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Off-Topic Case Study: Medical Applications of Noncontact 3-D Scanning

Using 3-D scanning in the medical field is becoming more common, and the one thing all medical applications of 3-D scanning have in common (which is the greatest challenge as well) is the difficulty of accurately reproducing organic items typically found in medical applications, such as bones, teeth or other body parts.
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Challenges in Color Measurement

Color measurement options exist for a range of applications from the extremely precise to less precise. Learn about new technology with spectrophotometers, and, in cases where precise color measurement is not required, other families of instruments that can be the most cost effective solution for your color control application.
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Off-Topic Case Study: Laser Scans Evidence in Homicide

3-D laser scan data is used as demonstrative forensic evidence in homicide trial.
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Creating a Quality Management System

Though creating a quality management system is a huge challenge for most organizations, on-going commitment by management is one of the keys to success.
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Pygmalion Effect Transforms Leaders

Some leaders treat their people in a way that inspires them to superior performance, while others, unintentionally treat their people in a way that is demotivating and results in a lower performance than they are capable of achieving.
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Who Guards the Gatekeeper?

How does a registrar responsible for evaluating the quality status of thousands of manufacturers critical to the success and safety of the aerospace industry assess its own quality?
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Off-Topic Case Study: Authenticating Art

With a fiberscope borescope system, conservators from the Philadelphia Museum of Art were able to determine the authenticity of a terra cotta bust on display at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France.
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Off-Topic: Modeling a Prison Riot

Each year in May, the Mock Prison Riot Training Event is held at the West Virginia Penitentiary, a decommissioned prison built in 1876, in Moundsville, WV. The rest of the year the prison serves as a museum with a small custodial staff.
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Preparing for ISO Registration: Six Tips for Success

Before undertaking an ISO certification initiative, be sure that the basics are covered.
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Case Studies: Large Volume is Not a Problem

A fast way to verify large production fixtures and parts of construction and agricultural equipment has been discovered by engineers at the South Dakota location of Gehl (West Bend, WI).
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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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