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Acoustically Measuring Polycrystalline Diamond Thickness

Wafer manufacturers can use acoustic imaging to measure the thickness of PCD inserts without sectioning the wafers.
By Tom Adams
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Various types of polycrystalline diamond (PCD) cutting tool inserts are made from a wafer in which tungsten carbide (WC) serves as a substrate. The PCD provides the hardness and durability that makes cutting possible, while the WC provides a strong base.


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High Acoustic Frequency Imaging

Tiny ceramic chip capacitors can be screened for defects using high acoustic frequency imaging.
By Tom Adams
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An internal structural defect in a ceramic chip capacitor becomes activated when it expands to create an electrical leakage path between two adjacent electrode layers.


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Inside CI: Trial and Error

People who are involved in R&D must be incredibly determined and continually optimistic.
By Susan Sutton
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“What is defeat? Nothing but education, nothing but the first step toward something better.” – Wendell Phillips, Abolitionist


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Non-Destructive Testing Grows 5%

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Nondestructive testing (NDT) industry revenue grew an estimated 5% per year (on average) to $966.8 million, according to a new report.
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Inside CI: Research & Development

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This issue includes our exclusive annual R&D Lab Equipment and Instrumentation Directory, a handy tool to help you quickly find the best supplier for your specific R&D needs.*


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X-Ray Analysis of Ceramics

The value of X-ray technology can be applied to materials and processes used in the ceramic industry.
By Robert H. Clifford Ph.D. and Dan Davis
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Ceramics can be found in almost every aspect of our daily lives. In fact, our society has come to rely on their versatility as a material.


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Maximizing Benefits from Test Laboratory Services

By Robert Bebout
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Following a few simple guidelines can help manufacturers manage their testing program.


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Identifying Defects

By Tom Adams
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A new imaging process can identify extremely small surface or sub-surface cracks in silicon nitride bearing balls.


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COMPOSITE INNOVATIONS: Seeing Below the Surface

By Anne Trafton
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Infrared themographic image of a nanoengineered composite heated via electrical probes (clips can be seen at bottom of image). The scalebar of colors is degrees Celsius. The MIT logo has
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Developing a Multi-Location Color Control System

By James Roberts
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Maintaining color control to a master standard is an especially difficult task for multi-location organizations.
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