Test & Inspection

Articles and information on testing and inspection in manufacturing.

ARTICLES

INDUSTRY HEADLINE

FARO Acquires The CAD Zone

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The acquisition is expected to grow FARO's presence in the law enforcement products and services market.


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INDUSTRY HEADLINE

Rudolph Announces Major OSAT Order from Taiwan

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Rudolph Technologies' order includes multiple NSX 2D and 3D inspection systems.
 


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V&S WEB EXCLUSIVE

Case Study: Machine Vision in Electronic Packaging

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Superpak uses automated, inline machine vision to ensure faster and more precise measurements.


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NDT HEADLINE

ITC To Build Battery Leak Testing Systems in US, China

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A successful "Tryout Progam" has given Involve Test & Control Inc. an opportunity to expand.


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Test & Inspection

Hold It Right There

Improve inspection results by reevaluating fixture systems.
By Jonathan Dove
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Coordinate measuring machine (CMM) fixtures are an essential, yet frequently overlooked, part of quality control inspection. Companies generally tend to fixture their parts with whatever methods they deem fit, without regard to how those methods will impact inspection results.


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Measurement

Calibration Explained

Every day there are numerous applications proving how useful calibration is.
By Ed Rocheleau
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Metrology comes from the Greek word metro, meaning “to measure something.” Therefore metrology is the science and practice of measurement.


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Test & Inspection

Eliminate Hidden Errors

Use telecentric optical systems to optimize inspection image accuracy and reproducibility.
By Clinton Smith
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When the first multi-lens microscopes were invented in 1590, scientists marveled at their new ability to see small objects and features in the natural world that were previously invisible to the eye and therefore seemingly nonexistent.


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Quality 101

Corporate GD&T Implementation

When properly implemented, GD&T makes a big contribution to corporate profitability
By William Tandler
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What is GD&T? GD&T, namely “Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing,” is a symbolic language with which to 1) research, 2) refine and 3) ultimately “encode” the functions of each feature of a machine part by specifying permissible limits of imperfection which guarantee assembly and operation prior to drawing release.


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PREVIEW

QVI Shares Products, Plans for IMTS 2014

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The International Manufacturing and Technology Show (IMTS) will be held in Chicago from September 8-13.


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INDUSTRY HEADLINE

Oxford Instruments Opens Atomic Force Microscopy Lab in Mumbai

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This is Asylum Research's first lab for Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) in India.


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EVENTS

International Manufacturing Technology Show - IMTS 2014

9/8/14
McCormick Place
2301 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL
United States

Where else can you meet the minds that are moving manufacturing forward? Nowhere but IMTS 2014.

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Multimedia

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Podcasts

 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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2014 August

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

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