3 Types of Quality Defects for Defect Classification

by AQF Team on 28 Nov 2023 | 5 Comments
Defect classification is a vital step for determining if goods should pass or fail inspection. Check out these 3 types of quality defects for your different product types.

Topics: Consumer Electronics, Industrial Goods, Product Inspection, Textile Products, Acceptable Quality Level (AQL)

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

Setting AQL Standards for Cosmetics Packaging

by AQF Team on 26 Feb 2021 | 0 Comments

Setting AQL standards for cosmetics packaging is the trick to making sure you have the right cosmetic packaging quality control. Take a look at how to best make sure you are performing the right quality control checks on your products. 

Topics: Acceptable Quality Level (AQL), Packaging, cosmetics

What Do the Parts of the ANSI ASQ Z1.4 AQL Table Mean?

by AQF Team on 27 Aug 2019 | 13 Comments
As an importer, familiarity with the ANSI ASQ Z1.4 AQL table will help you to better monitor & improve the quality of your products before shipment.

Topics: Product Inspection, Acceptable Quality Level (AQL)

3 General Inspection Levels for QC Sampling with AQL

by AQF Team on 20 Mar 2019 | 8 Comments
The AQL table outlines several different sample sizes, which vary slightly in size and risk. Understanding these QC sampling options can guide you to the scope of inspection that is best for you and your product.

Topics: Product Inspection, Acceptable Quality Level (AQL)

How Product Inspectors Use Quality Control Checklists

by Crystal Ge on 28 Sep 2018 | 3 Comments

Put yourself in the shoes of a product inspector for a second. Erase from your mind all the information you know about your product, your supplier and your customers. Now try to inspect your product for quality issues without that information.

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

When to Adjust AQL to Better Reflect Quality Expectations

by George Huang on 21 Mar 2018 | 2 Comments
Quality expectations rarely remain unchanged for importers, or their customers. Your AQL standards should change along with your expectations. Find out here when adjusting your AQL can help make your inspection results better reflect your expectations.

Topics: Product Inspection, Acceptable Quality Level (AQL)

5 Critical Quality Defects That’ll Put You On Santa’s Naughty List

by Maegan Burkhart on 20 Dec 2017 | 0 Comments
Critical quality defects that jeopardize your customer’s safety will definitely put you on Santa's naughty list! Learn how to check for these defects in 5 common holiday products!

Topics: Product Inspection, Acceptable Quality Level (AQL)

10 AQL Terms Importers Should Know to Succeed with AQL for Inspection

by Maegan Burkhart on 8 Nov 2017 | 6 Comments
New to using AQL for inspection? Here's all the information you need to decode the AQL table and get started using AQL to reliably assess your product quality.

Topics: Product Inspection, Acceptable Quality Level (AQL)

What’s in Your Jeans? Maybe Plastic from the Ocean

by Matthew Milasius on 22 Oct 2017 | 0 Comments
This week on Best in Manufacturing, learn how the fashion industry is taking on waste collection, the risks of combined product sampling for inspection & more!

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Acceptable Quality Level (AQL), Globalization

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging