The Importance of Quality Control
In the current climate for many industries, quality is king. With endless competitors, a company’s success is based on who can provide the highest-quality product at the most reasonable price. Having a quality control plan in place is crucial for any industrial business looking to deliver products that exceed the expectations of their customers. Additionally, quality control is a surefire way to minimize downtime and operate as efficiently as possible.
Without proper quality control, there would be a drastic increase in products or parts needed to be scrapped, reworked, or completely reordered. Consider the metal casting industry. Without a quality control plan in place to ensure that molded parts are thoroughly inspected, faulty parts would constantly need to be re-casted, wasting time and money. Proper quality control plans, many involving internal inspections by video borescopes, give professionals confidence that they are producing the highest-quality casted parts.
The aviation industry also requires extreme precision and quality. Would you feel comfortable flying in a plane that had not gone through a series of intense quality checks? Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) teams have strict quality checks in place and use tools such as videoscopes to inspect every inch of the aircraft. Video borescopes check inside the turbine engine to confirm that blades are free of corrosion and cracks. They also provide photo and video evidence of the condition of internal components such as airframes or flap tracks. A quality control plan complete with internal inspections in the aviation industry is essential.