CONTENTS 26 FEATURES QUALITY MEASUREMENT 26 Making Better Medical Devices With Multisensor Metrology Verifying that manufactured parts meet design specifications is the name of the game. QUALITY TEST & INSPECTION 32 Why Machine Vision Needs Standards Don’t underestimate the impact standards have had in making vision more robust and affordable. QUALITY SOFTWARE & ANALYSIS 36 Six Steps to Shop Floor Acceptance of SPC Software SPC software is one of the most important tools for continuous improvement on the shop floor. But to get results, you need to ensure buy-in from shop floor operators. 42 IMTS Product Showcase Get a sneak preview of the products and services featured at IMTS 2010, to be held at McCormick Place in Chicago, September 13-18. ABOUT THE COVER For operators to accept a new system implementation, managers must design the SPC software implementation with consideration for the motivations, needs and problems of the operators. www.qualitymag.com August 2010 | QUALITY 3 AUGUST 2010 VOLUME 49/NUMBER 8 DEPARTMENTS 6 From the Editor New Faces 8 Industry News AMT, NAM Form Partnership Demand Sparks Growth is Used, Rental Test Equipment Keynote Speaker Set for Infusion 2010 14 Face of Quality Valued Employees Get Results 16 Other Dimensions Pushing Your Luck 20 Quality 101 Up Close with Dimensional Measurement Microscopes 22 Quality Innovations Today’s Comparator 52 Case Study CMM Guides Complex Mars Rover Project 70 Classifieds 71 Advertising Index NEXT MONTH Coating & Thickness Measurement Torque Testing Training Automotive Supply Chain Quality Source: Optical Gaging Products Inc.