How to Overcome Material Surface Imperfections [Video]
Any surface will have flaws under the right magnification. In this video we explain the inherent challenges with blanket requests and how to overcome them.
Quality Control in the Manufacture of Metal Parts
Learn the vital components of an effective quality control program and its role in ensuring that metal parts meet their requirements for design and function.
What Is Calibration Tolerance?
The key to calibration tolerance is understanding both what a device is capable of doing and the tolerance to which the device has been calibrated.
Minimizing the Effects of Heat on the Measurement of Metal Parts [VIDEO]
Learn why manufacturers, designers, and engineers need to keep metal expansion from heat in mind when they create part specifications and decide how precise the part’s dimensions need to be.
4 Critical Steps to Overcoming Material Surface Imperfections
Specifying the magnification level and details of how a material surface must be examined helps to ensure that parts will pass inspection and meet your needs.
Quality Control in the Manufacture of Metal Parts [VIDEO]
Learn the vital components of an effective quality control program and its role in ensuring metal parts meet their requirements for design and function.
Steps to Ensuring Your Measured Results are In Spec [VIDEO]
Unfortunately, consistent results aren’t always guaranteed. Learn what you can do to ensure calibrated measuring yields accurate results.
5 Things You Need to Know About OD/ID Concentricity
To avoid the challenges of verifying OD/ID concentricity, try to use other applicable GD&T symbols in place of concentricity in tubing drawings and designs.
Fascinating Facts About Eddy Current Testing [VIDEO]
Eddy current testing is an important method of nondestructive testing. See what you may not have known about the process.
Variables That Affect the Eddy Current Testing Procedure
With the eddy current testing procedure, there are a number of variables that have an effect on ECT, what it can find, and what it cannot find.
5 Fascinating Facts About Eddy Current Testing
Eddy current testing is an important method of nondestructive testing that is often used to inspect for flaws in the surface or sub-surface of metal materials.
NIST Traceable Standards in Action
Learn some interesting facts about NIST traceable standards and their important role in QMS standards.
The Quandaries of Calibration Standards
Calibration standards for devices and equipment used in measuring, inspecting, and manufacturing of precision metal parts can pose some unique challenges.
The Sampling Plan In Quality Control [VIDEO]
As important as inspections are, 100% inspection requires time and cost without a guarantee of 100% compliance. See what a sampling plan is and how it solves this challenge.
Measuring the Perpendicularity of Small Metal Parts
When measuring the perpendicularity of small metal parts, consider the effects of a part’s diameter, length, straightness, and manufacturing method.
The Sampling Plan in Quality Control
A statistically valid sampling plan in quality control provides a high level of confidence that if the sample is acceptable, the entire lot is acceptable.
Why Use a Surface Finish Chart?
A metal surface finish chart is a handy guide to standard surface finishes and characteristics such as measurement units, conversions, and typical Ra values.
8 Things to Know About ISO 9000
Adherence to ISO 9000 standards by an organization tells customers that it is committed to implementing structured quality management practices.
Specialty Metals for Medical Device Applications
The creation of new specialty metals offers alternatives to stainless steel for components used in medical device applications.