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Dot-Com Surprise

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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

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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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Diameter Gage Goes Round and Round

By Larry Adams
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Jet engines, power generators and other large parts present a challenge when measuring diameter because of their size.
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Informative Sites for Engineers

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The Internet is an excellent source for information.
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Probe has a soft touch

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Measuring flexible or fragile parts with a coordinate measuring machine touch probe can be problematic because a simple touch can change the shape of the part--throwing off accuracy--or it may damage the piece upon contact.
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10 Steps to Optimal Production

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Is quality determined after a part is assembled or during machining operations? Or, does quality begin at the first step in developing products and processes?
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Training Trends: Know the Rating

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Last month, Training Trends discussed the someArial deadly effects of failed electrical measurement equipment.
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Mailbag:<br>Wheeler's Workshop Comment

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I read the Wheeler's Workshop column in your magazine each month, with keen interest. However, in the May 2001 issue (p. 26), I found a comment in the "April Brain Teaser" section that is disconcerting.
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Mailbag:<br>Is Free Trade Fair?

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Concerning your editorial, "Saving U.S. Jobs" (July 2001, p. 8), I must say this. It is not the moral duty of American manufacturing to bear the cross of "free trade" to demonstrate the theory that we are all somehow better off when we are losing manufacturing base to third world countries.
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CMMs: The Drive for Communication

By Larry Adams
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Incompatibility among different brands of coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) and other metrology systems costs American business an estimated $1 billion each year.
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