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Off-Topic Case Study: Medical Applications of Noncontact 3-D Scanning

February 26, 2010
Using 3-D scanning in the medical field is becoming more common, and the one thing all medical applications of 3-D scanning have in common (which is the greatest challenge as well) is the difficulty of accurately reproducing organic items typically found in medical applications, such as bones, teeth or other body parts.
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Vision Systems Add Accuracy

February 25, 2010
Using machine vision enables manufacturers to inspect 100% of their products and ensure that defects don’t leave the production floor.
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Smith & Wesson: Transitioning from Retail to Professional Use

February 12, 2010
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Ken Chandler, vice president of operations at Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., (Springfield, MA) discusses changes the company has made to stay competitive in the global market and transitioning from primarily being a retail seller of firearms to moving into professional use of firearms for law enforcement and military. Chandler is a keynote speaker at the 2010 Quality Measurement Conference.
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GD&T: Friend or Foe?

February 3, 2010
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Ed Morse, professor at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, talks about geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), some of the critical issues surrounding the language and what attendees to the 2010 Quality Measurement Conference can expect to take away from his keynote address at this year's event.
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Quality Leadership 100 Interview - AID

February 1, 2010
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Advanced Instrument Development (AID), Downers Grove, IL, an independent manufacturer of ionization chambers for diagnostic medical X-ray systems earned Quality's top spot in the Leadership 100 ranking this year; the company was also ranked number one in 2008. Jim Owen, quality manager at AID, tells Gillian Campbell, editor at Quality, changes that the company has gone through since earning its first spot as number one.
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Quality Leadership 100 Interview - Pneumadyne

February 1, 2010
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Pneumadyne, Plymouth, MN, manufactures miniature pneumatic products and larger scale parts as well with worldwide distribution. The company was ranked number two on the 2010 Quality Leadership 100 list. Listen to our interview with John Pharr, manufacturing quality engineer, to learn more about the company.
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The Ultrasonic Inspection of Submarines

January 29, 2010
In 2005 the USS San Francisco (SSN-711) had a problem, and collided with an undersea mountain, damaging the submarine’s forward ballast tanks and sonar dome.
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Challenges in Color Measurement

January 25, 2010
Color measurement options exist for a range of applications from the extremely precise to less precise. Learn about new technology with spectrophotometers, and, in cases where precise color measurement is not required, other families of instruments that can be the most cost effective solution for your color control application.
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Off-Topic Case Study: Laser Scans Evidence in Homicide

January 25, 2010
3-D laser scan data is used as demonstrative forensic evidence in homicide trial.
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Creating a Quality Management System

January 25, 2010
Though creating a quality management system is a huge challenge for most organizations, on-going commitment by management is one of the keys to success.
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