The aerospace industry is one of those industries where not even a margin of error can be permitted. Because as you well know, should even a ‘minor’ error be allowed to fall through the cracks, it could have life and death implications. You may also have noticed that such incidents are very few and far in-between. Collectively, there are good reasons for that. Making sure that aerospace fittings and fixtures will always be one hundred percent correctly composed, here is one of those good reasons.
A quality control or quality assurance program has been developed. It has its roots in the need to carry out QC checks during the course of processing and manufacturing work and right at the end of the chain when, finally, distributions and installations have to be carried out. From the side of the technologists, the developers and the engineers is a desire to go beyond customer expectations. Policies have been put in place to ensure that these expectations can be exceeded.
Full ownership is now being taken over the elimination of nonconforming product inventories, as well as the effective control of all remaining stock. It remains essential to provide on time service deliveries to all customers. The extensive quality control program takes into account a number of procedures. All these also live up to the standards set by the AS9100 and ISO 9001 recommendations.
Basic, cast in stone procedures include the inspection of all finished equipment. Making the inspection processes effective is the use of a variety of advanced tools, including digital microscopes and spring loaded testers. A CMM or coordinate measuring machine has been developed for this QC program. This machine will be used specifically to test out the more complex machine parts. dimensional inspections follow the guidelines given by the ANSI Z1.