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Case Studies: Quick Mid-Project Redesign

January 28, 2009
A safety equipment manufacturer takes advantage of 3-D laser scanning to quickly and cheaply improve the aesthetics of a product mid project.
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Standardized Safety

December 30, 2008
The list of national and international standards seems never ending and ever changing. As a result, standards and regulations continue to create significant challenges for Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) members in identifying, understanding and applying the requirements of the many standards.
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Case Studies: Correcting Low First-Pass Yield

December 30, 2008
Williamette Valley Co. produces polyurethane systems used in many industrial applications. In the past, the company had difficulty maintaining high yields when producing these products.
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Case Studies: Astounding Time Savings

December 30, 2008
Toshiba GE Turbine Components has reduced the time required to inspect and measure steam turbine blades from 280 minutes to 45 minutes through use of the Maxos noncontact measurement system from NVision Inc.
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Off-Topic: GigE Vision Goes Underwater

December 30, 2008
One of the main roles of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is to ensure sustainability and a harvestable surplus of fish and wildlife resources for the 49th state. The ADF&G began experimenting with underwater video technology for scallop stock assessment in 1999.
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Precise Laser Beam Analysis

November 25, 2008
High-resolution wavefront sensors help improve the alignment of the optical systems involving lasers; control and predict the shape of laser beams; measure collimation of the beam and detect the tiniest aberrations caused by optical elements in the optical setup, thus protecting sensitive components of laser chains.
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Case Studies: Measurement in a Hostile Environment

November 25, 2008
An aerospace manufacturer uses laser tracking technology to measure parts that are too hot to be measured through other means.
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Case Studies: Improving Enterprisewide Processes

November 25, 2008
A medical device manufacturer increases output while maintaining a high level of quality through the use of software that manages enterprise risk and quality.
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Off-Topic: A Structurally Safe Summer Olympics

November 25, 2008
Software commonly used for data acquisition, instrument control and industrial automation was an element in structural health monitoring systems used to measure stability, reliability and livability of venues built for the 2008 Summer Olympics held in Beijing, China.
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The Dual-Sensor Approach

October 24, 2008
A new approach has been developed that is conceptually very simple: to combine the strengths of two different measuring principles without allowing the restrictions to accumulate. Solutions applying this concept are being called “dual sensors,” because two existing sensors-each using different measurement principles-are combined and the signal outputs evaluated together.
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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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