At CTE all of our finished parts pass through our Inspection department at various stages of the manufacturing process. Having such a tight control at multiple points of the process enables CTE to maintain the highest standards and spot any issues that may disrupt the process at the next stage.
Forming a key part of the manufacturing process our Inspection department is able to inspect parts to a drawing, compare parts directly to a CAD file showing deviations to hard points or provide a colour map of the deviations over a specific surface, this is all done by utilising our 7-axis scanning and probing equipment and software.
A unique process at CTE is the ability to inspect our small diameter pipe assemblies with our non-contact probe, this eliminates the error often associated with trying to hold and touch such a delicate part, this information then can be taken directly back to the CNC Tuber Bender to make any adjustments that may be required.
We are able to work to individual customer’s requirements and tailor our processes to suit. Completing specific inspection forms or highlighting critical dimensions, as well as providing material certificates for each batch of parts, all forms part of the wider commitment to quality at CTE.
To help support the dimensional inspection of parts, CTE also have a dedicated fluorescent die penetrant line with qualified technicians able to inspect part to BS EN ISO 3452-1:2013. With this process, in house, CTE are able to check parts immediately to the required standards, helping to reduce lead times whilst maintaining the highest standards.