MIBA and Report Designer

Challenge | False in-spec readings

An aerospace manufacturer uses CMM machines to measure the various specifications on their wings. Each wing, with more than 1,000 measuring points on the surface involves tracking a very large amount of data. Measurements of the crossbars within each wing are also needed as well as the position of the brackets that mount the wings to the fuselage. The company was collecting all of this data with a spreadsheet and CMM report. The company believed all of the data was reliable because the measurements all registered within spec.

ASI DATAMYTE introduced MIBA and Report Designer during the initial QDA implementation for the client and found that all of the measurements were in fact of out of spec. This was a huge concern for the client and they wanted to understand how this was possible.  ASI DATAMYTE’s Consulting Services team began verifying every step of the reporting process in search of answer and quickly discovered that the client had been using the wrong CMM program for wing measurement. Further investigation showed that this use of the wrong CMM program had likely happened before but it would be impossible for the client to know they were using the wrong program without QDA’s MIBA report.

Solution | QDA’s MIBA and Report Designer

With MIBA and Report Designer from QDA, ASI’s Consulting Services team was able to implement a new measurement verification process to ensure the correct CMM program is being used.

Through QDA’s MIBA and Report Designer, the client is now able to safeguard against using the wrong program to take measurements. This eliminates the potential for out of spec measurements to move through production allowing them to deliver a high quality product they can stand behind. With the knowledge that all production and process pieces are correct and within spec, the client can deliver a superior product that will perform as needed. This, in turn, avoids the potential for scrap, rework and even costly recalls increasing profitability.  Most importantly of all, it allows the client to develop and deliver and product that can ultimately keep the end-user, airplane passengers, safe.