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The decision to purchase a piece of measuring equipment should never be taken lightly.
Active thermography is a young yet highly efficient and powerful technique for NDT in aerospace. With a focus on the inspection of composite materials it offers many advantages.
As the cliché goes, quality is an endless journey. Irrespective of your performance as a supplier, when it comes to customer expectations, there is only one way: up.
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.
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