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NDT

Medical Imaging Technology for the Digital Transition of Nondestructive Testing

Faced with the same basic challenges of the medical industry—how to quickly and reliably store, retrieve and share images—the NDT industry was able to adopt some of the same technologies.
April 2, 2014

Driven by immense pressure to improve productivity and reduce costs, the medical industry has transitioned to digital imaging and archiving over the past two decades. Seeing the benefits of this digital transition, other industries are now following suit, leveraging the technology pioneered and proven by the highly regulated medical imaging industry.


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NDT

3 Leak Testing Misconceptions

Exposing sealing misconceptions to improve leak test results.
April 2, 2014

Leak testing plays an important role in today’s manufacturing environment by ensuring the quality and performance of a product.


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NDT

Leak Detection Systems and the Auto Industry

Learn more about new helium leak detection without vacuum chambers.
April 2, 2014

Automotive manufacturing quality demands continue to increase along with pressure to further reduce costs, especially for critical components and systems that require leak testing.


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Management

Mentor, Leader, Teacher, Friend

The 2014 Quality Professional of the Year manages to do it all.
April 1, 2014

Grace Duffy’s career has included excavating the desert canyons of Utah, earning a top secret security clearance to work in the White House, writing ten books and more than 250 articles, and speaking at conferences around the world.


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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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Multimedia

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 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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