Quality Video

Technorazzi: Introduction to Laser Trackers

Many industries must precisely measure the three-dimensional features of large objects. An increasingly popular way to do this is with a laser tracker, which measures 3-D coordinates by tracking a laser beam to a retroreflective target held in contact with the object of interest.

 

Laser trackers replace conventional tools such as tape measures, piano wire, plumb bobs, and even theodolites—they are a more accurate and reliable tool that allow you to streamline your processes and gain confidence in your measurement results.

 

Laser trackers are typically used in applications such as alignment, machine installation, component inspect, tool building and setup, and reverse engineering.

 

In this demonstration you will learn about laser tracker technology, and see how it can be used in different applications.

 

For more information visit www.faro.com/lasertracker

Camstar

Qualifacturing by Camstar.

 

What is Qualifacturing?

 

A rare state of company success where costs actually decrease while innovation increases. The only known occurrences are in companies where Camstar’s Enterprise Platform is used to Advance Product Quality.

 

Testimonials from Camstar customers.

 

Visit www.qualifacturing.com/qdvideobanner  

Mike Micklewright: Creating a Leaner Quality Management System

Micklewright suggests applying lean principles to your quality management system.

 

Downsize Documentation

• Companies tend to overdocument their QMS

• Sort your documents

• Check the revision record of documents

• Check documents from old standards

• Check contents of documents

• Create two-page quality manual

 

Using quick changeover to modify documents

• Value stream map of documentation

• Reduce wasted time in creating, modifying or approving documents

 

Integrating lean into your QMS

• Lean, ISO 9001, and other quality programs often duplicate each other

 

For more information on making a lean QMS, read Micklewright's book: Lean ISO 9001: Adding Spark to your ISO 9001 QMS and Sustainability to your Lean Efforts available at the ASQ book store.

OGP Best Practices

This Optical Gaging Products video outlines the considerations choosing the appropriate measuring technology for your application.

 

* The size of your part

* 2-D or 3-D measurement

* Accuracy

* Throughput

* Single sensor or multisensor

 

For more information visit www.ogpnet.com

 

Technorazzi Live: Portable CMMs and FaroArm Quantum

In this episode of Technorazzi Live we will learn the basics about portable coordinate measuring machines (PCMMs). These versatile shop-floor measuring tools provide accurate 3-D measurements of small objects to very large objects.

 

This is a recorded version of a live broadcast from FARO's headquarters in Lake Mary, Florida. FARO is a worldwide leader in computer-aided measurement systems and software.

 

The video features FARO's FaroArm Quantum PCMM. Learn what is common amongst most PCMMs and, of course, what makes the Quantum stand out. The Quantum represents the latest generation of the FaroArm product line and its industry-leading features make it the perfect choice for companies constrained by the limitations of fixed CMMs and lesser quality portable models. It's the ideal tool for completing surface measurements and dimensional calculations to a high degree of precision. It will also perform CAD analysis, inspections, and alignments.

Zeiss Tech Center Grand Opening

Overview of Carl Zeiss IMT West Coast Tech Center Grand Opening on April 6-7, 2010, in Irvine, California.

 

Video includes a quick look at several Zeiss measurement machines and description of the MasterControl software.

 

Visit www.zeiss.com/imt.

Technorazzi Live: CPM Labs Gauge Use and Abuse

The basics of measurement tools and techniques never goes out of style. Quality Digest's Technorazzi series of online instructional videos, hosted by editor in chief Dirk Dusharme and presented by Craig Howell of CPM Labs, is today's best resource for tips and training on the proper use of everything from dial calipers to vision systems.

 

Now, Dirk and Craig will take it to the next level with a LIVE streaming video event that will offer instruction on the use of several typical pieces of measurement equipment. You'll have the opportunity to e-mail Dirk and Craig your questions and comments, which they'll address in a HANDS-ON, REAL-TIME manner. You'll be able to hear AND see their responses as they happen.

InfinityQS ProFicient Demo

Doug Fair, InfinityQS’ VP of Statistical Operations, gives viewers a look at some of the new features in the latest version of the industry leading Statistical Process Control (SPC) solution, ProFicient 4.  The enhancements covered in the video include fully automated data collection, the live data warehouse Data Management System, as well as features related to HACCP and SSOP compliance.

 

InfinityQS quality control solutions help manufacturers dramatically lower production costs with software tools that reduce scrap, validate regulatory compliance, and meet customer requirements. InfinityQS software helps quality professionals make intelligent decisions to improve their manufacturing processes in real-time, before defects occur.

 

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Harrington Group

Established in 1991 and headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Harrington Group Inc. is a pioneer and leading supplier of quality and business management software solutions to companies worldwide including a majority of the Fortune 1000.

 

The Harrington Group develops applications that help organizations of any size realize their quality goals and improve overall business operations. The applications developed by the Harrington Group range from enterprisewide, scalable, web-based products that provide enough power and flexibility for the largest multi-national corporations to single-license desktop products perfect for small offices. With a full range of products designed to meet any quality or business need, Harrington Group stands ready to collaborate with any organization to help develop their own complete solution.

 

Visit www.harrington-group.com.

OGP Focus Series Comparators

OGP introduces their Focus line of contour projectors, which are unlike any you’ve seen before.

 

This family of 4, rugged, best-in-class horizontal benchtop comparators includes the 14-inch Focus, the 14-inch Focus Lite, the 16-inch Focus Advance, and the 16-inch Focus5.

 

The Focus Lite is a 14-inch comparator that offers OGP quality and groundbreaking technologies at an attractive price.

 

Get more information on our Focus series of comparators by clicking here.

 

The Focus is OGP’s newest 14-inch comparator, featuring numerous value-added and innovative features.

 

The Focus Advance is OGP’s first 16-inch comparator with a rich feature set as well as innovative hardware and software options that give it full video measurement capabilities.

 

The Focus5 is a 16-inch comparator with a dedicated 5x lens system for viewing 3.2 inches of a part all at once on its 16” screen.