News and comment4Blisks & integrated measurement8
A complex new product development, Blisks, for the hugeJSF programme, presents an unprecedented challengefor Rolls-Royce on how to integrate CMM measurementtechnologies into new manufacturing processes.
Laser radar in its sights 14
Janicki Industries utilizes laser radar measurement tech-nology to develop innovative composite tooling forlarge-scale lightweight prototype aircraft.
Focus on NIST18
The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) plays a significant role in underpinning US eco-nomic and technological development. By ThomasShattuck
Wenzel - the first 40 years21
40 Years of Wenzel Precision are being celebrated thisyear. Strategic acquisitions look set to play a major rolein the company’s drive for dynamic growth.
CMMs23Surface and form measurement25Micro & nanometrology26Global approach to QMS28
World leading industrial fasteners company, AnixterFasteners, has standardised its global quality manage-ment system on a single platform solution.
Lift off for Burcas30
A supply chain development programme based on a sixsigma and Lean approach leads to a £1m aerospacecontract for Burcas.
SPC & data collection33Food inspection gets better34
New inspection X-ray technology developed by Europeanresearchers is helping to ensure that the only thing inpeople’s dinners is the food itself.
Materials testing36Inspex 2008 focuses on quality37
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