Articles by Hill Cox

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The ‘PC’ Disease

It’s time to understand the symptoms and the cure.
May 7, 2013

Just so there’s no misunderstanding, the ‘PC’ referred to in the title is not about political correctness, a very bad disease in its own right. In this case it’s about panic calibration.


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Comparing Calibration Laboratories

Conventional wisdom is usually a safe bet, but not always.
April 4, 2013

On the surface, it would seem there is little to be done when looking at calibration services.


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Rejecting Gages

Here’s how to handle rejection.
March 1, 2013

Every gage manufacturer receives a number of rejects in the course of a year—it goes with the territory.


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Sorting Out Thread Gaging

Check exactly what you are measuring.
February 1, 2013

Recent discussions with a customer over problems with threaded parts reminded me just how complicated some measurements can become. 


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Pass, Fail or Uncertain?

Despite.
January 3, 2013

Last year at this time I wrote a column in which I criticized the practice of having calibration labs make acceptance decisions in their reports.


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The Force May Be Against You

December 5, 2012
Don't ignore the measuring force.
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Wired Up

November 2, 2012
The world of wires is more complicated than it might seem.
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Other Dimensions: Functional Calibration

September 7, 2012

Ask what the process is supposed to do. 


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Other Dimensions: High Side Gages

August 9, 2012
Once again, it’s time to talk about tolerance.
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Other Dimensions: Hot Tips

July 5, 2012
When temperature is fouling up the measurement process.






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