Articles by Michelle Bangert

From the Editor: Materials Testing

July 31, 2008
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

June 27, 2008
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

June 2, 2008
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

May 28, 2008
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

April 28, 2008
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

April 25, 2008
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

March 28, 2008
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

March 26, 2008
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

March 25, 2008
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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Easier Hardness Testing

March 12, 2008
Hardness testing is an important part of quality and many factors need to be considered for this type of test, as seemingly small factors-thickness, size, location-can have a big impact.
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