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QDL Tech Corner: Exploring Brunson Intrument's cave

Story links for Oct. 11, 2019

 

Join us for a look at Brunson Instrument's amazing 220,000 square feet cave where they design and manufacture their state-of-the-art metrology equipment.

 

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QDL Tech Corner: Lasertec Optelics Hybrid Confocal Microscope

Story links for Oct. 4, 2019

 

Tech Corner: Lasertec Optelics Hybrid Confocal Microscope

Laser and white-light confocal in one body

We take a closer look at the Lasertec Optelics Hybrid Confocal Microscope, which features high resolution, wide FOV, nano-scale measurement, and wavelength selection.

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QDL: Changing the face of engineering

Story links for Sept. 27, 2019

 

Changing the face of engineering

Michelle Edwards, chair of the Women in Metrology committee for the Coordinate Metrology Society, talks about women in engineering, and the importance of diversity.


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QDL: Safety Products, and Electric and Autonomous Vehicle Standards

Story links for Sept. 25, 2019

 

Chad Kymal, CTO of Omnex Inc., talks about how technological developments are causing changes to auto standards, methodologies, and the QMS.

Article: "Considerations of Functional Safety, Automotive SPICE, and Cybersecurity in Automotive New-Product Development"
Webinar: "Safety Products, and Electric (EV) & Autonomous (AV) Vehicle Standards"

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QDL Tech Corner: JEOL NeoScope Scanning Electron Microscope

Story links for Sept. 20, 2019

 

This is not your father's SEM

This week on Tech Corner we look at the JEOL NeoScope (JCM-7000) scanning electron microscope from Nikon Metrology. Auto functions, stage automation, and software enable easy sample imaging and elemental analysis.

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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"