Consumer Goods Components Quality Inspection

100% Inspection with Resonant Acoustic Method

NDT-consumer-goods-application-1Unlike the safety critical areas of aerospace and automotive, the consumer marketplace (hand tools, appliances, small engines) is subject to rapid swings in customer preference.  Quality must be increased to maintain customer satisfaction while companies and products compete in the arenas of marketing, design, and utility.

Non-Destructive Test Resonant Acoustic Method (NDT-RAM™) inspection is designed to help you manufacture 100% fully inspected powder metal, cast, ductile iron, forged, additively manufacured, or stamped metal component parts, giving you assurance in the integrity of your product and performance. Learn more about NDT-RAM.

Resonant Acoustic Method offers 100% Quality Inspection of Consumer Goods Components

  • Appliances
    • Washers and Dryers
    • Refrigerators
    • Water Heaters
    • Vacuums
    • Dishwashers
    • Microwaves
    • Ovens
    • Fitness Equipment
  • Power Tools
    • Impact Drills and Drivers
    • Planers
    • Saws
    • Angle Grinders
    • Screwguns
  • Lawn and Garden
    • Lawn Mowers
    • Edgers
    • Snow Blowers
    • Pressure Washers

In powder metal (PM), cast, ductile iron, forged or stamped parts, NDT-RAM detects variances such as cracks, voids, nodularity, missing features and missed manufacturing processes. The entire procedure typically occurs between one and three seconds per part, allowing for efficient and cost effective quality assurance. Your performance is guarded, your liability is limited and your reputation in the industry grows. As a contributor to state-of-the-art innovative quality inspection, The Modal Shop is a member of the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF)American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) and ASTM International.

Consumer Goods Component Flaws Detected with NDT-RAM

  • Cracks, chips and holes
  • Missing features
  • Variations in hardness
  • Bonding, welding, or brazing failures
  • Missing machining or heat-treating processes

All of the NDT-RAM systems are ideal for 100% inspection requirements of manufacturers or users of powder metal, metal injection molded (MIM), castings (including ductile iron), forgings or stampings that have significant inspection costs (either material or labor costs), produce or use safety-critical parts, have substantial scrap costs due to false rejects or simply want to improve their part quality.

  • Speed - one to three seconds per part, typical*
  • Versatility - multiple part numbers can be used on a single system
  • Ease of use - no part preparation is needed for testing
  • Objectivity - no human interpretation is necessary, a simple pass/fail result determined by the system
  • Automation - automated pass/fail part sorting

*Part throughput rate dependent upon part size, belt size, data acquisition setup parameters, and other part handling requirements