Articles by Larry Adams

Mining the World of Quality Data

May 16, 2003
For quality control workers, nothing could be more frustrating than knowing the key to unlock a particular problem is available, but that it is lost somewhere in a mountain of data.
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Mining Factory Data

May 8, 2003
When companies collect as much as a terabyte of data a day, software can help them dig through that data to find hidden nuggets of information.
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Probes Push CMMs Forward

May 8, 2003
Manufacturers’ demands for versatility, accuracy, higher throughput, greater point density and continuous operation have resulted in the development of coordinate measuring machine (CMM) probes designed for a range of applications.
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Wrapper Ties Robot to CMM

May 8, 2003
Integrating a coordinate measuring machine (CMM) into a robotic production line requires the various machines along the line to communicate with each other.
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Follow The Thread

May 8, 2003
Optical comparators can visually inspect some of the key parameters of threads.
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Two Testers in One

May 8, 2003
Today, test, measurement and inspection tools operate closer to production, which requires that they be more flexible, more portable and more rugged.
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The Big Picture

May 5, 2003
I am a trade magazine editor charged with informing my readers and supporting this industry, but sometimes the big picture can be clouded by day-to-day duties.
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Get Lean and Improve Quality

May 5, 2003
Lean manufacturing not only eliminates nonvalue-added steps, it eliminates the quality problems that stem from these cost, time and resource drains.
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Bottom-Line Quality

May 5, 2003
Holy corporate accounting scandal!
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Workers Fight for Quality

May 5, 2003
"I'm burning out." That is what one quality professional said. And while not everyone that responded to Quality magazine's 2nd Annual State of the Profession Survey is in this state, this worker, apparently, is not alone.
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