The efficient and early inclusion of quality in the Digital Tapestry is changing the way Lockheed Martin’s Space Systems does business. We are creating a seamless link between engineering, production and the supply chain. Using virtual design tools, we use the same 3-D information from concept to cosmos, making a faster and more affordable life cycle.
Computed tomography (CT) scanners are a popular choice for inspecting both the external and internal geometry of parts — finding inclusions, voids and flaws that could cause failure or underperformance.
In my last column I beat up on the calibration of adjustable thread ring gages. Since I’m a nice guy, I thought it only fair that non-adjustable or solid thread ring gage calibration get similar treatment.