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Artec 3D scanners used for the Hollywood blockbuster “World War Z”

Bringing to life a world-wide zombie invasion starring Brad Pitt
August 13, 2013
Doctor Who, Golden Compass, Harry Potter , Sherlock Holmes are just a few of the Hollywood blockbusters that 2h3D Ltd has to their credit.
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Pipes And P+Ids: Critical Components For Mechanical Contractors

June 13, 2013
Before anything else can happen in the design and construction of a manufacturing plant, the piping and instrumentation diagrams (P+IDs) are created, mapping out the plant’s processes. The outline includes equipment, pipes and instrumentation which diagram a plant’s operation as a schematic.
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The People Theory: Motivating Others

April 12, 2013

The following is a series of articles that longtime Quality columnist and blogger Jim Smith penned in 1979 to motivate employees.


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On Target with PDCA: A Quality Improvement Case Study

April 4, 2013

In this example of a quality improvement project the performance of a catapult needed improvement due to a high degree of variation in the distance traveled by a projectile.


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The Changing Landscape of Asian Manufacturing

January 29, 2013

Increasing labor costs in China--which have seen increases in the range of 15 to 20% annually in recent years--are compelling many companies here in the United States to seek lower costs in Southeast Asia.


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Defense official finds logistics for success at Corpus Christi Army Depot

January 29, 2013

The federal government is not typically seen as a business, but Corpus Christi Army Depot,the Army’s rotary wing maintenance and repair facility has caught the attention of one high-level Defense official who thinks that this is exactly what the government needs.


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Vision System Helps Speed Production, Maximize Efficiency at Pleasant River Lumber

January 15, 2013

The market for lumber is in a constant state of flux based on factors like the time of year and current customer demand, and mills such as Pleasant River Lumber need to be highly efficient to stay competitive.


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Readers Respond: Datum Feature Selection and Use

January 15, 2013

LinkedIn Groupmembers had their own commentary to share about the article.


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Six Sigma in Health Care: A New Prescription

December 4, 2012

Six Sigma is a firm belief that we can all be nearly perfect, do near-perfect work all of the time and that we have the potential to be creative. Perhaps the industry most in need of this creativity is health care.


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Not “User-Friendly” but “Users-Friendly”

November 28, 2012

Saying “users-friendly” plural is admittedly an awkward mouthful and on the border of grammatically incorrect.  However, today most of the instruments, software and equipment your quality team uses is often shared with your entire manufacturing team.


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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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