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Aerospace Quality Assurance Requirements
Author(s): Jarel H. Wheaton
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Paper Abstract

The various manufacturing activities nave receivea the primary emphasis curing efforts to improve productivity through automation. Inspection activities, especially electronic module inspection, have received only secondary emphasis. This has resulted in a trend which has developed where the cost of manufacturing an item is decreasing with the cost of inspection rising due to inflationary causes. This trend increases the ratio of the cost of inspection to the cost of manufacturing. Quality Assurance activities must recognize that the cost of inspection is becoming an increasingly significant percentage of unit cost and make a concerted effort to reverse this trend. This paper describes some of the problems we are faced with in Aerospace electronics manufacturing (small lot size, highly complex designs, reliability requirements, personnel requirements) and some of the areas in which we think an optical system may be developed to meet our needs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 1971
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0170, Optics in Quality Assurance II, (8 May 1971); doi: 10.1117/12.957021
Show Author Affiliations
Jarel H. Wheaton, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0170:
Optics in Quality Assurance II
Harvey L. Kasdan, Editor(s)

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