Case Studies

PRECISION PLUG GAUGE CALIBRATION

REDUCING THE COST OF QUALITY WITH NON-CONTACT METROLOGY

All precision manufacturing Quality Management Systems (QMS) depend on accurate gauge calibration and verification. A failure to precisely manage and maintain metrology equipment creates a multitude of problems, including RMAs (Return Merchandise Authorizations) and worse, loss of customer confidence for future orders.

Large-scale manufacturers often address this challenge with dedicated calibration personnel or third-party calibration services. This is a time-consuming operation and susceptible to serious consequences if inconsistencies arise. Cost of quality typically skyrockets here, and quickly distinguishes the average manufacturing facility from the exceptional.

As a Tier 1 OEM component supplier, DGW has substantially reduced the time and risks associated with typical plug gauge calibration by using the Keyence IM-7000 Instant Measurement System. This recent addition to our manufacturing floor boasts 0.5-micron accuracy, with instant results stored directly to our Zeiss database, Piweb.

UNLOCKING BIG DATA VALUE WITH CUTTING-EDGE SPC

ADVANCED SPC SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASES PROCESS AND QS EFFICIENCY

Effective process control defines the ongoing success of any precision manufacturing operation. At DGW cutting-edge QDM (Quality Data Management) tools optimize and drive our internal workflow and QS. These tools enable us to add real value to customer projects with enhanced reporting that save time, costs and help us meet demanding lead times on complex projects.

Our inspection systems are dynamic and based on process controls, increasing our efficiency without sacrificing quality. DGW has transformed into a company that no longer finds non-conformance, but uses SPC as a predictive model to identify trends that would exceed tolerance and correct beforehand.

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