Articles by Hill Cox

Other Dimensions: Much Ado About Metric

December 1, 2006
Quality Magazine’s publisher, Tom Williams, brought up the subject of metrication in the September issue-he wondered why the United States was not metric yet. This column is about dimensions of all kinds so I couldn’t let Tom’s questions remain unanswered. As Quality’s unofficial troublemaker, I offer the following.
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Other Dimensions: Hiring Skills and Expertise

November 1, 2006
The only way to determine if potential employees have what you need is to test them.

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Other Dimensions: Great Literary Works

October 1, 2006
When it comes to hiring, resumes reveal the good, the bad and the ugly.
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Other Dimensions: Calibration Warranty?

August 1, 2006
Many customers think they're paying big bucks for numbers that have no errors attached to them.
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Other Dimensions: I Can Get It Cheaper

July 1, 2006
As gage buyers focus on price alone, it is only natural that gage suppliers will do the same.
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Other Dimensions: Acceptance Criteria

June 1, 2006

Acceptance criteria, like purchasing criteria, begin with workpiece tolerance.

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Other Dimensions: Reject!

May 1, 2006
Before contacting your gage maker about a problem gage, follow a few steps to help determine the problem as quickly as possible.
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Other Dimensions: Are You Beating Your Gages to Death?

April 18, 2006
There are a number of rituals followed in the quality field that drive gage makers crazy. The first one involves gages that are rejecting parts. The ritual: reject the gages. Another one involves gages that appear to wear out too quickly. The ritual: reject the gages.
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Other Dimensions

March 18, 2006
Should You Buy Masters for Your Thread Ring Gages? Gage users who have had bad experiences with rings that have not been set properly or who are just trying to keep their gage costs down, often ask "Should I buy masters for my thread ring gages?"
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Other Dimensions: Searching for Answers

February 22, 2006
In recent columns I presented answers to the most-asked questions regarding measurement and calibration, and I hope some of them have been helpful. As more companies start calibrating their gages and instruments, more questions arise, but many of them are answered in a 28-page document titled, "Searching For Zero."
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