Pre-production Inspection for Today’s Manufacturing World

 

Image: Quality Engineer at Jesse Garant Metrology Center reviewing the initial results from an automated First Article Inspection report.

The reality is that every part will have faults and defects at some level. Tolerable defects must be identified up front during the development stage in order to determine the proper manufacturing and qualification requirements. Without this critical step, project costs can spiral out of control when trying to address quality concerns of parts at later stages in the manufacturing cycle.

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Offline Production Part Inspection

 

Image: Quality Engineer at Jesse Garant Metrology performing offline production inspection using a 450kv CT system for proactive NDT inspection.

To accomplish this, parts are required to be properly engineered from the very beginning. However, as design becomes more critical so too does the need for a “perfect” part to match the expectations of real world operations, simulated or otherwise.

The need for more efficient parts is driving industries to invest in new materials and manufacturing processes. Regardless of these novelties, ...

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What will the future hold for NDT inspection services?

With Industry 4.0 ushering in the widespread digitization of manufacturing, NDT laboratories are facing greater demand for advanced inspection methods and definitive results. Maintaining tight quality control in industry is essential for manufacturers to stand behind their product and avoid recalls that can ruin well-established companies.

Reactive and Proactive NDT

Non-destructive testing can be done at any stage of a product’s lifecycle. Currently, NDT for parts is mostly utilized as a reactive solution to identify part failures after they occur. For ...

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