Quality 101

Quality 101

Meet the New Microscopes

Today many microscopes can magnify parts in three dimensions, allowing for a more complete view of your part.
By Michelle Bangert
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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.
By Eston Martz
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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.
By Rich Crandall and Nathan Stoneman
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Today, a quality inspection process is more critical than ever before.


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Leak Testing Gets a Bump from Lean Manufacturing, KANBAN

Making lean manufacturing even leaner.
By Gena Johnson
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Rings that do not seal, porous metals that leak fluid and tubes with holes can result in parts malfunctioning causing millions of dollars in damage, and even loss of life.


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Air Gages: Accurate, Easy and Efficient Quality Control

Air gages are an accurate, reliable and inexpensive metrology tool used in the quality control process of production.
By Gena Johnson
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Patented for manufacturing in 1943, historians document this tool has been in use for nearly a century.


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Ultrasonic Flaw Detectors...And Beyond

A history of the discovery of the tools of nondestructive technology.
By Gena Johnson
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If necessity is the mother of invention, then nondestructive testing (NDT) would be among her favorite progeny, at least with the design engineers and manufacturing sect.


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Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Announces Affinity Program Partnership with Kelly Services

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Only the most qualified and well-trained employees are able to ensure that a company maintains optimal productivity and customer satisfaction.  However, the skilled labor shortage continues to be a challenge for many companies in the industry.

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Measure Automotive Coating Thickness

Utilize technological advancements to reduce costs and improve quality.
By Hans-Peter Vollmar
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Quality control of painting processes in automobile manufacturing is becoming increasingly important.


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Second Annual National Manufacturing Day Slated for Oct. 4, 2013

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Factory Tours Urged to Raise Awareness of Skilled Career Options. 


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Internal Threads

How much do you know about the inspection of functional thread depth?
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The measurement of the depth of thread on an internal thread can be challenging. A quick and accurate way to check thread depth is to modify the go thread plug gage by adding a depth notch or depth step to represent the functional thread depth.


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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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