June 18, 2020

The Top 10 Dimensional Measurement Tools Every Start-up Machine Shop Should Have

We are often asked what the most essential dimensional measurement tools are for a machine shop that is just getting started. If purchasing a CMM or vision system (or both) is outside of your budget currently, these are the tools that every machine shop quality dept should have at the very minimum to perform quality inspections. In fact, even if you’re going to get a CMM or a vision system, a good inspection department should always have these measurement tools in-house.
June 8, 2020
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Mid-Wall Defect or Corrosion? Knowing the Difference Can Save You Millions

Expertise in identifying a mid-wall defect versus incorrectly labeling it corrosion could save you thousands, potentially millions of dollars.
June 3, 2020
Non-Destructive Evaluation: What it is & Why it is Necessary

Non-Destructive Examination: What it is & Why it is Necessary

Non-Destructive Examination is an integral part of manufacturing and safety. Using NDE ensures a product’s integrity, reliability, and safety.
June 2, 2020
Validating PIG Data to Save Millions

IIA Field Services Division Specializes in Validating ILI PIG Data

ILI is a common, non-destructive examination practice that uses tethered and untethered “smart pigs” to detect internal pipe irregularities or damage.
May 29, 2020

The Importance of 3D Documentation for Critical Tooling

In this modern era, 3D documentation is a vital part of many manufacturing processes, particularly where quality assurance and control of critical tooling are concerned. In this age of computer-aided design, it is shocking that many manufacturers still depend on engineering prints for their manufactured parts and rarely maintain drawings/documentation for critical tooling.