|HyVac Products practices very basic quality
control. If the customer isn't happy, it isn't right. We have the
capability to inspect to the maximum degree a customer requires or demands. We have done
work for the DoD, NASA and US Air Force with inspected work. We are
government inspections and the detail involved with that type of work. With
our regularly calibrated inspection equipment and use of our CMM machines, it is possible
to ship 100% inspected goods to the tolerances initially specified. Obviously, this takes
time and time is money, so we kind of leave it up to the customer as to how much and what
level of certified inspection takes place on a given item.
A lot depends on the overall tolerances, the important tolerances, the number
of inspection points and materials involved as to levels of inspection. We check all
incoming raw materials against certifications supplied by the vendor, but in today's
global marketplace, steel from the US is replaced with steel from the Ukraine and the
supplier forgets to tell us, or it was mis-marked. Certified vendoring is possible to
maintain QC, but then costs usually are affected.
When detailed inspection records are needed in the form of
Quality Assurance documentation we can accommodate all desires. We do first article
approvals, every piece check, every 5th piece, every 20th piece, statistical process
control whatever is required by the customer for their systems. We can do most types of
non-destructive testing on raw materials or finished goods or both, including, but not
limited to, magnetic fluorescent penetrate and x-ray. We have done complete environmental
testing in the past, meeting a host of derived and specified conditions and criteria. We
have done first article inspections on contracts with the Air Force that ended up being 5
inches thick of testing and documentation. Whatever needs to be done can be done.
We are not ISO9000 or whatever is current and
considering some of the goods we see come in from ISO certified suppliers, we are trying to figure out what all the fuss is
about. Many of our home grown inspection processes would meet the ISO9000 criteria, but we
really don't have an employee who we can dedicate 6 months of time to get the paperwork of
this accomplished. We downsized before it became fashionable. Lean and mean with good
prices, that's us. Obviously, some people may not see the humor in all this.
Co-Ordinate Measuring Machine
Tolerances to .00002" that's 2 millionths.