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Analyzing Data to Save Tax Dollars: Erie County, New York

July 29, 2010

Residents of Erie County, New York, faced a painful choice: raise taxes, or slash services. Then the new county executive offered a third option: use Lean Six Sigma to cut costs.

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Nadcap Releases 20th Anniversary Survey Results

July 21, 2010
During the month of June 2010, PRI invited Nadcap stakeholders to respond to a survey to evaluate the perceived impact of the program on Nadcap accredited suppliers.
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Ensure Effective Quality Audit Reports

June 1, 2010
When an audit concludes, the audit team presents its findings to the auditees at a clos-ing meeting. At the closing, or before the audit team departs the facility, it is typical for the auditee’s representative to receive findings in handwritten format.
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Modern CMM Design Concepts

May 14, 2010

Coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) are used in practically every industry that requires precise dimensional inspection of manufactured parts. In today’s competitive environment, manufacturers demand CMMs that are accurate, reliable, fast, economical, and provide maximum flexibility with respect to operating environment.

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Reflections on the World of Food Safety

May 3, 2010
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Catherine Francois, director of food safety programmes at the Consumer Goods Forum, is an influential figure in the world of food safety. This podcast features her thoughts on certification, the global food safety platform's (GFSI's) role in harmonizing global food safety standards and the Global Food Safety Conference.
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The Autonomous Vehicle

May 3, 2010
The autonomous vehicle-a vehicle capable of driving itself without any human intervention-is quickly becoming a reality.
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Can Machine Vision be Your Answer?

April 30, 2010
Replacing human inspection with machine vision can go far in automating factory operation, but implementers need to carefully match machine vision options with application requirements.
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Bonus eXtra! Machine Vision System Improves Jewelry Inspection

April 30, 2010
In this case study, a jewelery manufacturer uses an all-in-one vision appliance to measure earring backs.
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Find Joy in Offline Vision & Multi-Sensor Programming

April 30, 2010
To program vision equipment offline, all you need is software that can import the CAD model of the part and interact with it in a virtual environment for vision and multisensor system programming.
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Choose Appropriate Vibration Equipment

April 30, 2010
Vibration caused by traffic, machinery, HVAC systems, weather or structural natural frequency can damage sensitive equipment and reduce productivity.
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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.
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