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2015 January

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Tracking Progress: Re-evaluating Laser Tracker Technology

Handheld probes and scanners drastically expand possible applications

Laser trackers have long been the portable metrology tool of choice for companies serving the aerospace, automotive and other large-scale manufacturing sectors.


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Opportunities and Challenges of Optical Metrology in Manufacturing

The latest technological advances open new opportunities with the right approach and the right equipment.

Optical metrology is a crucial tool used in industrial automation to increase productivity and quality levels via 100% inspection rates.


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A New Era for Multisensor Measurement

Consider how manufacturing processes have been improved by using multisensor measurement.

Multisensor coordinate measuring machines that combine vision, touch and laser sensors have been used in manufacturing quality control for nearly 20 years.


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What if More Facilities Used Simulation?

Simulation technology can help companies succeed.

What is simulation, exactly? It’s the imitation of a real-world process or system. It uses a model that contains all the assumptions, behaviors, and relationships contained in that system.


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The Importance of Quality

One of the top reasons to invest in new equipment is reducing scrap and rework, according to Quality’s 15th Annual Spending Survey.

Although the holiday rush is over, this month is still the height of shopping season for quality professionals.


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The Double-Edged Sword

It Cuts Both Ways.

The “double-edged sword” is a phrase from 15th century English that began as an idiom for someone using an argument that could both help and hurt their position.


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Business and Quality Planning Should be Integrated

COMPANIES WHO SUCCESSFULLY DO SO CAN MAXIMIZE PROFITS.

In their haste to improve bottom-line performance, companies often forget to integrate two important planning activities—strategic and quality planning.


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Calibration Source Criteria

YOU CANNOT BE TOO DETAILED IF YOU WANT TO AVOID PROBLEMS LATER.

If your company intends on using an outside source for your calibration work, sooner or later a choice has to be made from a short list of candidates.


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A Career in Quality

THERE IS A GREAT NEED FOR THE QUALITY PROFESSIONAL’S SKILL SET.

The quality profession has existed for nearly three-quarters of a century. In 1946, quality professionals rallied together to create the American Society for Quality Control.


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The Infamous No-Go Gage

Remember, your gages are your best friends.

The use of the go/no-go fixed limit gage is considered one of the simplest forms of pass/fail attribute inspection.


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Inspection Software

InspectionXpert Corporation announces the release of the new InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD, a new quality planning and documentation software platform that supports both 3-D model-based and 2-D print-based formats.


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Quality Analyzer

CAS Dataloggers and AEMC introduce the new PowerPad III Model 8333, an easy-to-use, compact and shock-resistant three-phase power quality analyzer.


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Calibrator

The Fluke Calibration 6003A Three Phase Electrical Power Calibrator delivers three independent power phases in a single, cost-effective instrument that you can use in the lab, or wheel on a cart into the factory


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Software

The new versions of the software packages MoveInspect HF | HR, OPTOCAT and AICON 3D Studio have been launched.


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Touch Probes

Heidenhain introduces a new touch probe cycle package for all common FANUC milling controls.


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Wireless Gage Capability

Mahr Federal’s broad line of mechanical comparative gages can now be configured for wireless data transmission with the addition of a MarCator 1086 or 1087 wireless digital indicator.


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Gage Software

Renishaw’s new EZ-IO software for the Equator Flexible Gauge makes it easy for automation integrators to configure communications between Equator systems and a cell controller.


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CMM Adjustment Tool

A new device from Q-Mark allows users to quickly position CMM adapter plate mounting cubes to any angle.


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Laser Tracker

Hexagon Metrology unveiled the Leica Absolute Tracker AT960, a walk-around coordinate measuring machine that fits in a single flight case.


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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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