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UNIT MANUFACTURING PROCESS MODELS FOR FERROMAGNETIC AND NON-FERROMAGNETIC ALLOY SURFACE INSPECTION METHODS

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Author(s)

Garretson Ian C. , Kevin W. Lyons, Mahesh Mani, Swee K. Leong, Matthew Carter D. , Ann Simmons E. , Karl Haapala R.

Abstract

Industrial uses of natural resources are increasing at an alarming rate. Engineering and decision support tools are needed for analyzing and curbing industrial consumption of resources. Further, assessment methods to measure and indicate continuous improvement are also needed. Modeling individual manufacturing processes facilitates the generation of quantifiable evidence that improvements are being made. Such a modeling approach is developed and demonstrated in this paper to characterize sustainability performance of two metals inspection processes: magnetic particle inspection for ferromagnetic alloys and penetrant inspection for non-ferromagnetic alloys. Individual unit manufacturing process (UMP) models were developed by observing the inspection practices at an aircraft component manufacturer, and a mathematical basis for comparison with other inspection processes was identified. The paper further demonstrates the aggregation of performance metrics from all UMPs across a manufacturing process flow thus providing a basis for generating detailed sustainability performance assessments of manufactured products. By developing and documenting a comprehensive set of UMP models, more complete knowledge of manufacturing processes can be gained by industry practitioners, leading to continuous improvement of sustainability performance.
Proceedings Title
ASME 2015 International Design and Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and
Information in
Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2015)
Conference Dates
August 2-5, 2015
Conference Location
Boston, MA, US

Keywords

UNIT MANUFACTURING PROCESS, INFORMATION MODELS, PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT

Citation

Ian C., G. , Lyons, K. , Mani, M. , Leong, S. , Carter D., M. , Simmons E., A. and Haapala R., K. (2015), UNIT MANUFACTURING PROCESS MODELS FOR FERROMAGNETIC AND NON-FERROMAGNETIC ALLOY SURFACE INSPECTION METHODS, ASME 2015 International Design and Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2015), Boston, MA, US (Accessed June 22, 2024)

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Created August 2, 2015, Updated October 12, 2021