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Fatigue Crack Growth Testing 101

A testing method to determine the rate of growth of a crack under repeated loading.

We are all acquainted with the various ways that materials break when they are loaded past their limit: the brittle snap of a plastic part or the tearing of a pop top tab are the familiar results of a large overload.


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Multi-Sensor Metrology with X-ray Computed Tomography

X-ray computed tomography is an appropriate technology for complete acquisition of components without part preparation or destruction.

Inspection is a critical element of any product development. In addition to dimensional inspection, evaluating products increasingly involves the inspection of free-form surfaces that are not relevant to the function.


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Test & Inspection

Manufacturing in Testing Conditions

How environmental testing plays a critical role in the manufacturing process.

Manufacturers of products ranging from military airplanes to lawnmowers all have something in common; each needs to be confident that their product can withstand the environmental conditions that their materials and components might be exposed to.


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Measurement

Custom CMM Styli

Consider what lollipops, pizzas and probe tips all have in common

Most coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) are sold with a stylus kit containing an assortment of ruby ball styli and associated tools


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Test & Inspection

Testing Plastics

Bridge the gap between industry process and material rheology

It’s important to understand the types of testing that goes into creating the end products we use every day: from the plastic that is designed into cars, to bottles that hold our water, to the equipment used in various sports.


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Management

How to Get the Most Out of Lean

Focus on continuous improvement—not the vocabulary behind it.

Around 1999, Hypertherm Inc. changed the manufacture of one of their products from a “craft style,” in which one person built the entire product from start to finish, to a team approach.


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2015 May

The May 2015 edition of Quality Magazine includes articles on cloud technologies, depth gages, ISO 9001, digital inspection and cool new products.

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