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2 Advantages Of Incorporating Dimensional Inspections As Part Of Your Factory's Quality Control

When you manufacture metal pieces that are used to make finished products, ensuring that each individual piece is made according to the required specifications is essential. Since quality control is vital for making sure the entire manufacturing process runs smoothly, you want to make sure that you use as many tools as possible.

One tool that can be beneficial for your factory's quality control is dimensional inspection. There are a couple of advantages to incorporating dimensional inspections into your factory's quality control process.

1. Checks to Make Sure All Pieces Are Uniformly Manufactured to Ensure a Proper Fit and Interchangeability 

One advantage of incorporating these inspections into your quality control process is that the inspector uses specially calibrated tools and equipment to make sure that all pieces are uniformly manufactured. Especially if the pieces have fasteners and different angles, these areas may have errors that can affect their dimensions.

While checking the pieces, the inspector will use the original specifications to calibrate the tools to check for errors in size and shape. Once this process is complete and you are given the report, you can then decide whether the factory's machines need to be recalibrated to ensure the proper fit and interchangeability of each piece.

2. Checks for Surface Flaws to Reveal Any Issues with the Manufactured Pieces' Structural Integrity

Another advantage dimensional inspection adds to your quality assurance process is that it checks for surface flaws. While checking the dimensions, sizes, and shapes of the pieces, the inspector will also conduct a thorough analysis of the surface to see if there are any cracks or areas where pitting is an issue.

If they do find these problem areas, this could mean that the pieces' structural integrity is compromised. With this report, you can then investigate whether the problem lies with the machines or materials used to manufacture them.

Along with making sure that all metal pieces manufactured by your factory have the right dimensions to ensure a proper fit and interchangeability, the inspection checks for surface flaws that can reveal issues with the pieces' structural integrity. Once you have the reports, you can then make any necessary adjustments to ensure that the pieces are made to the specifications and quality level that you desire. If you are interested in learning more, contact a company like Geometric Design and Technology to speak with someone who can review the process with you and discuss available options.