Articles by Hill Cox

Other Dimensions

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?

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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Other Dimensions: Grunt and Groan Gaging

June 4, 2012
There are ways to reduce variations between gage users.
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Other Dimensions: Perplexing Paperwork

May 1, 2012
Certificates can cause confusion for buyers and auditors alike.
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Other Dimensions: Beyond the Math

April 4, 2012
Applying gage tolerances can be more complicated than it seems.
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