Conventional NDT methods, such as X-ray and magnetic particle inspection, identify defective parts by scanning for indications of a defect. In addition to these methods, process compensated resonant inspection and phased array, though not the most commonly used, may be the right choice for a particular application.
The USS Exact Scan single camera system inspects the entire body side of a vehicle as it moves down an assembly line, inspecting for features such as badges, emblems, decals, door handles, running boards, wheels, lights, bumpers and body-side cladding.
In a sense, the XYZ inline inspection systems from SMAC Inc. (Carlsbad, CA) work as a mini-coordinate measuring machine (CMM) for inline inspection, says Steve Curtiss, applications manager at SMAC Inc.
After a great vision show in Boston, my summer travel schedule was
light and as fall approaches, I look forward to traveling again.
Whether it is a week at McCormick place in Chicago or returning to
Detroit, it should be an interesting season.
With products used in the exploration of space and vessels alone on the open sea, Lockheed Martin is well aware of the importance of quality and safety. Join Quality Magazine as we explore Lockheed Martin’s MS2 business unit in Oldsmar, FL, in this exclusive field report.