The cost today for a catastrophic press failure ranges from thousands of dollars in lost production time and replacement costs to the loss of a key operator due to injury or a customer that takes his business elsewhere.
Almost any application in the area of automatic identification (auto ID) raises fundamental questions about what the appropriate identification technology is for “my application,” but none more than track and trace.
Some folks select the calibration source based on convenience. They reason that the best choice for them is the lab down the street or around the corner because they don’t have to ship their stuff any distance to get it done.
As applications continue to demand more of engineering materials and as the stakes for life expectancy of finished products continue to rise, testing is anticipated to play an ever more important role in product development and quality control processes.