Multi-sensor vision system wins the race to accuracy, throughput.
August 8, 2019
In the ultra-competitive world of professional motorsports, a winning edge can come from a combination of many incremental gains. Arguably few in the industry know this better than Roush Yates Engines located in Mooresville, NC.
The first step to ensuring the right color is communicated from concept to consumer is color specification.
August 1, 2019
Regardless of your industry, manufacturers face similar challenges—increasing costs of raw materials, labor and talent shortages, global competition, and other factors limiting profitability. More than ever, manufacturers must create products more quickly and efficiently while maintaining the highest quality standards.
Gabriel Hughes was once asked to calibrate a 2x4 at a previous job. While this may sound strange, the customer sent it in to have the precise dimensions calibrated. The wood was used to keep a door closed at a certain height, which they needed to monitor because of airflow.
In a lean manufacturing process, a poka-yoke method is employed to eliminate product defects by preventing, correcting, or drawing attention to human errors in real time. Industrial engineer Shigeo Shingo first applied the term poka-yoke (“mistake-proofing” in Japanese) to the Toyota Production System.
With the publication of ISO 45001, the world’s first international standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S) management, businesses can now easily integrate OH&S with their quality and environmental management systems. This provides major benefits to organizations that might not be easy to see.
In the manufacturing world there are many different types of data collection. Some types involve production counts or machine up time, but this discussion is centered on data collection for establishing and monitoring product quality.
Surface finish affects how a part will fit, reflect light, transmit heat, wear, distribute lubrication, accept coatings and more. The right finish should ultimately be determined by the part’s function and the engineering requirements of the application.
What do ASQ and the inspection division actually do?
August 15, 2019
ASQ is the global quality knowledge network that links the best ideas, tools, and experts because it has the resources, reputation, and reach to bring together the diverse quality and continuous improvement champions that transform our world.
As Dennis Arter (ASQ Fellow member and 2014 Distinguished Service Medalist) stated in a 2014 interview, “Many organizations make the mistake of lumping policies and procedures together as ‘policiesandprocedures.’” The five years since Arter’s proclamation haven’t changed organizations’ view of the two terms.
First article inspection (FAI) is a process to validate your manufacturing process can produce an item that meets the requirements as designed. In the aerospace and defense industries in the U.S. most companies are conducting AS9102 first article inspections.
Zarbeco, LLC announces the MiScope Megapixel MP3, the newest addition to the popular MiScope line of portable digital microscopes. The palm-sized USB3 microscope with 10 – 180x magnification features resolution to 1.7 microns, 3.4 megapixels, up to 60 frames per second and optional UV/IR multispectral imaging.
The L.S. Starrett Co. has introduced a new generation of its HDV300 and HDV400 benchtop Digital Video Comparators with impressive speed increases and improved illumination, design and convenience enhancements.
The company’s latest developments in composites testing include the Amsler HIT 600F drop weight tester and the AllroundLine testing machine with grips and alignment fixtures ideal for every composites application.
An ergonomic new stereo microscope from Titan Tool Supply, Inc., provides versatile inspection viewing for research, assembly, burring, electronic board soldering, miniature machine work, and other quality control inspections.