Spector for Composite Manufacturing
Quality inspection, associated defect reporting, MRB disposition, repair, and reinspection cause delay and creates excessive inventory
In a typical composites manufacturing workflow inspection tends to be a bottleneck. It occurs because NDT machines, inspection equipment, and qualified personnel are shared resources in a facility among many production lines. When nonconformance is identified it must be reported. The inspector typically creates a sketch or an annotated photograph to provide the engineering the most exact description and context of the nonconformance.
The burden of defect reporting, associated MRB disposition, repair, and reinspection causes delay and creates excessive inventory. The manual nature of the work greatly limits the throughput and consistency of the issue analysis.
Translation of the defect location from the part to the drawing and then finding it again on a part during the reinspection is often a challenging task especially for the large parts (fairings, flaps, fuselage panels). Repair procedures tend to be complex, with references to specs that are unavailable on the shop floor.
Model Composite Manufacturing Workflow
Component Inspection & NDT