Learn about the different materials testing techniques that can be used to identify stains and contaminants on manufactured products.
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For all manufacturers, product packaging is key to protecting a product’s quality, ensuring freshness or eliminating safety hazards. However, packaging materials are becoming more complex as technology advances. As a result, identifying defects that could sabotage quality is also becoming more complex. For example, many packaging materials are now composed of more thin layers than ever before, which makes it more difficult to detect defects with the human eye.
They say not to judge a book by its cover, but do you judge products based on their packaging? Consumers tend to be primarily concerned with aesthetics when it comes to a product’s packaging. Marketing teams design packaging to be eye-catching and easy to read. However, there is more to product packaging than appearance. Good […]
When a product fails a standard quality assurance check, you need to troubleshoot the problem as quickly as possible so the production process can continue. But when a product fails QA, and you’re unsure of how the problem occurred, what do you do? Who do you turn to for help? Products that fail their initial […]
As a manufacturer and consumer, it’s crucial that you’re aware of the toxin content of the products you produce and consume. Most consumers would be shocked at how many products they buy on a regular basis that contain high levels of toxins. In fact, one study of 1,500 children’s toys found that 1 in every […]
A product is only as good as the sum of its components. Whether you’re a chef hunting for the freshest ingredients, or an electrical engineer looking for the highest quality parts, you take care in selecting components because you don’t want the quality of your product to suffer from one bad ingredient or part. When […]
Product quality is paramount to the success of a business. Competing on price, promotion, or placement can only happen once the product’s objective and subjective quality reaches a sufficient level. Material testing can be used to identify product flaws, and reveal opportunities to improve overall product quality, increasing the potential returns for the business. The […]
Hard drive manufacturers have been pushing the limits of technology since the medium of data storage was invented. It’s amazing that while storage capacity has increased exponentially, the size of the storage vessel has decreased significantly. State of the art devices now store as much as 6 and 8 Terabytes (TB), and hard drives in […]
Product quality and safety is of the utmost importance for all manufacturers. Good, safe products are part of doing good business. But for manufacturers of products such as drugs, cosmetics, medical devices and some food items, ensuring product quality and safety is also part of compliance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards. GMP standards are […]
As a quality assurance specialist, you’re 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 need to find the cause and a solution to fix it. However, quality control is difficult when there’s an unknown contaminant on your products […]