Test & Inspection

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 - Active Thermography

Active Thermography for Nondestructive Composites Testing

Young, powerful technique help drive NDT in Aerospace.
July 5, 2013

Active thermography is a young yet highly efficient and powerful technique for NDT in aerospace. With a focus on the inspection of composite materials it offers many advantages.


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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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Test & Inspection

Checking Up on NDT

From more versatile RVI to the rapidly-popular CT technology, NDT has a big future in the medical manufacturing inspection market.
July 1, 2013

Nondestructive testing (NDT) is becoming progressively more important in the medical industry.


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Aerospace - NDT in Aerospace

NDT in Aerospace Gains Gravity

While NDT has long been an essential method of testing in the aerospace field, it’s being adopted in a more widespread manner than ever.
July 1, 2013

Although there seem to have been several high-profile quality control issues in the aerospace industry in recent years—such as several large recalls from high-profile airplane manufacturers—quality control in the aerospace arena is improving.


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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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Case Study

A Vision for Quality

Attention to quality of critical transportation parts helps drive Mennie Machine Company.
June 12, 2013

Cheryl and her husband Hubert started Mennie Machine Company in their home and garage in 1969.


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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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Quality 101

Leak Testing Gets a Bump from Lean Manufacturing, KANBAN

Making lean manufacturing even leaner.
June 11, 2013

Rings that do not seal, porous metals that leak fluid and tubes with holes can result in parts malfunctioning causing millions of dollars in damage, and even loss of life.


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Market Analysis

Hardness Testing: Market Analysis 2013

Market upbeat despite facing headwinds.
June 10, 2013

When Frost & Sullivan previously analyzed this market for Quality’s 2012 issue on hardness testing, the market was undergoing a period of transition.


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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.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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