Sunday, August 19, 2007

In Process Inspections


Even though some of us are floating on boats or lazing away on the beach, others are diligently producing. Here Crissy points the dreaded inspector's pencil at some Naked Eye bodies and other parts that are in process. The idea is to catch anything that might have gone wrong during a machining, forming, coating, assembly or alignment step, and to look for blemishes that might have crept in as a result of handling. One common blemish is a chuck mark, where a machined part gets a mark impressed upon it by the jaws of a lathe chuck, or the like. Rejected! Fortunately, most of the parts are fine, but we still do 100% in process and final inspections, just to be sure.

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