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16
jan

The automotive chassis-putting it all together

Let’s start with a guessing game. Do you know how many parts the average car contains? Unless you’re an avid automobile enthusiast (or, perhaps, a trivia game devotee) you probably don’t, so here’s the answer: around 30,000 if you count right down to the last nuts and bolts. An engine alone has about 1,800 separate...
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04
jan

About model-based measurement. Here’s what you need to know.

I know what you’re thinking. Seriously, I do. And I’ll prove it. I’ll prove it with a statement: all measurements are precluded by a conceptualization. If that sounds somewhat elaborate, let me explain. If I say the word “window” to you, an automatic thought process will begin in your mind. As soon as you heard...
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14
des

Manufacturing electronic components – small is beautiful

When it comes vertical industries, arguably few are more visible and familiar to most of us than consumer electronics. Our appetite for such products appears to be endless. As a result the market continues to expand. According to Reports Insights[1], it was valued at USD 740.79 billion in 2022, with a CAGR of 4.62% forecast...
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07
des

The transition to clean energy needs to be successfully wired

Clean energy: these days the term sometimes seems inescapable, doesn’t it? Whichever side of the fence you sit on regarding its uptake and the broader subject of environmental concerns, such issues are front of mind in both the consumer and enterprise worlds, hotly debated by the public, politicians, and corporate leaders alike. The topic is...
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30
nov

The importance of recalibration

Recently, we addressed the question “what is calibration?” and provided a general overview of the subject. But calibration itself is not the end of the matter. In fact, after a measurement device has been calibrated, you’d be mistaken to imagine everything is good to go without any more attention required. First, it’s a matter of...
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21
nov

Want great teeth, need great machine tools! That means accurate measurement. Seriously…

As a reader of these blogs, you’ll probably know that in the world of measurement we care a great deal about terms like accuracy and precision. So, you’ll have to forgive the following, unvalidated (and thus somewhat out-of-character) claim. It’s this: no one likes visiting the dentist. Seriously. There’s enough anecdotal evidence to suggest that...
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16
nov

Tolerance

In our recent series, we’ve devoted a blog to explaining and understanding each of the key terms used in measurement technology (terms like true value, accuracy, precision, etc.) In this final instalment, we’ll investigate the term “tolerance”. Unlikely a way as it sounds to start a blog about a key aspect of measurement systems, the...
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14
nov

How can you use accurate measurement to help reduce waste in the production of wire and cables – and promote sustainability?

Find out with Kjell Johnsen from Conoptica at the IWM conference, ‘Energy Innovates – Growth Through Sustainability’, 14th-15th November, in Birmingham, UK. Waste is endemic to production processes – including those for wire and cables. Reducing this waste is a key metric to help boost sustainability. And, it also reduces costs and helps protect margins...
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07
nov

Medical instruments: the importance of measurement systems

Think of healthcare and the medical industry and three words will likely spring quickly to mind as being of foremost importance: precision, quality, and safety. A fourth term, while perhaps less immediately obvious to the layman, underpins them all: accurate measurement. It applies especially to the production of medical instruments. Stethoscopes; ophthalmoscopes, needles, speculums; most...
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31
okt

Precision

In this blog, part of our series on the basics of measurement, we’re going to look at “precision”. It’s one of those words that we use in everyday life without thinking twice about its meaning. But in the world of measurement and measurement systems, perhaps not surprisingly. We must be a lot more careful. In...
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