The process up to the Start of Production (SOP) is very extensive and can be time-consuming. We are used to our customers involving us in their projects at an early stage. Together with them, we look at the manufacturability of a product (DFM) and make recommendations in this regard. We also take the lead in the development and production of the necessary molds.
Furthermore, we also look directly at the possibilities of automation. Because an Automotive project is often characterized by high production volumes, it pays to invest in automation. The payback time of this initial investment can often be realized within the first year of production.
From PPAP to 8D
Once all production equipment in installed and programmed, we start testing until the production cell is ready for the Production Parts Approval Process (PPAP). The purpose of the PPAP process is to ensure that the design and manufacturing processes meet the design specifications and that the manufacturing process has the potential to produce these products consistently, down the line.
For the purpose of quality, we establish a control plan based on your requirements and our FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis). With advanced measurement equipment, a good picture can be made at each stage through MSA (Measurement System Analysis), CPK and measurement reports. In case of deviations, we analyze the cause according to the 8D method.
Are you a supplier in the automotive industry and looking for an experienced partner for technical injection molding? Then contact us for a no-obligation introduction.