Aerospace quality control keeps manufacturing processes operating at the highest efficiency. Specialty raw materials and aerospace subcomponents can be expensive. Finding defects late in production increases scrap and rework along with shipment delays. Quality managers need to proactively prevent defects by monitoring processes closely at the earliest production stages.
Our customers gain the biggest improvements and cost savings by evaluating statistical data from a higher level—comparing performance across plants, processes, shifts, parts, and lots to find the next biggest opportunities for reducing costs and minimizing waste. All quality data collected by MeasurLink® is stored in a single networked database, allowing users to:
- More closely monitor and analyze processes
- Prioritize quality improvement efforts
- Deliver continuous process improvements
- Generate reports and analytics
- Compare production line capability
- Ensure product consistency
AS9100 requires a great focus on establishing and complying with design requirements. MeasurLink® uses a Part, Routine and Characteristic structure that allows users to build and maintain a system to ensure the customer’s design requirements are being inspected and held to conformance.
AS9102 describes the details for first article inspection while AS9103 defines the expectations for statistical process control. Multiple Routines, or the use of Variable Inspection Frequency along with Real-Time SPC, allows the user to ensure these inspection requirements are met.