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2014 April

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Measurement

Trends in Multi-sensor Measurement

Tactile and optical measurement techniques each have their advantages. Multisensor systems combine the strengths of both.
April 1, 2014

This well-known adage doesn’t just apply to the design of systems; it also applies to the systems themselves. In systems designed for automated precision measurement, users are typically balancing accuracy of measurement, speed of operation, and cost to purchase and operate.


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Measurement

Measurement Accuracy in Coordinate Metrology

Learn more about influencing factors, determination and optimization
April 1, 2014

Coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) are often used to measure workpieces that have tight manufacturing tolerances. The “accuracy” is critically important.


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Test & Inspection

Metrology Automation is Here and Now

Robots and laser trackers are changing the landscape in manufacturing.
April 1, 2014

Industrial robots have become part of our everyday life.


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Software

Monte Carlo and Manufacturing

Learn more about simulation software and Monte Carlo simulation in the manufacturing industry.
April 1, 2014

In the manufacturing industry, unknown risk can create considerable concern and hand-wringing.


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Management

Mentor, Leader, Teacher, Friend

The 2014 Quality Professional of the Year manages to do it all.
April 1, 2014

Grace Duffy’s career has included excavating the desert canyons of Utah, earning a top secret security clearance to work in the White House, writing ten books and more than 250 articles, and speaking at conferences around the world.


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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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Other Dimensions

Calibration Cycles

Calibration frequency will vary with the application
April 1, 2014

A lot of people play fast and loose with the frequency of calibration on their gages, masters and instruments.


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Legal Insight

Are You and Your Business Prepared To Handle Long-Term Disability?

Consider long-term disability policies carefully.
April 1, 2014

Disability of a key executive can destroy a business. Disability of any worker can strain a family.


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Speaking of Quality

Culture of Quality

How to form and foster a culture of quality at your organization.
April 1, 2014

All organizations have a culture, what noted anthropologist E. Adamson Hoebel defined as “the integrated system of learned behavior patterns which are characteristic of the members of a society and which are not the result of biological inheritance”


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Guest Column

The Risks of Offshoring

Beware of pseudo cost savings.
April 1, 2014

Much of offshoring occurred due to corporate failure to do the math, to consider all of the associated costs, strategic impacts and risks. The Reshoring Initiative’s free online Total Cost of Ownership Estimator™ is available to help companies do the math.


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From the Editor

Good. Fast. Cheap.

Choose two.
April 1, 2014

Good. Fast. Cheap. Choose two. As introduced by Long Phan in his feature this month, this well-known adage is referred to as The Designer’s Triangle.


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Products

Witte America Alufix

April 1, 2014

Alufix is a modular fixturing system made out of high-tensile aluminum for measuring fixtures, checking gages, assembly or welding fixtures, cubings, gages, meisterbocks, blue bucks, and data control models.


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Products

Gage-Line Deluxe Comparator Calibration Kit

April 1, 2014

New Gage-Line Deluxe Comparator Calibration Kit for Optical Comparators and other Calibration Applications.


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Products

Keyence VHX Digital Microscope

April 1, 2014

The VHX Digital Microscope is designed to alleviate the shortcomings of traditional optical microscopes.


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Products

CyberMetric GAGEtrak Calibration Management Software

April 1, 2014

With a solid 25-year track record, countless auditor recommendations and chosen by over 12,000 facilities worldwide, GAGEtrak is the #1 calibration management software solution in the world.


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Products

JG&A Metrology Center

April 1, 2014

JG&A Metrology Center is a global leader for Industrial Computed Tomography Scanning Services.


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Products

QI Macros SPC Software for Excel

April 1, 2014

The QI Macros SPC Software for Excel draws control charts, histograms with Cp, Cpk, Pareto charts and more.


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Products

Shimadzu’s HMV-G Series Hardness Testers

April 1, 2014

Shimadzu’s HMV-G Series of Micro Vickers hardness testers provide an operator-friendly, cost-effective solution for a wide range of testing applications.


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Products

Diatest TD-Gauge® Digital

April 1, 2014

Diatest’s Digital Thread Depth Gage is now available for use with ANSI members.


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Products

Mahr Federal Wireless Data Transmission for MarCal Digital Calipers

April 1, 2014

MarCal 16 EWRi Digital Calipers with internal MarConnect transmitters and MarCom software provide secure economical wireless data transmission.


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Products

Minitab® 17 Statistical Software

April 1, 2014

Minitab 17 is a leading statistical software for quality improvement worldwide.


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Products

Western Gage Micro IIi Air Gage Readouts

April 1, 2014

Western’s Micro IIi Air Gage Readouts provides fast and accurate measurements of internal and external diameters.


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Multimedia

Videos

Podcasts

 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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