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Lab Accreditors Reach International Agreement

May 19, 2003
The results of calibration and other laboratory testing performed by an accredited laboratory in one country will be accepted by an accredited laboratory in another country under a new international arrangement that may open up, or ease entry, of goods into international markets while reducing test and retest costs.
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Thermal Compensation: Sound Science in Milling

May 19, 2003
The growing Six Sigma movement and other trends in manufacturing have made the heat generated by machining centers more of a concern than before.
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Online Forums Answer Questions

May 19, 2003
Got a metrology, reliability, engineering or quality-related question that you need answered? Visiting one of the four forums listed in this month's Web site review may help you find the answer.
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Customizable Software Reduces Errors

May 16, 2003
Statistical process control (SPC) requires collecting and analyzing data in real-time during production.
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MATERIALS TEST & ANALYSIS SPECIAL REPORT: Making Hardness Tests a Moving Experience

May 16, 2003
Large parts or those with surfaces that are difficult to access are the prime reasons to consider portable hardness testing.
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Check Welds in Process

May 16, 2003
A tier one automotive supplier is using robotic cells to monitor the profiles of the signature of key welding patterns on seats, as a way to reduce need for visual checks while boosting quality.
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Apples, Oranges and Surface Finish Parameters

May 16, 2003
Working in an imperfect manufacturing world in which one surface finish parameter is not directly convertible to another is like trying to make an apple pie with oranges.
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ISO Certification Helps Reduce Scrap

May 16, 2003
Certification to the ISO standard has helped reduced scrap rates by 35% for Rayloc's Memphis, TN plant.
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Avoid Contract Nightmares

May 16, 2003
Discrete products manufacturers plan to spend more than $1 billion on quality services this year. Before your company signs on the dotted line, here are some things to look for.
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Boot Camp Is No Country Club

May 16, 2003
Lean Boot Camp is a far cry from the traditional conference-in-hotel-meeting-room learning environment.
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