Genevieve Diesing

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

ARTICLES

How We Should Approach NDT Education

More and more NDT jobs mean a greater demand for training. We look at how this training should be accomplished, what it entails, and who is seeking it out.

Just like general manufacturing jobs across the nation, nondestructive testing (NDT) positions across the globe are not being filled at the rate they need to be.


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What We Can Do About the Skills Gap

The skills gap in manufacturing is shaped by a myriad of factors. But what can we do to combat it?

It isn’t exactly news—manufacturing production lines are heading back to the States en masse, but there aren’t enough trained techs ready to staff them. Baby Boomers—our proverbial Old Guard—are retiring, leaving unfilled jobs for the unskilled—and some say uninterested—masses.


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AS9100 Update

Changes Ahead for AS9100

Industry experts explain what to expect from the upcoming aerospace industry standard in its newest incarnation, and discuss why AS9100 remains so effective.

The AS9100 standard remains one of the most well-known and successful models of an industry-operated-and-driven standard in existence today.


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Inspection Software

The Current Face of Inspection Software

Inspection software in manufacturing environments has gone through somewhat of a metamorphosis in the past decade

As quality control continues to be taken more seriously, an increasing amount of companies are making room for inspection equipment in their budgets.


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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.

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.

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.

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.
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
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.
Knowing the process counts more than data.
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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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