Radio signals reach pilots on board an aircraft through the "radar dome", the rounded nose of the aircraft. But if errors occur during the production of this "nose"- tiny foreign particles, drops of water or air bubbles-this can impede radio traffic. In the future, a non-destructive testing system will identify just such imperfections during production.
For more than half a century, plug gages have been a crucial part of maintaining tolerances of the highest standard and have been at the core of quality control applications across a variety of end-user applications.
According to a recent Quality reader survey, 97% of respondents said they used plug gages on the shop floor. Learn more about this classic gage. For more information, read this article in our May issue.
By developing a controller based on LabVIEW, National Instruments achieved stable, efficient, human-like bipedal walking on an underactuated robot through human-inspired feedback control strategies. The key benefits of this solution include reduced control complexity; reduced power requirements and minimal sensing requirements
Harry Moser wants to strengthen American manufacturing. In this podcast, he describes his success so far, his visit to the White House, and why he would like to see a new buzzword in manufacturing. For more information, visit www.qualitymag.com or www.reshorenow.org.