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2013 September

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

13 Steps to Get Ahead

Follow these best practices to get results in your career.

In every place I’ve worked, I’ve noticed a handful of patterns. Some people seem to fit in well, do their work, and usually get the perks—opportunities, raises and promotions.

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Test & Inspection

Digital Radiography for Aviation and Aerospace

The conversion from X-ray film technology to digital inspection systems eliminates cost-intensive film procurement and storage.

Digital radiographic inspection systems have long since become common in many industrial fields.

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Software & Analysis

Industrial CT Supports GD&T

Industrial computed tomography can help with your GD&T projects.
Manufacturers of complex component parts understand all too well how important it is to acquire an accurate and precise scale of measurement to check their parts to specification and establish conformity with the data.
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The Shape of Things to Come: A Look at the New ISO Form Standards

These standards may have a significant impact on how some companies specify, measure and manufacture parts.
In August of 2011 I made a presentation to our sales team on how we had incorporated the new ISO Geometrical Product Specifications into our operating software for all of our form tester products.
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Guest Column

Great Stories Shared at HxGN LIVE

Over 3,500 Professionals From More Than 70 Countries Attend Annual Event
Hexagon AB, leading global provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies, welcomed more than 3,500 attendees from over 70 countries to their third annual international conference, HxGN LIVE.
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Other Dimensions

Practical Checks on Measurements

Is there a way to improve calibration—without ramping up costs?
Many companies have their equipment calibrated on a regular basis and believe all will be well until they are calibrated again.
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Speaking of Quality

Recalls and Violations

There's more than one way to implement quality--correctly or not
Searching over headlines, it is difficult to believe there is quality in American products and services.
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Face of Quality

The Value of a Certified Quality Professional

Certification benefits both you and your organization.
In my April 2013 column, I explained Ten Reasons to Invest in Yourself. Due to the number of comments and follow up questions, I thought it worthwhile to do a sequel.
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Legal Insight

Conducting Workplace Investigations

Follow these steps in planning investigations.
Managers should be capable of addressing accusations of employment discrimination and harassment.
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From the Editor: Connections

The go-between for people and machine.

Connections. Making them is a part of our work and personal lives.

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Euro-Tech PG 1000

Manufacturers are measuring tool tolerances in microns, finishes are highly polished and possibly diamond coated, making contactless inspection the only acceptable method.

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Trubiquity TRUcentrixTM

TRUcentrix™ is a secure project collaboration solution that helps simplify and speed data flow among companies and global trading partners.

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Heidenhain 3-D Inspection System

Offering a new 3-D Profiling capability to inspection measurement, Heidenhain’s versatile IK 5000 QUADRA-CHEK PC software system now gives operators the ability to quickly measure and determine parts profiles within desired tolerance zones.

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Western Micro IIi Air Gage Readouts

Western’s Micro IIi Air Gage Readouts provides fast and accurate measurements of internal and external diameters.

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GAGEtrak Calibration Management Software

With a solid 25-year track record, countless auditor recommendations and chosen by over 12,000 facilities worldwide, GAGEtrak is the #1 calibration management software solution in the world.

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Minitab Statistical Software

Minitab® 16 is a leading statistical software for quality improvement worldwide.

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MicroRidge MobileCollect

MicroRidge will be introducing exciting new additions to MobileCollect in its booth at Quality Expo.

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Shimpo RVL 3-D Scanner

The RVL Series 3-D Scanner is a precise, simple, high-speed, non-contact three-dimensional measuring machine.

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Wenzel America XO CMM

Wenzel America, Ltd. will showcase the updated version of the popular XO CMM.

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Pratt & Whitney LabMaster Universal 1000A

Pratt & Whitney Measurement Systems will showcase the LabMaster Universal Model 1000A, their largest capacity and most automated measuring system with a 40 in. direct reading range and 80 in. capacity.

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STAREGISTER offers Professional Certification Programs, accredited by IAS(USA), to ISO 17024.

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Borescopes-R-Us PVRS-J Series Portable Videoscope

The new 4mm PVRS-J series portable videoscope by Borescopes-R-Us provides high-resolution video images that are rich in detail and quality.

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HD4i HDZ Video Inspection

The new HDZ High-Definition Video Inspection Systems from HD4i represent a true breakthrough in visual inspection technology.

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Renishaw REVO® Five-Axis Measurement System

Renishaw’s new SFP1 probe option for the REVO® five-axis measurement system is the first to allow surface finish inspection to be fully integrated within coordinate measurement routines.

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Karl Storz TPT

The Karl Storz Techno Pack T is a new compact industrial grade digital borescopic imaging system.

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Bruker S1 TITAN Handheld XRF Analyzer

Learn more about the new features available for the S1 TITAN.

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The new O-INSPECT 322 is the smallest system with which Zeiss is expanding the range of applications of its coordinate measuring machines.

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Keyence VR-3000 3-D Measuring Macroscope

The new VR-3000 Series, One-Shot 3-D Measuring Macroscope enables users to instantly perform accurate and repeatable non-contact surface measurements—such as profiling, roughness, curvature - over a wide area.

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Mitutoyo Tools

Mitutoyo America Corp. is one of the world’s largest providers of measurement and inspection solutions.

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ShapeGrabber 3-D Scanhead

ShapeGrabber recently announced its fastest scanhead to date.

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MicroForm™ Gages

MicroForm™ gages are the most accurate and easy-to-use form measurement gages made with “Pride in Precision” in the USA.

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Jenoptik W10 Mobile Surface Measuring System

Light and compact, easy to operate with long-lasting battery power, the Jenoptik W10 mobile surface roughness measuring system brings the measurement lab to the shop floor.

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SIUI Flaw Detector

The Phased Array+TOFD Ultrasonic Flaw Detector SUPOR from SIUI is of high performance, friendly operation, and cost-effectiveness.

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Easy-METRIC Groove Measurement Gage

For small to large parts, shallow grooves are always difficult to measure.

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QI Macros SPC Software

The QI Macros SPC Software for Excel draws control charts, histograms with Cp, Cpk, Pareto charts and more.

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Kaman’s ThreadChecker™

Kaman’s ThreadChecker™ uses proven inductive technology to provide economical go/no-go thread verification of 100% of your threaded parts.

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The Fischer PHASCOPE® PMP10 DUPLEX with the ESG20 probe has been developed for the precise measurement of the individual layer thicknesses of duplex coatings (paint/zinc galvanize on steel or iron).
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Mahr Federal MarShaft™ Scope

The new MarShaft Scope Plus is now twice as accurate as previous—and competitive—models.

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Hexagon Shop-Floor CMM

Hexagon Metrology’s 4.5.4 SF with analog scanning capabilities—the company’s latest generation of shop-floor coordinate measuring machines (CMMs)—is available with an optional LSP-X1c probe head.
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 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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