Aerostar Manufacturing, located in Romulus, MI, is unyielding in its pursuit of excellence, both in terms of quality and operational efficiency. We have recently initiated a project centered around the production of “Mounting Flanges,” identified by the part number 22000-006. These components are integral to a variety of applications and demand the utmost precision and reliability.
Aerostar Manufacturing, located in Romulus, MI, is unyielding in its pursuit of excellence, both in terms of quality and operational efficiency. We have recently initiated a project centered around the production of “Mounting Flanges,” identified by the part number 22000-006. These components are integral to a variety of applications and demand the utmost precision and reliability. The entire manufacturing lifecycle for this part has been scrupulously designed to guarantee unmatched quality, from the moment the raw material is received to the final shipment of the completed product.
Our dedication to quality is manifest from the “Receive Material / Receiving Inspection” phase. Here, materials undergo a thorough visual inspection to confirm the correct product has been received and to ensure there are no defects, such as damage or rust. Following storage, the material is subjected to a series of machining operations, including Lathe and Mill machines, each having its unique tooling configurations and quality control protocols.
Quality assurance is not an isolated step but is woven into every stage of the process. A variety of inspection methods, including specific gages and frequencies, are employed to meticulously examine dimensions, surface finish, and other critical attributes of the part. Our “Non-Conforming / Rework/Deviate” policy emphasizes the stringency of our quality control measures. Any deviations from the standard trigger immediate actions, including supervisor notification and isolation of the product for further assessment.
Our cutting-edge “Product Structure by Item Report” system, updated as of May 2023, offers an exhaustive overview of the streamlined manufacturing process for each Mounting Flange unit. This data driven approach allows us to exercise rigorous control over our production lines, optimizing resource utilization while ensuring timely deliveries.
In the realm of packaging, we conform to the highest industry standards. The “Pack Parts / Ship to Customer” stage involves a final inspection to verify correct identification and the absence of visual defects. Each part is then meticulously packed and prepared for shipping, under the vigilant eyes of our Quality and Engineering Managers, to ensure the pinnacle of quality is achieved.
This project stands as a testament to Aerostar Manufacturing’s unwavering commitment to delivering products of unparalleled quality and reliability. Our exhaustive quality checks and multi-layered inspection processes position us as the go-to manufacturing partner for industries that accept nothing short of perfection.
Quality, Inspection, and Measurement Tools
- Material Receiving Inspection: Check for correct product, damage, contamination, or rust.
- In-Process Inspection: Examine all components for machining and casting defects.
- Dimensional Checks: Verify correct identification of product dimension.
- Surface Quality Checks: Confirm the quality and correctness of product, checking for any surface defects or imperfections.
- Leak Testing: Inspect the part for any leaks.
- Final Quality Inspection: Review for correct product, quality, and any signs of damage or contamination.
- Non-Conforming Material Handling: Testing the handling of the non-conforming material.
- Quality Documentation: Document the quality of the finished product.
Equipment and Tools Used for Quality and Inspection Steps
- Go/No-Go Gauges
- Leak Test Equipment
- Visual Inspection Tools
These steps often intertwine with manufacturing steps to ensure a feedback loop exists between the production process and quality controls. Discrepancies detected during quality checks can lead to modifications in the manufacturing steps.
- Material Receipt: Procure necessary raw materials.
- Material Storage: Store the necessary materials.
- Initial Machining: First run to create the part.
- Drilling and Tapping: Process after first run to perfect part.
- Surface Treatment: Apply surface treatment.
- Assembly: Assemble the components per the specifications.
- Packaging: Secure the products with correct packing materials and identification.
- Shipping: Ship the products to receiver.
Equipment and Tools Used for Manufacturing Steps
- Lathe Machine
- Milling Machine
- Drilling Machine
- Surface Treatment Equipment
- Packaging Equipment
The steps in manufacturing are often revisited based on the results of the quality checks. For example, if an intermediate inspection detects an issue, the material may go back to the assembly stage.
Manufactured Components and Parts
- Base Material
- Seals and Gaskets
- Surface Coatings
- Assembled Units