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Robert Ouellette – New Product Launch Manager, Sciemetric
  When a product comes back with a warranty claim, the next step is to determine the root cause of that problem. Many manufacturers rely on SPC data to try to pinpoint where the problem occurred, but this type of data can’t always reliably identify root cause.   Tracing root cause relies on the data To determine which element of the manufacturing...
February 07, 2018 | View Article...
Nathan Sheaff - President at Sciemetric
Out of all the testing stations on a production line, leak testing is the station most prone to causing bottlenecks. Thus, reducing cycle time in leak test is essential to more efficient, productive operations. Below are a few techniques to implement on your production line to reduce the cycle time in leak testing. Employ digital technology on the...
January 11, 2018 | View Article...
Scigenuity Staff
With 2017 coming to an end, we are taking a look back at our most popular posts from the Sciemetric blog throughout this past year. The below posts are sure to offer tips and tangible insight to help make 2018 your best production year yet. 1) Getting your leak test right starts with data: Check out our e-book Leak testing is often an art as much as it is a...
December 15, 2017 | View Article...
Aaron Alberts - Account Manager at Sciemetric
When collecting process data, it’s important to understand that more is better. Collect data from all sources in the plant and don’t leave anything out of your process. Looking beyond the obvious elements that are critical to your quality inspections and expanding the scope of data collection is crucial to drive improvements and new efficiencies in your...
November 30, 2017 | View Article...
Steve White - Sciemetric's Test Engineering Manager
There are many considerations related to how a part is connected to a test station, and the test station to its supply of pressurized air, that can impact fill time. The shorter the fill time, the shorter the overall test. Shortening the test then allows you to reduce the number of test stations and staff required for leak testing to be an effective in-...
November 14, 2017 | View Article...
Scigenuity Staff
The right tool, for the right job. It’s a concept that no doubt dates to the Stone Age, and yet, engineers and managers across the manufacturing industry continue to struggle with it when it comes to harnessing the power of their data. The reasons are not difficult to fathom. For some, it’s a perception that it will require a costly rip and replace of a...
October 02, 2017 | View Article...
Richard Brine - CTO and David Mannila - Product Manager
It’s the “R” word that makes manufacturers cringe – recall. The cost is only part of the expense – there is the impact on brand reputation and, consequently, future sales, too. A quality issue in the field will trigger an internal investigation to determine its scope and severity. Forensic experiments may have to be conducted to reproduce the manufacturing...
August 15, 2017 | View Article...
Scigenuity Staff
Leak testing is often an art as much as it is a science. Manufacturing quality engineers and machine operators must contend with many external factors that can undermine accuracy and repeatability. On today’s factory floor, digital process signature (or waveform) analysis, coupled with powerful applications for big data analysis and visualization, can be...
June 27, 2017 | View Article...
Patrick Chabot - Senior Software Specialist, QualityWorX
In the first post of this series, we highlighted the benefits of turning the repair bay into a defect data management station that drives continuous improvement. In the second post, we emphasized that it takes more than tools and processes – buy-in, from the corner office to the plant floor, is crucial. Now let’s take a look at the different ways in which...
May 26, 2017 | View Article...
Patrick Chabot - Senior Software Specialist, QualityWorX
In our previous post, we talked about the benefits of adopting the data collection, management and analytics tools that allow a production line to turn its repair bay into a defect data management station that drives continuous improvement. But it takes more than tools and processes. It takes buy-in all the way from the corner office to the plant floor....
May 12, 2017 | View Article...