Browse Publications Technical Papers 2003-01-3700
2003-11-18

Total Quality with Rapid Through-put of Powdered Metal and Cast Parts for Whole Part Flaw Detection via Resonant Acoustic Method of Inspection 2003-01-3700

Rapid conversion of machined parts to powdered metal and cast is driving industries, especially automotive. Due the high expectations of both primary manufacturers and end consumers, defects cannot be tolerated even in million piece quantities. There is, in effect, a growing requirement for zero defect supply chain commitments. To achieve zero defect output, manufacturers are making the commitment to move to online NDT. This type of online inspection requires accuracy, reliability, and high throughput. Resonant Acoustic Method NDT (RAM NDT) provides a proven technique exhibiting these pivotal performance requirements and automates economically. RAM NDT tests, reports and screens for most common part flaws in a manner similar to the way NASA tests flight hardware and automotive manufacturers validate their new car designs. Utilizing structural dynamics and statistical variation, RAM NDT provides mature, laboratory proven technology in a robust, economical, process-friendly manner.

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