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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

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 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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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.

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.

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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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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