Once known as disruptive technology -- the fresher term alludes to an advancement that uproots a previous development. Said advancement can create a new market or value network. The term innovation gives the idea that it needn't be a brand new technology, only an improvement for a prior one.
Two Types of Technology
Clayton Christensen (Harvard Business School) made a contrast between two types of technology that affect business. A contrast now accepted as wisdom. On one hand, he described what he called “sustaining technology”. Sustaining technology is a development that helps companies to make small improvements in what they are doing. This requires only a gradual change and retains the status quo. On the other hand, there is what Christensen termed disruptive technology. Disruptive technology is a wild and unforeseen breakthrough that requires companies to entirely rethink their very existence.
Of course, disruptive innovations are a part of our day to day lives. Cars, email, cell phones, digital photography, online shopping, and many more. Also, there is another one on the horizon -- the electronic eye.
This qualifies, as people once did auto inspection “by hand” (or by eye). The workers took a sample every so often (a completed car) and opened it up to check that everything was in place. This sampling technique was a quality control measure. However, it did not guarantee that every car coming off of the assembly line was correct. The electronic eye can look through the body of a car and check that all the inner components are in place. A 3D measurement system ensures accuracy. As there is no need for manual checks, the speed of scanning ensures that every car is checked for quality. This 100% inspection is not achievable by other means.
Is Intercept Technology™ Disruptive?
Intercept Technology™ has been termed a disruptive technology. This is due to the fact that we approach corrosion control differently. Intercept is a reactive barrier technology that creates a clean microenvironment for storing corrosion sensitive goods. Intercept Technology™ defies routine packaging as it uses no volatiles or oils.
We work with companies to remove their need for labor-intensive quality control. In some cases from 100% (checking every single part), down to 0% (removing quality control functions) with no failures in well over a decade for numerous parts. These parts being oil pump generated rotors for aerospace applications and the like.
A fuel injector made for a leading auto company had 300% inspection. This was due to its critical nature and high level of corrosion failures.
The part packaging was changed from a single-use bag to a reusable Intercept Technology™ tray. As a result, the car company was able to go from 100% incoming inspection to audit status due to no corrosion failures.
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