Articles by Steve Wichelecki

Design: Design that Means Business

August 27, 2009
While industrial design issues surrounding professional/commercial appliances share many similarities with those of consumer appliances, professional/commercial appliance design is subject to some of its own considerations.
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Tech Showcase: Hardness Testing Options

June 8, 2009
The breadth of hardness tester offerings means there is nothing hard about finding the best solution.
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Special Report: Viva La Green Revolution?

May 27, 2009
Alternative energy has been around for decades, but only recently, with volatile oil prices, has consumer interest and government intervention factored into alternative energy efforts.
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One Man's Quality Crusade

April 28, 2009
H. James Harrington, Quality Magazine’s 2009 Professional of the Year, has been a vibrant part of the quality movement for more than half a century. He has held key positions at IBM, presided over associations, led multiple companies and produced a large body of writing. Harrington has travelled the world many times over proclaiming the quality gospel, advising governments and business leaders from many nations on quality practices.
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Tech Showcase: An In-Depth Look at Borescopes

March 30, 2009
Industrial borescopes are divided into three general subgroups: rigid borescopes, flexible borescopes and videoscopes. Many industries use borescopes to ensure product quality without having to destroy a part in periodic testing.
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Document Control Goes Digital

March 27, 2009
Document control software automates an organization’s standard processes, providing a structured revision process and documented audit trail. Many packages contain functionality that accommodate typical industry and regulatory requirements, helping keep an organization compliant through correct use of the application.
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Compliant Calibration Management

February 27, 2009
Organizations use calibration management software to help achieve compliance to industry standards and regulations. It facilitates an organization’s effort to maintain accurate gage calibration records and-ultimately-correctly calibrated gages.
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Tech Showcase: See Inside with CT

January 30, 2009
Industrial computed tomography is a unique evaluation technique with many applications.
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Making It in Medical

December 30, 2008
The Dunlee division of Philips Healthcare has been manufacturing X-ray tubes since 1946. Acquired by Philips in 2001, the company’s Aurora, IL, manufacturing facility occupies 140,000 square feet, with more than 250 employees.
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The Automated Management System

October 23, 2008
Automation is at the heart of ISO conformance software. Such software automates internal audits, which helps to ensure, for example, that policies, procedures and work instructions have been approved and that employees are correctly trained. Also, the software automates the management system itself, providing a streamlined process to help ensure that processes and procedures are executed correctly and on time.
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 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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