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2014 February

Check out the February 2014 edition of Quality Magazine for features!

Customer-centered Focus Results in Integrated Innovations

CMM manufactures study customers to enhance user experience.

Integrated innovations through a customer-centered perspective describe the newest features in Coordinating Measuring Machines (CMMs). A CMM is a measuring device tabulating the physical and geometrical traits of an object, typically a part. Manufactures of these machines are studying customers’ needs and how they use these machines.


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Improved Flaw Detection

Technological advancements in distance gain sizing result in greater inspection accuracy and reliability.

For more than 50 years, Distance Gain Size (DGS) inspections have been performed for the code compliant flaw detection and sizing of welds across oil and gas, power generation and general fabrication applications. They are also used to inspect tubes, pipes, pressure vessels, containers and pumps.


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Documents Controlled

It’s audit time. Do you know where your documents are?

We’ve all had the experience of keeping two or more versions of a document and—inevitably—sending or using the wrong one, uncertain of which is most current and accurate.


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Meet the Quality Leadership 100

Learn more about quality practices at these top companies.

There is no one right way to achieve high quality. In fact, there could be 100 different ways to achieve it. To that end, our Quality Leadership 100 survey recognizes dozens of top-performing plants for their dedication to quality.


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The Quality Improvement Gap

If Everyone Supports Improvement, Why Isn't Everything Getting Better?

A number of years ago it was my pleasure to become acquainted with Philip B. Crosby, author of “Quality is Free” and a number of other books on quality and leadership.


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Sending Gages Out For Calibration

Proper Packaging of the Gages is the Most Critical Step

My lab does a lot of fixed limit gage calibration and I sometimes wonder how the folks who deal with it on a day-to-day basis cope with it all.


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Using Agents In Your Business

Agency is a powerful tool that could improve a business

Agency describes the relationship between a principal and an agent who acts on the principal’s behalf. Common principal-agent relationships include employer-employee, client-attorney, and property owner-real estate agent.


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Give Audits a Chance

Instead of viewing them as a necessary evil, focus on the benefits

Standards, whether ISO or not, are essential because they offer guidance for ensuring your organization’s products and services consistently meet customer requirements.


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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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