Getting a quality control (QC), measurement and inspection company involved when you have QC bottlenecks or problems with your CMM machines is a smart move. But not all QC subcontractors will be able to offer you the same level of service, nor will they be UKAS certified. When you outsource your CMM inspection process or need the assistance of a specialist QC company, we have some handy questions that will help you evaluate whether or not your potential contractor is right for you.
Using CMM measuring equipment to reverse engineer parts is a great use for CMM technology. But there is an art to reverse engineering, and it's easy to waste valuable time and money. By subcontracting you’re reverse engineering needs to an experienced firm like Status Metrology, your company will realise some advantages that can create value, and avoid snags.
Engineering firms are competing in a market that forces them to run as efficiently as possible. In many cases this situation can turn into a struggle to complete orders while maintaining quality and delivering on time. CMM measuring can be a source of bottlenecks in the production process, with big orders creating stress and making the whole line grind to a halt.
Quality metrology will help your business to deliver on time, and on spec. Dimensional inspection is an integral part of your quality control (QC) process, but many times it can suffer from the stress of a production spike, or lack of qualified staff. If your company's work is being rejected by your clients, you are under pressure to issue Certificates of Conformance (CoC), or your CMM inspection process is creating bottlenecks, then it is time to outsource your dimensional inspections.
Certificates of Conformity (COFC) are an important part of the trust relationship between manufacturer and client. Completing your part inspection process efficiently means COFCs can be issued promptly, and costly bottlenecks avoided. With the right infrastructure in place – and third-party support if necessary – Certificates of Conformity can usually be generated quickly and with minimal expense.
This article is an introduction to what Certificates of Conformity are in manufacturing, when you might need one and how they are beneficial.
For manufacturers serving the car or aerospace industries, the PPAP approval process is an accepted part of life. However, saying this does not make PPAP approval any less frustrating, or reduce the risk of delays while new parts are approved. Hold-ups during the inspection process are bad for your business and bad for your customers, increasing your expenses and leading to missed production targets.
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Inspection bottlenecks are the bugbear of many manufacturing businesses, tying up staff resources and causing delays that impact your own and your customer’s targets. To avoid this, businesses spend a lot of valuable time identifying bottlenecks and how they occur. This can usually be done quite quickly and is the easy side of the equation. The challenging part is to correct bottlenecks so they don’t recur.
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Equipment sold under the hammer often goes for unbelievably low prices. But it’s a case of buyer beware at auctions: A simple glance can’t tell you if the used CMM is going to be anywhere near up to scratch when you plug it in – and if it doesn’t work, lost time and revenue can mean losing thousands of pounds.