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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.

Applications Example

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The Rise of Automation in Aerospace, Defense, and Industrial Gas Turbine Applications

Measure castings with high-productivity industrial measuring cells. Monitor the measurement deviations. Explain the tendencies to customers.

3D scanning to improve quality control in additive manufacturing processes for large parts

3D scanning has become a game changer for companies that use additive manufacturing techniques. Discover the benefits of 3D scanning with 3D printing.

Measuring Impeller Turbines in Harsh Manufacturing Environments

Identify and correct defects on impeller blades quickly and easily. Compare and analyze their dimensional information against target data (CAD).

Design, Development, Engineering, and Refitting of Professional Yachts and Boats

Measure boat propellers and interior yacht cabins precisely in order to offer higher quality design and refit work.

A More Efficient Design Process Leads to Superior Products

Gain new contracts and become more competitive on the market. Accelerate delivery to customers. Get a perfect fit on the first installation.

3D scanning in OEMs [automotive] and aftermarket sectors

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