Quality certification is for professionals who know the chosen specialty so well that they can apply the knowledge with known results. The professional knows their own strengths, and the limitation of the specialty.
More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, two things have become steadily clear: First, the overall trend associated with purchasing and deploying robots for applications such as process improvement and quality assurance continues, with stats from The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) showing a 20 percent increase in robot orders in Q1 2021 over the same period last year.
When it comes to operating and growing a successful business, the ultimate goal is to create loyalty among consumers and establish a positive brand reputation. What keeps customers coming back to a business is knowing — and expecting — they are receiving a high-quality product.
Before we address today’s testing trends, let’s look at the impact of the pandemic. The pandemic also created conditions that stressed manufacturers and caused major shifts in the way consumers purchase products, experts say.
Due to its ability to nondestructively capture, display and analyze the internal structures of objects in high resolution and three-dimensionally, industrial computed tomography is gaining importance as a precise 3D measuring technology for production in addition to the classic application fields of research and development and failure analysis.
While some calibration challenges are ever-present, calibration—as with so many things this past year—has changed because of the pandemic. Manufacturers may have extended their calibration cycles for gages that were not being used, or put off calibration.
The path to upward mobility has changed over the past few years. For decades, the way to ‘climb the ladder’ happened in a few ways. Obviously being born into a family-owned business established a surefire guarantee. Other paths were a college degree, marriage, or hard work and promotions.
News in early July is usually dominated by Fourth of July celebrations and sporting events like the NBA Finals, Stanley Cup, and the MLB All-Star Game. This July has been no different, other than coverage of three separate American billionaires going, or soon planning to go, into outer space.
It’s not what you’re thinking. It stands for ‘overdue’ and nothing puts quality people into panic mode faster than the realization they’ve got some items in their system that are overdue for calibration and, of course, a quality audit is happening within a day or so.
When a process is totally automated and integrated into the internet of things (IoT), we are only able to ensure that the right product is manufactured through quality control by showing the elemental composition of incoming and outgoing materials using the most modern and latest spectrometer technology.
The oft-quoted adage is that the shop should always be prepared for an audit. While this saying is true, the average quality manager knows that consistent readiness for such scrutiny calls for continued best practices to be complied with.
Under controlled conditions and with appropriate test equipment, compression testing provides quality engineers, inspectors, and research professionals with data they need to determine a material or component’s physical characteristics for quality assurance, design suitability, and customer satisfaction.
Across just about all industries that have tanks, piping upon supports or piping entering the ground, clients are faced with inspection challenges and specific concerns on how to inspect the critical areas of these three asset components.