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How many millions does destructive testing cost the automotive industry? to ensure quality standards in spot welds this is still a common technique and until now it seemed there was little alternative to statistically significant destruction.
Testing to destruction of car sub-assemblies and complete car bodies in three of the United States biggest car manufacturing plants costs an estimated $400 to $600 million per year through loss of value-added inventory.
If 50% of the components including spot welds could be tested non-destructively and then sold, the potential cost saving could be approximately $200 to $300 million per year. Reducing by 10% the number …