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    Our Commitment to Quality

    Vernier Caliper Measuring engineering component for quality control

    Put simply, quality is what separates the average from the exceptional. Moreover, quality takes the experience of interacting with something whether that be looking at, touching, etc., and makes it the best possible version of that experience that you can have. Quality is one of the main signifies of excellence.

    World class quality control systems at Goudsmit UK

    It goes without saying that quality can be difficult to attain. However, you can feel rest assured in the knowledge that Goudsmit UK is ISO 9001 and AS91020 accredited, meaning you receive better quality parts time and again. Our quality systems are the backbone of our manufacturing services and have us helped us improve our product development processes significantly.

    Our Proven 5-Step Quality Assurance Process

    1. Pre-Manufacture Quality Assurance: To maintain manufacturing feasibility and ensure that no design details are omitted, we put your products through a rigorous checking system. Using proven tools like Advanced Quality Planning, Failure Mode Effect Analysis, Quality Assurance Specification Sheets and finally, historical statistical data, we assess projected dimension capabilities for any design or process shortcomings that may potentially prevent the product from meeting industry-approved standards.

    2. Measurement in Production: To guarantee repeatability of good parts, we input measurements during production into the Statistical Process Control system. For batch manufacture and low production volume, other techniques such as gauging, may be used.

    3. Post-Manufacture Measurement: We record post-manufacture measurements and then submit an Initial Sample Inspection Report or Production Inspection Report with your parts. Additionally, a range of QA equipment, which is calibrated annually, helps us maintain our high standards. The measurements and checks at this stage include:

    • Manual and automatic CMM machines
    • Permeameter, Helmholtz coils and gauss meters for magnets
    • Surface roughness, plating depth and hardness for finish
    • Thread gauges
    • Shadowgraph and microscopes for optical checks
    • Mass spectrometer for compositional checks

    4. Composition and materials: The type of material and the process used will both impact quality. While some clients require characterisation of material properties, others may need verification of composition or the element content. Therefore, to this end, we can provide composition, charpy impact tests, hardness tests and tensile strength tests, all of which are certified by a UK test house.

    5. Corrective Action: Goudsmit UK have a clear system of quarantine, non-conformance reporting, 8D resolution and a skilled engineering team to ensure the root cause of defects is correctly identified. Therefore, the right controls are put in place to prevent reoccurrence.

    Quality Standards

    In addition, Goudsmit UK have proudly achieved the ISO9001 and AS9120 accreditation’s:

    • ISO 9001 – This certification helps companies to ensure that they meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders while meeting statutory and regulatory requirements related to a product or service. The ISO 9001 certification also helps Goudsmit UK ensure that our customers receive high quality products and services, repeatedly.
    • AS 9120B – This accreditation is the highly-distinguished quality management standard in the aircraft, space and defense industry. Additionally, this certification provides Goudsmit UK with a comprehensive quality system for providing safe and reliable products.

    Quality Control at Goudsmit UK

    At Goudsmit UK we aim to deliver products with zero defects to our customers. To achieve this, along with our accreditation’s we are also constantly tightening our processes and quality assurance controls to better control our final product. Additionally, some of our quality assurance tools and documentation include:

    • Samples with ISIR submission
    • Design and process FMEA
    • PAPP on pre-production parts
    • APQP
    • Inspection reports with all deliveries
    • Hardness testing
    • Tensile strength tests
    • Composition testing
    • Environmental testing

    Goudsmit UK

    A winning combination of engineering expertise, state-of-the-art facilities, experienced staff and strict quality control, makes Goudsmit UK your ideal manufacturing partner. Rest assured that our products will meet your specifications and industry standards. Moreover, continual monitoring of key process indicators enables us to incorporate the latest QA trends in all our systems.

    Contact us today for more information at info@goudsmit.co.uk, or on +44 (0) 2890 271 001.

    For more information download our products and services brochure.

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