Hill Engineering’s expertise in residual stress and material performance provides us with a unique opportunity to effectively design and manage production quality programs. For example, a quality system for residual stress in aluminum forgings would provide the means to control, monitor, and certify the residual stress. In general, the quality system seeks to identify key metrics in the manufacturing process, establish a testing protocol for these metrics to qualify the manufacturing process, and then perform either lot-release and/or surveillance testing to demonstrate process stability over time. Process simulation may be used to identify locations for quality control measurements and portable measurement technology like hole drilling may be used to perform quality control measurements inside of a manufacturing facility.
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