Ultrasonic Testing Inspection

Automotive
Supplier

CUSTOMER

Automotive supplier.

 

NATURE OF SERVICE

  • Some parts sent by the customer had welding defects, resulting in insufficient mechanical strength. 
  • Its end customer (car manufacturer) requires an on-site intervention to prevent non-conforming parts from reaching the assembly lines.
  • A new vehicle model is affected. 

 

TARGET

  • Protection of the end customer (car manufacturer) with the implementation of parts' control on site. 
  • Inspection of parts already on site as well as incoming parts.
  • Suggestion of an alternative to destructive testing.

 

TASKS

  • Implementation of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) solution using an ultrasonic device. Real technical alternative to a destructive control by parts' removal. 
  • Training of on-site teams in the device's usage. 
  • Ultrasonic testing inspection of welding points on body and chassis elements.

KEY FIGURES

  • Investment: 12 000€ (equipment and training)
  • 2,5 days of training
  • Number of parts inspected: 2501 representing, 66790 welding points

 

TEAM 

  • 2 Reworkers
  • 1 Industrialization Project Manager

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS & RESULTS

  • Logistics benefits for the customer: instead of sending back all the parts, the final customer can use batches initially considered doubtful but finally confirmed compliant after control.
  • The end customer (OEM) stays focused on its core business.
  • Promotion of new technical skills to the supplier - new service to a historic TRIGO customer.

 

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