When using X-ray CT (computed tomography) for non-destructive quality control of larger components like aluminum castings or battery modules for electrical vehicles, the challenge is to shorten inspection cycle times without compromising resolution.
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.
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.
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.
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.