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Tecnatom, Marietta NDT Sign Collaboration Agreement

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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Tackle Internal Audits

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

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

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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Reduce Design of Experiments Cost

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?

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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The May 2015 edition of Quality Magazine includes articles on cloud technologies, depth gages, ISO 9001, digital inspection and cool new products.

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