When the word “quality” comes up in highly regulated industries like aerospace, automotive, or medical device manufacturing, a lot comes with it into the conversation. Balancing quality assurance demands in order to maintain compliance with regulatory standards is just one part of that challenge. Another part of this is holding to those standards while also keeping product longevity in mind. After all, these are industries where once something is put into service, it’s expected to be operational for years or even decades to come. Pushing and pulling on both of these criteria are the ubiquitous demands to do more with less - and to do it faster.
Contributed By Morgan Norris, Sr. Brand Strategist, TREW Marketing
Recently, CertTech, an expert in test solutions for mission-critical and safety applications acquired WTI (formerly Wineman Technology, Inc.), a leader in custom test system development, to further enhance end-to-end test and real-time simulation capabilities for clients worldwide.
Today, WTI (formerly Wineman Technology, Inc.) announced the company has been acquired by CertTech, an expert in mission-critical and safety applications, to further extend end-to-end test capabilities and regulatory compliance for clients worldwide. With this acquisition, CertTech/WTI can more comprehensively serve leading Fortune 500 companies and prime contractors in evolving industries such as automotive, off-highway, rail, space, aerospace, defense, and medical devices.
The purpose this post to highlight some of the insights into the selection and capabilities of Bubble-Point Test Systems and is not intended to go into the testing physics, analysis of the test data, or the correlation / determination of element pore sizes behind the testing itself. An in-depth discussion for this expanded data can be found in standards such as the ARP901-B Aerospace Recommended Practice / Bubble-Point Test Method available from SAE International publications.
A quick Google search of this post’s title will result in plenty of information to digest and a wide range of comparisons (and opinions) based on who is providing them. Obviously, suppliers have a bias toward what they sell, and users based on what they know best from past experience. Someone in agricultural equipment may choose hydraulic linear actuators exclusively, and someone in robotics only electric ball-screws.