Through a relentless pursuit of process optimization and unwavering dedication to precision, Aerostar Manufacturing has implemented an efficient Lift Eye Bracket machining process that meets international quality standards as confirmed by our ISO certifications. This rigorous process, aided by our skilled Machine Operator, not only ensures the highest quality in our operations but also contributes significantly to customer satisfaction, solidifying Aerostar’s reputation as a trusted partner in the manufacturing industry.

At Aerostar Manufacturing, we pride ourselves on being a leader in precision machining. Our relentless pursuit of process optimization has led us to implement an efficient Lift Eye Bracket machining process. This case study showcases the effectiveness of our Machine Operator in delivering precision, efficiency, and upholding our commitment to maintaining stringent quality standards.

The Lift Eye Bracket machining process at Aerostar begins with our skilled Machine Operator meticulously blowing off debris from OP10 A parts and fixtures, ensuring a clean working environment. With a keen eye for detail, the Operator attaches hydraulic lines to the OP10 A manifold block, subsequently releasing the manual clamp to inspect the machined parts. If a machined part is present, the Operator promptly switches the hydraulic unit to “UNCLAMP” and removes the part for a thorough inspection. With utmost care, the Operator loads the raw casting, verifying its part number (RFP16BB-9S438-BB), and conducting a comprehensive check for defects while ensuring the prevention of any paint damage.

Our Machine Operator ensures a smooth transition to OP10 B by maintaining cleanliness, carefully blowing off debris from OP10 B fixtures. During this stage, the Operator loads the part previously machined in OP10 A into OP10 B, exercising caution to avoid any damage to the machined-in pin or threads. Demonstrating precision, the Operator clamps the part by switching the hydraulic unit to the “CLAMP” position until the pressure gauge reads 3000 PSI or more. Once fully prepared, the Operator initiates the machining process efficiently, effectively using the manual start on the operator panel.

At Aerostar Manufacturing, we place paramount importance on quality assurance to ensure customer satisfaction. Our commitment is demonstrated through the In-Process Inspection (IPI) carried out by the Operator. The finished parts are thoroughly blown off with an air wand to meet our stringent standards. Passed parts are carefully bagged and placed into customer dunnage, guaranteeing precise identification with the correct part number, RFP16BB-9S438-BB.

Aerostar Manufacturing’s Lift Eye Bracket machining process aligns with international quality standards, as evidenced by our ISO certifications. Holding the ISO 9001:2015 certification, we ensure that our machining processes consistently meet customer requirements. Additionally, our ISO 14001:2015 certification exemplifies our dedication to environmental responsibility, showcasing our holistic approach to sustainable manufacturing.

Our Lift Eye Bracket machining process at Aerostar Manufacturing reflects our unwavering dedication to efficiency and precision. Empowering our skilled Machine Operator and upholding ISO certifications, we maintain the highest quality standards in our operations. This case study exemplifies how our seamless and efficient machining process contributes to customer satisfaction, solidifying our position as a trusted and reliable partner in the manufacturing industry.

Project Overview

Quality, Inspection, and Measurements Steps

  • Pre-process inspection of raw components.
  • Determine part dimensions and specifications.
  • Utilize standard measurement techniques like gauges, pins, or specialized tools for specific part features.
  • Use digital measurement devices for precise measurements, e.g., digital micrometers.
  • Engage with computerized measuring devices (e.g., CMM) for comprehensive evaluations and measurements.
  • Data collection for statistical process control (SPC).
  • Continuous quality monitoring with a set frequency (e.g., every 5th part).
  • Ensure part specifications conform to set values or ranges.

Equipment and Tools Used for Quality and Inspection Steps

  • Go/NoGo gauges.
  • Gage pins.
  • Digital micrometers.
  • CMM (Computerized Measuring Machine).
  • Specialized inspection tools like ring gauges or depth notches.

Quality and inspection steps ensure that manufacturing processes are accurate and result in parts that meet or exceed design specifications. Quality steps might need adjustments based on feedback from manufacturing processes and vice versa1.

Manufacturing Steps

  • Setup and calibration of machinery and tools.
  • Load raw components for processing.
  • Execute machining operations using tools like drills, taps, mills, and specialized tools.
  • Monitor tool performance and change tools based on set frequencies or wear.
  • Unload finished components.
  • Post-process procedures, if any.

Manufacturing steps represent the sequence and methods used to turn raw materials into finished products. Consistency in these steps results in predictable product quality, but they must align with quality standards

Equipment and Tools Used for Manufacturing Steps

  • CNC machines.
  • Drills and taps (Various sizes and types).
  • End mills.
  • Special form tools.
  • Port tools.

Quality and manufacturing are interconnected processes. Changes or deviations in manufacturing can impact product quality. Similarly, quality feedback can lead to adjustments in manufacturing processes to meet quality standards. It’s crucial for these two areas to communicate and adjust accordingly for optimal results.

Manufactured Components and Parts

  • Raw castings or input materials.
  • Machined parts.
  • Finished and packed components.