As every experienced engineer knows, it's one thing to build a design to spec, but it's another to create something that works as advertised. We take the uncertainty out of the process by conducting comprehensive quality examinations of every airfoil or turbine blade that comes off of our production line.
Airflow testing is key to any successful turbine. In addition to confirming that the devices we fabricate function as intended and don't include defects, our wind-tunnel tests make it simpler to improve part performance. Hi-Tek clients don't have to deal with surprises in the field because we keep them informed on what to expect.
Computer-controlled machinery isn't just for taking the hard manual labor out of the machining process. We employ it to great success by using our CNC hardware to conduct detailed visual inspections.
Machine-aided optical inspections allow us to catch issues that human eyes might miss. It also empowers improved governance through uniform assessments. By tying our quality systems to our production line feedback sensors and oversight tools, we're also able to help our clients refine their designs and spot potential problems long before they occur.
CNC Optical Examinations
Hi-Tek maintains two full time Level III FPI inspectors that operate state-of-the-art equipment to ensure quality and compliance to specifications, drawings, and models
Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection (FPI)
As the Hi-Tek quality team populates customer requirements, process capability is the assurance of the repeatability of each manufacturing operation.
In process improvement efforts, process capability ratios are a statistical measure of ability of a process to produce output within specific limits or requirements. This process capability compares the output of a frozen manufacturing process to customer specification limits utilizing capability indices. It is a measurable property of a process to the specification, expressed as a process capability index, or Cpk. The output of this measurement is usually illustrated by a histogram and calculations that can predict how many parts will be produced by the process within the specification tolerance insights. The two parts of process capability are 1) the measure of the variability of the output of a manufacturing process and 2) the comparison of that variability with the provided specification or product tolerance.
Process Capability Measurement
We conduct a variety of automated testing methods to confirm the quality of our various manufacturing processes. Radiographic, or X-ray, testing and fluorescent penetrant inspections reveal hidden structural defects that might compromise critical applications. Coordinate measuring machine, or CMM, hard gaging confirms that each part satisfies the exacting dimensional tolerances that our clients demand.