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2013 January

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Test & Inspection

Manage Materials Testing Costs

How to calculate ROI and justify an investment in a materials testing system

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.

“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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Management

Problem Solved

Learn how the theory of inventive problem solving could work for you.

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


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From The Editor

Manufacturing Tomorrow

Reading about the industry and its future.

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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Speaking of Quality

Automotive Quality Improvement Teams

Facilitating and improving a company's supply chain.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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