Articles by Michelle Bangert

Quality Innovations: Software on Demand

When Pilgrim saw a need in the market for Software as a Service (SaaS), the company delivered Pilgrim On-Demand, providing companies with needed software, without the hassles of infrastructure management.
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From the Editor: Materials Testing

Earthquakes are nothing if not destructive. This type of natural disaster, about as far from nondestructive as it gets, often leaves a high death toll in its wake, along with destroyed infrastructure.
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Quality Innovations: Optimal Freedom

The FreedomView LED Fiberscope provides fast and accurate remote imaging, enabling visual inspections in hard-to-reach places, including car engines, gas tanks, jet engines, piping and storage compartments such as cargo holds.
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Quality Innovations: Sensor Success

Like many innovative products, the IPS-10 was in the works for a couple of years. As a result, the finished product offers a new way to do optical flaw detection.
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Show Time

Summer travel season is approaching-for better or worse-and I have several e-tickets sitting in my inbox again. Like many post-Memorial Day travelers, I will be going to Florida. However, unlike most of them, my destination is a manufacturing facility of Lockheed Martin.
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From the Editor: Boston Bound

As some of our fast East Coast readers might know, the 112th Boston marathon was held at the end of April.
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Quality Innovations: High-Speed Help

The TroubleShooter LE, a handheld high-speed digital video camera, can record up to 500 frames per second and then play them back immediately on its built-in screen. Production and maintenance engineers can immediately see where problems are occurring and make appropriate adjustments to the production line.
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Quality Innovations: Caliper Software

Released in late 2007, Verisurf Caliper is a software product from Verisurf Software Inc. that allows customers to automate the process of inspection and reporting.
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Ford's Focus

The Van Dyke Transmission Plant of Ford Motor Co., Quality Magazine’s 2008 Plant of the Year, focuses on quality and safety.
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From the Editor: On the Road

Once again, business trips led me to Florida and Michigan. A recent Thursday and Friday were spent in Lake Buena Vista, FL, and on Monday I was back at the airport at dawn for my flight to Detroit.
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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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