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CAM Analytics Manufacturing Processes Quality

Nearly all problems that result in deviation from specification can be eliminated at the front end of the manufacturing process using powerful analytical tools available in the computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software.
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Quality Software & Analysis: Is Your Process Performing?

Discover the most common SPC errors and learn how to correct them.
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Readers Respond: Is Quality Defined in Terms of the Customer?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Charles J. Hellier has been active in the technology of nondestructive testing and related quality and inspection fields since 1957. Here he talks with Quality's managing editor, Michelle Bangert, about the importance of training.
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