Articles by Patrick Nugent

Form 101

Size matters, but being in shape often matters more.

While John Goodman and Arnold Schwarzenegger are both 6’2”, few would argue that they have similar body shapes. What this says, simply, is that measuring size does not necessarily say anything about shape.


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Advances in Shaft Measurement

As shaft measurement systems have gained popularity, users have been demanding more and more capabilities from them.

The term “shaft measurement system” is standard industry parlance today, but to think of these gages as measuring only shafts is too limiting.


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Shaft Measurement Made Simple

There is growing popularity for a loosely defined class of shaft measuring systems that can accomplish checks faster than other methods, and do so directly on the shop floor where the shafts are made. Frequently used in Europe, shaft measuring systems are gaining U.S. popularity in a number of high-volume applications.
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Important Considerations in Error Compensation

No matter whether you are interested in a machine tool, a metrology system or another precision device that relies on mechanical motion, what errors of mechanical motion are compensated for and how they are compensated directly impacts that system’s ability to operate at the highest level of capability.
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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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