APQP serves as a guide in the development process and also a standard way to share results between suppliers and automotive companies. APQP specifies three phases: Development, Industrialization and Product Launch. Through these phases 23 main topics will be monitored. These 23 topics will be all completed before the production is started. They cover such aspects as: design robustness, design testing and specification compliance, production process design, quality inspection standards, process capability, production capacity, product packaging, product testing and operator training plan, among other items.
APQP focuses on:
·Up-front quality planning
·Determining if customers are satisfied by evaluating the output and supporting continual improvement
APQP consists of five phases:
·Plan and Define Program
·Product Design and Development Verification
·Process Design and Development Verification
·Product and Process Validation and Production Feedback
·Launch, Assessment & Corrective Action
The APQP process has seven major elements:
·Understanding the needs of the customer
·Proactive feedback and corrective action
·Designing within the process capabilities
·Analyzing and mitigating failure modes
·Verification and validation
·Control special/critical characteristics.
Crucible metal solutions
WHO WE ARE
Crucible Metal Solutions is a certified Woman Owned Small Business providing solutions to meet your casting, machining, tooling and prototype needs. Crucible Metal Solutions is a nobake foundry with a full-service pattern shop focused on offering quality products at a competitive cost with on-time delivery.
WHAT WE DO
what is permanent Mold casting?
Permanent mold casting (also known as gravity permanent mold) applies molds made out of tool steel that create high-quality aluminum parts at a low cost.
Mold life is typically 100,000 pieces or more compared to sand casting that uses a new mold for every part. Mold costs are kept low because castings are poured under gravity as opposed to being injected under tons of pressure as with die casting.
the advantage of permanent mold
is permanent mold right for you?
In one of our recent blog posts, we compare permanent mold casting to other processes including sand casting, fabrication, and high pressure die casting to help you determine which process is best for your needs.
know when to transition from sand casting to permanent Mold
Permanent mold is ideal if your part quantities are rising and if you’re looking to produce a higher quality part that achieves tighter tolerances and dimensional stabilities. While sand casting provides many benefits including low tooling costs, it’s worth knowing when you should make the switch.
your design concepts brought to life
Our design engineers will help you:
We deliver the design support you need to evolve your casting from concept to finished product.
For more information on our engineering design services contact us today at 1.204.663.9142 or request a free quote.
Software We Use:
KEY MACHINING CAPABILITIES UNDER ONE ROOF.
Whether your product needs milling, turning, or any other CNC machining process, our expertise and equipment will manufacture it to your exact specifications. We have a variety of horizontal and vertical machining centers as well as CNC lathes for round components.
CNC HORIZONTAL MACHINING CENTER CELLDecreased customer lead time is a direct result of our world-class CNC horizontal machining center cell that produces high-quality parts at a swift rate.
Our horizontal machining center cell:
Before greenlighting production, we’ll measure your part and verify its dimensions with our coordinate measuring machine. We can provide reports upon request. In some instances, when our customers require 100% inspection of their part components, we’ll provide dimensional reports for every part.
We apply high-quality surface coatings that meet your expectations
Our experience in the coating industry gives us the ability to determine cost-effective processes, meet your exact specifications, and improve the performance of your parts.
Our team will work with you to determine your part’s coating requirements including non-stick, abrasion resistant, corrosion or rust resistant, dry lubricated, or food grade.
We coat parts from small manufacturing companies to major OEM’s including Case New Holland, Bobcat, Raymond Corporation, and Price Industries.
We apply high-performance specialty coatings including:
OUR RFQ PROCESS FOR SUCCESS
Receive the Casting RFQ
Understanding the request
Identify the previous Pain Points
DFM with Customer(s)
Our Engineers do a process Map
Develop Best Cost
Present Solution to customer for WOW moment
Receive Project Award
Build tooling – weekly updates
Make Internal Samples
Verify all requirements are Met
Provide PPAP Package to customer
Samples made correctly; Project is on-time as promised
Customer is happy
Design for Manufacturability
Metal Casting Series
Design for Manufacturability is the engineering practice of designing products in such a way that they are easy to manufacture. The concept exists in almost all engineering disciplines but the implementation differs widely depending on the manufacturing technology. DFM describes the process of designing or engineering a product in order to facilitate the manufacturing process in order to reduce its manufacturing costs. DFM will allow potential problems to be fixed in the design phase, which is the least expensive place to address them. Other factors can affect the manufacturability, such as material, the form of the raw material, dimensional tolerances, and secondary processing such as finishing and machining.
DEC Industries, LLC is a manufacturers' rep firm with principals offering various metal manufacturing services. Helping OEM’s procure medium and high-volume components from quality suppliers.
DEC Industries, LLC