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Readers Respond: Is Quality Defined in Terms of the Customer?

June 15, 2011
In the first of Qualitymag.com’s Readers Respond series, quality professionals tackle the debate about who really dictates quality.
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The Performance Curve of a Device

May 20, 2011
A little-know yet important subject, the performance curve of a device is a concept that allows us to evaluate a device’s behavior in several points along the engineering specification range. Through the results of this field of study, it is possible to determine the probability of acceptance of each measured part of the studied device.
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Off Topic Quality: Building a Reliable Source of Information

May 18, 2011
A $230 billion manufacturer not only acquired and implemented a master data management (MDM) system, but sought to change the company’s operational strategy to ensure that critical product data was accurate, relevant and actionable.
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AVT Cameras Help Locate Air France Crash Wreckage

May 17, 2011
Nearly two years after the dramatic crash of Air France flight 447 between Rio de Janeiro and Paris, France’s air accident investigators finally discovered the wreckage of the Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
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The Basics of X-Ray Tomography for Precision Measurement

April 26, 2011
Recent developments in computer tomography (CT) now provide high precision measurements, even on internal features, using X-ray technology.
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Training Challenges with a Dispersed Workforce

April 18, 2011
Piedmont Plastics leaders began investigating an learning management system approach to unify its training programs.
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Off Topic Quality: 3-D Imaging Software Helps Researchers Understand 19th Century Painting Techniques

April 18, 2011
The characterization of the porosity of ground layers in easel paintings: a first step towards understanding its role in water uptake, reactivity and material transport in 19th and early 20th century paintings.
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Automated Programming Simplifies Processes

March 29, 2011
Burkhardt+Weber Fertigungssysteme GmbH, part of Gruppo Riello Sistemi, has been developing and manufacturing machine tools since 1888. As early as 1958, the company developed its first numerically controlled (NC) machine tool using a radio wave controller. Today, Burkhardt+Weber focuses on large machining centers and special-purpose machines. Its machines can be found in manufacturing applications, including the machine tool industry.
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Getting Started With Design of Experiments

March 25, 2011
Getting Started With Design of Experiments Design of Experiments (DOE is an effective as a troubleshooting method because it helps understand a process in more detail. Follow these seven steps on conducting experiments.
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Scanning a "Bot" from Mystery Science Theater 3000

March 24, 2011
Mystery Science Theater 3000, an award-winning television comedy, wanted to create a 6 inch figurine of one of the show’s robot characters. The process had to be non-destructive because there was only one puppet of the character. 3-D laser scanning provided an accurate, detailed model.
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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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