Articles by Maggie McFadden

Case Studies: Check Fixtures Save Time and Money

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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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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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