3 Services Manufacturers Need to Have
Running a manufacturing company takes a lot of responsibility. Your products are eventually going to be in the hands of consumers or other businesses, and it is essential to make sure everything in your process goes smoothly. Turning over an unsafe product can lead to lawsuits and even the shutdown of your company. You shouldn’t need to take that chance, especially not with the technology now available. Check out a few services you should be investing in to ensure accuracy within your process.
Nondestructive testing is a great way to test a product without hurting it. It can also help to cut down on your inspection costs, which can add up quite a bit over the course of a year. NDT testing is one of the best services to start with if you’re looking for accuracy on a budget. This technology is improving incredibly quickly as well — what used to take hours now takes just seconds.
The technology behind digital x-rays has come incredibly far over the last few decades. They can now take about 30 frames every second, and part size is no longer an issue — it can scan items as small as .5mm to as big as 660mm. This allows you to see every part of your product, from every angle, further ensuring accuracy and showing where you may be able to improve.
Wall Thickness Analysis
A wall thickness analysis uses a computer program to ensure accuracy in your product’s design. You give your input to the computer on how thick each part is supposed to be, with a safe and unsafe range. The program then uses 3D imaging to determine the actual thickness of each part. From there, the program shows you a color coded map of the product, illustrating where the product passed, failed, and is hovering in the middle. This ensures that you are putting out the best and safest products.
Will you be investing in any of these helpful services? Which one do you think would be the best fit for your business or product?