Measurement

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.

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

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.
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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Case Study

Implementing a Calibration Management System in 3 Days Flat

Progressive Turnings goes from “problem” to “problem solved” in record time.
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.
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.
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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Measurement

Chasing Microns: Getting the Most from Dimensional Gages

If you’re trying to measure to microns, every micron counts.
In the production environment, where tight tolerances are a way of life, it’s critical to think about gaging requirements before putting instruments out there and possibly having them not meet expectations.
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Case Study

GCH Gets TLC from Zeiss

In-house inspection proves machining capabilities for precision manufacturer.

For a number of years, the GCH Group out of Warren, MI had successfully used outside resources for their quality inspection and reverse engineering needs.


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Quality 101

Measure Your Needs for the Proper Height Gage

Selecting the right gage for the right job.

Height gages are a general purpose tool, which can be used in a variety of industries and applications by anyone who needs to measure precision parts.


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Other Dimensions

Gage Block Calibration

Consider these steps before going through the process.

Gage blocks are the most used physical representation of length available to companies requiring the highest order of precision for their work.


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Multimedia

Videos

Podcasts

Charles J. Hellier has been active in the technology of nondestructive testing and related quality and inspection fields since 1957. Here he talks with Quality's managing editor, Michelle Bangert, about the importance of training.
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2014 December

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The Skills Gap

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