Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) of Unfired Glazes
Glazes applied at an incorrect thickness can lead to expensive production losses through faults such as pinholing and not meeting aesthetic quality control. Most faults are not identified until after the products have been fired. By this stage, items have completed most of the production process; this inevitably leads to high cost losses.
Many current techniques for measuring glaze thickness involve breaking random fired or green samples and manually measuring the glaze. These practices only measure a few items and are mainly 'post mortem', time and labour intensive. The tested items are also destroyed in the process.
Using our highly knowledgeable and experienced ceramics experts, we offer a consultancy service to improve how you measure the glaze thickness of ceramics. We:
- Assess and understand customer needs
- Conduct a feasibility study
- Provide potential customized solutions.
We can also provide customized solutions that could involve transferring technologies from other industries. Our solutions can bring about financial savings and increased productivity through a reduction in losses and early detection of faulty glaze thicknesses.
Customized solutions involve:
- Evaluating client needs and the manufacturing facility
- Identifying method / process improvements
- Cost analysis improvements
- Delivering a report with recommendations.
Optimizing how you measure glazes thicknesses, will help increase your manufacturing output.