Measurement

The Price of Precision

Higher tolerance “insurance” comes with a price tag.
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There’s an old rule of thumb among suppliers of precision gages that tighter tolerances mean higher prices. This is understandable considering the extra effort involved working within such boundaries. But not all gage users understand this.


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When Air Blows Mechanical Gaging Away

You don’t have to be a gage engineer to appreciate the flexibility of air gaging
By George Schuetz
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It is perfectly natural that machinists should have an affinity for mechanical gages. To a machinist, the working of a mechanical gage is both straightforward and pleasing.


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Global Surface Vision and Inspection Market Expected to Reach USD 30.2 Billion by 2019

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According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Surface Vision and Inspection Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the global market is expected to reach a value of USD 2.31 billion by 2019, at a CAGR of 8.9% from 2013 to 2019.
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Coordinate Metrology Society Announces Call for 2014 Papers

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The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) announced today their official Call for Papers for the 30th annual Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC). The CMS is the eminent membership association for measurement professionals around the globe.
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Test & Inspection

Digital Radiography for Aviation and Aerospace

The conversion from X-ray film technology to digital inspection systems eliminates cost-intensive film procurement and storage.
By Peter Kramm
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Digital radiographic inspection systems have long since become common in many industrial fields.


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Software & Analysis

How to Use Risk Evaluation to Develop a PT Participation Plan

By Pao-Chu Kao, Jia-Fen Cheng, Shu-Fen Chang, Ju-Lin Wei, and Jia-Chi Chen
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In the past, proficiency testing (PT) items and participation frequency were formulated by accreditation bodies, regardless of the scale, customer type, and economic conditions of a laboratory.
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Case Study

Process-controlled Hard Turning Cell Pays for Itself in 18 Days

Texas shop’s automation team deploys Equator™ programmable gages for measuring and sorting mud-motor bearings.
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Conroe Machine is doing what most machine shops only dream of—hard turning a family of parts around the clock in an unmanned cell that operates a “self controlled” process.
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Implementing a Calibration Management System in 3 Days Flat

Progressive Turnings goes from “problem” to “problem solved” in record time.
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Wednesday was quickly starting to feel like a Monday. It looked like the company’s aging calibration management software finally turned in its resignation.
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Other Dimensions

Another Look at Gage Block Calibration

The two-part series on gage block calibration continues.
By Hill Cox
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The long awaited moment has arrived. Your blocks are back from the lab complete with a calibration report outlining the measured size of each piece in the set. Now what?
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Measurement

Wireless Measurement & Data Acquisition

Increased quality control requires measurement of increasingly more parameters in a cost-efficient way.
By Rolf Nilsson
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Professional measurement systems such as laser distance meters, laser scanners, level-instruments, machine-control and monitoring systems are often mobile or temporarily installed and are thus ideal applications for wireless communication.
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