Quality is extremely important to E.J. Basler. We are an ISO 9001:2015 certified swiss machine shop. We are IATF 16949:2016 certified and undergo bi-annual audits to maintain the strictest quality and safety standards. This dedication to quality has led to valuable partnerships within the automotive industry and has enabled us to grow and develop strategic partnerships internationally.
Our quality policy reflects the fundamental priorities at our shop:
Safety, Quality, Quantity. In that Order.
ISO 9001:2015 & IATF 16949:2016 Certified
The International Organization for Standards (ISO) sets the criteria for manufacturing guidelines. ISO 9001:2015 & the automotive standard IATF 16949:2016 covers production as well as:
Pioneered by Motorola and made popular by General Electric, Six Sigma is a methodology for solving complex problems.
It is a system that tries to control outputs (Y) by measuring and analyzing inputs (X1, X2, etc.). Once a process has been mapped the goal is to reach a capability index going forward.
At E. J. Basler we have adopted these measures and work hard to provide high capability (Cp, Cpk, Z, etc.) processes. With multiple team members trained as Black Belts we are using this methodology to promote data driven decisions in everyday work and projects.
Advanced Product Quality Planning (or APQP) is a framework of procedures and techniques used to develop products in industry, particularly the automotive sector. It is quite similar to the concept of Design For Six Sigma (DFSS). It is defined as ”System developed by the AIAG automotive organization to communicate common product quality planning and control plan guidelines for suppliers to the automotive industry.”
At E. J. Basler we always perform an APQP processes before manufacturing a new part/project. Often times we will use a customer specific APQP process, however, we also have our own internal APQP process. This process is done in what is known as a “green sheet” meeting, which is held a minimum of twice per week. This meeting is for not only new parts but also improving processes for existing parts. Therefore allowing us to give cost savings to our customers.
The Production Part Approval Process (PPAP pronounced “pea-pap”) is a set of industry recognized guidelines and processes that ensure proper communication between buyer and supplier. The goal of the PPAP is to establish a single production process that will be used to manufacture a part. This process is analyzed an determined if acceptable/robust enough for future production.
At E. J. Basler our partnerships with automobile companies have led us to the integration of these processes within our systems. We have the ability to do simple level 1 PPAPs all the way to detailed level 5 PPAPs where the customer personally audits the process. Other quality documentations we offer include but are not limited to PSWs, ISIRs, FMEAs, PCPs, etc.
Precision Machining Fine Metals: Copper, Brass & More
Our strict dedication to quality in precision machining has enabled our customers to trust us with their most delicate projects. With the capability of IATF-certified swiss machining, we are renowned across the United States for precision machining copper, brass, and many other fine metals. Additionally, because we often work with finer, more expensive metals, we can pass along cost savings to our customers, thanks to our ability to buy these metals in high volumes.
We would be pleased to help you with your next precision machining project.