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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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Get a Fine Finish for All Your Holes

Philip Crosby, one of the original quality gurus, could have had drilling in mind when he said, "Quality is free." Given the right tool and correct feedback, modern drills can leave surface finish nearly as fine as some grinding operations.
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Document Control Key in QS-9000 Requirements

Automotive OEMs work in a fast-paced marketplace where quality, safety, regulatory and business standards are increasingly stringent.
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Data in the Palm of Your Hand

Palm-sized computer sales are booming as are its uses for discrete manufacturers who are taking advantage of new software and applications that have been devised for these small, lightweight and increasingly powerful portable computers.
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Perfect 'Timing' on ID/OD

Measuring inner and outer diameters of plug gages requires meeting a certain level of accuracy, and BorgWarner Morse TEC (Ithaca, NY), a manufacturer of automotive timing components, felt it wasn't consistently meeting those levels using a micrometer.
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Gear Inspection for the Small Shop

Anyone who knows anything about gears knows that gear manufacturing is a specialty requiring a great deal of expertise and expensive, dedicated equipment.
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Training Trends:
Big Help for Small Manufacturers

For small- and medium-sized manufacturers not knowing where to turn for help can be even scarier than for larger companies with bigger budgets and more resources.
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Training Treds:
Fill the Gaps

Maybe the company is large and has had college recruits lined up outside the door since Thanksgiving.
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Training Trends:
CNC Machining 101, Part I

A well-trained machine tool operator can be a manufacturing plant's best asset, and a first line of defense against inefficient operations, low productivity and reduced quality.
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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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