Quality 101

Quality 101

Leak Testing Gets a Bump from Lean Manufacturing, KANBAN

Making lean manufacturing even leaner.
June 11, 2013

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.
May 1, 2013

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.
April 19, 2013

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

March 15, 2013
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.
March 1, 2013

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

February 22, 2013

Factory Tours Urged to Raise Awareness of Skilled Career Options. 


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Quality 101

Internal Threads

How much do you know about the inspection of functional thread depth?
February 1, 2013

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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Speaking of Quality

Outlook for Manufacturers in 2013

Work with your suppliers, reap the benefit.
February 1, 2013

A solid working relationship with your suppliers is essential to your business success. Assessing your risks is also good for business. But is your organization fully engaged in these business practices?


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From the Editor

THE COMEBACK

Why manufacturing here makes sense.
February 1, 2013

I love to read, whether it’s a novel, nonfiction or newspapers. And my friends seem to have similar interests. When talking about books lately, a friend and I realized we were both in the middle of the same one.


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Management

Problem Solved

Learn how the theory of inventive problem solving could work for you.
January 3, 2013

Ford had a problem. On a small number of vehicles, the powertrain hardware and software malfunctioned.


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Multimedia

Videos

Podcasts

 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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