Measurement

Other Dimensions

How Long Are Calibration Reports Valid?

Consider these factors in looking at a calibration report.
June 17, 2013

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?
June 12, 2013

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.
June 10, 2013

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.
June 7, 2013

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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NDT - Materials Analysis

Medical Meets Microscopy

Transmission electron microscopy can be a powerful analysis tool for medical device materials.
June 6, 2013

Analysis of medical device materials takes place during all stages of their design and use, from initial fabrication and prototype development to examination of the device or surrounding tissues after it has been removed from the patient.


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NDT - 101

Flaw Detection Gets Smart with Robotic NDT

Robotic eddy current testing promises to improve flaw detection at the same time it reduces in-service failures.
June 4, 2013

The recent advent of more affordable industrial robots and controls has enabled the development of fully automated eddy current testing systems that improve flaw detection and reduce inspection costs.


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Measurement

Color vs. Appearance

With the number of color measurement instruments on the market, how do you choose the most appropriate one? It helps to understand the difference between measuring color and measuring appearance.
June 4, 2013

When white light strikes a surface, two different light interactions occur. Gloss or shininess is a geometric attribute related to the scattering of light off the first surface of the material.


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Software & Analysis

Contact vs. Noncontact Measurement for Computer-Aided Inspection

Make the right choices to meet operational needs.
June 4, 2013

The right choice of inspection hardware and software for Computer-Aided Inspection (CAI) can reduce inspection times by up to 90% while improving repeatability and reproducibility (R&R) variances by up to 50%.


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Portable Measurement

Drive Toward Advanced Portability in the Dimensional Metrology

Dimensional metrology has played a critical role in manufacturing since the 1850s.
May 8, 2013

Since the invention of the vernier caliper in the 1850s, dimensional metrology has played a critical role in driving the manufacturing industry to its current levels of excellence.


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Other Dimensions

The ‘PC’ Disease

It’s time to understand the symptoms and the cure.
May 7, 2013

Just so there’s no misunderstanding, the ‘PC’ referred to in the title is not about political correctness, a very bad disease in its own right. In this case it’s about panic calibration.


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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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