Management

The Value of Quality

Investing in quality makes a difference, according to Quality’s 14th Annual Spending Survey
December 6, 2013

If you’ve ever wondered how your company’s spending patterns compare to others, we here at Quality Magazine aim to help.


Read More

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
December 4, 2013

How good are our product designs? Are they better than past versions? How do they compare with those from other companies?


Read More

Face of Quality: Transforming the Quality Profession

Even without a crystal ball, one can see changes ahead
December 4, 2013

Recently I had a conversation with a senior quality engineer at a large manufacturing operation about the future of the quality profession. There is no definite answer because no one has a crystal ball but a transformation has been underway. There have been several studies published and many articles, including some by this author, written on this issue.


Read More

The Vitruvian Man

The human factor
December 4, 2013

It’s been said that the human body is a marvel, the greatest machine ever designed. It’s not hard to find confirmation of that statement in the other machines man has designed and built.


Read More

Other Dimensions

Too Much or Not Enough?
December 4, 2013

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.


Read More
NDT - Case Study

Accurate Aircraft Testing

November 19, 2013
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.
Read More
NDT - Rental

Top 10 Reasons to Rent NDT Equipment

To determine if renting makes sense for your NDT program, consider the equipment price, estimated life, and usage.
November 18, 2013
If you are considering purchasing new nondestructive testing (NDT) equipment, some thought should be given to the advantages of renting versus owning.
Read More
Management

Six Sigma Redefined

Applying Six Sigma can be deceptively intimidating.
November 7, 2013
Knowing the process counts more than data.
Read More
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.
November 7, 2013
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.
Read More
Case Study

Implementing a Calibration Management System in 3 Days Flat

Progressive Turnings goes from “problem” to “problem solved” in record time.
November 7, 2013
Wednesday was quickly starting to feel like a Monday. It looked like the company’s aging calibration management software finally turned in its resignation.
Read More

Multimedia

Videos

Podcasts

 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.
More Podcasts

Quality Magazine

CoverImage

2014 July

Check out the July 2014 edition of Quality Magazine for features!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

The Biggest Obstacle/Concern?

In the current economic and business climate, what is the biggest obstacle/concern to your job?
View Results Poll Archive

Clear Seas Research

qcast_ClearSeas_logo.gifWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

eNewsletters

STAY CONNECTED

facebook_40.png twitter_40px.png  youtube_40px.pnglinkedin_40px.png