Maggie McFadden

Maggie McFadden is managing editor-new media/print for Quality Magazine.

ARTICLES

Case Studies: Check Fixtures Save Time and Money

October 7, 2009
As recently as November 2008, Marlin Steel Wire Products LLC (Baltimore), manufacturer of steel wire baskets, hooks and shelves, used to make one check fixture every four to eight hours.
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Get Excited About Thermography

June 30, 2009
Inspection with thermal imaging can be accomplished on a range of budgets, and is particularly useful in the aerospace industry.
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Tried and True UV Inspection

June 4, 2009
Ultraviolet inspection techniques are a staple in the nondestructive testing world to detect flaws and indications on a variety of parts.
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Quality at 400 Blades per Minute

March 30, 2009
Take a look at the product you shave with. If you own a store-brand razor, it’s likely that that razor came from our 2009 Quality Plant of the Year recipient in the small plant division, Personna American Safety Razor.
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Five Steps to Selecting Styli

February 27, 2009
Choosing an appropriate stylus for an application means the difference between meeting the application’s needs and missing them. The stylus delivers the measurement or form information to the probe.
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From the Editor: Quality, Consolidated

January 28, 2009
Many manufacturers have gone or are going through changes as the challenging economic times continue. Companies are consolidating-buying out competitors through mergers and acquisitions, thinning their workforces through layoffs or merging locations in an effort to save money-all while trying to maintain the highest level of quality.
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What's the Big Deal with Light Sources?

January 5, 2009
Light sources may be an afterthought when completing a machine vision solution, but manufacturers should pay close attention to lighting in order to maximize their investment and minimize bad parts.
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From the Editor: Tune In

December 30, 2008
I appreciate the portability and availability of print newspapers and magazines, and often, you may find me reading the local newspaper while taking public transportation. However, I find that my schedule and lifestyle affords itself quite nicely to all the new media options available to me as a consumer of news and information.
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From the Editor: Planning Your Way to the Top

November 24, 2008
With 40% of Quality readers citing increased importance placed on quality, compared to three years ago, according to our 2009 Quality Capital Spending Survey-planning your strategy and long-term goals becomes even more important.
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Spending Stands Strong

November 21, 2008
Tales of a struggling economy can be heard just about anywhere you turn, but Quality Magazine’s 9th Annual Capital Spending Survey proves that the manufacturing industry is standing strong. Spending is projected to hit $4.46 billion in 2009-rivaling numbers not seen since 2006.
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