Quality Management

Precise measurements, part validation, and machine calibration.

Efficient manufacturing processes rely on machines and tools that can quickly produce parts identical to each other with little deviation, and that are an accurate reproduction of their design. However, there are many sources of errors in this process that can make highly accurate assessment and control of quality difficult. These issues can make root cause analysis difficult and costly, while increasing production costs overall.

Production errors are often the result of:

Machine capability challenges.

Poorly calibrated manufacturing tools or the “drifting” of the capabilities of these tools over time leads to production anomalies that degrade output quality and can result in unusable parts.  Capabilities must be verified with reliable measurement tools and processes.

Part validation difficulties.

Parts don’t always match their original design specifications, but improving the process requires systems to identify imperfections precisely without introducing additional bias in the measurement and assessment processes.

Poor measurement capabilities.

When quality control experts test parts for production errors, they need the assurance that any discrepancies they find lie with the parts and not with their measurement tools and processes.

Production that matches design.

Translating an engineering plan from the design board to the manufacturing floor with the precision required in any given manufacturing application is difficult, even for the most careful and competent organizations. Doing so repeatedly and with accurate, reproducible results is crucial for manufacturing businesses to retain their edge in a competitive market. By improving production quality, we can help your organization move a design concept from the theoretical to the physical with the highest accuracy and reliability possible.

Advanced Machine Verification 

Machine verification at the highest levels of reliability and repeatability allows manufacturers to fine-tune production equipment to meet desired standards. Understanding machine capabilities reduces production errors, minimizes downtime and improves production output. Ellipsoid Analytics provides the capability for manufacturers to do their own verification, at lower cost, and to do so quickly, that they can do it more frequently. This is often possible without the need to bring-in outside verification/calibration experts — saving time and money in the process.

Manufactured Part Spec Validation

Part spec validation ensures that manufactured parts conform to their engineering design within an acceptable range of error. Parts that fail to meet quality standards are clearly identified, and production anomalies can be addressed more readily.  EA’s unique numerical tools allow the comparison of any production part to its engineering intent with the highest level of reliability possible — completely eliminating numerical error that can occur in this process.

Root Cause Analysis

Quickly and efficiently identifying the underlying cause of a quality control problem allows organizations to make needed improvements quickly. Fixing the right issues and not fixing the wrong ones amplifies the speed and effectiveness of a quality control operation. EA provides a data-driven numerical assessment that looks at the data without adding bias in the process.  This delivers high confidence of where a problem exists by pointing you to the right issues every time.

Measurement Tool Optimization

Accuracy of production output depends on measurement tools that are operating within the capabilities they were designed to achieve. The numerical assessment capabilities offered by Ellipsoid Analytics assures manufacturers that they will optimize their ability to validate production output in real time by knowing how capable their measurement tools are in real-time.