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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.
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.
Put yourself in someone else’s shoes. It’s a great way to describe empathy, a subject I have talked about in other columns. But the phrase is also a great way to describe one important aspect of what designers and engineers do with every project, especially quality engineers—environment stress testing and screening.
Laser tracker equipment has been in existence for three decades, used widely in the automotive, aerospace and machine shops sectors for larger volume and high accuracy measurements.
All practical dimensional metrology applications rely on capturing data points in space, xyz coordinates.
In the mid 1980s my company got its first PC for accounting and a database of client/case records. It was a revolution!
Patented for manufacturing in 1943, historians document this tool has been in use for nearly a century.
Stringent regulations, safety concerns and expanding applications of composites to push uptake of NDT.
The 2014 MFG Meeting will be held at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, AZ, March 5-8.
Liebherr will exclusively represent the Wenzel GearTec product line in the United States and Canada.
The purpose of this field guide is to assist organizations, step by step, in implementing a quality management system (QMS) in conformance with ISO 9001:2008, whether from scratch or by transitioning from ISO 9001:2000. It examines each sub-clause of Sections 4–8 of ISO 9001:2008, which contain the requirements, and gives a list of the documentation/documents required, internal audit questions, a summary of management’s responsibilities, and a flowchart of the steps that need to be undertaken to satisfy the requirements.
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