22 Casting Defects and How to Prevent Them in Your Products

by AQF Team on 12 Jul 2023 | 10 Comments
Are your products suffering from casting defects? The good news is they're entirely preventable. Read on for causes and prevention of the top casting defects.

Topics: Product Inspection, Acceptable Quality Level (AQL), Quality Control Checklist

How AI Can Improve Sustainability in Manufacturing

by AQF Team on 6 Jul 2023 | 0 Comments

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in manufacturing is not an entirely new concept. In the past, AI has been used to automate production processes, allowing for faster production times and improved quality control. However, AI can also be used to create more sustainable solutions.

From Good to Great: How Pre-Shipment Inspection Elevate Product Quality and Market Reputation

by Lisa Roberts on 29 Jun 2023 | 0 Comments
Discover the benefits and key considerations of how pre-shipment inspections elevate product quality and market reputation.

Topics: Product Inspection

Sustainable Manufacturing: Why It Begins With Quality

by AQF Team on 29 Jun 2023 | 0 Comments

Sustainable manufacturing can ultimately be boiled down to three main objectives: use fewer resources, emit less carbon, and produce less waste.

Topics: environmental compliance audit, quality control standards

Social Compliance Checklist for Brands and Retailers

by AQF Team on 13 Jun 2023 | 0 Comments

We hear these stories in the news all the time: workers striking, factory shutdowns, protestors lobbying against child labor. The public are demanding more from brands and regulations are increasing in this space.

The Benefits of Conducting Regular Environmental Audits

by Lisa Roberts on 16 May 2023 | 0 Comments
Conducting regular environmental audits is not only beneficial for the eco-friendliness of your company but also for overall productivity.

Topics: Auditing Factories, supplier audit, environmental compliance audit

Key Quality Control Methods in Electronics Manufacturing

by James Garner on 4 May 2023 | 0 Comments
If you want to ensure that your product is as good as it can be, here are a few key quality control methods in electronics manufacturing.

Topics: Consumer Electronics

4 Ways To Maintain Product Quality During Electronics Manufacturing

by AQF Team on 27 Apr 2023 | 0 Comments

Recalls resulting from product safety problems with consumer electronics cause severe damage to brand reputation and profits. It is crucial for brands and importers to ensure products are safe and working properly before they reach consumers. 

Topics: Consumer Electronics

How to Avoid Counterfeit Parts When Sourcing Electronic Components

by AQF Team on 18 Apr 2023 | 0 Comments

Counterfeiting is a growing problem for electronics brands. Some studies have shown that the industry of counterfeit goods is worth up to $3 trillion, with electronics components making up a large share of that market.

Topics: Consumer Electronics

Raising the Product Quality Bar for Outdoor Products

by AQF Team on 11 Apr 2023 | 0 Comments

The market for high-quality outdoor gear is strong. The industry has grown steadily since 2018 and is expected to grow another 2.1% in 2023 alone. But with opportunity comes competition; brands that want to win need to understand their customers better than anybody else.

Topics: Product Inspection

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging