Quality Control

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

    5 Things You Need to Know about OD/ID Concentricity

    Tubing OD and ID measurements with concentricity requirements can add up to one big headache. Yet, sometimes concentricity is required. Read more about why this tolerance is used and how to avoid it.

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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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  • Avoiding the Risks of Standard to Metric Tolerance Chart Conversion

    Avoiding the Risks of Standard to Metric Tolerance Chart Conversion

    This is the second of four blogs looking at the fundamentals of small parts sourcing and how to make more informed decisions about specifications.

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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 Surface Finish Chart?

    Why Use a 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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  • 4 Critical Steps to Overcoming Material Surface Imperfections

    4 Critical Steps to Overcoming Material Surface Imperfections

    By identifying the magnification level at which a material surface needs to be examined, you can help to ensure parts will pass inspection and meet your needs.

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  • Perpendicularity of Precision Cut Small Metal Parts

    Perpendicularity of Precision Cut Small Metal Parts

    Perpendicularity of the cut end on precision metal rods, tubes, and wires is affected by the part’s diameter, length, straightness, and manufacturing method.

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  • Measuring Straightness in Small Metal Parts

    Measuring Straightness in Small Metal Parts

    Straightness is especially important for wires, pins, tubes, and other cylindrical parts that need to fit into a hole or mate with another part. Learn more about measurement best practices.

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  • Heat Expansion of Metals and the Summertime Blues

    Heat Expansion of Metals and the Summertime Blues

    When creating the specifications for a part, manufacturers, designers, and engineers all need to keep heat expansion of metals in mind and consider how precise the part’s dimensions really need to be.

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  • Small Gages in Metal Parts Sourcing

    Small Gages in Metal Parts Sourcing

    Metal Cutting Corporation often uses small gages such as pin gages to inspect IDs and make sure that small diameter metal tubing meets specified tolerances.

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