From the design stage to the loading dock, quality management is more than a process at QCC—it’s the only way we do business. To ensure quality and exceed your expectations, we:
Collaborate early – Our engineering, manufacturing and quality teams participate with you in DFM (Design for Manufacturing) sessions to help ensure consistent manufacturability and assist in creating the optimal production process.
Set standards and procedures – Using AQP (Advanced Quality Planning), we identify the quality expectations of each project before manufacturing begins and establish processes to exceed them. Detailed formal procedures are written, leading to the following step.
Identify possible trouble spots – Using FMEA (Failure Mode Effects Analysis), we identify potential failure modes and categorize their severity and likelihood, enabling our team to reduce issues. In addition, we create pre-launch and production control plans.
Continually monitor manufacturing – During production, we use various forms of SPC (Statistical Process Control) to ensure that every product passes stringent quality requirements. These include pre-control charts, inline gaging, real-time statistics and capability studies.
Apply change controls – QCC has the capability and processes in place to handle numerous changes at a time, whether from internal or external sources. We use both engineering change notifications and process change notifications.
Maintain sophisticated gage controls – QCC uses Engage Plus! gage calibration software to control calibration results and schedules. We can calibrate most gages in-house and have NIST-certified (National Institute of Standards and Technology) suppliers to handle other gage calibration.
Test thoroughly – QCC has broad inspection capabilities to perform complete layouts, including:
- Coordinate Measurement Machines (CMMs)
- Air gaging
- Form tracers
- Profilometers (finish analyzers)
- Roundness testing
- Profile testing
- Hardness testing
- Flatness testing
- Spring load force testing
- Leakage testing
- Functional assembly testing
Meet complete PPAP requirements – We can perform and submit all levels of Production Part Approval Process requirements to meet your needs.