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2013 May

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

Take the Fear Out of Audits

Audits don’t have to be big, scary events. Done right, they can help a company improve.

Charlie Clark was once auditing a company when a box of out-of-calibration gages fell from the ceiling.


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Measurement

Practical Metrology: Laser Trackers

Laser trackers are a portable, proven device for collecting accurate coordinate data.

All practical dimensional metrology applications rely on capturing data points in space, xyz coordinates.


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Laser Trackers

Quasi-Monopoly Market Structure

The driver of the global laser tracker market.

Laser tracker equipment has been in existence for three decades, used widely in the automotive, aerospace and machine shops sectors for larger volume and high accuracy measurements.


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Portable Measurement

Drive Toward Advanced Portability in the Dimensional Metrology

Dimensional metrology has played a critical role in manufacturing since the 1850s.

Since the invention of the vernier caliper in the 1850s, dimensional metrology has played a critical role in driving the manufacturing industry to its current levels of excellence.


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Test & Inspection

Time for Environmental Testing

Materials testing, including environmental testing, plays an increasingly significant role in the entire manufacturing process.

Materials are designed to withstand the environment and stress to which they will be subjected. The properties of a material or component involve not only the elemental composition but manufacturing processes such as heat treatment and machining processes.


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Software & Analysis

Are Your Documents Under Control?

Document control must not be isolated.

In the mid 1980s my company got its first PC for accounting and a database of client/case records. It was a revolution!


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Face of Quality

Organizational Culture and Work

Understand the variables that affect employee self-determination.

Recently a discussion centered on organizational empowerment, its relationship to employee self-determination, and the impact on opportunity. The following is a summary of a recent conversation with one of our readers.


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Speaking of Quality

The Quality Toolbox for Supply Chain Management

Helping improve the emotional fabric of customer-supplier relations.

In March 2013, Lululemon, a billion-dollar Canadian athletic apparel company, made headlines after the media got wind of an unusual story. The Vancouver-based company recalled its popular black yoga pants after customers complained that the active wear was too sheer.


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From the Editor

Control

The key to improving processes and getting certified.

The official definition of the word “control” is: to exercise authoritative or dominating influence over; or to adjust to a requirement.


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Other Dimensions

The ‘PC’ Disease

It’s time to understand the symptoms and the cure.

Just so there’s no misunderstanding, the ‘PC’ referred to in the title is not about political correctness, a very bad disease in its own right. In this case it’s about panic calibration.


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Legal Insight

Corporate Governance

Understand the basic legal framework.

Corporations are legal entities and one of several ways to structure a business. All corporate stakeholders should have a solid grasp of basic corporate governance. Owners, managers and shareholders should understand their rights and responsibilities.


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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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