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Tap Into Blue Chip Metrology Expertise

January 11, 2011

The business of manufacturing is a colossal world of outsourcing: from product design to parts to services. This practice makes it possible to leverage expertise when you need it.


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Analyzing Data to Save Tax Dollars: Erie County, New York

July 29, 2010

Residents of Erie County, New York, faced a painful choice: raise taxes, or slash services. Then the new county executive offered a third option: use Lean Six Sigma to cut costs.


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Modern CMM Design Concepts

May 14, 2010

Coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) are used in practically every industry that requires precise dimensional inspection of manufactured parts. In today’s competitive environment, manufacturers demand CMMs that are accurate, reliable, fast, economical, and provide maximum flexibility with respect to operating environment.


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An Introduction to Portable CMMs

June 23, 2009

Many advances in CMM technology have occurred over the decades, including the development of portable CMMs. Portable CMMs provide all the benefits of traditional CMMs but with added flexibility.


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Choosing the Right Extensometer for Every Materials Testing Application

October 17, 2008

In materials and component testing the range of applications where extensometers are used is extremely diverse. As a result, the technical requirements for these devices are multifaceted, which means that there is no single device which satisfies all needs.


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Building a Culture of Compliance

March 3, 2008

This report is about understanding compliance and compliance management adequately to ensure that your organization has the business processes and tools in place to transform compliance from a burden to a benefit.


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The Factory Diagnosis Diagram

December 13, 2007

As a rule, counting, measurement and experimental data of various origins are initially protocolled or stored in the order of their occurrence. For descriptive and/or analytical processing of such data, it is often advantageous, at times even mandatory, to sort the data in ascending or descending order according to their size, i.e., to bring them into a so-called rank order.


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Signal to Noise Ratio-What is the Right Size?

August 28, 2007

The concept of signal (S) to noise (N) ratios has high visibility in design of experiment circles due to the work of Taguchi and his disciples.


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Data Integrity and Industrial Reliability via Wireless Mesh Networks

August 1, 2007

Industrial environments demand rugged and reliable solutions regardless of the type of system to be deployed. Electronics as a group are some of the most mechanically and performance fragile systems that live on the shop floor.


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New 3D Parameters and Filtration Techniques for Surface Metrology

May 15, 2007

For a long time surface metrology has been based upon measurement using 2D profilometers. Over the past twenty years the appearance of 3D profilometers and non-contact gauges has created a need for the standardization and formalization of the analysis of 3D surface texture.


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