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PMEL Attacks Calibration with Military Precision

By Quality Magazine Staff
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Precision is key for military applications.


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Metrology Automation is Here and Now

Robots and laser trackers are changing the landscape in manufacturing.
By Joel Martin
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Industrial robots have become part of our everyday life.


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Calibration Cycles

Calibration frequency will vary with the application
By Hill Cox
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A lot of people play fast and loose with the frequency of calibration on their gages, masters and instruments.


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X-Ray Computed Tomography Expanding Horizons at Duke

From Anthropology to Aerospace Engineering and Beyond
By Nikon Metrology
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Dr. Doug M. Boyer, assistant professor in Duke’s Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, considered access to micro CT X-ray technology essential when he interviewed with Duke last year.


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ZEISS Microscopes Used to Create Images for Art Exhibit at Midway Airport

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An art exhibit at Chicago's Midway Airport features images created by using microscopy equipment by ZEISS.


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Trends in Leak Testing

Learn more about automatic leak testing for automotive components and assemblies.
By David J. Mount
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There are numerous applications for helium, automatic leak test systems (ALTs) in the automotive components assembly process.


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Sending Ring Gages Out for Calibration

Ring Gages often require a little more attention
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In my last column I outlined the process for preparing a shipment of plug gages that are being sent to an outside laboratory for calibration.


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Improved Flaw Detection

Technological advancements in distance gain sizing result in greater inspection accuracy and reliability.
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For more than 50 years, Distance Gain Size (DGS) inspections have been performed for the code compliant flaw detection and sizing of welds across oil and gas, power generation and general fabrication applications. They are also used to inspect tubes, pipes, pressure vessels, containers and pumps.


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Sending Gages Out For Calibration

Proper Packaging of the Gages is the Most Critical Step
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My lab does a lot of fixed limit gage calibration and I sometimes wonder how the folks who deal with it on a day-to-day basis cope with it all.


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Metrology Workshop April 30 - May 1

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On April 30 and May 1, 2014, Don Cohen, PhD, an expert in surface roughness and its effects, will lead a two-day short course on surface finish, friction, wear and texture in Livonia, Michigan. Cohen is the founder of Michigan Metrology.
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