Test & Inspection

Aerospace - NDT in Aerospace

NDT in Aerospace Gains Gravity

While NDT has long been an essential method of testing in the aerospace field, it’s being adopted in a more widespread manner than ever.

Although there seem to have been several high-profile quality control issues in the aerospace industry in recent years—such as several large recalls from high-profile airplane manufacturers—quality control in the aerospace arena is improving.


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Other Dimensions

How Long Are Calibration Reports Valid?

Consider these factors in looking at a calibration report.

This question is rarely, if ever, asked but assumptions regarding the length of time involved regularly pop up, especially when measurement disputes are the situation into which such assumptions are injected.


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Case Study

A Vision for Quality

Attention to quality of critical transportation parts helps drive Mennie Machine Company.

Cheryl and her husband Hubert started Mennie Machine Company in their home and garage in 1969.


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NDT - Ultrasonics

Market Analysis

Where is The Ultrasonic Nondestructive Test Equipment Market Headed?

Although initially developed as a method for detecting defects in structures in order to safeguard against catastrophic failures, ultrasonic non-destructive testing (NDT) has evolved immensely to a technique considered the mainstay for the NDT industry.


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Quality 101

Leak Testing Gets a Bump from Lean Manufacturing, KANBAN

Making lean manufacturing even leaner.

Rings that do not seal, porous metals that leak fluid and tubes with holes can result in parts malfunctioning causing millions of dollars in damage, and even loss of life.


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Market Analysis

Hardness Testing: Market Analysis 2013

Market upbeat despite facing headwinds.

When Frost & Sullivan previously analyzed this market for Quality’s 2012 issue on hardness testing, the market was undergoing a period of transition.


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NDT - Probes

Gaging Probes Get Results

Variations in LVDT gage head technology address different manufacturing automation applications.

Electronic gaging probes provide the data collection capability for many of today’s automated dimensional data acquisition systems.


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Test & Inspection

Boost Product Reliability with Environmental Stress Screening

Environmental stress screening is a series of intensified tests to identify potential manufacturing flaws.

Need an immediate increase in reliability? Is your product robust but you want complete confidence that everything has been done to minimize your field failures?


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NDT - 101

Flaw Detection Gets Smart with Robotic NDT

Robotic eddy current testing promises to improve flaw detection at the same time it reduces in-service failures.

The recent advent of more affordable industrial robots and controls has enabled the development of fully automated eddy current testing systems that improve flaw detection and reduce inspection costs.


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Vision & Sensors - Case Study

Integrating A 3-D Inspection System

A major manufacturer of building materials wanted to add 100% inline dimensional inspection to its manufacturing line.

LMI introduced the manufacturer to Cyth Systems, a leading integration and engineering firm headquartered in Southern California with pioneering success in designing and building automated test systems, machine vision systems, and embedded control systems.


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Charles J. Hellier has been active in the technology of nondestructive testing and related quality and inspection fields since 1957. Here he talks with Quality's managing editor, Michelle Bangert, about the importance of training.
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