Defining ‘Quality’ in High-Precision Machining Services

Six Sigma is a set of organizational tools for improving performance and decreasing process variation that leads to defect. It’s a near-guarantee that a company that follows Six Sigma is more prepared to add improvements to products and services over companies that don’t.

High-precision machining services have an obvious need for reliability and repeatability. That’s why we’ve been on our own journey to Six Sigma.

 

How High-Precision Machining Services Cut the Fat

NaviTek Machining has already surpassed Five Sigma quality, and is closing in on six. What does that actually look like put into practice?

  • Focus on customer satisfaction
  • Additional attention to detail
  • Monthly management review and weekly production meetings
  • APQP, Cpk, DFMEA, & PFMEA
  • Continuous improvement audits
  • Close monitoring of defect parts per million (DPPM)
  • 360-degree evaluations
  • Regular training of personnel
  • Regular equipment and process reviews

ISO AS9100:2016 and ISO 13485:2016 Certification

ISO certifications are another important way for manufacturers to demonstrate dedication to their customers’ success. NaviTek is one of the few smaller precision machining manufacturers that strives to keep up with certifications for:

  • Medical machining
  • Aerospace machining
  • Industrial machining

AS9100:2016 is a worldwide quality standard based on ISO 9001. The AS9100:2016 certification adds important requirements relating to quality assurance and risk management. 

Major aerospace manufacturers and suppliers worldwide require manufacturers’ compliance and/or registration to AS9100:2016 as a condition of doing business. 

Click the icon to view NaviTek Machining’s AS9100:2016 certificate.

ISO 13485:2016 represents the requirements for a comprehensive quality management system for the design and manufacture of medical devices. 

In an industry where lives are at stake, medical device OEMs need to know they’re dealing with someone proven to meet ISO certification for medical devices. Working with a precision machining company that has ISO 13485 certification can also help OEMs meet U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s Quality System Regulation and Current Good Manufacturing Practices.

Click the icon to view NaviTek Machining’s ISO 13485:2016 certificate.