We Have Our Own Tool And Die Shops
To assure continuous, optimum production of gaskets, we
produce our own steel rule and male/female steel blanking dies.
Our razor-sharp steel rule dies are produced to an accuracy of +/- .005"
and our male/female steel blanking dies are accurate to within .0001".
We use only premium steel alloys, so our dies outlast any need.
Having our own in-house tool and die shops expedites the
completion of tooling requirements and minimizes the length of time between
engineering and actual production.
Puts More Emphasis On Quality Control Than We Do
Every phase of every one of our production operations is carefully
programmed, monitored and controlled. Any gasket we produce or quote
is guaranteed to maintain a 1.3 CPK.
Each of our Quality Control procedures emphasizes prevention over
All raw materials are validated and are carefully inspected within
minutes after they arrive. Records are maintained on the quality and
the quantity of all materials and whether they arrived from the vendor
Product is inspected at each stage of the production process using
the latest versions of durometer gages, calipers and micrometers.
These gages are calibrated monthly and records are maintained by our
computerized document control system.
Tooling is verified by our state of the art ACU-GAGE Video Coordinate
Measuring Machine (VCMM) which features a Quadra Check 4000 Computer,
Windows based metrology software, automatic edge detection, and is
capable of magnification 30X - 200X allowing accurate and repeatable
The microprocessor in our CMM handles every conceivable geometric
If chemical analysis is needed, verification is made through an Independent
- Gasket Fabricators Association
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