Articles by Michelle Bangert

Quality First

March 27, 2009
Lockheed Martin MS2 Tactical Systems-Clearwater Operations, the 2009 Quality Plant of the Year in the large plant division, makes quality and continuous improvement a priority.
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Understanding Camera Interfaces

February 27, 2009
Various camera interfaces are available today, each with unique specifications.
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From the Editor: Made in America

February 27, 2009
Keeping manufacturing jobs in the United States is obviously a priority, but it must be done carefully.
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Tensile Testing Today

January 30, 2009
This classic mechanical test determines the properties of a material under tension, while new features simplify the testing process.
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From the Editor: Snow Time

January 30, 2009
“These are the times that try men’s souls.” Though Thomas Paine was thinking of the late 18th century instead of February 2009, the sentiment still seems to fit.
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Quality Innovations: Easier Error Compensation

January 28, 2009
When Automated Precision Inc. noticed a need for a shorter and simpler calibration process for machine tools, the company set about finding a solution-a solution that has already proven to be popular.
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From the Editor: Vision for 2009

January 5, 2009
How’s business? In January 2009, this is definitely a loaded question.
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Unconventional NDT

December 30, 2008
Conventional NDT methods, such as X-ray and magnetic particle inspection, identify defective parts by scanning for indications of a defect. In addition to these methods, process compensated resonant inspection and phased array, though not the most commonly used, may be the right choice for a particular application.
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Quality Innovations: Single Camera Success

November 24, 2008
The USS Exact Scan single camera system inspects the entire body side of a vehicle as it moves down an assembly line, inspecting for features such as badges, emblems, decals, door handles, running boards, wheels, lights, bumpers and body-side cladding.
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Quality Innovations: Industrial Inspection Made Easy

October 23, 2008
Dentistry and metrology have more in common than one might think. In the case of Linos Photonics, a dental application led to many more uses for its handheld video inspection device (HVID).
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