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Easier Hardness Testing

By Michelle Bangert
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Hardness testing is an important part of quality and many factors need to be considered for this type of test, as seemingly small factors-thickness, size, location-can have a big impact.
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Rockwell Standard Revealed

By BNP Media Staff
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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

By Bill O'Neill
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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

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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

By Charles H. Le Grand
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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

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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

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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

By BNP Media Staff
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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

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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

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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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 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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