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The New RS6 Laser Scanner – All the Performance, All of the Time

The new RS6 Laser Scanner for the Absolute Arm makes 3D laser scanning better and easier than ever. Built on innovative SHINE technology that allow it to measure almost any surface using its default exposure settings, the RS6 makes the collection of high-quality data both fast and simple. It’s still laser scanning, but better.

QDL: The quality professional's role in innovation.

Story links for Sept. 13, 2019

 

The quality professional's role in innovation.

This week we talk to Jim Harrington, CEO of Harrington Management Systems, about innovation, and how and why the quality professional should be involved in the process.

See Jim Harrington's latest books:
Innovation Systems Cycle (Coming Fall 2019)
Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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QDL Tech Corner: Nikon SMZ 1270i Stereo Microscope

QDL for September 6, 2019

Tech Corner: Nikon SMZ 1270i Stereo Microscope

We look at the SMZ 1270i stereo microscope, which offers a wide viewfield at low magnification, enabling easy confirmation of observation targets,while its cutting-edge optics provide bright and sharp images through the entire viewfield.

 

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How To: Develop a Trustworthy Data Collection Method

Data collection happens throughout the work day but how do the critical measurements get stored and analyzed? We review some manual as well as automated techniques that can help ensure the data collected is reliable.

QDL: Reduce fixturing costs using 3D printing

QDL for September 4, 2019

3D printing has quietly moved from prototyping novelty to essential tool. Today, 3D printing fixtures can be a quick, low-risk solution for testing and implementing ideas for boosting efficiency. Andrew Edman of Formlabs tells us how.

For more information, don't miss the free webinar: "Lower the Cost of Production With Robust 3D Printed Jigs and Fixtures" on Tuesday, September 10, at 11 a.m. Pacific, 2 Eastern

Read the article: "Cost, Quality, Schedule: How 3D Printing Helps Production Engineers Get the Job Done"

 

QDL: Helping employees deal with tough times

QDL for August 30, 2019

Most companies go through rough patches. Lisa Ryan, Chief Appreciation Strategist, with Grategy explains how to help your employees navigate tough times.

Plus Tech Corner: Nikon Metrology's MM 800 measuring microscope.

 

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QDL Tech Corner: Olympus DSX1000 Digital Microscope

QDL for August 23, 2019

This week: A close look at the Olympus DSX1000 Digital Microscope

We look at a new digital microscope from Olympus. The DSX1000 boasts a 20–7,000X magnification range and the ability to instantly switch between six observation methods. A fast motorized optical zoom lets you optically zoom in and out by simply turning the dial on the console. Advanced algorithms enable you to capture high-resolution 3D images just by pushing a button.

 

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How To: Effectively Label Gages

Gages are found throughout manufacturing facilities. We discuss key identifiers that should be present on effective gage labels and stickers.

QDL: An Uber for Manufacturing?

QDL for August 16, 2019

We talk to Rigved Raut, founder of McPond, about connecting people who have machine-work but no machines with shops that have underutilized equipment. Plus: We look at probes and probe calibration spheres from Q-Mark

Be sure to subscribe to Q-Mark's YouTube channel.

 

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How To: Use CPK, and What Is It?

Master gages are vital to performing internal calibrations. What do you do when the master is found out of tolerance? We share tips and the beginnings of corrective actions that can be taken when a master gage failed its recent calibration.