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50 Years of Quality: A Look Back at Laser Measurement

February 21, 2011
In this month’s edition of 50 Years of Quality, we take a look at how Quality has covered the relatively new technology of laser measurement over the years.
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Restoring History

February 21, 2011
A project manager of the restoration of one of the largest coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) in North America discusses bringing this vintage tool back to life. Installed at The Boeing Co. in 1987 and then sold for scrap, the CMM is being reworked to better-than-new condition.
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Robotic Metrology: The Future Is Now

February 21, 2011
Robots have been playing an important role in automated manufacturing for decades. However, the larger question has always been, if the robot is smart enough to move the parts around, can we measure with it, as well?
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Off Topic Quality: Working Toward Six Sigma Goals

February 21, 2011
Kraft Foods is working toward Six Sigma goals with new software that makes it easy to analyze Zarpac Performance Index (ZPI) data. By creating a direct link between ZPI manufacturing performance data and projects, the system eliminates the time-consuming process of manually collecting and transferring data.
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Saving Time with Scanning

January 21, 2011
An automations technology provider needed to upgrade its steam turbine, it used laser scanning to get highly accurate measurements and reduce engineering time. This eliminated the need for field machining.
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Core Values Necessitate Open Discussion

January 21, 2011
Companies who want their employees to help put their core values can take steps to empower them to do so.
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Off Topic Quality: NIST Telescope Calibration May Help Explain Universe's Expansion

January 21, 2011
Thanks to a telescope calibrated by scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Harvard University and the University of Hawaii, astrophysicists are learning more about the expansion of the universe.
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Quality Bingo

January 4, 2011
A twist on the classic board game, Quality Bingo is meant to enhance employee productivity by educating its players. The game encourages workers to improve metrics and meet goals to support continuous improvement efforts.
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A Streamlined 3-D Approach

January 3, 2011
A municipal ice rink recently contracted an engineering firm to install new cooling equipment in the mechanical room. The challenge for the engineers was to limit the downtime while updating the old cooling unit. The firm was able to quickly perform updates with minimal disruption of the structures’ functions through 3-D laser scanning.
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Becoming a Lean Machine

January 3, 2011
IBM is transforming its manufacturing into a leaner, more efficient operation. By using deep business analytics, simplifying its offerings and product development and implanting test clouds, the company is is cutting costs and getting products to market more quickly.
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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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