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The right choice of inspection hardware and software for Computer-Aided Inspection (CAI) can reduce inspection times by up to 90% while improving repeatability and reproducibility (R&R) variances by up to 50%.
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.
When Frost & Sullivan previously analyzed this market for Quality’s 2012 issue on hardness testing, the market was undergoing a period of transition.
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.
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.
Need an immediate increase in reliability? Is your product robust but you want complete confidence that everything has been done to minimize your field failures?
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.
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.
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.
The past three ASQ Future of Quality studies (2005, 2008, and 2011) have indicated that social responsibility becomes a major source of change that is shaping the future of the quality professional.
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.
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?”