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2013 June

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

Torque Testing Success

Unlock the potential of automated product torque testing.

The torque testers of today can offer so much more than just measuring the twist-off torque of a bottle top. They can measure a wide variety of products and materials, communicate on multiple levels and be effortlessly integrated into automated manufacturing environments.


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Management

Get Smart About Green Manufacturing

Learn how to minimize manufacturing’s environmental impact.

Green manufacturing doesn’t have to involve solar power and wind turbines. It can be turning equipment to a lower setting when not in use, switching the lighting, or even changing a plant’s operating hours in order to save electricity.


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Software & Analysis

Industrial Data Collection Advances

Today’s industrial data collection requires a flexible, modular approach.

The demands on industrial data collection systems have continued to grow year over year for advances in speed, labor cost reduction, error proofing, maintainability, flexibility, accuracy, training efficiency, and exception reporting.


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Measurement

Color vs. Appearance

With the number of color measurement instruments on the market, how do you choose the most appropriate one? It helps to understand the difference between measuring color and measuring appearance.

When white light strikes a surface, two different light interactions occur. Gloss or shininess is a geometric attribute related to the scattering of light off the first surface of the material.


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Other Dimensions

How Long Are Calibration Reports Valid?

Consider these factors in looking at a calibration report.

This question is rarely, if ever, asked but assumptions regarding the length of time involved regularly pop up, especially when measurement disputes are the situation into which such assumptions are injected.


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From the Editor

Someone Else’s Shoes

Put them on and run toward quality

Put yourself in someone else’s shoes. It’s a great way to describe empathy, a subject I have talked about in other columns. But the phrase is also a great way to describe one important aspect of what designers and engineers do with every project, especially quality engineers—environment stress testing and screening.


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Legal Insight

Purchasing Commercial Real Estate

How much do you know about the process?

Some businesses purchase real estate to house their operations. Transactions to buy office buildings and warehouses are similar. Residential purchasers will recognize many similarities as well.


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Face of Quality

Establish a Culture of Sustained Improvement

It's more about rigor and discipline than technique.

Should organizations focus on continual improvement or swing for the home run? To answer, we should ask ourselves two questions. “Are we making progress?” and “Are we better than competitors to the point of having a strategic advantage?”


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The May 2015 edition of Quality Magazine includes articles on cloud technologies, depth gages, ISO 9001, digital inspection and cool new products.

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