Articles by Michelle Bangert

Robots Inspect It All

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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“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

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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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