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2014 July

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

High Slope Metrology with Non-Contact Interferometry

Coherence Scanning Interferometry technology has a number of advantages over traditional contact surface measurement techniques.
By Martin Fay, PH.D, Nate Gilfoy, PH.D, and Michael Schmidt
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Optical profilers using Coherence Scanning Interferometry (CSI) are used in manufacturing to obtain information about both a part’s surface and its gross form.


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Don’t Forget About Fixturing

Fixturing can help with your product cost structure.
By Darin Wion
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Fixturing always seems to be one of those items that most shops forget about until the last minute.


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Reverse Engineering, Explained

Reverse engineering has changed a lot in the last decade.
By Maxime Avril-Rault, Pierre-Luc Delagrave, Yvan Germain, Francis Leclerc, and Charles Morneau
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Reverse engineering (RE) is the process of converting an actual object into a virtual 3-D model.


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Job Satisfaction and New Skills

The quality professionals surveyed said they are happy with their work and looking to improve their skills.
By Michelle Bangert
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Quality professionals like what they do. According to respondents from Quality’s 14th annual State of the Profession Survey, half of respondents said they are highly satisfied with their job and 44% said they are moderately satisfied.


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From the Editor

Satisfaction

Quality Pros get it
By Darryl Seland
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Mick Jagger sings that he “can’t get no satisfaction.” Double negatives aside, perhaps Mick should have worked in the quality field.


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Face of Quality

Looking to the Future

Jump on the whirlwind of change
By Jim L. Smith
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Last month I laid out “A Roadmap for the Future” which received a favorable reaction, therefore, I thought I might continue along this path on a subject that is important to every quality professional.


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Other Dimensions

Auditors Guide to Calibration Reports

A document without data is not much of a report
By Hill Cox
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I regularly take shots at quality auditors for some of their antics but thought that, in the interest of fairness, it was time to turn my sights on issuers of calibration reports for some of their antics.


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Legal Insight

Federal Procurement Contracts

The far system and practices
By Bryan Berson
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Procurement is the process by which the federal government acquires goods and services for military and civilian use.


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Speaking of Quality

Culture of Quality and Common Language

Culture is the common language and values put into action
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When we talk about a culture, we refer to the values that are shared through stories told throughout the country, state or neighborhood.


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Quality 101

Mechanical Testing of Composites

The mechanical testing of composite materials involves a range of test types, a plethora of standards, and the need to condition and test in a variety of different environments.
By Ian McEnteggart
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Composite materials are being used in an ever-increasing variety of products and applications, as more and more industries realize the benefits that these materials offer.


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Case Study

Dimensional Checking of Body-in-White in the Field of Vehicle Startup

Performance, visual appeal take front seat in automotive manufacturing.
By Witte
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In all branches of industry demands on quality are increasing and the automotive industry is no exception.


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Gravity as a Measuring Tool

A flexible measuring solution for roller bearings.
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Straightness, contours, roughness, taper angle—the measuring tasks applied to roller bearings are varied and complex.


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Microscope

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By integrating the most recent advancements in optical and digital technologies, the Keyence VHX-5000 Digital Microscope is able to instantly capture any area in complete focus—without the need for the user to adjust focus.


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Microscope

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Titan Tool model TSZM-6 stereo zoom microscope provides a complete magnification range of 7X to 160X.


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Micrometer

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Mitutoyo America is now offering enhanced versions of its Mitutoyo IP65 Coolant Proof and MDC-Lite Micrometer line with exclusive, newly developed ABSOLUTE sensor technology.


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Handheld Scanner

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Hexagon Metrology announced the launch of the latest generation of the Leica T-Scan.


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Deadweight Tester

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The Ashcroft 1305D series portable deadweight tester is a pressure calibration system that includes a low range and high range piston assembly, weight set, a hydraulic (oil) test pump to generate test pressures, metal carrying cases, tools and other accessories.


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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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