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TE Wire passes ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Feb 2, 2017 4:00:00 PM

After much preparation and hard work, our Calibration Laboratory's ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation has been successfully reaffirmed after passing the latest assessment conducted by a third party auditor A2LA (American Association of Laboratory Accreditation), and was completed on October 21st, 2016. Today, our company's accreditation is upheld by TE Wires high quality standards and enforced by our Quality Control department. The annual inter-laboratory proficiency testing was conducted by the National Association for Proficiency Testing (NAPT), which included TE Wire & Cable. As noted in a final issued report from 12/13/16, the results were satisfactory. 

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Topics: Thermocouple Traceability, thermocouple wire calibration, ISO17025, Calibration Lab Accreditation

What do CAMX, a Mickey Mouse operation and Tool Thermocouples have in common?

Posted by Joanne Ward

Sep 8, 2016 12:06:53 PM

Are you in the aviation/aerospace market? Do you manufacture aerospace composites?

 

Then no doubt you are aware that CAMX 2016 is right around the corner. The exhibition booth spaces have been sold out for months. It helps that a well-known Mickey Mouse operation is located next door. I may even visit Disney’s California Adventure Park myself.  

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Topics: Thermocouple Traceability, Aerospace Composites, AMS2750E, Tool Thermocouple

When Thermocouple Failure is NOT an Option: Aerospace Composites [Infographic]

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

Mar 8, 2016 8:29:21 AM

In all our years of experience with aviation and aerospace composites manufacturers, there is one overriding truth: Thermocouple failure during autoclave composites curing and the parts waste that results is NOT an option. The secrets to achieving zero failures are outlined in the following infographic.

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Topics: Thermocouple Traceability, Aerospace Composites, NADCAP, Thermocouple Selection

Top 3 Blogs for Composites Manufacturers Looking to Improve Quality, Reduce Waste

Posted by Pat Durkin

Dec 16, 2015 4:24:26 PM

No question about it: 2015 has been a very busy year for aerospace composites manufacturers. We have every indication that we'll all be even busier in 2016. In my travels all over the globe, many of the challenges that composites manufacturers face have proven to be universal. Top of the list are improving quality and reducing waste, both of which are extremely important to building a more robust and profitable bottom line.

 

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Topics: Thermocouple Traceability, Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples

What are Your Toughest Composites Manufacturing & Repair Challenges?

Posted by Pat Durkin

Oct 14, 2015 11:33:00 AM

 

TE Wire will showcase autoclave thermocouple assemblies for demanding aerospace autoclave applications including a new prototype for invar tool temperature measurement. 

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Topics: Thermocouple Traceability, Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples, NADCAP

Attention Composites Manufacturers: How much is your TIME worth?

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

Mar 5, 2015 9:57:38 AM

Yesterday, I attended the 10th Annual Wasatch Front Materials Expo (that’s WFME for you acronym lovers). This was my first visit to the SAMPE Utah chapter’s show, which is a four-hour blitz of an event.

 

I enjoy the more intimate aspects of these smaller shows. The exhibitors have small, simple table top displays. Although it’s only a few hours long, it seems like you have more time for one-on-one conversation with attendees. As always, it’s interesting to rub shoulders with the various exhibitors and attendees, swap war stories and share tips and tricks. (More on that in another post.)

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Topics: Thermocouple Traceability, Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples

When the Composites Manufacturing Gets Tough, the Tough Go to CAMX

Posted by Pat Durkin

Sep 16, 2014 8:19:00 AM

 

TE Wire will showcase autoclave thermocouple assemblies for demanding aerospace autoclave applications

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Topics: Thermocouple Traceability, Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples, NADCAP

NADCAP Audit of Composite Autoclave Manufacturing made Easy (Yeah, right!)

Posted by Pat Durkin

Aug 21, 2014 9:54:13 AM

 

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Topics: Thermocouple Traceability, Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples, NADCAP, AMS2750E

Does Your Thermocouple Wire Measure Up to Global Standards for Aluminum Heat Treat?

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

Mar 26, 2014 10:00:00 AM

A few years ago, companies doing aerospace profiles and extrusions followed their internal procedures, with no industry standards to drive quality assurance. In many cases, aluminum heat treatment processes only required air temperature measurement with stationary thermocouples (TCs). These stationary TC wires were rarely checked for their calibration and were only replaced when not functioning.

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Topics: Thermocouple Traceability, AMS2750E, International Standards, ISO17025, Calibration Lab Accreditation

Observations from the annual NADCAP meeting

Posted by Pat Durkin

Dec 11, 2013 11:00:00 AM

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Topics: Thermocouple Traceability, Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples, NADCAP