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Case Studies: Moving to an Automated Management System

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

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

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

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

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

Using a biaxial testing machine, researchers characterize and model silicone materials for complex soft-bodied robots.
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Case Studies: Quick Mid-Project Redesign

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

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

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

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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 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.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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