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Tecnatom, Marietta NDT Sign Collaboration Agreement

March 19, 2014

Tecnatom (Madrid, Spain) general director, Javier Guerra, and Marietta NDT (Marietta, GA) president, Daryle Higginbotham, have signed a strategic agreement of collaboration to develop their wide range of NDT services and products primarily in the North American market, and position themselves within the top-ranking companies in the U.S. within the composites inspection area.


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Crash Course in Data Management Speeds Up Huge Simulation Task

August 11, 2010
Simulation Lifecycle Management cuts qualification process for Abaqus FEA crash dummy models from weeks to days.
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Quality 101: Implement an Integrated Data Collection System

June 2, 2010
Computer integrated quality data collection and management systems allow manufacturers to maintain consistently high levels of quality and nip potentially expensive problems in the bud for tangible bottom-line improvements.
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Creating a Quality Management System

January 25, 2010
Though creating a quality management system is a huge challenge for most organizations, on-going commitment by management is one of the keys to success.
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Tackle Internal Audits

December 1, 2009
Internal auditors think that registrars will not notice the hastily completed audit checklists or weak audit findings-but they do. When an internal audit program has not been maintained, quality management system certification is at risk.
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The Economics of Multisensor Metrology in the 21st Century

October 30, 2009
Manufacturing equipment, including metrology systems, is considered a capital investment, and investment decisions involve more than price. Those decisions are based on other factors affecting the manufacturer’s business including productivity increases, technology advancements to maintain a competitive advantage, market size and growth, demand forecasts and understanding of product life cycles.
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Quality 101: Process Variables Controlled

October 28, 2009
Design of Experiments (DOE) analyzes a process, targeting the process variables that most affect product quality, allowing one to understand those variables. Then, by controlling or-even better-mistake-proofing those variables, it is possible to prevent product defects from occurring.
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Innovation and Workforce Engagement in a High-Velocity World

October 28, 2009
Companies must constantly innovate the products and services they offer as well as the systems on which they depend to design and deliver those products and services. If they do not, they get left behind by those that do.
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Reduce Design of Experiments Cost

October 28, 2009
How can cost be reduced without impacting quality and delivery? Whether you work in a small business or a major corporation, the answer is of timely importance and can make the difference between maintaining-or losing-marketshare. An efficiency and effectiveness technique known as design of experiments (DOE) can benefit from modern enhancements-particularly related to cost.
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GigE or FireWire?

October 28, 2009
Since the introduction of the GigE Vision standard, Gigabit Ethernet is rapidly gaining market share against other camera interfaces, and there seems to be a consensus that it will play an important role in the future. However, sales figures of digital cameras for machine vision applications still put FireWire as the leading digital interface.
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