Quality 101

An assortment of back-to-basics articles on a variety of quality topics.

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Measurement Techniques in Colorimetry

In the last decade, significant advances have been made in the development and production of color measurement systems.

In colorimetric applications, color is measured objectively; therefore, visual color perception should be simulated as precisely as possible with the color measurement systems used.


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The Future of Color Measurement

Experts discuss where colorimetry is headed, what is being accomplished now and further advancements in the field.

In quality assurance, color measurement and spectrophotometry are essential in determining a product’s color consistency and accuracy.


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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.

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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In-Process Air Gaging

The terms in-process and air gaging may not immediately sound like they go together, but there are advantages to this method.

In recent years, we have seen an upward trend of higher production manufacturers wanting to integrate their air gaging quality checks from a stand-alone, outside of machine device where the operator is performing a manual check, to an automated in-process gage.


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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.

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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3-D Measurement: The Basics

While CMMs are still industry staples, the versatility, quickness and ease-of-use of a 3-D scanner makes it most manufacturers’ measurement tool of choice.

There are good reasons why traditional contact measurement machines (CMMs) have been staples in manufacturing’s quality control environments for decades.


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Charles J. Hellier has been active in the technology of nondestructive testing and related quality and inspection fields since 1957. Here he talks with Quality's managing editor, Michelle Bangert, about the importance of training.
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