Articles and information on all things metrology in discrete manufacturing.


Depth Gage Basics

Learn more about depth gaging.

How deep does the rabbit hole go? Don’t ask Alice—consult a depth gage! Whether a hole is three microns deep or three meters, there are a variety of simple measuring options readily available.

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Optical Measurement: When & Why?

Optical measurement can solve certain challenges where other approaches cannot practically be applied.

Quality engineers have a number of different technologies and approaches available today, each having their own strengths, to perform the measurement and inspection required to meet tight part tolerances and increasingly more stringent QC requirements.

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Advances in Model-Based Measurement Can Reduce CMM Programming Time

While manufacturers have applied model-based definition to product definition for some time, they have only recently applied it as a quality assurance process.

With more man-hours being spent on programming work, differences in worker-created measurement programs, and inefficient programs being created due to proficiency issues, the industry has moved from 2-D drawings to 3-D annotated models.

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Understand Calibration Source Criteria (Pt 3)

There's more to calibration than reading digital displays.

Some folks select the calibration source based on convenience. They reason that the best choice for them is the lab down the street or around the corner because they don’t have to ship their stuff any distance to get it done.

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What’s the best method of measurement for your part?


On-Demand: Quality inspection services have been offered for years by either the actual equipment manufacturers or even small companies who have purchased inspection equipment.

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Karen Spencer, Clinkenbeard's quality manager, discusses what makes the plant stand out, advice for other plants, and looks to the future.
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2015 May

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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