Measurement

Hexagon Metrology Enhances PC-DMIS Inspection Software

 Both software programs offer new tools and improved features for inspection and measurement applications.  


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Test & Inspection

Manage Materials Testing Costs

How to calculate ROI and justify an investment in a materials testing system

When talking with prospects and customers, testing machine manufacturers often come across symptoms that imply the current situation could be improved dramatically with a new investment in technology, specifically a well-engineered materials testing system.


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GR&R Software

The Expanded Gage R&R Study

When a standard GR&R study is not enough, try an Expanded Gage R&R.

If you can’t trust your measurement system, you can’t trust the data it produces.


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Software & Analysis

The Essential Tool of GD&T

The primary purpose of GD&T is to make the drawing specifications clear and unambiguous.

“GD&T was developed to address the many problems that had been encountered over the years as companies tried to describe their part geometry.”


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Measurement

In-Line Gaging Systems Can Impact More Than Just Part Quality

Learn more about the world of in-line gaging.

The rapid growth of in-line gaging over the last few years has been focused primarily on the use of this approach as a tool for improving quality.


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Case Study

Inspecting Airplanes with 3-D Metrology

A software switch helps slash Bombardier's inspection time by 75%.

Bombardier Aerospace (Montreal) designs, manufactures and supports aviation products for the business, commercial, specialized, and amphibious aircraft markets. To assist them with their symmetry and alignment check on the CRJ series of regional jets, they recently turned to InnovMetric Software’s PolyWorks/Inspector. 


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Quality 101

Probing Capabilities Explained

Learn more about advances in probing technology.

Today’s manufacturers have plenty of options when it comes to probes, as advances in probing technology have allowed for better and faster machining operations.


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GD&T Workshop

GD&T Functionality

A good way to learn more about GD&T is to critique its application.

GD&T is difficult to get right even though it is very logical. What does “right” mean? Right means several things, but mainly that it imposes achievable, fully function based and only necessary permissible limits of imperfection using absolutely syntactically correct code.


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Other Dimensions

Pass, Fail or Uncertain?

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Last year at this time I wrote a column in which I criticized the practice of having calibration labs make acceptance decisions in their reports.


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From The Editor

Manufacturing Tomorrow

Reading about the industry and its future.

As I write this, America has just reelected a president, celebrated a holiday of family and probably too many mashed potatoes, and started preparing for the New Year. By the time you read this, the country will be beginning resolution season.


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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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