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Off-Topic: A Structurally Safe Summer Olympics

November 25, 2008
Software commonly used for data acquisition, instrument control and industrial automation was an element in structural health monitoring systems used to measure stability, reliability and livability of venues built for the 2008 Summer Olympics held in Beijing, China.
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Vol. 5 No. 34

November 19, 2008
Volume 5, Issue 34 QUALITY HOME | PRODUCT SPOTLIGHTS | COMMUNITIES | CALENDAR | CLASSIFIEDS In this issue of Quality Magazine's UPDATE:  - ISO Publishes ISO 9001: 2008 - Manufacturing Technology Consumption Up
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Vol. 5 No. 33

November 5, 2008
Volume 5, Issue 33 QUALITY HOME | PRODUCT SPOTLIGHTS | COMMUNITIES | CALENDAR | CLASSIFIEDS In this issue of Quality Magazine's UPDATE:  - Manufacturers Feeling Heat, Changing Ways - NIST Tests Wireless Environment
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The Dual-Sensor Approach

October 24, 2008
A new approach has been developed that is conceptually very simple: to combine the strengths of two different measuring principles without allowing the restrictions to accumulate. Solutions applying this concept are being called “dual sensors,” because two existing sensors-each using different measurement principles-are combined and the signal outputs evaluated together.
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Case Studies: Optical Gaging Expedites Product Development

October 24, 2008
TESco Associates Inc., a developer of bio-absorbable polymeric medical implants, has implemented an OptiGauge thickness measurement system from Lumetrics, resulting in dramatically reduced product development time for complex medical tubing.
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Case Studies: A 23-Year CAM Partnership

October 24, 2008
Wanders Metaalproducten B.V. has manufactured fireplaces, stoves and storage units for 40 years. After purchasing a computer numerical control (CNC) punch in 1986, which was programmed manually, they purchased a CNC laser two years later and decided to purchase a single computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) system to drive the two.
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Off-Topic: CT Goes Jurassic

October 24, 2008
North Star’s X-View ISG Inspection Services Group was contacted with an exciting and unusual request. The Science Museum of Minnesota wanted X-ray images of a fossilized Jurassic-period crocodile skull that had been discovered on a ranch in Wyoming.
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Art Conservation with Computed Radiography

October 17, 2008
The value of radiographic imaging in nondestructive testing practices is indisputable.
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Choosing the Right Extensometer for Every Materials Testing Application

October 17, 2008

In materials and component testing the range of applications where extensometers are used is extremely diverse. As a result, the technical requirements for these devices are multifaceted, which means that there is no single device which satisfies all needs.


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Vol. 5 No. 32

October 15, 2008
Volume 5, Issue 32 QUALITY HOME | PRODUCT SPOTLIGHTS | COMMUNITIES | CALENDAR | CLASSIFIEDS In this issue of Quality Magazine's UPDATE:  - Manufacturing and the Next Four Years - NAM Champions Commerce
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