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2013 October

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

A Turn for the Better: Advances in Multisensor Systems

Multisensor systems allow complex parts to be easily measured in one setup using the best sensor for each measurement situation.
October 1, 2013

Multisensor metrology systems have evolved over the past 20 years to integrate a wide array of sensor techniques—optical, laser, touch-probe, white light and scanning probe.


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Measurement

The Digital Optical Comparator Advances

The capabilities of the digital optical comparator have expanded to provide even more unique benefits over the traditional optical comparator.
October 1, 2013

The introduction of the digital optical comparator has provided manufacturers across a wide range of industries with a number of benefits over traditional optical comparators for the inspection and measurement of manufactured parts directly on the shop floor.


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Test & Inspection

A Turn for the Better: Advances in Multisensor Systems

Multisensor systems allow complex parts to be easily measured in one setup using the best sensor for each measurement situation.
October 1, 2013

Multisensor metrology systems have evolved over the past 20 years to integrate a wide array of sensor techniques—optical, laser, touch-probe, white light and scanning probe.


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Measurement

How to Choose the Right Lighting for Machine Vision Applications

“The most sophisticated automated inspection system in the world cannot work without the proper lighting.”
October 3, 2013

Machine vision systems create images by analyzing the reflected light from an object, not by analyzing the object itself.


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Software & Analysis

Reverse Engineering: Backing into Quality

The ability to reverse engineer is quickly becoming a standard go-to practice in manufacturing.
October 4, 2013

Today’s quality, design and manufacturing engineers often require two gears to get their jobs done: forward and reverse. Yes, sometimes you need to back up in order to move forward.


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Management

Why Manufacturing in the U.S. Makes Sense

Experts explain the reasons for thinking global and manufacturing local.
October 1, 2013

Companies that have announced plans to bring production back to the United States—such as Apple, Motorola, Lenovo, and GE.


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Editorial: The Cyclical Quality Industry

Bringing things back around.
October 4, 2013

This month’s Quality delves into the idea of things coming back around, but it is by no means innocuous. Reshoring, or insourcing, is a hot topic of conversation amongst companies that continue to strive to bring themselves closer to their customers.


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Face of Quality

The Argument for Training

People make the difference, but managers don’t act accordingly.
October 7, 2013

Many of our greatest quality giants have discussed the value of education and training. For example, Dr. Deming dedicated two of his renowned 14 points of management to the subject.


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Speaking of Quality

What Does (Cost of) Quality Mean?

Many of the terms used to define cost of quality are incorrect.
October 10, 2013

In 2011, Sipho Tjabadi, general manager, Eskom Quality Management, South Africa, spoke at the ASQ Audit Division Conference.


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Other Dimensions

Gage Block Calibration

Consider these steps before going through the process.
October 9, 2013

Gage blocks are the most used physical representation of length available to companies requiring the highest order of precision for their work.


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Legal Insight

Preventing Premises Liability

Inspecting for dangerous conditions can improve profitability.
October 8, 2013

Proactively inspecting for dangerous conditions, repairing them, and implementing record keeping procedures can reduce legal fees and damage awards, slow increases of insurance premiums, and improve profitability.


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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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