Quality Solutions for the Manufacturing Industry from Schultz-Creehan

From Schultz-Creehan, a VT KnowledgeWorks member company:

Perhaps your latest product is not performing as expected – or your new supplier just sent questionable materials.   Maybe you've always wondered whether your widgets would work just as well in the Arctic as in the desert – or you want to find out whether you are manufacturing at the same level of quality every time.  Schultz-Creehan can help you sort out your quality issues with materials analysis, mechanical testing, and statistical analysis of your product.
We provide independent, third-party materials analysis to help identify manufacturing defects, materials processing defects, and materials that were manufactured outside of specifications.
Scanning electron microscope (23x) captures image of a sand inclusion in a ductile iron casting. Shown here, we used a scanning electron microscope (23x) to capture an image of a sand inclusion in a ductile iron casting.  Scanning  electron microscopy is one of many techniques we use to detect flaws in materials and parts.
Our new mechanical testing system can test clients' raw materials and the mechanical function of products over repeated cycles. Mechanical testing in tensile, shear, bending, and compression can be conducted at sub-ambient, ambient and elevated temperatures in addition to the simulation of environmental aging. We also construct custom fixturing to hold uniquely shaped parts for functional testing.
Further services include statistical analysis to ensure quality control. Schultz-Creehan provides a combination of advanced machinery, state-of-the-art software and expert-level analysis.
Managing Extreme Heat

Schultz-Creehan attended the June 18th invitation-only Industry Day meeting of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in Arlington, VA, which focused on Flight Deck Thermal Management.  According to ONR, "Deployment of the new Navy/Marine Corps aircraft has caused ship flight deck buckling on amphibious ships from the excessive heat impact from engine exhaust plumes. Studies have indicated that repeated deck buckling will cause premature deck failure."
As experts in developing new products and improving existing products for extreme temperature applications, Schultz-Creehan is studying this pressing flight deck problem, as well as other related applications of thermal protection. 


Schultz-Creehan is a high-tech engineering firm focused on the research and development of innovative solutions to address complex product development challenges.  Through expertise in science and industrial engineering, Schultz-Creehan's capabilities include design engineering, prototyping, testing and manufacturing.  With offices and lab facilities in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, Schultz-Creehan develops and manufactures products and processes to serve clients in the aerospace, defense, medical device, and industrial markets for customers like DARPA, the Office of Naval Research, Moog, Northrop Grumman, HCA, Bucyrus, and more.

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