In an ideal world, parts would come off the production line defect free and ready for shipment. But the truth is, that kind of utopia in the part manufacturing world does not exist, and part failures can occur for any number of reasons. Though there may be uncertainty regarding the cause of part failures, identifying which parts are failing shouldn’t be uncertain. Faced with this fork in the road, manufacturers need a testing method that identifies the part failures ... Continue Reading ?
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, ... Continue Reading ?
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 ... Continue Reading ?