This is only part of the finish testing procedure, but it indicates the lengths Yamaha goes to in ensuring that products will stand up to rough use. A matrix of deep cuts, spaced only a millimeter or so apart is cut into the finished surface. Adhesive tape is then applied to the area, using a roller to ensure that maximum adhesion is achieved. The tape is then ripped off the panel, and if any chips of paint come with it the finish has failed the test.
Photo: Applying Adhesive Tape for a Finish Durability Test
Fit and finish are essential elements of overall quality, affecting appearance, feel, and performance in many cases. The factory Quality Assurance Center employs a high-precision bridge-type coordinate measuring machine in addition to manual measurements to check dimensional accuracy.
Photo: Precision Bridge-type CMM for Dimensional Measurements
Digital Mixer Assembly in a Production Cell
A One-man Production Cell
Every Unit Produced Undergoes Thorough Final Inspenction
Function and Performance Testing of Product Samples
Final Packaging is Handled with the Utmost Care
Packaged Products Ready for Shipment
Yamaha's Quality & Engineering Planning Division handles testing requested by the various product development divisions in accordance with the Yamaha Quality Management System.
The Quality Support Center is a world-class testing laboratory that houses some of the most advanced and sensitive testing facilities for electronic devices available anywhere.