Software

Case Study: A Metric for Product Improvement

Motorola Solutions uses Design for Assembly software to benchmark designs and measure improvement in its global product portfolio
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How good are our product designs? Are they better than past versions? How do they compare with those from other companies?


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Software & Analysis

How to Use Risk Evaluation to Develop a PT Participation Plan

By Pao-Chu Kao, Jia-Fen Cheng, Shu-Fen Chang, Ju-Lin Wei, and Jia-Chi Chen
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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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Case Study

Process-controlled Hard Turning Cell Pays for Itself in 18 Days

Texas shop’s automation team deploys Equator™ programmable gages for measuring and sorting mud-motor bearings.
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Conroe Machine is doing what most machine shops only dream of—hard turning a family of parts around the clock in an unmanned cell that operates a “self controlled” process.
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NDT - Phased Array

Parallel Phased Arrays to Achieve High-Speed Inspection

Automation and parallel phased array systems are being used to meet challenging inspection and production requirements.
By Wolfram A. Karl Deutsch, Dr. Deborah L. Hopkins, Klaus Maxam, Mathias Razeng, and Dr. Werner Roye
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One of the greatest challenges in industrial nondestructive testing (NDT) is performing inspections at high production rates.


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Software & Analysis

Reverse Engineering: Backing into Quality

The ability to reverse engineer is quickly becoming a standard go-to practice in manufacturing.
By David Olson
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Today’s quality, design and manufacturing engineers often require two gears to get their jobs done: forward and reverse. Yes, sometimes you need to back up in order to move forward.


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Editorial: The Cyclical Quality Industry

Bringing things back around.
By Darryl Seland
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This month’s Quality delves into the idea of things coming back around, but it is by no means innocuous. Reshoring, or insourcing, is a hot topic of conversation amongst companies that continue to strive to bring themselves closer to their customers.


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Other Dimensions

Practical Checks on Measurements

Is there a way to improve calibration—without ramping up costs?
By Hill Cox
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Many companies have their equipment calibrated on a regular basis and believe all will be well until they are calibrated again.
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Software & Analysis

Industrial CT Supports GD&T

Industrial computed tomography can help with your GD&T projects.
By Andrew Good
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Manufacturers of complex component parts understand all too well how important it is to acquire an accurate and precise scale of measurement to check their parts to specification and establish conformity with the data.
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Guest Column

Great Stories Shared at HxGN LIVE

Over 3,500 Professionals From More Than 70 Countries Attend Annual Event
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Hexagon AB, leading global provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies, welcomed more than 3,500 attendees from over 70 countries to their third annual international conference, HxGN LIVE.
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CyberMetrics Announces New Leadership of the Asset Management Division in Mexico and Latin America

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Though FaciliWorks CMMS is already used by hundreds of Mexican companies, there is still an enormous number of potential clients who are in need of a system like FaciliWorks.


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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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