Quality assurance — sometimes referred to simply as QA — is a means of preventing defects and mistakes in manufactured products. Many companies today also rely on QA to help them avoid issues when it comes to delivering services and products to customers.
Quality assurance centers around maintaining a desired level of quality in a service or product by ensuring strict attention during every stage of the production and/or delivery process. Many companies refer to these business practices as “quality control” rather than quality assurance, but both center around the same thing: providing high quality products and services to customers.
Precision Waterjet & Laser is committed to providing customers with the highest quality products and services by investing in state-of-the-art manufacturing processes and equipment, providing comprehensive quality control and inspection, and ensuring on-time delivery. To meet these goals, we abide by Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), stick by our certified quality management system (QMS), and continually improve our operations.
Our QMS retains the requirements for all applicable statutory, regulatory, and industry standards, including:
Our Quality Manager maintains constant control of the bond room, and bench inspections are performed in temperature-controlled, dedicated inspection labs. Our major inspection equipment includes:
- Brown and Sharpe coordinate measuring machine (CMM)
- FaroArm® with Verisurf software
- Optical comparator
- Height gages
- Surface plates
- Thread gages
Additionally, all of our measuring and inspection equipment is regularly calibrated by a disinterested, third-party service provider that is certified to ISO/IEC 17025:2017.
Benefits of Quality Assurance
Regardless of product, service, or industry, quality assurance presents a host of benefits to all companies, including by helping them:
- Meet or exceed their customers’ demands and expectations
- Ensure products and services comply with all applicable statutory, regulatory, and industry standards
- Establish and maintain high quality product and service standards
- Build brand reputation and customer trust
- Reduce overall production costs and material waste (for product suppliers)
- Be proactive, not reactive, to product or service issues
Our Quality Assurance Policy
At Precision Waterjet & Laser, we are fully committed to providing quality products and services through continuous improvement and on-time delivery. We work with one phrase in mind—“first time, every time”—meaning that our customers can rely on us for on-time delivery of quality products the first time around.
We pride ourselves on offering state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques and incorporating robust processes into our workflow, which have allowed us to maintain our reputation of exceeding our customer expectations. Our goals are met through continuous process and facility improvements, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and the effectiveness of our dedicated quality management system.
If you’re interested in finding out more about our commitment to quality assurance or our certified quality management system, contact our team today. One of our expert team members will be happy to provide further insight into how we ensure the quality and integrity of our products and services.