Dealing with supply chain issues – lead times of more than a year for some components – means that the company has had to raise levels of inventory, not an ideal situation, but they’ve been able to adapt through it all.
Reverse engineering as a term is adopted by many industry subsets. From genetics, computer code, complex PCBs (printed circuit boards), and even military espionage. In this article, we are specifically relating to a metrology-driven process steered by high-precision 3D data acquisition tools.
Your company finally received that long-anticipated order for additive manufactured parts. Those parts are processed in record time and the order is promptly fulfilled. A week later … your worst nightmare comes true.
In aerospace, a defect, mismeasurement, or slight error can be the difference between a successful launch and mission failure. It’s because of this that aerospace companies have the most stringent requirements for quality and dimensional accuracy.
Since the development of eddy current testing in the early to mid-1900s this method has been used to detect defects and properties of many types of metals. The most common applications are testing tubular products for transverse defects, testing bar or wire products for longitudinal surface defects, and testing parts for defects and properties such as hardness.
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.
The Quality Show is a 3-day tradeshow dedicated to connecting quality manufacturing professionals with process improvement vendors for all things QUALITY. Join thousands of quality managers, engineers and manufacturing professionals to network, attend education sessions and test out the latest technologies and products that will improve quality and productivity in your manufacturing process. We will be back in Rosemont, IL at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center for the 5th biennial Quality Show, October 24-26, 2023. Look forward to seeing you there!