Quality 101

Quality 101

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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Speaking of Quality

Outlook for Manufacturers in 2013

Work with your suppliers, reap the benefit.
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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.
By Michelle Bangert
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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.
By Michelle Bangert
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Ford had a problem. On a small number of vehicles, the powertrain hardware and software malfunctioned.


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Quality 101

Probing Capabilities Explained

Learn more about advances in probing technology.
By Peter Dickin
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Today’s manufacturers have plenty of options when it comes to probes, as advances in probing technology have allowed for better and faster machining operations.


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Speaking of Quality

Automotive Quality Improvement Teams

Facilitating and improving a company's supply chain.
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As the New Year begins, it appears the automotive industry has weathered the literal and figurative storms of 2012. The criticism concerning lack of industry innovation has momentarily quieted as 50 new models were introduced in 2012.


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Face of Quality

Effective Goal Setting

Goals serve as road maps to personal and professional success.
By Jim L. Smith
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Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your future, motivating yourself, and turning your vision of the future into reality.


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From The Editor

Manufacturing Tomorrow

Reading about the industry and its future.
By Michelle Bangert
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As I write this, America has just reelected a president, celebrated a holiday of family and probably too many mashed potatoes, and started preparing for the New Year. By the time you read this, the country will be beginning resolution season.


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Quality 101

Texture Measurements

By Donald K. Cohen Ph.D.
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Filter spatial wavelengths for accurate surface roughness measurements.
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Quality 101: The Styli Basics

By Michelle Bangert
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These small items can affect the accuracy of much larger pieces of equipment. 


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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.
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