Quality Control for Metal Stampings & Prototype Models
Quality control is a key component to our success at Prototype & Short-Run Services, Inc. We use state-of-the-art video comparators for close-tolerance inspection. Our process enables us to check dimensions down to five decimal places. SPC is also available upon request.
Quality Control Tooling Process
Prototype & Short-Run Services is continually refining the manufacturing tooling process. We employ consistent quality control to guarantee all our metal stampings and prototype parts, from precision springs to specialty clips to a wide variety of prototype models. Computers control the formation of these delicate parts, down to thicknesses as thin as 0.0008″.
There is no question about the quality of workmanship and the consistency of products from Prototype & Short-Run Services, Inc. Our staff is the cornerstone of our quality of excellence. Without their continued commitments to outstanding quality we would not be able to continually assist our clients with their project needs, or with our continued assistance with the Mars Rover mission. We understand that your project demands only the best, and we will not part with any new part unless it is perfect.
The challenge of making precision parts these days can be truly formidable. Tolerances that would have almost defied your imagination years ago are now taken for granted every single day. Holding hole diameters to plus or minus .002″ and true positions to almost perfection are demanded these days by engineers to insure their designed parts perform as intended without fail.
Our facility at Prototype & Short-Run Services is equipped with state-of-the-art machines operated by technicians who are unsurpassed in skill and experience. To ensure precision, we have a Keyence Handheld Probe Coordinate Measuring Machine XM Series. Keyence has been an industry leader in sensing technology since 1974. This allows us to check features and dimensions that would normally challenge the imagination. No need to cut parts in half now. Just run the probe and precision is insured.
Quality Assurance Certification
Prototype & Short-Run Services, Inc. provides only the highest quality materials that have numerous certifications. Some of the certifications that we have received, include:
- ITAR Certification – This certification assures that all employees of Prototype & Short-Run Services has an expert working knowledge of exporting and importing under the U.S. Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls’ (DDTC) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The knowledge base for this certification focuses on controlled defense products and services, initiating and administering ITAR Agreements, identifying and claiming ITAR exemptions, recognizing and implementing internal and external corporate compliance audits. The CIP certification denotes mastery of a wide array of skills, including the ability to recognize potential ITAR violations, to develop proper export record keeping practices, to help mitigate potential DDTC consent agreements and financial/civil penalties.
- ISO Certification – ISO certification assures suppliers, retailers, regulators and consumers that an independent organization has reviewed a product’s manufacturing process and determined that the product complies with specific standards for safety, quality, sustainability or performance. From extensive product testing and material analyses to plant inspections and auditing, we evaluate every aspect of a product’s development.
Our commitment to quality and craftsmanship is always fully backed by the integrity of Prototype & Short-Run Services longevity and quality service guarantee. We take care of the customers that take care of us.