Quickly create in-process inspection forms
While First Article Inspection (FAI) is typically driven by the customer, almost all manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive, and medical industries follow their own initiative to focus on detailed in-process inspection. In many cases, the in-process inspection planning is developed independently of the characteristic identification used for the FAI.
Manufacturing engineers and quality engineers separately pore over all of the TDP documents (drawings, models, specifications, etc.) and the part routing to setup the in-process inspections. This is a very laborious and time-consuming effort. In addition, the lack of a linkage to the final part characteristics often leads to quality escapes.
The DISCUS family of products is specifically designed to enable you to organize the TDP and capture those part characteristics much more efficiently for in-process inspection. DISCUS has a panel for analyzing and extracting characteristics from the drawing or model, as well as from the specifications. DISCUS generates the list of part-specific characteristics and creates associated ballooned illustrations.
The DISCUS solution for inspection planning enables you to quickly create your inspection forms for each operation. The inspection planning solution can be configured to meet your business situation. For example, you can use in-process drawings as well as in-process characteristics (i.e., those that do not appear on the final part) and reconcile all of these characteristics to ensure that all requirements are addressed.
The most common solution for in-process inspections consists of selected DISCUS modules packaged into a bundle:
2D Inspection Planning Suite – DISCUS Desktop with DISCUS OCR and DISCUS Planner add-ons
You can see more about the DISCUS approach for inspection planning by visiting the DISCUS Planner pages. You can view a description of benefits, screen shots, as well as a video demo.