Quality Control on Plastics

Getting It Right The First Time!

And to do that, we have the most advanced, computerized in-line process controls to monitor quality continuously. Our “closed loop” quality assurance system inspects all plated pieces for 16 different attributes in real time. That information is then fed into the data system for ongoing review. So, problems or trends are identified – and corrected – quickly and efficiently, for minimal waste of time and resources.

Of course, we’re ISO 9001-2008 certified. In short, we do it right the first time. That keeps our costs low and maximizes our production efficiency.

Our Quality Control Follows Our Parts – Forever

Plastic parts are audited for the same16 attributes that were checked in inspection. This information is fed into the computer and attached to the original files. Once parts are accepted by the auditor, a special bar code is affixed to the carton. This system provides trackability at every stage from first receipt through final shipment. Our goal is zero defects – and it’s all based on specifications we’ve agreed upon with our customers.

In-House Laboratory:

We keep our chemistry lab busy performing over 100 wet tests on a daily basis. Process variables such as chemistry and temperature are also monitored constantly. They also complete…

  • CASS testing for corrosion resistance evaluation per ASTM B-368
  • Dry thermal cycle testing for adhesion testing per ASTM B-553
  • Kocour and X-Ray fluorescent plating thickness testing
  • Microscopic section analysis for plating and substrate material

The past 3 years, including this year, have been at zero PPM. Zero PPM over 1.4 million parts per year is something to be very proud of. I would like to commend your employees for a job well done!

— David Wolanin

The Art of Plating

Plating on plastics is no different than any other of our processes. As with our metal operations, we take your specifications seriously and our certified technicians are there every step of the way to test, retest and confirm that your project is meeting the required performance characteristics.

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