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Modern Reverse Engineering of 3-D Geometry

The purposes for reverse engineering are many and varied, ranging from the need to reproduce an existing product lacking CAD documentation to acquiring sensitive information to determine possible patent infringement
By Steve Kersen
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Many ideas can spring to mind when one hears the term reverse engineering.


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Test & Inspection

Common Problems in Microhardness Testing

By using properly maintained and calibrated equipment, trained personnel, and appropriate testing environments, these problems can be minimized.
By Rich Wismer
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By their nature, microhardness testers are delicate instruments. Extremely light forces must be accurately applied, and the resultant impressions must be precisely measured under high magnification.


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Measurement

Making Better Height Gage Measurements

The quality of the result depends on the instrument and the care with which the operator handles the procedure.
By George Schuetz
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The need for long range height measurements has been around since the principles of layout work became a fundamental requirement in machine shops.


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Case Study

Hardness Testing Assures Quality in Advanced Materials

Hardness testing is often the best way of establishing that components will survive and perform in their intended applications.
By John Piller
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Many new products entering the market today are based on new materials and processes. These new materials are playing increasingly important roles—supporting innovation and boosting competitiveness in technology driven industries.


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Quality 101

In-Process Air Gaging

The terms in-process and air gaging may not immediately sound like they go together, but there are advantages to this method.
By Chris Koehn
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In recent years, we have seen an upward trend of higher production manufacturers wanting to integrate their air gaging quality checks from a stand-alone, outside of machine device where the operator is performing a manual check, to an automated in-process gage.


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INDUSTRY HEADLINES

Teledyne Reports 1Q Results

By Quality Magazine Staff
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Teledyne Technologies Incorporated reported first quarter 2014 sales of $573.5 million, compared with sales of $569.4 million for the first quarter of 2013, an increase of 0.7%.


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INDUSTRY HEADLINE

IMPERX Receives ISO Registration

By Quality Magazine Staff
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IMPERX Inc. announced it has received registrations for ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 from System and Services Certification, a division of SGS North America, Inc., after completing audits at its headquarters in Boca Raton, FL.


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CCAM Appoints New Prez, Executive Director

By Quality Magazine Staff
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The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced a new President and Executive Director.


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INDUSTRY HEADLINE

SME’s Mfg4 Event to Include Girls & Manufacturing Summit

By Quality Magazine Staff
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SME, in partnership with Connecticut. Dream It. Do It., will host a female student program at the Mfg4 event in Hartford Conn.


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Scheib Joins Imperium

By Quality Magazine Staff
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Imperium, Inc. announces Randall Scheib as Global Sales Director.


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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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