Quality 101

Improve Inspection with Opto-Digital Microscopy

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

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.

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
Why measure force?
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Measure Your Needs for the Proper Height Gage

Selecting the right gage for the right job.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Charles J. Hellier has been active in the technology of nondestructive testing and related quality and inspection fields since 1957. Here he talks with Quality's managing editor, Michelle Bangert, about the importance of training.
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