Articles by George Schuetz

Deep Thinking About Depth Gages

Like other hand tools, depth gages have undergone a gradual change from mechanical scales to digital wonders.

Depth gages are among the simplest of gages, typically consisting of an indicating device mounted through a reference bar or plate.


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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.

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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Measurement

Making Better Height Gage Measurements

The quality of the result depends on the instrument and the care with which the operator handles the procedure.

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

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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Measurement

Chasing Microns: Getting the Most from Dimensional Gages

If you’re trying to measure to microns, every micron counts.
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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Measurement

Modular Measurement

Modular multi-gage systems provide flexibility for high precision, short run inspection.

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

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

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

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

The automotive industry has special needs that make dedicated surface finish gages a necessity.
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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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