Quality 101

Measurement Techniques in Colorimetry

In the last decade, significant advances have been made in the development and production of color measurement systems.

In colorimetric applications, color is measured objectively; therefore, visual color perception should be simulated as precisely as possible with the color measurement systems used.


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The Future of Color Measurement

Experts discuss where colorimetry is headed, what is being accomplished now and further advancements in the field.

In quality assurance, color measurement and spectrophotometry are essential in determining a product’s color consistency and accuracy.


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Mechanical Testing of Composites

The mechanical testing of composite materials involves a range of test types, a plethora of standards, and the need to condition and test in a variety of different environments.

Composite materials are being used in an ever-increasing variety of products and applications, as more and more industries realize the benefits that these materials offer.


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In-Process Air Gaging

The terms in-process and air gaging may not immediately sound like they go together, but there are advantages to this method.

In recent years, we have seen an upward trend of higher production manufacturers wanting to integrate their air gaging quality checks from a stand-alone, outside of machine device where the operator is performing a manual check, to an automated in-process gage.


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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.

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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The March 2015 edition of Quality Magazine includes this years Quality's 2015 Plant of the Year.

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