Articles by Hill Cox

Other Dimensions: When Gages Don't Agree

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What could go wrong? You make the parts, check them 100% with your gages and ship them to the customer.
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Other Dimensions: Check the Fine Print

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Everyone knows the devil is in the details or fine print of any offer or statement, particularly when it comes to advertising.
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Other Dimensions: Pushing Your Luck

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The nice thing about fixed limit or go/no-go gages is their simplicity.
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Other Dimensions: When the Uncertainty Is...

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More companies than ever are taking measurement uncertainty into account when it comes to gage calibration, and for that matter, even on product measurements. This is due to the fact that a measurement without an uncertainty statement is basically a “reading” with nothing to indicate how good or bad it might be.
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Other Dimensions: The Language of Measurement

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Readers of this column will understand that I do not profess to be a great user of the English language-or any other, for that matter. I have a friendly editor that keeps me on the straight and narrow. In conversation some of our mistakes can pass without notice, such as using “to” instead of “too,” but when you commit to print, they are all there for everyone to see.
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Other Dimensions: Quality Audit Survival

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If both your system and attitude show a sincere effort to do things properly, most auditors will cut you some slack.
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Other Dimensions: Special Equipment and You

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Remember that you cannot give your supplier too much information if you want custom-designed and built equipment that meets your expectations.
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Other Dimensions: Standard or Special?

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If a custom-made gage is in your future, it is important to ask the right questions.
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Other Dimensions: Working with Measurement Uncertainty

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If outside facilities do your calibration work, you’ll notice a value shown as measurement uncertainty on their reports.
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Other Dimensions: Mind Your Master

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Masters are critical for all comparative measurements and should duplicate the work to be measured as much as possible.
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