forums, one question keeps getting repeated.
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Multisensor CMMs Add Flexibility

A traditional coordinate measuring machine (CMM) is more accurate than a noncontact optical system, but is slower and can't be used on soft or very small parts.
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The Quality Mission

Linking valued readers like you with the key practical informationneeded to improve manufacturing processes--and to help you succeed in your job--is Quality's goal.
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Crankshaft Grinding ...With a Kiss

Machining the thrust walls on cam-shafts and crankshafts is both a critical operation and a problem-atic one.
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Training Trends:<br>Don't Be a Victim of Meter Meltdown

Larry Eccleston has seen it all. Multimeters with pieces of wire wedged under their fuses to disable their safety features.
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Saving U.S. Jobs

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

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

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

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

If manufacturers across the country have one common complaint it is they can't find enough qualified employees.
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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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