Digitization redefines QA & Testing of insulating materials!

Digitization redefines QA & Testing of insulating materials!

“Your product quality is my passion!”

This is the core idea of my work here at NETZSCH. Every day I work on solutions for our customers that increase their efficiency in their daily recurring work e.g. in the field of quality control on insulating materials. Digitization (or digitalization) is the key to improve productivity and efficiency. All changes that our society has to cope with in the context of digitization are summarized under the term “digital transformation”.

Leila Modarres, CMO at Infostretch
Leila Modarres, CMO at Infostretch

I’ve read a very open minded article from  Leila Modarres, CMO at Infostretch. Infostretch helps enterprises get digital right, the first time.

What seems a little strange: Leila writes about quality assurance in the development environment of software. This makes it all the more interesting that all this can be applied to the analyzing and testing of materials in the same way.

 

This is, what Leila Modarres wrote about digital transformation in Test & QA – give us your opinion about this topic in our survey below!

How Digital Transformation is Redefining Test and QA

Data that my customers gain for example in the field of QA of insulating materials are:

  • Thermal Conductivity
  • Thermal resistance (R-Value)
  • Density
  • Weight and Dimensions
  • Water absorption behavior
  • Behavior in case of fire
  • Compressive strength
  • Bending strength
  • and many more

The most important value for CE-Declaration in Europe, for example, is the so-called “Lambda 90/90” Value. This is a statistical thermal conductivity value determined from hundreds of single measurement. An often used tool is Excel to perform multiple calculations and statistics – as well as for further documentation.

But is using Excel or other isolated applications “state of the art” in our generation? We would like to know your opinion in our poll below!

I think, that this is no longer state of the art. I think that big global acting companies should have a high interest in a global QA-Strategy. Data from different plants all over the world will be collected into one central database. Information about the equipment used in QA is managed in one central spot which gives the QA-Managers an overall overview on:

  • next date of maintenance
  • next calibration
  • last customer service visit
  • overall run-time
  • globally available equipment for outsourcing
  • comparability of results
  • and all the measurement data
    • for comparability of equipment
    • comparability of raw-materials
    • comparability of production plants

Ones who create standardized protocols for cloud-solutions and use this gate into high-class ERP-Systems will be the winners of the future. Turning data into knowledge will be the key to our efficient future.

Let us know your opinion about digitization in QA & Testing:

Welcome to our Digitazation in QA and Testing Survey

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Do you use Excel or other isolated applications for statistics, calculation or further documentation?
How do you think, digitization will affect QA & Testing of materials in the future?
Can you imagine uploading your data from QA into cloud-based online-applications to gain data intelligence from?
Would you use "cloud-solutions" if they run on your own company-server as "Enterprise-Solution" even if it is more costly?
Modern software solutions are more and more running as browser-based "on-demand" solutions. Systems like ERP or CRM-Systems (www.xentral.biz) or project management tools (www.trello.com) are often available for free.
Can you imagine to use this kind of software architecture in your daily business?
Globally acting companies follow different regional standards for the production of their products. Under certain regulations, e.g. it is mandatory in Europe, a production plant undergoes external audits by third parties. During such audits, the stability of the production quality and the corresponding documentation are checked.
Can you imagine to grant external authorities access to your cloud-based documentation in terms of external audits?
What data-intelligence would you like to gain most from cloud-solutions?

Leave us your comments – what else can you imagine in terms of data intelligence?

 

Alexander Frenzl has been employed in the Development Department at
NETZSCH Analyzing & Testing since 2005. In 2008, he became Head of the
Mechanical Development Department and, as such, has been involved
in the development of all NETZSCH instruments. Since 2014, Alexander
Frenzl has been the Business Segment Manager for Glass, Ceramics and
Building Materials and serves as an interface between our Development,
Sales and Marketing Departments. One of his focal points is industrial
quality assurance for insulating materials as well as the process optimization
during processing ceramics, especially with respect to new and more
efficient technologies.

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