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Ready, Set, Goal!

Setting goals helps us choose where we want to go in life
January 8, 2014

With the beginning of the New Year it is time to think about setting goals. It shouldn’t be restricted to a once a year exercise, but that’s the way many of us think.


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Managing Change

And its risks
January 8, 2014

The one constant in life is change. No matter the status quo or how great the plan, one can almost guarantee that something will come along to alter that status quo, or bump that great plan of course.


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A Plan for Improvement

Many models are available for continuous improvement.
January 8, 2014

A management systems standard (MSS) provides an internationally agreed-upon model for organizations to follow to ensure the proper handling of day-to-day operations.


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Innovative 3D AFM Technology Fuels Semiconductor, Research and Industrial Quality Control

January 8, 2014

One of the most essential issues in the semiconductor industry is the fabrication and the subsequent implementation of integrated circuits (ICs) with enduringly smaller feature sizes.


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The Price of Precision

Higher tolerance “insurance” comes with a price tag.
January 8, 2014

There’s an old rule of thumb among suppliers of precision gages that tighter tolerances mean higher prices. This is understandable considering the extra effort involved working within such boundaries. But not all gage users understand this.


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Shaft Measurement 101

Shaft measurement tools have proven their reliability at manufacturing sites around the world.
January 7, 2014

In today’s manufacturing environment high-precision noncontact optical shaft metrology is a solid investment, whether it’s an entry level SPC measuring station operated by the workers or a fully automatic system for 100% part inspection.


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When Air Blows Mechanical Gaging Away

You don’t have to be a gage engineer to appreciate the flexibility of air gaging
January 7, 2014

It is perfectly natural that machinists should have an affinity for mechanical gages. To a machinist, the working of a mechanical gage is both straightforward and pleasing.


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Medical Device Manufacturing

January 3, 2014
Whether it’s an insulin pump, respirator or pacemaker, medical devices obviously require extremely high quality.


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Software Trends Today

There are five primary trends affecting the manufacturing enterprise.
January 3, 2014
As vice president of strategy, I have to keep an eye on the future.


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Managing Operational Excellence

Effective management is a mixture of the right focus, culture, processes and technology.
January 3, 2014
One who is well-versed in managing quality in a manufacturing environment knows the importance of reducing deviation and identifying the reasons behind it


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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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