Articles by Michelle Bangert

Editor's Note: Taking Off

June 30, 2009
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

June 30, 2009
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

June 29, 2009
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

June 4, 2009
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

May 27, 2009
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

May 26, 2009
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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Robots Inspect It All

April 29, 2009
The appeal of robotic inspection lies in its flexibility, as well as improvements in product quality and productivity. Having the ability to change product mix rapidly is a selling point, as is the reduction in scrap and rework.
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From the Editor: Risky Business

April 29, 2009
We live in tough times these days, what with the roller coaster stock market and unemployment, not to mention pirates.
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Quality Innovations: Mobile Metrology

April 28, 2009
The µsurf mobile is a sensor used for measurement of surface heights that is based on the principal of LED confocal microscopy. It provides high-accuracy surface height data and topography, and works well for those manufacturing large but high-precision pieces of equipment.
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Editor's Note: The Good Old Days

March 30, 2009
At the risk of sounding 50 years older than I am, it seems that they don’t make cars like they used to. Or at least according to my automotive technician, cars today aren’t what they used to be, and my car specifically.
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