Aerospace

NDT - Magnetic Particle Inspection

Magnetic Particle Powder Performance

Choosing the correct type of magnetic particles for your application will go a long way toward getting the most reliable results.

The magnetic particle method of nondestructive testing is used for locating surface and near-subsurface discontinuities in ferromagnetic materials.


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NDT - Certification

The Expansion of Certification

Learn more about the expansion of NDE personnel certification schemes beyond SNT-TC-1A.

Traditionally in the United States, the basis for the certification and qualification of NDE personnel has been The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Recommended Practice SNT-TC-1A.


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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.

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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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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Multimedia

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Podcasts

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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2015 March

The March 2015 edition of Quality Magazine includes this years Quality's 2015 Plant of the Year.

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