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Rockwell Standard Revealed

March 12, 2008
The long awaited ASTM E18-07 Rockwell Hardness Standard has been released. While it is technically similar to the older version, some changes affect both users and service providers.
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Quality 101: Nondestructive Testing

March 12, 2008
Nondestructive testing (NDT), or nondestructive evaluation (NDE), is a method of materials testing that assesses the characteristics of a component without altering or destroying it.
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Vision Continues to Expand

March 11, 2008
Vision 2008, the international trade fair for machine vision and identification technologies, to be held at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre, November 4 to 6, 2008, will include 25% more hall space than last year.
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Building a Culture of Compliance

March 3, 2008

This report is about understanding compliance and compliance management adequately to ensure that your organization has the business processes and tools in place to transform compliance from a burden to a benefit.

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Case Studies: Defect Management, and So Much More

February 27, 2008
A manufacturer of products for the professional audio market implemented data aggregating software, transforming itself from a batch and queue system of assembly to a continuous flow process with a constant examination of quality and a focus on improving it.
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Case Studies: Die Casting Cuts Costs

February 27, 2008
A provider of test and measurement devices for telecommunications, optical and wireless systems has replaced traditionally machined RF shields with precision die cast parts in its handheld cable and antenna analyzers, reducing the unit cost of about a dozen different shields.
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Poka-Yoke for Quality

February 27, 2008
Shigeo Shingo introduced the concept of poka-yoke (pronounced POH-kah YOH-kay) in 1961, when he was an industrial engineer at Toyota Motor Corp. The initial term was baka-yoke, which means fool proofing.
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Off Topic: St. Albans Cathedral

February 26, 2008
For a recent remodeling project, laser scanning was used to take a survey of the interior of the central nave and the north and south aisles of St. Albans Cathedral.
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Case Studies: Reducing RFID Label Design Time

February 4, 2008
Kamen, Germany-based Sentronik GmbH has reduced the time required to develop radio frequency identification (RFID) labels from 7 to 10 days to 2 to 3 days by simulating the labels with Flomerics’ MicroStripes electromagnetic simulation software.
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Case Studies: Data Loggers Help Compress Energy Costs

February 4, 2008
Concerned about its own facility’s excessive energy usage, a New York-based metal products manufacturer paired up with Power Concepts LLC, a Manhattan-based consulting engineering firm, to conduct an energy feasibility study at the company’s production facility.
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