Articles by Hill Cox

Other Dimensions: Second Opinions

Consider the source of opinions when determining their worth.
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Other Dimensions: Certificates of Confusion

It seems to be more about paperwork than what that paperwork means.
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Other Dimensions: Changing the Rules

Cal labs provide a bunch of numbers. What is done with those numbers is up to the customer.
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Other Dimensions: The Power of Zero

There is uncertainty in all things except for death and taxes.
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Other Dimensions: When Gages Don't Agree

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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