Automotive

Quality Magazine Webinar: How to use Opto-Digital Microscopes to Solve Today’s Toughest QA/QC Challenges

Look at the needs identified by QA and QC labs.
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Quality Magazine and Olympus Corporation join together to host a live webinar on Opto-Digital Microscopes, February 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm EST.


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Management

100 Ways of Looking at Quality

The companies in our Quality Leadership 100 demonstrate continuous improvement and a commitment to quality.
By Michelle Bangert
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1903 was a big year. The Wright Brothers took to the skies, the Ford Motor Company got on the road, and a young William Boeing left Yale and headed to the West Coast.


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Software

The Evolving World of ERP

The software continues to offer new features that may help your company.
By Michelle Bangert
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If you’re like most companies, you already use ERP software. While enterprise resource planning software is commonplace at most manufacturing companies, the way it is used may not be.


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Measurement

The Complete CMM

Have CMMs with multiple sensors—contact and noncontact—finally matured enough to become a complete measuring tool?
By Martin Morgan
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Most, if not all, quality professionals are aware that multisensor measurement systems have been around for a long time—since the 1980s, as some of us may remember—and they realize the obvious benefits when combining optical and tactile measuring into one system.


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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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Case Study

Laser Scanning Accelerates Inspections at Rochester Metal Products

In-depth analysis of castings brings the big picture into view.
By Cathy Hayat
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For 75 years, Rochester Metal Products has been manufacturing castings in Rochester, Indiana.


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Case Study

Total Quality Management

Total quality management software provides a centralized quality hub.
By Michael A. Lyle
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Whether using ERP and MES systems, or even Excel, many manufacturers rely on data from numerous disparate sources to provide them with the information they need to create a quality product.


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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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Other Dimensions

Sorting Out Thread Gaging

Check exactly what you are measuring.
By Hill Cox
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Recent discussions with a customer over problems with threaded parts reminded me just how complicated some measurements can become. 


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Legal Insight

Accidents Happen

Manage and insure automobile risks.
By Bryan Berson
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A company may own a fleet of vehicles, supply some employees with a car as part of their compensation, or cover the cost of a rental for a business trip.


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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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