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2013 April

Check out the April 2013 edition of Quality Magazine for features about Measurement, Software and Test & Inspection.
Management

A Real Professional

The 2013 Quality Professional of the Year is a meticulous, detail-oriented auditor who makes the audit process easier.
April 2, 2013

Bill Arbogast, our 2013 Quality Professional of the Year, almost became an architect.


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Test & Inspection

3-D Optical Microscopes: A Basic Technology Comparison for Metrology Applications

Learn more about 3-D techniques such as white light interferometry and confocal microscopy.
April 3, 2013

Three-dimensional optical microscopy is a metrology mainstay serving needs across a wide range of industries.


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Analysis

Where is the Next Big Opportunity for CMMs?

The answer lies on the shop floor.
April 17, 2013

The market for coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) is mature and, as such, experiencing low revenue growth rates.


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Software & Analysis

Got 10,000 Data Points?

Rethinking the SPC workflow for large-scale data.
April 15, 2013

Just as a recipe designed for four may require some changes if it is called upon to serve 4,000, dramatically up-scaling the number of quality metrics being monitored may demand new approaches when deploying SPC.


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Measurement

Advances in Shaft Measurement

As shaft measurement systems have gained popularity, users have been demanding more and more capabilities from them.
April 3, 2013

The term “shaft measurement system” is standard industry parlance today, but to think of these gages as measuring only shafts is too limiting.


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Face of Quality

Ten Reasons to Invest in Yourself

Today's World Takes No Pity on People Who Do Not Add Value.
April 8, 2013

Following are ten potential career benefits that can be realized when you upgrade your skills and knowledge by pursuing a professional certification.


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Speaking of Quality

The ISO Standard

Management system standards aren't going away.
April 18, 2013

ISO 9001, the international standard for quality management systems, has been growing in popularity since 2010.


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GD&T Workshop

GD&T Best Practices

Controlling the geometry of slots.
April 12, 2013

Let’s look at what it takes to control the geometry of slots, and see if there is indeed a “best practice.”


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Legal Insight

Protect Your Property

How much do you know about property and casualty insurance?
April 16, 2013

With regard to their businesses, entrepreneurs and executives should think carefully about risks to people and property.


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Other Dimensions

Comparing Calibration Laboratories

Conventional wisdom is usually a safe bet, but not always.
April 4, 2013

On the surface, it would seem there is little to be done when looking at calibration services.


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From the Editor

Meet Our Professional of the Year

Those in the quality field deserve some attention.
April 2, 2013

Although we here at Quality operate on a much narrower scale, profiling those individuals who are not household names, we also want to recognize those who stood out.


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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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