Quality 101

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


Form 101

Size matters, but being in shape often matters more.

While John Goodman and Arnold Schwarzenegger are both 6’2”, few would argue that they have similar body shapes. What this says, simply, is that measuring size does not necessarily say anything about shape.

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In-Process Gaging 101

The in-process gage controls size so you don’t produce scrap.

There was a time, not so long ago, when everyone knew that “in-process” gaging meant installing a jump-on gage on a grinder to tell the control when the workpiece was at size.

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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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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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