Quality control is a crucial aspect of the manufacturing industry which ensures that manufactured products meet the required quality standards. It is an essential process that helps to identify and prevent defects, errors, and deviations from the desired product specifications. In order to master quality, rapid tooling inspection is a standard procedure employed by industries. By using these techniques, enterprises get accurate, rapid prototypes before starting bulk production.
As the leading manufacturer in the rapid tooling field, HordRT has three secret weapons for delivering precise products. Read on to figure them out!
HordRT has a systematic workflow of quality control that ensures the manufacturing of top-notch products in six steps:
Making a Design For Manufacturing (DFM) report is the first step before rapid tooling. It refers to a set of guidelines, principles, and practices that are applied during the product design phase to ensure that the product can be efficiently manufactured. A well-crafted DFM report is essential to give detailed insights into the type of design needed out of the manufacturing unit.
2. Material Inspection
Before kicking off the manufacturing, we inspect the raw material which will be used for manufacturing. Passing the material from various thresholds is essential, and we will test them in our latest laboratories made for this very purpose.
3. Dimension Inspection Report
Once the material is ready, we prepare a dimension inspection report outlining the product’s dimensions and sizes. This report is critical since it gives an idea about the product’s exact specifications.
4. Certificate of Conformance
The Certificate of Conformance (COC) is a document that ensures that the required product is legally safe, and all quality requirements are met. We guarantee that we have the COC for all the products, as it helps us maintain top quality at our site.
5. First Article Inspection
Once the first article is manufactured, it is time for its detailed inspection. Here we ensure that the initial sample obtained is in accordance with all the requirements of our customers. It verifies the accuracy and practicality of the product design. Once this first sample is tested on various parameters, we give a green signal to its higher volume production as per the customers’ needs.
6. Overall Quality Inspection Report
Issuing a comprehensive quality inspection report of the product is also a vital part of our quality maintenance procedure. Here we give a detailed statement of the overall quality of the product manufactured with rapid tooling to ensure transparency.
Three Inspection Machines Reveal Secret of HordRT's Precision Tooling
There is majorly one secret for the high-quality products of HordRT: their premium inspection machines. Some of these machines are:
- Blue Lighting Scanning Machine
Blue lighting scanning machines are imaging devices that use blue light to capture images or scan objects. These machines typically emit a high-intensity blue light onto the surface of an object and then capture the reflected light to create a digital image.
Blue light scanning technology is commonly used in applications such as 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality control, and product design. These machines are able to capture highly detailed images with high accuracy, making them useful in a wide range of industries. HordRT uses this machine to obtain the data collected through blue light scanning, proving the workpiece’s excellent surface quality.
- Coordinate Measuring Machine
First, let’s figure out “what is CMM and how does it work?”. A Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) is a device used in manufacturing and quality control processes to measure the physical characteristics of an object with high precision. It is a type of metrology instrument that uses various sensors such as touch probes, optical sensors, and laser scanners to collect data points from the surface of an object.
A CMM measures the position of these data points in three-dimensional space and uses this information to generate a highly accurate digital model of the object being measured. HordRT uses the data to verify the accuracy of the inspected part.
Quadratic Element Measuring Instrument
A Quadratic Element Measuring Instrument is a type of measuring device used to measure the dimensions and features of objects. This instrument uses a high-resolution camera to capture a video of the object being measured and then analyzes the image using specialized software to measure various parameters such as length, width, area, and angles. After collecting these measurement results, HordRT will analyze them to decide whether a workpiece meets the tolerance requirement.
HordRT Rapid Tooling Services
HordRT is a rapid tooling expert in providing services that include rapid injection molding, rapid prototype tooling, plastic injection molding, compression molding, and aluminum extrusion. Due to our investment in high-performing machines, we at HordRT are capable of providing top-notch rapid tooling services. We offer both direct and indirect rapid tooling depending on the type of service you want. With the best quality, competitive price, multiple material options, and fast delivery, we are undoubtedly one of the best rapid tooling suppliers. We provide you with the DFM report within 24 hours, ensuring you get your order as early as possible. If you have any questions on your tooling project, feel free to contact our technical team and be impressed by our expertise!