Articles by Gillian Campbell

Controlling Employee Tools

Getting employees to give up their gages for calibration is no easy task.
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Choose the Correct Tooling

When it comes to turning, no one style of tooling is better than the next.
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Tighten the Reign on Threading

The fastener industry is a cost-conscious one. Covering all the bases, from having an original threading standard to investing in equipment, can make the difference between go and no go.
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Gage Block Calibration

Like most test, measurement and inspection equipment, gage blocks require regular calibration to maintain accuracy.
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Training Trends:
Big Help for Small Manufacturers

For small- and medium-sized manufacturers not knowing where to turn for help can be even scarier than for larger companies with bigger budgets and more resources.
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Know What Your Gages Are Measuring

Calibration is the comparison of a standard of a known uncertainty to another measurement tool of unknown certainty to detect, correlate, report or eliminate by adjustment any deviation from required performance specifications.
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Control Tolerances Before They Control You

Tolerancing will not necessarily determine if a good part or a bad part will be produced, but it can help determine if the final assembly is going to be in tolerance as opposed to the individual parts themselves.
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ISO 9004 The Other Half of the Consistent Pair

It takes both flesh and bones to make up an entire body. So is it with the ISO 9000: 2000 standard released last December by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
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Avoid Contract Nightmares

Discrete products manufacturers plan to spend more than $1 billion on quality services this year. Before your company signs on the dotted line, here are some things to look for.
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Boot Camp Is No Country Club

Lean Boot Camp is a far cry from the traditional conference-in-hotel-meeting-room learning environment.
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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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