How Manufacturers Benefit from Third Party Parts Inspection
A defect-free parts production line is wishful thinking for most manufacturers. No matter how carefully the design/manufacture process is approached, "stuff" happens -- parts failures may occur unexpectedly and for any number of reasons. When there is any doubt about the integrity of parts coming off the production line, the manufacturer must: (1) immediately identify and quarantine the questionable parts; then, (2) quickly identify and remove the bad parts, while reintroducing the good parts back into the production process.
Timing and accuracy are critical. Timing is essential to quickly correct design or machining deficits and to reduce further production delays or safety issues. Accuracy and speed in identifying and ameliorating the flaws help to prevent cost over-runs and liabilities.