All manufacturers strive to produce the highest quality products for their customers. As a result, materials testing services from a materials testing lab like Innovatech Labs are frequently used to ensure that product quality. Materials testing can uncover the causes of product failures, identify contaminants or toxins, and also determine the chemical composition of samples. […]
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Learn about the different materials testing techniques that can be used to identify stains and contaminants on manufactured products.
Every product has the potential to fail. This is a simple and accepted truth in the manufacturing industry. However, rather than being paralyzed by this reality, quality engineers can take steps to lessen the impact of a failure—and perhaps prevent it all together.
This is where failure analysis comes in.
If you are in charge of overseeing manufacturing operations or quality control, you know how much work is involved in making effective changes in the production process and product improvements. In many industries, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food and drink industries, complying with good manufacturing practices (GMP) to maintain government certification requires diligent material […]
As a quality assurance specialist you are trained to spot quality issues and product defects. You know that if the fit isn’t right or the specified color mixture is slightly off, you can find the solution. However, quality control is difficult when there’s an unknown contaminant on your products or a mysterious product failure. In […]
Chemical analysis can be used to determine a chemical’s identity or the identity of its components. To give some context to how chemical analyses can be used in manufacturing and production, here are some examples of chemical analysis methods and applications for them: Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry – GC/MS Analysis Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry is used to […]
When unknown contaminants appear on your products due to failures in manufacturing processes, there are techniques that can help you identify the cause of the issue. Materials analysis laboratories use materials characterization to analyze and reverse engineer unknown materials to discover their composition. In our last post, we brought up four issues and asked you […]
As an engineering or manufacturing lead for your business, you have enough to do without trying to troubleshoot a mysterious product failure. From staffing issues to inventory and manufacturing to fulfillment, a product failure due to contamination or unexpected out gassing in transit is the last thing you want to hear about. Luckily there materials […]
It’s happened to you: you go to your favorite restaurant for your favorite meal. The food comes and something is just not right. The fries are not as crispy, or your burger is not as juicy. We’re often unaware of how much of a difference chemistry makes in the food we eat, the clothes we […]
Imagine preparing for a critical presentation tomorrow, only to discover that all of your research is gone! You just experienced a head crash. If you can’t recover the information, it may help you to know that you can use Auger electron spectroscopy to examine the aftermath of a head crash and determine what went wrong. […]