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Internal Quality Audits are a requirement of ISO 9001 that rarely bring value to an organization past simply maintaining compliance to the standard. Despite their best efforts, even well-trained internal auditors may not be as effective as they could be.
Model-based Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) is powerful digital intelligence that can automate and improve quality across the entire manufacturing enterprise.
Image-processing in the near infrared spectrum is already well established in the photovoltaic industry where it is used in demanding optical inspection procedures that check solar cells for micro-cracks, which can occur during crystal growth and wafer sawing. But this technology has much more to offer and it is gaining in importance in other areas, as this article shows.
Multisensor systems have come a long way since the introduction of video measurement back in the 1970s.
The purpose of this field guide is to assist organizations, step by step, in implementing a quality management system (QMS) in conformance with ISO 9001:2008, whether from scratch or by transitioning from ISO 9001:2000. It examines each sub-clause of Sections 4–8 of ISO 9001:2008, which contain the requirements, and gives a list of the documentation/documents required, internal audit questions, a summary of management’s responsibilities, and a flowchart of the steps that need to be undertaken to satisfy the requirements.
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