Re :- Quality control

Manufacturing

We produce one off components to samples or manufacturers original drawings, our aim is to produce parts which exceed the performance of the original parts and to that end we use higher specification materials where appropriate.

Where an original part has failed we aim to identify any design shortcoming and to produce a part that is better suited to the application, in consultation with the customer we may redesign the part to work better.

Full tractability can be provided for components and materials supplied if requested by the customer.

Documentation and change control

Data relating to stock control, and documentation held on computer is stored on a principle computer. Alterations to records is performed only on the principle computer, all other computers on the network access copies of the data which is at most 12 hours out of date (Stock levels).

Drawings are stored in a file system, any modifications relating to parts are stored as a new drawing number. Obsolete parts are marked as such and a reference to the latest part are attached.

When a part is to be manufactured a job number is allocated to the work.

A copy is taken of the latest drawing and attached to the job card.

Any material required or heat treatment is ordered using the job number + an index.

The part is produced and the drawing attached to the job card which is stored in the relevant customers file with the order, purchase orders, a copy of the invoice and any other relevant documentation.

Calibration of measuring equipment.

Workshop micrometers and gauges are calibrated against reference gauges, which in turn are calibrated against standard engineering slips.

Electrical measurements are carried out by meters calibrated against reference meters, which in turn are calibrated by RS Components against NIMAS standards.

Reference gauges and meters are kept separate from work and are re-calibrated when required.