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Case Studies: Design Out Vibration

September 2, 2009
A shipbuilder minimizes risk and maximizes performance through the use of engineering simulation software.
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Case Studies: The Multisensor Advantage

September 2, 2009
A medical device manufacturer saves production time by switching from manual measuring instruments to a multisensor coordinate measuring machine.
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Off-Topic: Why Map Your Process?

September 2, 2009
Efficiently managing processes is key to the success of a business. That is all the more true in this tiring economy. An early step in process management is identifying and documenting the main processes. A powerful visual tool, process mapping has been in use for many years.
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Measure Surface Texture Correctly

July 31, 2009
When measuring surface roughness, typically the average roughness, Ra, is specified. Ra is a measure of the average of the absolute value of the variation of the surface texture profile about a best-fit mean line. A typical specification for Ra may be 16 microinches, or 0.4 micrometers.
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Case Studies: Faster Rubber Analysis

July 31, 2009
The Japan Rubber Manufactures Association (JRMA) discovers a quick, labor-efficient way to establish moisture determination in rubber.
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Case Studies: Customize on the Fly

July 31, 2009
A computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) program allows a manufacturer of workholding tools to quickly accommodate its customers’ needs.
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Off-Topic: Borescope Rental Saves a Marriage

July 31, 2009
Recently, Advanced Inspection Technologies received a call from a distraught groom-to-be who had dropped his future bride’s wedding ring down a drain. He needed a borescope rental to find and retrieve the ring the day before the wedding.
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Beyond Headcount Reduction

July 1, 2009

Just about every day the business news is filled with stories of companies eliminating staff, cutting hours, reducing overtime, freezing salaries and benefits, and cutting back on services.


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Case Studies: A New Way to Manufacture

July 1, 2009
A manufacturer uses laser scanning to expedite the production of jet fighter ejection seats for use in flight simulation and training.
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Case Studies: High-Speed Damage Detection

July 1, 2009
To improve aircraft damage identification practices, a metrology service provider deployed a noncontact, large-scale metrology solution that acquires locations and characteristics of aircraft damage.
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