Articles by Mark Robins

QUALITY MEASUREMENT: Why Air Gaging Still Matters

After measuring holes for 90 years, air gages remain a powerful metrology tool. Air gages use compressed air to measure changes in pressure or flow rates. Such tests can determine attributes and measure distances between precision orifices and the workpiece. Air gaging offers sufficient magnification and reliability to measure small tolerances.
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Quality Innovations

No software development or programming is required for this inspection automation processor. Traditionally, texture inspection and pattern analysis have been problematic for machine vision processors.
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Understanding Ultrasonics for Aerospace

Ultrasonic testing uses beams of high-frequency sound waves to detect flaws, measure thickness and evaluate material properties. When used to inspect aerospace structures, ultrasonic testing plays an important role in safety, quality assurance and cost. Its flaw-resolving capabilities can be the difference between life and death.
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Quality Innovations: Ultrasonic C-Scan System Goes Handheld

The Pocket UT from NDT Automation (Princeton Junction, NJ) is a battery-operated, handheld, stand-alone, full C-Scan data acquisition system. With its portability and ease of use, coupled with its full A, B and C-Scan capability, the Pocket UT system-along with its available companion scanners or other compatible devices-is suitable for on-site inspection applications.
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QUALITY MEASUREMENT: Fixturing Presents Quality Products

A diverse array of products, parts and components can travel through automated assembly lines. For any assembly line, there will always be the requirement of holding and fixturing these parts. Fixturing includes everything from conventionally machined, dedicated nests to more complicated variable systems that automatically adapt and accommodate the part currently being assembled.
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Karen Spencer, Clinkenbeard's quality manager, discusses what makes the plant stand out, advice for other plants, and looks to the future.
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2015 May

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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