Quality Exclusives

Case Studies: Trading Up

March 30, 2009
A manufacturer of gas turbine and aerospace components found that is was time to replace its coordinate measuring machine (CMM) with a larger machine having a higher degree of accuracy and better software.
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Case Studies: Streamlined Design

March 30, 2009
A maker of impellers upgrades its CAD/CAM system, expediting its manufacturing process while improving profits.
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Off-Topic: Forensics Meets 3-D Laser Scanning

March 30, 2009
After seeing first-hand how the Leica Geosystems ScanStation 2 can be deployed to quickly measure and model extensive indoor and outdoor mass casualty mock crime scenes, the California Department of Justice’s Bureau of Forensic Services (BFS) purchased two of the high-speed, high-definition 3-D laser scanning systems.
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Remembering Walter A. Shewhart's Contribution to the Quality World

March 2, 2009
Walter Shewhart was a giant among giants in the quality movement during the first half of the 20th century. His mentoring of other engineers at Western Electric and his groundbreaking work with control charts arguably led a quality revolution and launched the quality profession.
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Case Studies: Moving to an Automated Management System

March 2, 2009
A medical device manufacturer implements management system software to help it fulfill its desire to expand its customer base to the United States.
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Case Studies: Reverse Engineered Armor

March 2, 2009
A provider of armored prestige vehicles employs an ergonomic laser scanning solution to make modifications to luxury vehicles more efficient.
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Off-Topic: Machining Affordable One-Off Parts

March 2, 2009
A custom design and fabrication firm that specializes in building unique parts and accessories for motorcycles improves its processes with a new computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) solution.
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The Father of the Articulating Arm

January 28, 2009
The Romer articulating arm was introduced more than 35 years ago. In the mid-1970s, a California technology company called Eaton Leonard Corp. designed an arm-shaped instrument for tube inspection that could capture the shape of a 3-D object such as an exhaust pipe.
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Driving Automobile Innovation

January 28, 2009
Piezoelectric ceramic components made of lead zirconate titanates (PZT) have enabled many recent technological innovations in the automobile industry. PZT components can be found throughout many state-of-the-art vehicles, enhancing safety, performance, energy-efficiency and comfort.
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Case Studies: Testing a Soft-Body Robot

January 28, 2009
Using a biaxial testing machine, researchers characterize and model silicone materials for complex soft-bodied robots.
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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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