Check out the July 2021 edition of Quality, featuring the power of portable measurement with 3D laser scanning, the challenges manufacturers faced in the past year, how metrology has played a predominant role in manufacturing innovation process and much more!
As a branch of metalworking, a subset of fabrication, metal forming is a foundational process, involved in a wide range of parts assembly: from the metal stamping of consumer goods used at home to many of the component elements of airplanes and automobiles.
A lot has changed since March 2020. That’s when the last Quality State of the Profession survey was conducted. The survey was fielded March 9-10, 2020. The next day, WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic, and it was declared a national emergency in the U.S. a few days after that.
In the year since the COVID-19 pandemic began upending our lives, one change among many was the huge uptick in the global consumption of paper and plastic products. Ecommerce saw rapid expansion in 2020 as restaurants shifted to a takeout model and consumers opted to shop online from the safety of their homes instead of visiting a crowded store.
Quality control has long been an integral part of the production process by contributing to smooth operations and avoiding extra costs. Today, we are seeing significant changes to the industrial metrology market due to the rising demand to collect data for statistical and monitoring analysis.
As time progresses, we continue to learn a great deal about quality. We have embedded quality in our processes, our measurement systems, and even our relationships. Although we still have much to learn, one cannot help but marvel at the transforming impact of quality.
Throughout its 75-year history, ASQ has been a professional organization that has been committed to providing enhanced expertise, professional networks, tools, and solutions to help its members advance their products, services, and industries.
“Garbage in, garbage out” serves as a simple reminder that successful machine vision systems must start with quality data. Current challenges require flexible machine vision systems and models that can keep up with the speed of technology.
There is no question that the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically impacted business practices across industry segments worldwide. Manufacturing was no exception and 2021 will be the year of reinvention through an emphasis on transforming business models.
CoaXPress (CXP) has developed into a new standard in industrial image processing in recent years. The CXP interface, which is particularly relevant whenever high data rates and short latency periods are called for, is now available in a new version with more improvements.
Over the last couple of decades, stemming from changes in demand, competition, and market pressures, manufacturing has become a more complex and fraught affair requiring increased flexibility with a narrower margin of error. We can sum up this changing environment in three long-term trends affecting how stuff is designed and made: mass customization, increasing SKU proliferation, and shorter product cycles.
Times change, technologies change, but the fundamentals of leak testing remain the same – the reliability and repeatability of your test results depend on how well you understand and compensate for testing variables.
The aerospace industry uses nondestructive testing (NDT) methods quite extensively. The structural integrity and safety of nearly all components, especially the most critical ones, needs to be validated and NDT plays a major role. NDT is required in virtually all areas of newly manufactured, serviced, repaired, or overhauled inspections.
Aerospace and defense manufacturing, and associated maintenance and repair operations (MRO), are undergoing some fundamental technology shifts right now. One of the drivers of this is additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing.
First Article Inspection (FAI) is the process of planning, manufacturing, and verifying a production process. In the aerospace and defense industries in the U.S., most companies conduct AS9102 First Article Inspections.
When it comes to selecting an industrial nondestructive test (NDT) inspection system, quality managers invest considerable time researching systems and considering the impact of every available feature on their business.