George Schuetz

George Schuetz is director of precision gages for Mahr Federal Inc. (Providence, RI). For more information, e-mail george.schuetz@mahr.com, call (401) 784-3100 or visit www.mahr.com.

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Custom Gages to Go: When You Want To Have It Your Way

Many standard off-the-shelf gages no longer provide the right solution for today’s parts. That’s where custom gages come in.
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Today most food chains are learning to cater to their customers. Whether it’s burgers or subs, you can get them made exactly to order and “have it your way.” Successful and growing chains understand this.


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Making Better Height Gage Measurements

The quality of the result depends on the instrument and the care with which the operator handles the procedure.
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The need for long range height measurements has been around since the principles of layout work became a fundamental requirement in machine shops.


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When Air Blows Mechanical Gaging Away

You don’t have to be a gage engineer to appreciate the flexibility of air gaging
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It is perfectly natural that machinists should have an affinity for mechanical gages. To a machinist, the working of a mechanical gage is both straightforward and pleasing.


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Chasing Microns: Getting the Most from Dimensional Gages

If you’re trying to measure to microns, every micron counts.
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In the production environment, where tight tolerances are a way of life, it’s critical to think about gaging requirements before putting instruments out there and possibly having them not meet expectations.
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Modular Measurement

Modular multi-gage systems provide flexibility for high precision, short run inspection.
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Traditionally the length of a production run was a key factor in the selection of a dimensional gaging system.


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Measurement: Enemies of Precision Measurement

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Watch out for these accuracy-attacking elements.
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Quality 101: Considerations for Measuring Large Precision Bearings

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Mechanical bearings, including ball, roller, taper roller, needle, spherical and cylindrical, to mention a few, have been in use for hundreds of years, with countless designs, applications and sizes, and just as many measurement requirements that need to be defined and verified.
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Measurement: Air Gaging for Orthopedic Devices

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Air gaging has become the inspection tool of choice for controlling critical parameters in the medical industry.
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Quality Measurement: Driving to the Finish

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The automotive industry has special needs that make dedicated surface finish gages a necessity.
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Quality 101: Digital Calipers Go Beyond Basics

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Measuring calipers have been around for nearly 150 years. In that time they have evolved into full-featured digital measuring systems. But it is a testament to the simplicity and versatility of the original design that the evolution has been so slow and that so few changes have been required to produce the instruments we are familiar with today.
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