Quality Assurance at Macfab

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Macfab understands the expectations in today’s market of on-time delivery of quality is a requirement for all suppliers. As a leader in component manufacturing, Macfab’s investments in processes standards and equipement that makes our quality management system world-class. It is not enough to make the first part right, but the 10,000th part after 200 set ups must still be correct. That is only done by consistently executing our process and exploring new capabilities to simplify processes and reduce potential failure modes.

Certifications and Standards

We are an ISO9001:2015 certified supplier. Our comprehensive Quality Management processes and system follows the strigent standards and requirements of ASO9100 and ISO13485. In 2022 Macfab will be certified to AS9100.

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Inspection and Testing

Macfab has invested in the technology, personnel and traning to perform complete measurement and inspection reporting. CMM and Optical Vision Measuring equipment and computer software play a significant part in the process and the results are head-and-shoulders above traditional inspection and reporting systems.

A coordinate measuring machine (CMM) and Optical Vision Systems are devices that measures the geometry of physical objects by sensing discreate points on the surface of the object with a probe. Macfab’s CMM and vision systems are computer controlled and use mechanical and optical articulating probes for accuracy and to reach hard to measure features. CMMs typically specify a probe’s position in terms of its displacement from a reference position in a three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system (i.e., with XYZ axes). In addition, our computerized CMMs can measure complex shapes such as curves, profiles, bends, angles, radius, depth, parabolic features and so producing a clear and concise electronic or printed measurement report.

First article inspections and setting up inspection reports are critical parts and typically require significant time and high costs. Macfab has invested in technologies to do both more economically. Our automated software balloons drawings and creates a complete inspection template to collect and complile first article inspection, in-process and final inspection reports electronically and printed. Interfaced measuring devices including calipers, micrometers, and height gauages automatically log the values into the software. The result is a clear, concise and organised, computer generated inspection report reporting the results of every feature measured.

For validation of assemblies Macfab can perform on site leak testing, and off-gas testing. With our range of leak testing equipment, Macfab can economically inspect parts, test and identify the source. Similarly, Macfab has the equipment and personnel to perform off-gas testing to validate that parts and assemblies are not emitting a gas from the base materials, contaminants, adhesive or seals.

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Macfab is dedicated to excellence in product quality. In addition to investment in people, traning and modern equipment, Macfab invests in sound and proven continuous improvement activities and failure analysis prevention. Tools such as 3D, 8D, Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA), ishikava, Pareto and statistical analysis are the bedrock of quality assurance.
Mackfab looks forward to working with on our next project. As we can describe our approach to quality, it is best to experience it first hand. Our customers are the most important input to our quality systems.

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