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Measurement

In-Line Gaging Systems Can Impact More Than Just Part Quality

Learn more about the world of in-line gaging.

The rapid growth of in-line gaging over the last few years has been focused primarily on the use of this approach as a tool for improving quality.


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Case Study

Tribal Knowledge

Capture Functional Knowledge, Customs, Language and Best Practices to Create Repeatable Processes Company-Wide.

In manufacturing, repeatable, measurable process is prized while “winging it’ is verboten. And for good reason: process equals discipline, safety and efficiency.


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Case Study

Companies Save Millions By Reducing Warranty Return Rates by 50% or More

How savvy CEOs are finding unique ways to increase profitability by substantially reducing warranty claims.

Faced with slimmer profit margins in a shrinking economy, today’s leaders of manufacturing businesses find themselves scrutinizing every aspect of their business model to find ways to shave costs.  Profitability targets are getting harder and harder to attain, while ever-present threats of economic trouble loom ever larger.


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Quality 101

Probing Capabilities Explained

Learn more about advances in probing technology.

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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GD&T Workshop

GD&T Functionality

A good way to learn more about GD&T is to critique its application.

GD&T is difficult to get right even though it is very logical. What does “right” mean? Right means several things, but mainly that it imposes achievable, fully function based and only necessary permissible limits of imperfection using absolutely syntactically correct code.


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Legal Insight

Risk Avoidance

Avoiding and managing risks with insurance.

Risk can’t be discussed in general terms. Risks are specific in nature. Executives, entrepreneurs and consumers should identify and describe risks as articulately as possible.


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Face of Quality

Effective Goal Setting

Goals serve as road maps to personal and professional success.

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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Other Dimensions

Pass, Fail or Uncertain?

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Last year at this time I wrote a column in which I criticized the practice of having calibration labs make acceptance decisions in their reports.


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From The Editor

Manufacturing Tomorrow

Reading about the industry and its future.

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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Vision & Sensors - System Integration

Machine Vision Meets Metrology

Techniques for using machine vision for high-resolution metrology in the production environment.

Machine vision is a familiar technology in manufacturing and industry, and is used in an ever-growing range of tasks from simple code reading and assembly verification to robotic guidance and 3-D profiling.


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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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2014 October

Check out the October 2014 edition of Quality Magazine for features!

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