Test & Inspection

Quality 101: XRF 101

Avoid costly process failures by utilizing XRF analysis

When processes fail unexpectedly, companies face irrecoverable loss of revenue and profit, not to mention the potential for irreparable damage to their brand. Failures are multivariate: they can be found in individual parts, entire machines, or within a process.


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Other Dimensions

Too Much or Not Enough?

There are a number of documents dealing with the calibration of thread gages purporting to be “standards” that are really more like training manuals. There is a need out there for this information but invariably, instead of sticking to the metrology involved, they delve into quality decisions and things start to come off the rails.


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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.

Digital radiographic inspection systems have long since become common in many industrial fields.


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NDT - Equipment

Computed Radiography Offers a Range of Benefits

As more inspectors have turned to CR, the inspection equipment has been steadily improving, offering manufacturers faster and more precise and cost-effective NDT results than ever before.
In the NDT world, radiographic examinations are a technician’s staple.
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NDT - Case Study

Accurate Aircraft Testing

To ensure that the readings on a scale designed to weigh aircraft are accurate, the test system used to calibrate the scale needs to be even more accurate in applying test loads.
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NDT - Back 2 Basics

Leak Testing Techniques and Trends

Leak testing can ensure product performance and safety.
Leak testing and leak detection is a broad field and includes various methods for detecting environmentally damaging or hazardous leaks.
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NDT - Lab Services

Selecting an NDE Service Provider

Consider these four basic components in reviewing a potential NDE service provider.
When looking for a NDE service provider the task can be daunting, but with thought and planning put in place you can build a consistent process in selecting a high quality provider.
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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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Quality 101

Force Gages 101

A force gage is an invaluable tool for a range of applications
Why measure force?
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Test & Inspection

The Vickers Hardness Test

Over the past 90 years, the Vickers test has proved to be an all-around respectable performer in a wide variety of applications, some of which the inventors never dreamed possible.
The Vickers hardness test, an offshoot of the venerable Brinell test, has been used since the early 1920s.
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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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