WIzARD: Weld Inspection And Reporting Database Software development, implementation, and application 2000-01-2677
A relational database created for biw resistance spotweld program. Graphics and data are combined to provide clear and accurate information to cross functional welding teams (inspection, production, maintenance, engineering). System is networked across the biw to enable timely communication of issues. Online input and updating allows tracking of process parameters and assists in continuous improvement. “from-the-floor” documentation creates useful short/long term statistical process control and “hot-spot” identification. Dramatic improvments in team response time, coordination, and lower operating costs through continuous improvement and reduced reprocessing.