Genevieve Diesing

Genevieve Diesing is the eMedia Editor of Quality. She can be reached at diesingg@bnpmedia.com .

ARTICLES

NDT

How to Use NDT in Weld Process Monitoring

As materials for welding change, so do the nondestructive technologies that are used to inspect them.
April 2, 2014

When it comes to ensuring that defects in welds are detected in an assembly line, nondestructive testing (NDT) is an essential tool. Without a means of assessing potential errors in welds, welding would be risky business.


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Quality 101

The Rundown on Handheld Gages

Handheld gages are mainstays in quality manufacturing environments, although they are still see seeing improvements—with more on the horizon.
April 1, 2014

Quality control measurement continues to evolve, especially as coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), 3-D measurement tools and other inspection innovations gain popularity.


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Quality 101

3-D Measurement: The Basics

While CMMs are still industry staples, the versatility, quickness and ease-of-use of a 3-D scanner makes it most manufacturers’ measurement tool of choice.
March 3, 2014

There are good reasons why traditional contact measurement machines (CMMs) have been staples in manufacturing’s quality control environments for decades.


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Managing Operational Excellence

Effective management is a mixture of the right focus, culture, processes and technology.
January 3, 2014
One who is well-versed in managing quality in a manufacturing environment knows the importance of reducing deviation and identifying the reasons behind it


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Trends in Equipment Budgeting

While equipment budgets are as important as ever, the new budget seeks to determine ROI first with rented equipment
December 6, 2013
Joe Lendway knows a thing or two about the importance of maintaining quality in a full-scale operation—and therefore the importance of budgeting for it. Lendway is the quality manager at Top Tool, a manufacturer of precision metal stamping components whose high standards earned it 2013’s Quality Plant of the Year award.
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Management

Six Sigma Redefined

Applying Six Sigma can be deceptively intimidating.
November 7, 2013
Knowing the process counts more than data.
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Vision & Sensors - Best Practices

Evolving At Its Best

The need for best practices within the vision technology industry has been addressed over time through system integration certification and interoperability standards.
September 11, 2013
The need for best practices within the vision systems industry arose almost as soon as end-of-use companies began implementing vision systems technology in their operations.
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Aerospace - NDT in Aerospace

NDT in Aerospace Gains Gravity

While NDT has long been an essential method of testing in the aerospace field, it’s being adopted in a more widespread manner than ever.
July 1, 2013

Although there seem to have been several high-profile quality control issues in the aerospace industry in recent years—such as several large recalls from high-profile airplane manufacturers—quality control in the aerospace arena is improving.


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Skilled Workers

A Closer Look at the Skills Gap

December 5, 2012

Quality examines just how pervasive this trend is, and what some manufacturers are doing to combat it.


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Computed Tomography in Metrology—Don’t Miss this Webinar

October 23, 2012

Now on Tuesday, Oct. 30th, at 2 p.m. EDT, you have another chance to hear this webinar.


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 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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