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2014 January

Check out the January 2014 edition of Quality Magazine for features and new products.

When Air Blows Mechanical Gaging Away

You don’t have to be a gage engineer to appreciate the flexibility of air gaging
By George Schuetz
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It is perfectly natural that machinists should have an affinity for mechanical gages. To a machinist, the working of a mechanical gage is both straightforward and pleasing.


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Medical Device Manufacturing

By Michelle Bangert
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Whether it’s an insulin pump, respirator or pacemaker, medical devices obviously require extremely high quality.


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Software Trends Today

There are five primary trends affecting the manufacturing enterprise.
By Jim Sheperd
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As vice president of strategy, I have to keep an eye on the future.


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Managing Operational Excellence

Effective management is a mixture of the right focus, culture, processes and technology.
By Genevieve Diesing
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One who is well-versed in managing quality in a manufacturing environment knows the importance of reducing deviation and identifying the reasons behind it


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Shaft Measurement 101

Shaft measurement tools have proven their reliability at manufacturing sites around the world.
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In today’s manufacturing environment high-precision noncontact optical shaft metrology is a solid investment, whether it’s an entry level SPC measuring station operated by the workers or a fully automatic system for 100% part inspection.


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Innovative 3D AFM Technology Fuels Semiconductor, Research and Industrial Quality Control

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One of the most essential issues in the semiconductor industry is the fabrication and the subsequent implementation of integrated circuits (ICs) with enduringly smaller feature sizes.


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The Price of Precision

Higher tolerance “insurance” comes with a price tag.
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There’s an old rule of thumb among suppliers of precision gages that tighter tolerances mean higher prices. This is understandable considering the extra effort involved working within such boundaries. But not all gage users understand this.


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Ready, Set, Goal!

Setting goals helps us choose where we want to go in life
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With the beginning of the New Year it is time to think about setting goals. It shouldn’t be restricted to a once a year exercise, but that’s the way many of us think.


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A Plan for Improvement

Many models are available for continuous improvement.
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A management systems standard (MSS) provides an internationally agreed-upon model for organizations to follow to ensure the proper handling of day-to-day operations.


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Managing Change

And its risks
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The one constant in life is change. No matter the status quo or how great the plan, one can almost guarantee that something will come along to alter that status quo, or bump that great plan of course.


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Learn How Life Insurance Could Affect Your Business

Avoid estate and gift taxes with life insurance trusts.
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Contrary to what many people think, the proceeds of life insurance policies are not tax free. That does not necessarily mean that an estate will have to pay tax on the proceeds though.


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CMM Software

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Touch technology is revolutionizing human interaction to complex devices providing faster, simpler, more intuitive user solutions.


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Measurement Software

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Hexagon Metrology officially announced the commercial availability of ROMER measuring arm packages equipped with PC-DMIS Touch Portable, a new measurement software.


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Abrasion Tester

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In order to meet customers’ expectations, manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers must all provide products that function effectively while maintaining an untarnished appearance, even after being owned for a long period of time.


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Software

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CGTech, the developer of VERICUT CNC verification and simulation software, and Zoller, a leading presetting and measuring machine manufacturer and expert in the field of tool management, have announced a new product to better serve the customer base of the two companies.


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Calibrator

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Mahr Federal has introduced a new long range indicator calibrator, the OPTIMAR 25.


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Air Nozzle

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EXAIR’s new 1-inch Stainless Steel Flat Super Air Nozzle produces a flat 1-inch (25mm) wide airstream with a strong blowing force of 9.8 ounces (278g) when mounted 12 inches (305mm) from the target.
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Alignment System

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Brunson Instrument Company announced the release of its next-gen AlignCam system for Brunson’s current line of alignment telescopes, levels and transits.


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Monitor

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noax Technologies AG has recently added a 19 inch screen model to its versatile compact series line of PCs.


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CMM Device

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A new patented device from Q-Mark allows users to quickly position CMM adapter plate mounting cubes to any angle.


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Video Contour Projector

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Quality Vision International (QVI) introduced its new c-vision Video Contour Projector product line.


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Connectors

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FasTest Inc. announced its FasMate Series connectors are now available in new metric thread sizes to accommodate international testing applications.


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Pressure Calibrators

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Fluke Calibration announced the addition of three new models to its P3100 Hydraulic Deadweight Tester line of pressure calibrators.


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CNC Programming Solution

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Geometric has launched the 2014 version of its intuitive solids-based CNC programming solution, CAMWorks.


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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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