Automated TestingTesting that is automatically conducted by software and machines such as sensors and robotics.
Software runs on a streaming media device to confirm it can play various types of media.
A camera is used to scan the surface of a snowboard for imperfections.
A thermometer is used on a production line to confirm that milk has been delivered at the correct temperature before it's used to produce baked goods.
A scanner on a production line confirms that widgets are exactly the correct dimensions.
A sorting machine at an agricultural cooperative automatically grades apples into four categories.
A computer in a vehicle runs a self-assessment when it is first booted and reports results to a quality control system at a factory.
A machine on a bicycle production line confirms each wheel is properly aligned and spins without a wobble.
Manual InspectionAn inspection by a person.
A traditional Japanese papermaker evaluates the look and feel of each batch of paper to grade each batch.
A quality control technician performs random sampling on bottled water that exits a production line whereby bottles are randomly selected for lab analysis.
A building inspector inspects a new home at various points in the construction process.
A chef visually inspects each entreé for presentation and consistency before it goes out.
Workers in a guitar factory briefly tune and play each guitar that comes off the line to confirm its quality.
Sensory AnalysisThe use of human senses to sample quality.
A chef tastes a pot of soup before serving it customers.
A winery samples a vat of wine with a swirl, sniff and sip test.
|Overview: Quality Inspection|
|Definition||A test to confirm that a material, component, product or service conforms to a standard or requirement.|