Quality Control

  • Quality Control in the Manufacture of Metal Parts

    Quality Control in the Manufacture of Metal Parts

    Learn the vital components of an effective quality control program and its role in ensuring that metal parts meet their requirements for design and function.

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  • 8 Things to Know About ISO 9000

    8 Things to Know About ISO 9000

    Adherence to ISO 9000 standards by an organization demonstrates to customers that it is committed to implementing best practices for quality management.

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  • Heat Expansion of Metals and the Summertime Blues

    Heat Expansion of Metals and the Summertime Blues

    Utilizing a controlled environment helps to minimize the effects of heat expansion and other temperature issues on the measurement of metal parts.

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  • 4 Critical Steps to Overcoming Material Surface Imperfections

    4 Critical Steps to Overcoming Material Surface Imperfections

    Specifying the magnification level and details of how a material surface must be examined helps to ensure that parts will pass inspection and meet your needs.

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  • 5 Things You Need to Know About OD/ID Concentricity

    5 Things You Need to Know About OD/ID Concentricity

    Because verifying concentricity is time-consuming and costly, try to use other applicable GD&T symbols in place of concentricity in tubing drawings and designs.

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  • Measuring the Perpendicularity of Small Metal Parts

    Measuring the Perpendicularity of Small Metal Parts

    When measuring the perpendicularity of small metal parts, consider the effects of a part’s diameter, length, straightness, and manufacturing method.

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  • Avoiding the Risks of Standard to Metric Tolerance Chart Conversion

    Avoiding the Risks of Standard to Metric Tolerance Chart Conversion

    With a metric tolerance chart, you need to account for the upper and lower tolerance spec limits when converting between standard and metric measurements.

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  • The Human Factor in Metal Inspection

    The Human Factor in Metal Inspection

    Metal Cutting Corporation uses visual and mechanical methods of metal inspection to help ensure that small parts meet customers' manufacturing requirements.

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  • 7 Steps to Ensuring Your Measured Results Are In Spec

    7 Steps to Ensuring Your Measured Results Are In Spec

    In our industry, it’s a given that calibrated devices will be used to take measurements, but consistent results aren't guaranteed. Discover how to ensure calibrated measuring yields accurate results.

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  • What Is Calibration Tolerance?

    What Is Calibration Tolerance?

    The key to calibration tolerance is understanding both what a device is capable of doing and the tolerance to which the device has been calibrated.

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  • The Quandaries of Calibration Standards

    The Quandaries of Calibration Standards

    Calibration standards for devices and equipment used in measuring, inspecting, and manufacturing of precision metal parts can pose some unique challenges.

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  • The Sampling Plan in Quality Control

    The Sampling Plan in Quality Control

    A statistically valid sampling plan in quality control provides a high level of confidence that if the sample is acceptable, the entire lot is acceptable.

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  • Small Diameter Tubing: How to Pick The Best ID Inspection Method

    Small Diameter Tubing: How to Pick The Best ID Inspection Method

    Agreeing on the tool to be used for verifying ID, particularly with small diameter tubing, can mean the difference between meeting your specs and incurring the cost of additional work.

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  • Why Use a Metal Surface Finish Chart?

    Why Use a Metal Surface Finish Chart?

    A surface finish chart is a handy reference tool for characteristics such as measurement units and typical Ra values according to the metal cutting method used.

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  • Measuring Straightness in Small Metal Parts

    Measuring Straightness in Small Metal Parts

    Qualitative methods for measuring the straightness of small metal parts help to keep production costs under control and deliver the results that customers need.

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  • Small Gages in Metal Parts Sourcing

    Small Gages in Metal Parts Sourcing

    Small gages such as pin gages or pin plug gages are useful tools for inspecting IDs and making sure small diameter metal tubing meets specified tolerances.

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