Quality 101

Quality 101

The Rundown on Handheld Gages

Handheld gages are mainstays in quality manufacturing environments, although they are still see seeing improvements—with more on the horizon.
April 1, 2014

Quality control measurement continues to evolve, especially as coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), 3-D measurement tools and other inspection innovations gain popularity.


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3-D Measurement: The Basics

While CMMs are still industry staples, the versatility, quickness and ease-of-use of a 3-D scanner makes it most manufacturers’ measurement tool of choice.
March 3, 2014

There are good reasons why traditional contact measurement machines (CMMs) have been staples in manufacturing’s quality control environments for decades.


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Aeroflex Announces the Acquisition of Shenick Network Systems

February 7, 2014
Aeroflex Holding Corp. (Aeroflex), a provider of high performance microelectronic components and test and measurement equipment, announced the acquisition of Shenick Network Systems (Shenick), a provider of virtual testing for next generation software defined networking.
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Improve Inspection with Opto-Digital Microscopy

Accessible digital imaging technology is ideal for advanced quality control applications across a variety of industries.
February 3, 2014

Due to rapidly advancing production and testing technology, today’s industrial quality assessment procedures are more rigorous—and more precise—than ever before.


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Shaft Measurement 101

Shaft measurement tools have proven their reliability at manufacturing sites around the world.
January 7, 2014

In today’s manufacturing environment high-precision noncontact optical shaft metrology is a solid investment, whether it’s an entry level SPC measuring station operated by the workers or a fully automatic system for 100% part inspection.


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Force Gages 101

A force gage is an invaluable tool for a range of applications
November 6, 2013
Why measure force?
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Measure Your Needs for the Proper Height Gage

Selecting the right gage for the right job.
October 30, 2013

Height gages are a general purpose tool, which can be used in a variety of industries and applications by anyone who needs to measure precision parts.


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Meet the New Microscopes

Today many microscopes can magnify parts in three dimensions, allowing for a more complete view of your part.
October 26, 2013

Adrianus Pijper, in the South African Journal of Science, called the microscope “man’s noblest, supreme, and most far-reaching tool,” according to the Microscopy Society of America. And this was in 1939.


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When More Is Not Better

Beware of multicollinearity.
August 2, 2013

We use regression analysis to explore the relationships between one or more input variables, or factors, and a response.


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Quality Control in a Digital World

Video borescopes can help improve inspection.
July 10, 2013

Today, a quality inspection process is more critical than ever before.


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Multimedia

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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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