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.
For more than half a century, plug gages have been a crucial part of maintaining tolerances of the highest standard and have been at the core of quality control applications across a variety of end-user applications.