Aerospace

Test & Inspection

Consider CoaXPress

CoaXPress combines the best features of other machine vision interfaces into just one interface solution.

High-resolution and high-speed digital cameras are taking on a critical role in military and aerospace applications as the industry strives to achieve real-time image acquisition requirements while meeting an ever increasing demand for more “pixels on target.”


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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?

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?

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

Total Quality Management

Total quality management software provides a centralized quality hub.

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.

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.

Recent discussions with a customer over problems with threaded parts reminded me just how complicated some measurements can become. 


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The Changing Landscape of Asian Manufacturing

Increasing labor costs in China--which have seen increases in the range of 15 to 20% annually in recent years--are compelling many companies here in the United States to seek lower costs in Southeast Asia.


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Defense official finds logistics for success at Corpus Christi Army Depot

The federal government is not typically seen as a business, but Corpus Christi Army Depot,the Army’s rotary wing maintenance and repair facility has caught the attention of one high-level Defense official who thinks that this is exactly what the government needs.


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Sterling Partners Acquires Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology

Spartan, a bachelor’s degree-granting institution, has graduated approximately 90,000 alumni from all 50 states and 62 foreign nations since its founding in 1928.

Spartan, a bachelor’s degree-granting institution, has graduated approximately 90,000 alumni from all 50 states and 62 foreign nations since its founding in 1928.


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Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology Announces New President

Kirchner succeeds Greg Lee, who retired after more than 30 years. 


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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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