To be Lean, in process improvement speak, is to maximize customer value by eliminating waste. This means that an organization can create more value for customers with fewer resources if they can understand customer value and focus key processes to continually improve.
It’s an exciting time to work in nondestructive testing (NDT) for aerospace, particularly now that significant strides in NDT techniques have transformed how the industry approaches aircraft maintainability and safety.
Have you heard of Line Confocal Imaging (LCI)? Perhaps not, since the technology is relatively new to the already high-tech, high-resolution 3D measurement industry. Companies like Axiom Optics are dipping their toes in the water with STIL’s line of noncontact, chromatic confocal sensors.
In the manufacturing world, the buzzword “Industry 4.0” is on seemingly everyone’s lips for a reason. Not only do manufacturers have to keep up with rapidly evolving technology, but also with the changes in consumer trends that go along with it in order to survive, much less triumph, in an increasingly competitive and high-tech marketplace.
Sir Isaac Newton’s three laws of motion, published in his thesis Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Latin for Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy) in 1687, are what modern-day physicists and metrologists refer to when they describe force as any interaction that, if unopposed, will change the motion of an object.
The Be Pro Be Proud campaign in Arkansas and the Center for Manufacturing Innovation in South Carolina are two of the many initiatives across the U.S. aimed at replenishing the manufacturing workforce.
In June, three student teams from the Chicago Tech Academy (ChiTech) presented their innovations in front of an audience of manufacturing industry professionals at the 2016 SAP Manufacturing Industries Forum.
When it comes to testing aerospace components, the costs of imperfections go far beyond the financial. Thus it is critical that nondestructive testing (NDT) for aerospace vehicles and parts is made foolproof in finding even the tiniest hint of damage or defect.