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2014 April

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Measurement

Trends in Multi-sensor Measurement

Tactile and optical measurement techniques each have their advantages. Multisensor systems combine the strengths of both.
By Long Phan
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This well-known adage doesn’t just apply to the design of systems; it also applies to the systems themselves. In systems designed for automated precision measurement, users are typically balancing accuracy of measurement, speed of operation, and cost to purchase and operate.


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Measurement

Measurement Accuracy in Coordinate Metrology

Learn more about influencing factors, determination and optimization
By Ingomar Schmidt
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Coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) are often used to measure workpieces that have tight manufacturing tolerances. The “accuracy” is critically important.


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Test & Inspection

Metrology Automation is Here and Now

Robots and laser trackers are changing the landscape in manufacturing.
By Joel Martin
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Industrial robots have become part of our everyday life.


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Software

Monte Carlo and Manufacturing

Learn more about simulation software and Monte Carlo simulation in the manufacturing industry.
By Randy Heffernan
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In the manufacturing industry, unknown risk can create considerable concern and hand-wringing.


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Management

Mentor, Leader, Teacher, Friend

The 2014 Quality Professional of the Year manages to do it all.
By Michelle Bangert
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Grace Duffy’s career has included excavating the desert canyons of Utah, earning a top secret security clearance to work in the White House, writing ten books and more than 250 articles, and speaking at conferences around the world.


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Quality 101

The Rundown on Handheld Gages

Handheld gages are mainstays in quality manufacturing environments, although they are still see seeing improvements—with more on the horizon.
By Genevieve Diesing
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Quality control measurement continues to evolve, especially as coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), 3-D measurement tools and other inspection innovations gain popularity.


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Other Dimensions

Calibration Cycles

Calibration frequency will vary with the application
By Hill Cox
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A lot of people play fast and loose with the frequency of calibration on their gages, masters and instruments.


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Legal Insight

Are You and Your Business Prepared To Handle Long-Term Disability?

Consider long-term disability policies carefully.
By Bryan Berson
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Disability of a key executive can destroy a business. Disability of any worker can strain a family.


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Speaking of Quality

Culture of Quality

How to form and foster a culture of quality at your organization.
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All organizations have a culture, what noted anthropologist E. Adamson Hoebel defined as “the integrated system of learned behavior patterns which are characteristic of the members of a society and which are not the result of biological inheritance”


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Guest Column

The Risks of Offshoring

Beware of pseudo cost savings.
By M.C. Pereira
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Much of offshoring occurred due to corporate failure to do the math, to consider all of the associated costs, strategic impacts and risks. The Reshoring Initiative’s free online Total Cost of Ownership Estimator™ is available to help companies do the math.


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From the Editor

Good. Fast. Cheap.

Choose two.
By Darryl Seland
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Good. Fast. Cheap. Choose two. As introduced by Long Phan in his feature this month, this well-known adage is referred to as The Designer’s Triangle.


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Products

Witte America Alufix

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Alufix is a modular fixturing system made out of high-tensile aluminum for measuring fixtures, checking gages, assembly or welding fixtures, cubings, gages, meisterbocks, blue bucks, and data control models.


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Products

Gage-Line Deluxe Comparator Calibration Kit

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New Gage-Line Deluxe Comparator Calibration Kit for Optical Comparators and other Calibration Applications.


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Keyence VHX Digital Microscope

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The VHX Digital Microscope is designed to alleviate the shortcomings of traditional optical microscopes.


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CyberMetric GAGEtrak Calibration Management Software

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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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JG&A Metrology Center

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JG&A Metrology Center is a global leader for Industrial Computed Tomography Scanning Services.


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QI Macros SPC Software for Excel

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


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Products

Shimadzu’s HMV-G Series Hardness Testers

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Shimadzu’s HMV-G Series of Micro Vickers hardness testers provide an operator-friendly, cost-effective solution for a wide range of testing applications.


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Products

Diatest TD-Gauge® Digital

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Diatest’s Digital Thread Depth Gage is now available for use with ANSI members.


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Mahr Federal Wireless Data Transmission for MarCal Digital Calipers

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MarCal 16 EWRi Digital Calipers with internal MarConnect transmitters and MarCom software provide secure economical wireless data transmission.


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Minitab® 17 Statistical Software

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Minitab 17 is a leading statistical software for quality improvement worldwide.


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Western Gage Micro IIi Air Gage Readouts

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


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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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