Computed Tomography (CT) has been around for years. The completeness and clarity of information provided by CT technology has improved dramatically over the last several years, and its benefits are nothing short of amazing when compared with merely looking at and probing patients from the outside.
With pressure to reduce cost while improving productivity, every automotive manufacturer has had to consider in-process quality control. To an extent, quality has become a given, but there still remains a huge variance in the sampling rate depending upon a particular manufacturing component and process.
In an interview with Quality magazine, Otto Geiseman, business unit manager of Carl Zeiss IMT's Junker & Partner Detroit, describes how fixturing technology can help readers, and explains the fixturing market today. www.carlzeiss.com/metrology
Radio signals reach pilots on board an aircraft through the "radar dome", the rounded nose of the aircraft. But if errors occur during the production of this "nose"- tiny foreign particles, drops of water or air bubbles-this can impede radio traffic. In the future, a non-destructive testing system will identify just such imperfections during production.