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Calibrating X-ray CT Systems

Learn more about the two main methods of calibrating CT data

Like other metrology technologies, X-ray CT systems must be traceably calibrated to give true metrological performance.


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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.

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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3 Leak Testing Misconceptions

Exposing sealing misconceptions to improve leak test results.

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


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Leak Detection Systems and the Auto Industry

Learn more about new helium leak detection without vacuum chambers.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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Charles J. Hellier has been active in the technology of nondestructive testing and related quality and inspection fields since 1957. Here he talks with Quality's managing editor, Michelle Bangert, about the importance of training.
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