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Press-Fit 101, Part 1: How to improve defect detection during press operations

Contributed by: Sciemetric Staff
March 20, 2020
Press on manufacturing line

Like any common manufacturing operation, a press-fit must be monitored to prevent flaws and defects from impacting part quality. In this series, we will dig into how press defects can be found using digital process signature analysis software, what to monitor in a press operation and also provide examples from actual press operations.

Torque-to-Turn Testing 101, Part 1: How to identify defects during torque test

Contributed by: Sciemetric Staff
February 26, 2020
Fastening operation

The first post in a two-part series, this post discusses how digital process signature analysis offers you accurate and effective defect detection during torque test. With parts that are meant to turn or rotate, how easy or how difficult it is to initiate that movement can reveal issues with the manufacturing operation, which digital process signatures can help you identify proactively.

5 ways to improve your production line in 2020

Contributed by: Sciemetric Staff
December 19, 2019
Team at manufacturing line

Here are 5 tips to help improve your production line in 2020. We want to help manufacturers identify their problem points on the line and identify ways modern manufacturing technologies can be applied to start seeing improvements in the short-term—without a massive overhaul. 

Battery pack leak test: The challenges of getting an honest result

Contributed by: Rob Plumridge
September 10, 2019
EV battery pack

A variety of factors make it difficult to simulate the exact leak conditions battery packs will experience in the field, but there are strategies to achieve an effective battery pack leak test. Here are two of the key challenges you are likely to encounter with battery pack leak testing and strategies to overcome them.

Improve crimp testing with non-destructive methods

Contributed by: Sciemetric Staff
August 1, 2019
sigPOD on manufacturing background

In-process testing and digital process signature analysis eliminates the need for destructive pull-tests in crimp operations, while at the same time providing a near perfect degree of quality assurance that a pull-test just can't deliver. Learn how Sciemetric solutions improve crimp operations.

How to catch faulty fuel rail insertion with digital process signature analysis

Contributed by: Sciemetric Staff
July 25, 2019

Tearing down an engine to find a problem when it fails an end-of-line test is costly and time-consuming. It’s much better to identify a quality issue upstream on the production line where it occurs. Learn how an automaker used digital process signatures to adjust their fuel rail insertion parameters to catch faulty insertions before they reach the end of the line.

A more reliable weld test through data, without the need for destruction

Contributed by: Sciemetric Staff
July 23, 2019

The traditional approach to testing weld integrity is often destructive pull-test, with its shortcomings. Perfectly good assemblies may be ruined, while faulty ones can still slip through and be shipped for use. With digital process signature analysis, however, all the metrics that identify problems can measured to catch defective parts.

How to improve valve tappet set monitoring: A case study

Contributed by: Sciemetric Staff
July 11, 2019
Engines on production line

The valve tappet setting application can have a huge impact on the overall quality of an engine. If the valve tappets are not adjusted and tightened within precise parameters during manufacturing, it can cause premature wear and excessive engine noise during operation. Learn how Sciemetric helped an automotive manufacturer boost quality and repeatability with an efficient solution for the valve tappet set station.