Joseph Sorrentino

Joseph Sorrentino is president and CEO of Lean Quality Systems Inc., Dana Point, CA, a Veteran Owned Small Business. For more than 25 years, he has been instrumental in implementing successful quality management systems for commercial companies and government agencies throughout the United States. His clients have included The Boeing Company, Allied Signal/Honeywell, the United States Army Corp. of Engineers and the United States Navy. Sorrentino is the author of “Configuration Management: Implementation, Principles, and Applications for Manufacturing Industries” (CRC Press, 2008). He is recently introduced a training program based on the AS9100C revisions that is now available at from Amazon.com and at www.leanqualitysystems.com.

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Have Technology Advances Made Nondestructive Testing More Complex?

The manufacturing industry is using additive manufacturing to create large metal parts for aircraft and other complicated shapes.
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The reality is that it would be pretty hard to say “no” to this question. To illustrate this point, I have taken a single new process and analyzed it from a nondestructive test examiner’s point of view.


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AS9100C: Evolving to Align with the Globalization of Aerospace

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As a prerequisite to guarantee compliance with AS9100C, aerospace engineers must understand why the AS9100 standard was modified with the revisions present in its current version, “C.”
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The Evolution of the NDT Quality Inspector

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Quality should be determined by the intended technicians, clients or customers, and not by society in general.
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The Dashboard: Measuring the Quality of People and Product

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All companies need a real-time dashboard that represents their external eyes and ears.
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Key to Quality: Inspectors, Drawings and Geometric Tolerance

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Understanding how to interpret standards and specifications can reduce the need to ask for engineering help.
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Key to Quality: The Flavor of the Day Is LSS and the Theory of Constrains

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I realize that LSS and the theory of constrains are good things, but the main root cause problem is overlooked.
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The Ultrasonic Inspection of Submarines

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In 2005 the USS San Francisco (SSN-711) had a problem, and collided with an undersea mountain, damaging the submarine’s forward ballast tanks and sonar dome.
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Key to Quality: Interpreting Requirements and Standards

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Standards and specifications do not provide an enjoyable reading experience. There are no metaphors or similes as in poetry. There is no mayhem or suspense like you would find in a good mystery novel; no jokes as in a comedy; and worse yet, no plot or climatic ending.
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Seeing Is Not Believing

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Visual inspection is one of the most important nondestructive inspection techniques used today. However, it must be done carefully.
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Key to Quality: The Impact of NDT on the Medical Community

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Today’s NDT inspection has moved beyond aerospace and defense, and is becoming increasingly important to the medical industry.
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