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What Is a Coordinate Measuring Machine?

In today’s manufacturing industry, automated processes and highly accurate product verification systems are the norm to remain competitive. Consumer demands for complex product innovations and quality are becoming more stringent, and manufacturers must balance these two goals without sacrificing consumer confidence or brand reputation. Coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) are one tool essential for quality control. They accurately measure […]

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Counterfeit Parts Detection and Prevention

In recent years, counterfeiting products has become a more common practice, affecting a significant number of industries and creating severe consequences. Knowing how to prevent counterfeit parts from reaching the end user is critical to maintaining your organizational and industry reputation. In aerospace and defense, addressing the threat is paramount to prevent items that compromise […]

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A Complete Guide to Non-Destructive Testing

Non-destructive testing (NDT) is a methodical assessment technique that inspects materials, components or structures without causing damage. The main advantage of non-destructive testing is that it preserves the object’s integrity and minimizes production disruptions. NDT methods are vital in maintaining quality, security, improved sourcing operations and compliance across manufacturing, aerospace and oil and gas industries. […]

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Unitek Technical Services, Inc. Celebrates 50th Anniversary Milestone

(Centreville, VA – May 3, 2023) – Unitek Technical Services, Inc. (NTS Unitek), a leading provider of innovative Supplier Quality and Supply Chain Management solutions, is proud to announce its 50th anniversary milestone. Established in 1973, Unitek Technical Services has been at the forefront of delivering exceptional Supply Chain Quality services to clients across various […]

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A Guide to AS9102 First Article Inspection

In the aerospace and defense industries, maintaining quality products is essential. Your clients will use your products in mission-critical products, and often, people’s safety, well-being and mission success will be on the line. With this in mind, you can understand the importance of ensuring you’re producing products that work as intended for each of your clients’ specified requirements. You need […]

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What Is CMMC?

What Is CMMC? A data breach in a contractor’s IT system could be disastrous for the Department of Defense (DoD). That’s why the DoD has established detailed cybersecurity policies for DoD contractors. Recently, the DoD has created a new model of security standards known as the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). This is more than […]

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Top Supply Chain Challenges

Supply chain management is a structured process that allows company’s to plan operations, source materials, produce and distribute products as well as support its customers in the aftermarket arena. The parts of a supply chain include: Design and approval: Engineering, Operations and Supply Chain work through an intensive and often iterative process to coalesce around an approved product […]

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NTS Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Anaheim, California, (January 28, 2021). National Technical Systems, Inc. (“NTS”), the leader in qualification testing, inspection, and certification solutions, is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Established in 1961 by engineers Dr. Jack Lin and Aaron Cohen, NTS has grown from a single lab in Southern California to the reigning winner of the NASA Space Flight Awareness […]

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Case Study: Transforming A Supplier Audit Program

Client is a Large Space Propulsion OEM The client provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. 5,000 employees 15 sites 1,200+ suppliers Near $Billion direct procurement spend “This quickly became a very complex problem that seemed insurmountable to […]

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Case Study: Proactive Supplier Development and Defect Prevention

Client is a Major Defense Prime and Global Aircraft OEM Client is an Aircraft OEM in a multi-site and matrix environment with customers in over 70 nations. Supplier Quality oversight of 685 suppliers in 14 countries and Billions in direct spend 25,000 + employees worldwide Fortune 50 company “Finding supplier defects via inspection and reacting […]

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