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AS9100 - ISO9001 Quality Management Systems Certified Fabricator & Distributor

Posted by Virgil Alonso on Mon, Jan 6, 2014 @ 10:01 AM

"The only thing that is supposed to come back is our customer"

I recently read that more than 32,000 companies Quality Management Systems are certified to the IS0-9001 certification.  Of the more than 32,000 companies, United Seal & Rubber would be included within that list.  Taking the ISO9001 certification to the next level, and only about 1/3 as many companies have achieved the AS9100 certification as well.  Again, United Seal & Rubber is included on that list.  So, what does all of this IS0-9001 and AS9100 certification talk mean to you, our customers or potential customer?

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Topics: Quality of Design, Value Engineering, Quality Control, Vendor Selection

APQP, PPAP, FMEA, SPC & MSA Training for USR Employees

Posted by Virgil Alonso on Thu, Nov 21, 2013 @ 08:11 AM

Day 1:

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Topics: Specification Tip, Quality of Design, Value Engineering, Quality Control

Act As One Company

Posted by Virgil Alonso on Mon, Oct 21, 2013 @ 09:10 AM

Partnership as defined by Dictionary.com: the state or condition of being a partner; participation; association; joint interest.

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Topics: Value Engineering, Quality Control, Vendor Selection

Why Use a Distributor?

Posted by Virgil Alonso on Wed, Oct 16, 2013 @ 17:10 PM

If you could buy direct from the manufacturer or through a local distributor, which would you choose?  The most common argument made for going with the manufacturer is you will get a better price.  Sometime this is a correct assumption, but this isn’t always the case.  One thing that can swing the price breaks the opposite direction is the amount of business the distributor does with a manufacturer.  I know in our industry it is common for a distributor like us to do millions with a strong manufacturing partner.  Wouldn’t it make sense that a manufacturing partner would give better pricing to a distributor who does millions with them vs. a customer who is offering a six figure opportunity?

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Topics: Value Engineering, Quality Control, Vendor Selection

High Temperature Rubber Gaskets Material

Posted by Virgil Alonso on Tue, Oct 8, 2013 @ 10:10 AM

Effects of Temperature

Operating temperatures of the project will have a profound effect of the longevity of the elastomer and rubber seals. If the proper material is not select for the intended operational temperature ranges the possibility of product failure increases.

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Topics: Quality of Design, Quality Control

Fabrication Methods of Custom Made Gaskets

Posted by Virgil Alonso on Thu, Oct 3, 2013 @ 10:10 AM

Fabrication and Design of Rubber Components

There are three methods for manufacturing rubber  molded parts; transfer molding, compression molding, or injection molding. Which process method to choose depends on the size, shape, function of part, quality, and cost of raw material. The three methods share similar qualities in manufacturing of rubber parts that are important to know when designing custom molded rubber parts.

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Topics: Quality Control