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Gage Reduces Inspection Time 50%

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

Manual inspection of certain stamped and over-molded products four years ago took up to 25 minutes to complete.
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Cameras Let Off-Site Users See Quality

Whether across the country or at the other end of a factory, a part or process can be seen in near-to-real-time with the click of a mouse by capturing digital images and transferring them via the Internet or other computer network.
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Simple Process Capability?

Manufacturing operations throughout the industry have ignored geometric bonus tolerances, caused by varying feature sizes, when assessing statistical process capability from variables data.
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Tighten the Reign on Threading

The fastener industry is a cost-conscious one. Covering all the bases, from having an original threading standard to investing in equipment, can make the difference between go and no go.
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Laser-Based Tool Maps Surface Roughness

The ranks of the devices that measure and map surfaces such as brake rotors and camshafts have grown by one.
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Analyzing Downtime

Traditionally, brain teasers are thought of as puzzles to solve using logical thought process in a sequential manner.
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Capitalize on ISO Changes

The dust has settled, the tablets have been handed down from the mountain and copies of the improved, orderly and understandable ISO 9001: 2000 standard have been landing on the desks of management all over the world.
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A Live Tool Makes Stamper's Fantasy a Reality

A die that can measure thickness and hardness in-process is a fantasy for most stampers.
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Keep Your Tools Working

A daily regimen of gage verification, combined with empirical and statistical information gained during scheduled tool calibrations, can help track the optimum time intervals for calibration, keeping the measurement tools on the shop floor and operating at peak efficiency.
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Charles J. Hellier has been active in the technology of nondestructive testing and related quality and inspection fields since 1957. Here he talks with Quality's managing editor, Michelle Bangert, about the importance of training.
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