Articles by Larry Adams

What Quality Professionals Are Thinking

You, reader, may be an E689, an Inspector, Tester and Grader. Or you might be an F797, a Production Tester, or an A056, an Industrial Engineer.
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Laser-Based Tool Maps Surface Roughness

The ranks of the devices that measure and map surfaces such as brake rotors and camshafts have grown by one.
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Keep Your Tools Working

A daily regimen of gage verification, combined with empirical and statistical information gained during scheduled tool calibrations, can help track the optimum time intervals for calibration, keeping the measurement tools on the shop floor and operating at peak efficiency.
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Multisensor CMMs Add Flexibility

A traditional coordinate measuring machine (CMM) is more accurate than a noncontact optical system, but is slower and can't be used on soft or very small parts.
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Green Marks the Measuring Spot

If manufacturers across the country have one common complaint it is they can't find enough qualified employees.
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Data in the Palm of Your Hand

Palm-sized computer sales are booming as are its uses for discrete manufacturers who are taking advantage of new software and applications that have been devised for these small, lightweight and increasingly powerful portable computers.
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Microscope Retrofit Enlarges Eyepiece

For microscope users who wear eyeglasses or those who suffer from eye or neck strain, a new enlarged eyepiece just might be the answer.
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Diameter Gage Goes Round and Round

Jet engines, power generators and other large parts present a challenge when measuring diameter because of their size.
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CMMs: The Drive for Communication

Incompatibility among different brands of coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) and other metrology systems costs American business an estimated $1 billion each year.
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Measuring by Comparison

Call it an optical comparator, a profile projector, a contour projector, shadow graph or any other name attributed to this versatile instrument.
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Charles J. Hellier has been active in the technology of nondestructive testing and related quality and inspection fields since 1957. Here he talks with Quality's managing editor, Michelle Bangert, about the importance of training.
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