Technorazzi: CPM Labs--Vision System

Craig Howell of CPM labs demonstrates a simple vision system.

 

This type of system is quite simple compared to high-end vision systems, but the techniques are similar.

 

In this demonstration

* Measuring the diameter of President Lincoln's nose

* The distance between the leads on an integrated circuit

* Compensating for skew

* Measuring an angle

* Various types of light sources.

 

Book Shelf: Lean Hospitals--Mark Graban

Quality Digest editor, Taran March, interviews Mark Graban, author of Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Satisfaction.

 

Available from:

Productivity Press 

or

www.markgraban.com

 

Special Report: Hazardous Substance Process Management—Part 1

This is Part 1 of our series on hazardous substance process management.

 

In this episode we cover:

* The problem of e-waste shipped overseas

* ROHS

* ROHS-type legislation in the United States

* Dumping non-ROHS compliant electronics in the United States

* Difficulties of meeting ROHS-type legislation

* How a new specification IECQ HSPM QC 080000 can help companies meet the requirements of ROHS and other hazardous substance legislation.

 

Quality Road Show with Mike Micklewright: Norfield Industries—Part 3

Mike Micklewright visits Norfield Industries in Chico, California.

 

In this third episode of the series, Dan Bird of Norfield shows Micklewright how Norfield reduced setup time for CNC machines by 90 percent.

 

Key elements of CNC setup reduction.

* Electronic data transfer of presetter data

* Multistage fixturing for the CNC

 

 

We'd like to thank Norfield Industries for taking the time meet with us.

 

Technorazzi: CPM Labs--Optical Comparator

In this episode, Craig Howell, owner and president of CPM Labs, gives a brief overview of an optical comparator

 

* How it works
* Major diameter measurement of a screw
* Diameter measurement of a ball bearing
* Angle measurement
* Adjusting for skew

 

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Special Report: Hazardous Substance Process Management—Intro

www.iecq.org/hazardous/solution.htm  

 

An introduction to an upcoming documentary series by Quality Digest on ROHS and other e-waste directives and initiatives. The intro mentions the six substances limited by ROHS and some of the legal ramifications. It also introduces QC 080000 as a specification that can help companies meet the requirements of ROHS and related standards.

 

Quality Road Show with Mike Micklewright: Norfield Industries—Part 2

Mike Micklewright visits Norfield Industries in Chico, California, in this second episode of the series, Dan Bird of Norfield shows Micklewright how a small manufacturer can implement lean.

 

This episodes will demonstrate efficiencies gained through:

A pass-through oven

Fixturing 

Shadow boards that also function as go/no-go gauges

Kanban racks

 

We'd like to thank Norfield Industries for taking the time meet with us.

 

Quality Road Show with Mike Micklewright: Norfield Industries—Part 1

Mike Micklewright visits Norfield Industries in Chico, California, in this first episode of the series. Norfield is a manufacturer of fabricating equipment for prehung doors.

 

Dan Bird of Norfield shows Micklewright how a small manufacturer can implement lean. This episodes will demonstrate:

Set-up reduction

Quick changeover

One-piece workflow

Shadow boards

Work-cell management.

 

We'd like to thank Norfield Industries for taking the time meet with us.

Technorazzi: CPM Labs--Surface Roughness

In this episode, Craig Howell, owner and president of CPM Labs, talks about handheld profilometers (surface roughness).

  • Set-up/Calibration
  • Taking a measurement
  • Taking care of the instrument

 

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Technorazzi: CPM Labs--Gauge Blocks

In this episode, Craig Howell, owner and president of CPM Labs, talks about gauge blocks.

What are they made of?

What shapes do they come in?

How to wring gauge blocks.

Special: Effect of temperature on dimensional measurement.

 

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