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Test & Inspection

Metrology Automation is Here and Now

Robots and laser trackers are changing the landscape in manufacturing.
April 1, 2014

Industrial robots have become part of our everyday life.


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Software

Monte Carlo and Manufacturing

Learn more about simulation software and Monte Carlo simulation in the manufacturing industry.
April 1, 2014

In the manufacturing industry, unknown risk can create considerable concern and hand-wringing.


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Measurement

Measurement Accuracy in Coordinate Metrology

Learn more about influencing factors, determination and optimization
April 1, 2014

Coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) are often used to measure workpieces that have tight manufacturing tolerances. The “accuracy” is critically important.


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Measurement

Trends in Multi-sensor Measurement

Tactile and optical measurement techniques each have their advantages. Multisensor systems combine the strengths of both.
April 1, 2014

This well-known adage doesn’t just apply to the design of systems; it also applies to the systems themselves. In systems designed for automated precision measurement, users are typically balancing accuracy of measurement, speed of operation, and cost to purchase and operate.


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Quality 101

The Rundown on Handheld Gages

Handheld gages are mainstays in quality manufacturing environments, although they are still see seeing improvements—with more on the horizon.
April 1, 2014

Quality control measurement continues to evolve, especially as coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), 3-D measurement tools and other inspection innovations gain popularity.


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Vision & Sensors Web Exclusive

Basler Cameras Act as Eyes for Sistema

Scout GigE Cameras Serve Vision-Guided Robotic Clipping
March 26, 2014

Sistema is one of the fastest growing food storage brands in the world. The distinctive plastic clips on Sistema’s plastic products are well-known in households across New Zealand, and increasingly around the world.


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NDT WEB EXCLUSIVE

X-Ray Computed Tomography Expanding Horizons at Duke

From Anthropology to Aerospace Engineering and Beyond
March 26, 2014

Dr. Doug M. Boyer, assistant professor in Duke’s Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, considered access to micro CT X-ray technology essential when he interviewed with Duke last year.


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INDUSTRY HEADLINE

Infrared, Thermal Imaging Systems Market Worth More Than $5B by 2019

March 26, 2014

According to a new market research report of "Infrared and Thermal Imaging Systems Market by Technology…Forecasts & Analysis (2014-2019)", published by Markets and Markets, the market is estimated to be valued at $3,350 Million in 2014 and is expected to reach $5,219.2 Million by 2019 at a CAGR of 9.27%.


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Podcasts

 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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2014 April

Check out the April 2014 edition of Quality Magazine for features!
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