Test & Inspection

DMSC Submits QIF v1.0 for ANSI Standardization

A new interoperability standard for Manufacturing Quality Measurement Information
The Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) has formally approved four technical specifications that will standardize three critical digital information exchange interfaces for model-based manufacturing quality measurement. These technical specifications have been submitted to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for standardization and will be known collectively as the Quality Information Framework (QIF) v1.0 .
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NDT - Market Analysis

Laser NDT

Lasing Toward a Mainstream Nondestructive Testing Technique

Nondestructive Testing (NDT) based on laser technology has witnessed incremental acceptance in the NDT industry since the early 1990’s with shearography and holography interferometry as the most widely recognized techniques based on this technology.


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NDT - Weld Process Monitoring

Weld Process Monitoring

If it were not for the wide need for welding, the demand for nondestructive evaluation would be greatly reduced.

Versatility, portability, flexibility and low cost are key reasons why the arc welding process is widely used.


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Test & Inspection

Using Optical Inspection to Boost Quality

Optical inspection is an essential part of the quality process in manufacturing.

In some instances, optical inspection can refer to human visual inspection of an object, but these days it more likely refers to Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) conducted by a machine vision system or specialized AOI system.


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The March 2015 edition of Quality Magazine includes this years Quality's 2015 Plant of the Year.

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