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Quality control and Quality assurance

Dimensional quality control (QC) is a process that measures the dimensions of manufactured parts to ensure that they adhere to a defined set of quality criteria and match customers’ requirements. Quality assurance (QA), on the other hand, consists of a set of procedures that prevent mistakes and defects in the different steps of the manufacturing process in order to avoid non-compliance when delivering parts to customers.

As QC managers, you have the delicate task of ensuring—even improving—the quality of the manufactured parts by applying effective controls performed with reliable, fast, and easy-to-use measuring equipment. You are also responsible for testing and validating the true performance of these instruments. Therefore, equipment unavailability, inefficiency, and limitations are obstacles to your work performance.

As QA engineers, you are in charge of investigating the problems raised by QC and production, performing the root cause analysis (often under pressure), and implementing corrective actions quickly to limit downtime. Through this process, you will also look for ways to improve the manufacturing process while minimizing production costs and lead time.

Creaform Solution

Creaform’s 3D scanning and probing technologies —handheld or automated—enable QC and QA engineers and managers to measure the dimensions and validate the quality of manufactured parts as well as find the root cause of issues detected during inspections.

Accurate, fast, portable, and versatile metrology tools are the solutions to fulfill your goals and overcome your challenges.

  • Accuracy:

    With accurate, high-resolution, and repeatable results, regardless of the measurement setup quality, environmental instabilities, and user experience, the measurement quality has never been better.
  • Speed:

    With the highest measurement rate and easy setup, the scan-to-results process occurs in minutes, saving precious acquisition and analysis time.
  • Portability:

    With dynamic referencing, in which both the part and the instrument can move freely while measuring, inspections can occur in diverse environmental conditions without affecting performance.
  • Versatility:

    With advanced optical and laser technologies and limitless scanning volumes, portable 3D scanners can inspect any part, regardless of size, shape, material, surface finish, and complexity.

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Design of an Engine Bay to Fit a Diesel Engine into a Gas-Powered Snowmobile

Integrating an industrial diesel engine into a gas-powered snowmobile chassis in order to reduce noise and eliminate emissions while maintaining or boosting speed and performance cannot be done properly without measuring extremely complex geometries with state-of-the-art technologies to get an accurate foundation and use the correct tolerances.

How 3D scanners are replacing traditional methods to increase pipeline inspection efficiency, reliability, and safety

Design and Development of High-Performance Street and Offroad Sport Motorcycles

Designing high-performance motorcycles cannot be done without measuring the ergonomics and aerodynamics with state-of-the-art technologies, ultimately providing riders with a thrilling experience.

Building and Testing High-Performance Street and Offroad Sport Motorcycles

Building high-performance motorcycles requires race-proven parts controlled by state-of-the-art technologies that enable riders to enjoy a thrilling experience.

Inspection for Machining Better Castings and Forgings

Producing parts involves machining raw castings and forgings. Specifically, the surfaces with important mechanical functions require machining. To optimize machining and ensure better quality, these critical areas must have enough material; otherwise, mechanical contacts might be defective, and tolerances might not be met.

Design and Manufacturing of a Steering Wheel for a Formula SAE Car

Formula SAE is a student competition in which university students from around the world design, manufacture, and test third-scale, Formula 1-style vehicles. These FSAE teams are not only judged on the dynamic performance of their vehicle, but also the engineering sophistication and innovation their racing cars exhibit.

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