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Off Topic Quality: NIST Telescope Calibration May Help Explain Universe's Expansion

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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

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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

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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

By Ross Mauri
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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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PRE-Control on a Spreadsheet

By Bill Levinson
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PRE-Control is a simple visual control--one that makes the status of an activity obvious--for real time management of production processes.
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Archiving the Past

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Restoring the original architectural design of The Maryland State House – a Georgian style building built during the Revolutionary War – was made easier with 3-D imaging technology.
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The Benefits of Lean Manufacturing: Processes and Components

By JP Lambiase
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By replacing cables and multiple, unassembled components, lean manufacturers stand to gain a competitive advantage in every aspect of the industry.
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Dedicated Measuring Microscope or Measurement Software -

By Matt Smith
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Today’s microscope-based measuring techniques can be used to control processes or judge the results of an experiment. The precision and repeatability required helps users determine the best solution for any individual application.
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Shedding Light On Vision System Illumination

By Marc Stalker
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High volume producers of 2-D parts like electronics components have long used vision systems to inspect their parts. However, mainstream manufacturers of machined components are just beginning to adopt this technology.
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The Productivity Gains of Compass Technology

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The implementation of the compass technology has resulted in a 20% increase in MNB Moulds’ machining productivity.
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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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