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Inside Quality Digest Live for February 24, 2017

From the birth of computerized spreadsheets to the birth of in-process testing

Published: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 12:02

Businesses don’t have to chose between being “tree huggers” or “planet plunderers.” Black History Month: NIST employee was one of the developers of the computerized spreadsheet. Metrology: process signature analysis and large-field-of-view, multisensor systems. 

“African-American History Month: From Shortstop to Spreadsheets”

Vernon Dantzler wrote many of the subroutines for what became the NIST OMNITAB spreadsheet program. He is profiled by NIST for Black History Month.


Large-field-of-view multisensor measurement

Tom Groff of OGP describes the advantages of multisensor measurement systems and the large-field-of-view Fusion 400 in particular.

“Why Going Green Can Bring in the Green $$$”

Either you’re a job-destroying tree-hugger detached from economic reality, or a planet-plunderer, devastating the environment without a thought to anything except the bottom line. Well, maybe not.

“The Birth of In-Process Testing”

A question in the ’90s: Could process signature analysis be applied in a systematic fashion up and down the whole assembly line? You bet.


Tune in this coming Fri., March 3, 2017, for our next show. You can watch us either on our home page or our dedicated player page. See you there!


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Dirk Dusharme is Quality Digest’s editor in chief.