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Non-Conformances: Do You Need To Inspect Your Industrial Materials?

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If some of your products fail to meet the expectations of your customers and investors, you may need an industrial material inspection soon. Industrial material inspections help factories find non-conformance problems with their products. Learn more below about non-conformance and how an industrial material inspection can help you locate them in your products.

What Does Non-Conformance Mean?

Non-conformance, or nonconformities, describe the failures or mistakes products experience that affect their safety, performance, and appearance. The products may fail to meet the stringent requirements set by your industry leaders, or they may fail to satisfy the needs of your customers. Nonconformities can cause great stress on you financially and professionally.

Non-conformance failures can be minor or major, depending on the materials and products they affect. Minor issues, such as inaccurate documentation, may be easy to address after they occur. However, major nonconformities can be much more difficult to handle. Major nonconformities can affect a product's safety and overall performance. The mistakes or failures can be extremely costly for your business.

An industrial material inspection can help you find and address nonconformities of all types, including major issues. However, you must sign up for an inspection soon to reap the benefits of it.

How Can an Industrial Material Inspection Help You?

First, contact an industrial material inspection provider and make an appointment for your inspection. In order to schedule the right appointment for you, a provider may need to know the followings things about your factory, including:

  • the types of products you manufacture during the year
  • the types of raw materials you handle or use for your products
  • the types of failures your customers and investors report to you

If possible, try to create a nonconformity report that lists every concern, failure, or mistake your products encountered during the year. You may need to take time to compile the report, but try to do so immediately. 

During your inspection, a provider will look at the quality of your materials and how they perform in your products. A provider may conduct tests on the materials and products to see how they perform before and after you use or create them. A provider may examine the chemical and mechanical makeup of your materials during the tests.

For example, some materials, such as oil and other lubricants, can fail to perform well if they contain too much moisture. You can use the tests to correct the issues in your materials before you incorporate them into your products. 

If you think a non-conformance inspection will benefit your company, contact an industrial component inspection company soon.