Measurement

Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference Begins on July 22, 2013 in San Diego, CA

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Coordinate Metrology Society Rounds Out CMSC 2013 with Networking Events and Banquet, Career Fair, USS Midway Museum Tour, and 5 Billion Micron Fun Run/Walk.


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Other Dimensions

How to Get Accurate Calibration Prices

Prevent problems and price changes by following these tips.
By Hill Cox
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Many calibration customers become frustrated with their calibration sources because of price changes after they’ve sent a purchase order and the gages to the lab.


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Market Analysis

Cost-Effective Gages: Continue to Woo End Users

Research indicates average growth for the global gages market.
By Aravind Govindan
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While most metrology markets are extremely challenged by the sluggish economy, the global gages market remains relatively well-positioned primarily due to its cost-effectiveness.


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Aerospace - Fatigue Testing

Rethinking Force Measurement…for Fatigue Testing And Beyond

Force measuring instruments have come a long way. Today’s equipment opens up possibilities once in the exclusive domain of more complex systems.
By Mark Fridman
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The decision to purchase a piece of measuring equipment should never be taken lightly.


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Aerospace - AS9100 Update

Lessons Learned from the AS9100 Rev. C Transition

Changes can be difficult, but they can often improve an organization.
By Sidney Vianna
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As the cliché goes, quality is an endless journey. Irrespective of your performance as a supplier, when it comes to customer expectations, there is only one way: up.


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Measurement

New Technology Improves Photogrammetry

Mid-nineteenth century measurement technique now benefits from optics and scanners.
By Gena Johnson
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If you have ever watched an episode of NCIS, played the latest version of Microsoft Kinect, or been pulled over by the police after being clocked at doing 40 mph in a 25 mph zone, you have been exposed to photogrammetry.
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Other Dimensions

How Long Are Calibration Reports Valid?

Consider these factors in looking at a calibration report.
By Hill Cox
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This question is rarely, if ever, asked but assumptions regarding the length of time involved regularly pop up, especially when measurement disputes are the situation into which such assumptions are injected.


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NDT - Ultrasonics

Market Analysis

Where is The Ultrasonic Nondestructive Test Equipment Market Headed?
By Nikhil Jain
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Although initially developed as a method for detecting defects in structures in order to safeguard against catastrophic failures, ultrasonic non-destructive testing (NDT) has evolved immensely to a technique considered the mainstay for the NDT industry.


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NDT - Probes

Gaging Probes Get Results

Variations in LVDT gage head technology address different manufacturing automation applications.
By Lee Hudson
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Electronic gaging probes provide the data collection capability for many of today’s automated dimensional data acquisition systems.


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Software & Analysis

Industrial Data Collection Advances

Today’s industrial data collection requires a flexible, modular approach.
By Paul Oxfeldt and Frank Skog
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The demands on industrial data collection systems have continued to grow year over year for advances in speed, labor cost reduction, error proofing, maintainability, flexibility, accuracy, training efficiency, and exception reporting.


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