Returned Material Inspection

Efficient returned material inspection.

TIPQA™ supports the creation of a specific returned material inspection type that controls which fields are required and which are visible on the screen.

Skill level validation and tool recording are managed for each inspection step to ensure compliance and traceability of tool usage (in case the tool is found to be out of tolerance). Linked nonconformances are created with prepopulated data from the inspection for efficient and accurate processing and approval.

Feature Group Feature

Initial Setup and Configuration

  • Unlimited configurable types for different inspections that control:
    • The need for first article
    • Displaying prior history
    • Turning fields on and off and if they are required
  • Inspection-specific criteria can be imported from third-party software such as Discus Software
  • Can enable geometric tolerance support
  • Restrict access to information by:
    • Export license control (ITAR)
    • Project
    • Customer-defined security groups

Inspection Planning and Setup

  • Unlimited instructions and/or criteria
  • Common and specific inspection instructions or criteria can be associated with:
    • Material commodity code
    • Part number
    • Part group – defined by QA
  • Pictures or other supporting files can be attached or linked to an inspection step or criteria
  • Communication of supplier problems for increased inspections
  • Audit trail of every edit
  • Automatic revision control with ability to view past copies
  • Two levels of approval for changes is supported

Data Collection and Validation

  • Inspection result entry
  • Variable and attribute data entry
  • Validation of measurements to specification limits
  • Geometric tolerance support
  • Optional electronic presentation of required data capture in user definable template
  • Direct defect detail entry
  • Inspection skill validation/enforcement
  • Tool recording and validation at inspection
  • Bar code data collection
  • Unlimited text and attachments


  • Linked nonconformance document with measurement and other relevant data auto-populated
  • Automatic flow of measurements to SPC for charting
  • SPC generation of NC for out-of-tolerance entries
  • Electronic history of past inspections
  • Lot certification report
  • Online reports and charts provided
  • Overdue notification and escalations
  • Audit trail history tracking
  • Unlimited views of data in grids
  • Data export for ad-hoc reporting and analysis

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