In-Process Quality Control in Apparel Production: Sewing Defects
Final technical rept. 15 Mar 1989-15 Mar 1991,
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This research has the goal of providing an automatic, in-process quality control system for the detection of sewing defects as they occur. Phase I of research efforts is titled Defects Assessment and has as its objective the identification of common types of sewing defects. Phase II, titled Defect Cause and Detection has the objective of identifying defect cause and potential real-time means of detection of faults. Phase III, titled Technology Demonstration, has as its objective the laboratory implementation of detection of defects. Rapid detection of a sewing defect is important to optimization of the relationship between quality and productivity. Defects found after sewing adversely affect costs. There is distinct advantage to identifying a defect before other operations hinder seam removal and resewing. Also, the automated assembly operations, which are being developed and used in part now and that seen for the future, require on-line quality control if the automation is to succeed.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems