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Test & Inspection

Manage Materials Testing Costs

How to calculate ROI and justify an investment in a materials testing system
January 3, 2013

When talking with prospects and customers, testing machine manufacturers often come across symptoms that imply the current situation could be improved dramatically with a new investment in technology, specifically a well-engineered materials testing system.


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Software & Analysis

The Essential Tool of GD&T

The primary purpose of GD&T is to make the drawing specifications clear and unambiguous.
January 3, 2013

“GD&T was developed to address the many problems that had been encountered over the years as companies tried to describe their part geometry.”


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GR&R Software

The Expanded Gage R&R Study

When a standard GR&R study is not enough, try an Expanded Gage R&R.
January 3, 2013

If you can’t trust your measurement system, you can’t trust the data it produces.


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Management

Problem Solved

Learn how the theory of inventive problem solving could work for you.
January 3, 2013

Ford had a problem. On a small number of vehicles, the powertrain hardware and software malfunctioned.


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Measurement

In-Line Gaging Systems Can Impact More Than Just Part Quality

Learn more about the world of in-line gaging.
January 3, 2013

The rapid growth of in-line gaging over the last few years has been focused primarily on the use of this approach as a tool for improving quality.


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From The Editor

Manufacturing Tomorrow

Reading about the industry and its future.
January 3, 2013

As I write this, America has just reelected a president, celebrated a holiday of family and probably too many mashed potatoes, and started preparing for the New Year. By the time you read this, the country will be beginning resolution season.


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Other Dimensions

Pass, Fail or Uncertain?

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January 3, 2013

Last year at this time I wrote a column in which I criticized the practice of having calibration labs make acceptance decisions in their reports.


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Speaking of Quality

Automotive Quality Improvement Teams

Facilitating and improving a company's supply chain.
January 3, 2013

As the New Year begins, it appears the automotive industry has weathered the literal and figurative storms of 2012. The criticism concerning lack of industry innovation has momentarily quieted as 50 new models were introduced in 2012.


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Face of Quality

Effective Goal Setting

Goals serve as road maps to personal and professional success.
January 3, 2013

Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your future, motivating yourself, and turning your vision of the future into reality.


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Legal Insight

Risk Avoidance

Avoiding and managing risks with insurance.
January 3, 2013

Risk can’t be discussed in general terms. Risks are specific in nature. Executives, entrepreneurs and consumers should identify and describe risks as articulately as possible.


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GD&T Workshop

GD&T Functionality

A good way to learn more about GD&T is to critique its application.
January 3, 2013

GD&T is difficult to get right even though it is very logical. What does “right” mean? Right means several things, but mainly that it imposes achievable, fully function based and only necessary permissible limits of imperfection using absolutely syntactically correct code.


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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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