Measurement

Market Analysis

Cost-Effective Gages: Continue to Woo End Users

Research indicates average growth for the global gages market.
July 8, 2013

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.
July 8, 2013

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.
July 3, 2013

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.
July 1, 2013
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.
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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 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.
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