Enhanced Quality Control and Post Processing for Metal 3D Printing

Metal 3D-printed parts can be produced at higher production rates with impeccable quality by implementing advanced quality control and post-processing techniques.

The Monetary Impact of Quality and Quality Management

Quality is not something that you can add into your product in the last step of your process. Quality is the outcome of all your processes and efforts.

Using Infrared to Ensure Package Seal Integrity

Using infrared inspection as part of a quality control program allows for inspecting all package seals in the production line. Companies can ensure package seal integrity, promote product quality, and elevate customer satisfaction by implementing package line inspection.

Do quality managers really want fully autonomous visual inspection?

Autonomous quality inspection solutions that are premised on the idea that the human user might make a mistake promise the highest level of automation. However, surely it is better to utilise the user.

Simplified CMM Inspection Provides a Flexible Approach to More Productive Quality Control

The simplified operator menu lists all the available inspection programs and the exact position the part should be placed on the machine table for inspection, giving operators the confidence to perform measurement tasks in just a few clicks.

5x5 Why - a Better Way to Resolve Supplier Related Quality Concerns

From my experience, relational governance inevitably creates an atmosphere of loyalty and trust much more easily than one that is adversarial, focusing only on punitive actions when contractual agreements are not met.

Continuous and Exacting Measurements Deliver New Levels of Quality Control

Using continuous measurements reduces or even eliminates the production of faulty products and allows for consistent and repeatable production. This used to be an impossible task for small products.

When Products Fail

Spectacular failures tend to attract much attention. It is simple curiosity as to why it happened and why something was not done to prevent it. One such event was the engine fire on a Boeing 777 flight over Denver in February 2021.

Cap Closed! Camera-based Cap Control With Artificial Intelligence

Strong price pressure combined with high quality requirements - the beverage and bottle industry faces the classic dilemma of many industries. This is also the case in the quality control department of a French manufacturer of plastic caps.

Readers Choice 2020: Quality 4.0: The 3 Most Important Technologies for Manufacturers

This article will explain the three technologies, that, based on Boston Consulting Group's Quality 4.0 study - will be deployed by most manufacturers who are planning to improve their quality management.

The Real World Quality Journey

Quality 4.0 blends technology with traditional methods of quality, in order to help manufacturers achieve operational excellence. It leverages technology to collect data enterprise-wide to provide visibility into the complete product lifecycle and manage workflows.

Faulty Takata Airbags Make Headlines Again

The recalls made in late-2019 was due to defective NADI (Non-Azide Driver Inflators). These defective airbags have inflators that could explode, which the manufacturers have narrowed it down to a faulty seal.

Quality 4.0 Takes More Than Technology

According to a recent report from Boston Consulting Group (BCG), "Quality 4.0 Takes More Than Technology," nearly two-thirds of manufacturers believe that Quality 4.0 will significantly affect their operation within five years.

The Latest Trends Impacting Quality Within Manufacturing Organizations

It's no longer about identifying a problem and reactively taking the appropriate corrective action. It's about pinpointing a potential problem that could occur and applying all of the available data, methods, tools and technology to prevent it from ever occurring.

How Is IoT Data Being Leveraged Today to Improve Quality in the Commercial or Industrial Market?

Every company is concerned about quality, but leading companies are leveraging automated systems and IoT data to test their products and improve quality at a new level. Leaders in this industry include Tesla, Raymond, and Daimler Trucks.

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