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The Legacy of Eugene Grant

June 20, 2012
Eugene L. Grant was one of American Society for Quality’s select honorary members-a true giant of quality.
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Seeing Through Defects

June 4, 2012
IDS machine vision cameras locate the smallest defects in twenty football fields of parquet flooring.
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Using Non-Destructive Testing to See Inside the Nose of an Aircraft

May 23, 2012
Radio signals reach pilots on board an aircraft through the "radar dome", the rounded nose of the aircraft. But if errors occur during the production of this "nose"- tiny foreign particles, drops of water or air bubbles-this can impede radio traffic. In the future, a non-destructive testing system will identify just such imperfections during production.


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Annual NDT & Quality Salary Survey Shows Industry's Returning Strength

May 23, 2012
Despite the struggling national economy, compensation levels for NDT and quality professionals continued to climb over the past year, although at a slower pace than in previous time periods.
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Plug Gages - Indispensable Inspection Tools

May 22, 2012
For more than half a century, plug gages have been a crucial part of maintaining tolerances of the highest standard and have been at the core of quality control applications across a variety of end-user applications.
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Siemens Helps Detroit-Based Manufacturer of Diesel Engines Reduce Energy Costs and Slash CO2 Emissions

May 22, 2012
A Detroit-based manufacturer of workhorse diesel engines is using eddy current technology to save about $150,000 a year in utility costs.
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The Classic Gage, Explained

May 15, 2012
According to a recent Quality reader survey, 97% of respondents said they used plug gages on the shop floor. Learn more about this classic gage. For more information, read this article in our May issue.
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Achieving Human-Inspired Bipedal Robotic Walking With LabVIEW

May 9, 2012
By developing a controller based on LabVIEW, National Instruments achieved stable, efficient, human-like bipedal walking on an underactuated robot through human-inspired feedback control strategies. The key benefits of this solution include reduced control complexity; reduced power requirements and minimal sensing requirements
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Nondestructive Testing Methods--How Eddy Current Ultrasonic Testing Works

April 27, 2012
Two reliable nondestructive testing solutions are ultrasonic testing (UT) and eddy current testing.
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Case Study: Developing a Photon Counting System for Thermoluminescence

April 19, 2012
Using NI products, Italian company IPSES developed this thermoluminescence (TL) analysis system for material science and physics departments, specifically for dating ceramic archaeological materials.
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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.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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