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Tips For Evaluating Weld Conditions In Your New Fabrication Operation

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips For Evaluating Weld Conditions In Your New Fabrication Operation

One of the biggest concerns for many industrial fabrication projects is ensuring the integrity of the welds required during production. If you’re new to fabrication and you’ve never had to inspect weld quality in the past, you may not be entirely sure what you’re looking for. While you may want to hire some quality assurance staff who specialize in this type of work, it’s also helpful to know what you’re looking for yourself. After all, the more informed you are, the more successful you can be. Here are some of the things to look for when it comes to weld inspection. Looks Can Be Deceiving For those who aren’t welders, it’s easy to glance at a weld and form opinions about its quality based on its appearance. Don’t fall victim to this mistake. The quality of a weld is...

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Does Your CNC Machining Facility Offer Detailed Inspection Of Finished Parts?

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Does Your CNC Machining Facility Offer Detailed Inspection Of Finished Parts?

To ensure that the parts you have machined for your aerospace application are absolutely precise, your CNC machining facility should have inspection options in place. Parts should be sampled on a regular basis during production; your machining facility can help you set up a customized process control system if you need tighter specifications than are standard. As part of the process, one or more of the following testing procedures may be implemented. Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection Fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) is a process that works well for machined parts because they are smooth and non-porous. In this test, a fluorescent dye is applied to the surface of the part to highlight defects. The high contrast between the metal part and the dye — usually bright yellow — shows any flaws. A trained inspector can see these mistakes and quickly determine...

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