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CMM Arm Proves Specifications Are Correct

May 19, 2003
What does a contract manufacturer do when its biggest customer says its parts don't measure up? That was the question faced by Hughes Bros. Aircrafters Inc. (Southgate, CA).
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Programming Time Cut in Half

May 19, 2003
Customer demands for higher volumes of parts with shorter lead Arial often forces manu-facturers to either purchase new equipment or upgrade it.
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The New AS9100 Lifts Off

May 19, 2003
The changes in ISO 9000: 2000 are creating a trickledown effect. AS/EN/JIS Q 9100: 2001, Quality Management Systems--Aerospace--Requirements has been aligned to reflect the title change of ISO 9001: 2000 Quality Management System--Requirements.
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Gage R and R Studies Online

May 19, 2003
Identifying and reducing measurement variation is the whole reason for doing gage repeatability and reproducibility (R and R) studies.
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See It. Measure It.

May 19, 2003
The late South African golfer Bobby Locke once said, "You drive for show, but putt for dough."
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Control Tolerances Before They Control You

May 19, 2003
Tolerancing will not necessarily determine if a good part or a bad part will be produced, but it can help determine if the final assembly is going to be in tolerance as opposed to the individual parts themselves.
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Association Sites Online

May 19, 2003
Looking for organizations and associations relating to manufacturing? This month's Web site review looks at some of these sites.
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Quick and Accurate Data Collection

May 19, 2003
MicroTool (Colorado Springs, CO), supplier of advanced robotic alignment equipment to the semiconductor industry needed to find a way to collect and combine data quickly and accurately.
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Dot-Com Surprise

May 19, 2003
I'll try not to make this one of those smug, "told-you-so," kinds of columns seen in various industry publications since the dot-com boom turned to dot-com gloom.
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Calibrate Correctly for Roughness

May 19, 2003
Of all the measurements taken on metal parts, from conveyorized production-line items to specialized, one-of-a kind parts, a company's greatest concern stems from a surface roughness measurement that has varied by a millionth of an inch.
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