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September 2013
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For non-contact and non-destructive testing, optical profilometry is the ideal solution for surface inspection and metrology – demonstrated by the quarter dollar coin example on the front cover of this issue. Dr Miriam Schwentker of Olympus microscopy explores how, moving into the digital age, opto-digital microscopy offers  many advantages for quality assessment tasks throughout manufacturing.

3D laser scanning opens up new business opportunities at diecasting company for toolmaking and reverse engineering

ASQ's new Global State of Quality study highlights the current use of core quality practices among manufacturers in 15 countries, representing more than 75% of the world’s gross domestic product.  By Laurel Nelson-Rowe, managing director, ASQ.

The Zeiss VoluMax computer tomograph  generates 3D volume data in seconds and is unaffected by temperature fluctuations, allowing 100 percent inspection checks in production.

 A look at four alternatives to the  more traditional approach of using an independent third-party test house.

By Jean-Louis Evans, MD. at TÜV SÜD Product Service.

Non-contact 3D measuring technology for medical and cosmetic applications. Intelligent camera permits fast and highly precise image processing.
By Sabrina Pschorn, VRmagic

Already an enthusiastic user of Faro measuring arm, Jaguar Cars’ manufacturing facility at Castle Bromwich has invested in advanced FaroArm Platinum and Laser Line Probe for use in its Body in White (BIW) department.

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