Articles by Michelle Bangert

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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Robots Inspect It All

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

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

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

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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Quality First

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

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

Keeping manufacturing jobs in the United States is obviously a priority, but it must be done carefully.
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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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