Aerospace

Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference Begins on July 22, 2013 in San Diego, CA

July 17, 2013

Coordinate Metrology Society Rounds Out CMSC 2013 with Networking Events and Banquet, Career Fair, USS Midway Museum Tour, and 5 Billion Micron Fun Run/Walk.


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Aerospace - 101

Backlight Basics

A backlight isn’t necessarily a backlight.
July 10, 2013

The term “backlight” has two common meanings. One is a lighting product which is a planar uniform light source; the other is as a silhouetting lighting solution that may use that type of light source.


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Aerospace - Fatigue Testing

Rethinking Force Measurement…for Fatigue Testing And Beyond

Force measuring instruments have come a long way. Today’s equipment opens up possibilities once in the exclusive domain of more complex systems.
July 8, 2013

The decision to purchase a piece of measuring equipment should never be taken lightly.


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Aerospace - Active Thermography

Active Thermography for Nondestructive Composites Testing

Young, powerful technique help drive NDT in Aerospace.
July 5, 2013

Active thermography is a young yet highly efficient and powerful technique for NDT in aerospace. With a focus on the inspection of composite materials it offers many advantages.


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Aerospace - AS9100 Update

Lessons Learned from the AS9100 Rev. C Transition

Changes can be difficult, but they can often improve an organization.
July 3, 2013

As the cliché goes, quality is an endless journey. Irrespective of your performance as a supplier, when it comes to customer expectations, there is only one way: up.


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Aerospace - NDT in Aerospace

NDT in Aerospace Gains Gravity

While NDT has long been an essential method of testing in the aerospace field, it’s being adopted in a more widespread manner than ever.
July 1, 2013

Although there seem to have been several high-profile quality control issues in the aerospace industry in recent years—such as several large recalls from high-profile airplane manufacturers—quality control in the aerospace arena is improving.


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Other Dimensions

How Long Are Calibration Reports Valid?

Consider these factors in looking at a calibration report.
June 17, 2013

This question is rarely, if ever, asked but assumptions regarding the length of time involved regularly pop up, especially when measurement disputes are the situation into which such assumptions are injected.


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From the Editor

Someone Else’s Shoes

Put them on and run toward quality
June 4, 2013

Put yourself in someone else’s shoes. It’s a great way to describe empathy, a subject I have talked about in other columns. But the phrase is also a great way to describe one important aspect of what designers and engineers do with every project, especially quality engineers—environment stress testing and screening.


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Laser Trackers

Quasi-Monopoly Market Structure

The driver of the global laser tracker market.
May 6, 2013

Laser tracker equipment has been in existence for three decades, used widely in the automotive, aerospace and machine shops sectors for larger volume and high accuracy measurements.


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Measurement

Practical Metrology: Laser Trackers

Laser trackers are a portable, proven device for collecting accurate coordinate data.
May 3, 2013

All practical dimensional metrology applications rely on capturing data points in space, xyz coordinates.


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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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