As every product has modes of failure, inspection becomes a necessary step to determine the root cause. Inspections can be conducted with parts or assemblies that fail perform as intended or when they no longer meet the tolerances initially set by the manufacturer. This process involves collection of data from different types of evaluations. Some failures are straightforward to address, while others are more complex and require significant investment.
Finding the root cause of failures in parts and components often poses a ... Continue Reading ?
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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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 ?