Articles by Michelle Bangert

Quality Innovations: Address Metrology Challenges

Small part measurements can lead to big problems if done incorrectly. With parts getting smaller and tolerances getting tighter, it is important to consider the measurement method and device carefully. InsituTec’s MicroTouch sensor is able to measure micro and nanoscale parts and features that currently cannot be measured using other technologies. The sensor is a dimensional measurement scanning probe based on the company’s standing wave technology.
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Tech Showcase: Leak Testing Options

Today’s market offers a range of choices in leak testing instruments.
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Editor's Note: Lean and Green

Bill Strauss spent many of his summers working in his father’s machine shop in Brooklyn during the 1970s.
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Tech Showcase: Eddy Current Today

The eddy current tester of today offers new features for a variety of uses.
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Editor's Note: Taking Off

Summer travel season is upon us and for that I would like to thank Orville and Wilbur Wright.
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Quality Innovations: Automate CMM Programming

PAS Technology’s CMM solution is an automated CMM programming tool that can save time, reduce cost and expedite delivery time, Golan says. Going from a computer-aided design (CAD) or computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) model to complete CMM program takes minutes-rather than hours or days-and eliminates CMM department bottlenecks.
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From the Editor: Robots and Me

Having my own personal robot would be so helpful. No more mundane chores (laundry, I’m talking to you) or running errands-instead I could delegate these tasks to my personal robot assistant.
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Editor's Note: Be the Change

I love running. I don’t win any races-I recently noticed that I seem to have one default speed, whether I’m running three miles or 13-but I have fun doing them.
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Quality Innovations: Compliant Cameras

The Camera Commander from Sarnoff Corp. tests cameras, simplifying a potentially all-day process to a few clicks and a few minutes.
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Hardness Testing Help

Hardness testing-a quick, relatively inexpensive nondestructive test-is used to characterize materials and determine if they are suitable for their intended use. Though many complex tests are available, hardness testing gets the job done.
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 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
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