Quality 101

Quality 101

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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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.

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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Shaft Measurement 101

Shaft measurement tools have proven their reliability at manufacturing sites around the world.

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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Meet the New Microscopes

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

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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2015 May

The May 2015 edition of Quality Magazine includes articles on cloud technologies, depth gages, ISO 9001, digital inspection and cool new products.

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