QUALITY CONTROL & CMM INSPECTION

At Acclaim, the parts we produce are typically complex components that require a high degree of precision and are used in critical aerospace or medical applications. These parts not only require in-depth inspections and analysis, but present unique inspection challenges. To overcome these challenges, we employ a myriad of product validation methods that allow us to check everything from linear tolerances to complex Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerances (GD&T). We utilize statistical process control (SPC) to ensure our processes yield products that meet or exceed customer requirements. Our in-process inspection rates are established to adhere to our customers Acceptable Quality Level (A.Q.L).

Acclaim uses modern Zeiss coordinate measuring machines with Calypso programming software, along with OASIS digital vision system, optical comparators, 30x high power microscopes, and a full complement of manual contact gauges are among our dimensional verification tools. All of the inspection equipment is contained in a climate controlled lab calibrated to NIST traceable standard, according to our ISO 9001:2008 certified and ISO 13485 compliant quality management program.

These tools can be used to measure complex geometric shapes to verify conformance with all customer specifications. Many pieces of our dimensional inspection equipment are able to record and report data electronically, making these tools invaluable for first article and in-process inspection procedures, process capability/stability. Customers’ 3D CAD models such as native Siemens NX and CATIA files can be directly imported in the coordinate measuring machines (CMM) for a direct comparison to the dimensions that are taken from the physical part.

As an innovative advanced manufacturing company, we are adept at developing custom machining and inspection procedures that allow us to produce parts with a high degree of complexity and precision that is unmatched by our machining industry peers. Our customers’ appreciation for the level of quality, service, and reliability that Acclaim provides is confirmed by the long term partnerships we have maintained.

QUALITY PROCESSES

Acclaim applies the following capabilities to our aerospace machining & manufacturing services:

  • FEMA / pFEMA
  • AS9102 First Article Inspection Reporting (FAIR)
  • Process validation and qualification
  • PPAP levels 1,2 & 3
  • Real-time shop floor control
  • Manufacturing Control Plans
  • In-Process Inspection Control (IPIC) with Control Limits (CL)
  • Modern Zeiss CMM
  • OASIS Digital Vision Scanning Inspection
  • Extensive GD&T knowledge
  • Lean Manufacturing principles
  • Six Sigma techniques
  • Design and Manufacturability support
  • 3-D modeling using SIEMENS NX and CATIA CAD/CAM
  • Process reviews to identify Opportunities for Improvements (OfM) and Cost Out Initiatives