Award Winning Quality

Award Winning Quality

We believe a foundation in quality with consistent focus from concept through production ensures continued value creation and operational excellence. Products must be designed and processes optimized with a focus on quality at every step. Product quality should never be an afterthought or inspection reliant.

Ranked within the top 5% of our industry in quality benchmarking Weiss-Aug has zero to single-digit PPM rates for stamping & molding.

Quality Begins with Me

Dieter Weissenrieder, president and co-founder of Weiss-Aug Group launched the philosophy of “Quality Begins with Me” early in the company’s history. This philosophy touches every aspect of our culture and organization and is demonstrated in our success in supplying a multitude of customers with a Zero PPM rating.

Each team member is introduced to the Quality Begins with Me concept on their first day. We focus on the importance of being part of the supply chain for critical industries that affect lives. They know that they can make a difference for a family driving safely, a patient having a good outcome, or even robots completing their mission on Mars.

The 3 Tenets of Quality Begins with Me

  • Quality starts before the first part is ever produced
  • Quality is not the responsibility of the Quality Department
  • See Something, Say Something

It Starts with the Material

Weiss-Aug Group develops its own prints and specifications to ensure material repeatability. Often, standard mill/processer specs are simply not accurate enough to manufacture precision stampings with tight dimensional requirements. To take it a step further, we often ensure further repeatability by securing material from the same master heats. From there, our inspection lab conducts a variety of tests to ensure that the material meets mechanical properties.

Aluminum metail coil for progressive metal stamping

Process Control

Inbound vision systems, combined with servo feeds and pilot sensors, ensure coil stock is properly and accurately fed into the stamping press.

As the strip progresses through the die, sensors are employed in key stations along with automated in-line dimensional inspection to give real-time feedback of product quality.

Finally, outbound vision and automated in-line inspection systems ensure the completed part meets specifications.

outbound vision quality system

High Regulatory Standards

Weiss-Aug Group maintains a variety of ISO/IATF certifications. Each location has different certifications, depending on the industry they serve. What is common between the plants is robust quality systems, and culture of “Quality Begins with Me”.

For Medical Device Manufacturing, we are ISO 13485:2016 Certified and CFR Part 820 Compliant.

For Automotive Part Manufacturing, we are IATF 16949:2016 Certified and have internal IATF certified auditors.

We are also ISO 9001:2015, and ISO 14001:2015 certified.

Certifications

Certifications

  • ISO 9001:2015
  • ISO 13485:2016 Medical
  • ISO 14001:2015 Environmental
  • IATF 16949:2016 Automotive

Validation/Lean Manufacturing

  • PPAP (Production Part Approval Process)/Validation Protocols including FAI, APQP,IQ/OQ/PQ
  • Six Sigma problem solving and lean manufacturing principles
  • DMAIC problem-solving model: define, measure, analyze, improve control
  • 5S program ongoing plant wide
Quality inspection, microscope

People

"Quality Begins with Me" is the foundation of our culture.

Quality Objectives

  • Meet customer and regulatory requirements in products and services
  • Be 100% on time
  • ONLY ship defect-free products

Outstanding Support

R&D/New Product Development Tooling Team

  • Minimizes time and cost to manufacture
  • Best-in-class expertise in material science and engineering
  • Rapidly delivers prototypes ready for manufacturing

Program Management/Customer Service

  • Each project is assigned an Engineering Program Manager and a Customer Service Specialist
  • SPOC for all manufacturing needs from cradle to grave
  • Dedicated to building long-term relationships

State-of-the-art Technology

Best-in-class quality, measurement, and inspection system technology

  • Automated 100% real-time process monitoring, measurement, and inspection systems with:
    • Over 55 manufacturing camera systems.
    • The highest concentration of inline cameras and OGP SmartScopes in the industry.
    • Automated force testing, electrical testing, and hard gauges to test functionally.
    • In-cavity sensing technology.
    • RJG E-dart system to monitor & control our processes.
    • 100% real-time in-die inspection.
  • When automation is not possible, 100% inspection is done using digital microscopes.
zeiss metrology equipment and team members

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“Today through use of innovative lean manufacturing techniques, expansive engineered processes and a strict adherence to the highest quality and safety standards, our stamping plant has successfully produced recent multi-year PPM ratings of less than one. Our stamping philosophies have also earned us high supplier ratings with both automotive and medical customers and continuous positive auditing scores from yearly ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016, ISO 14001:2015 audits and IATF 16949:2016.”

— Dieter Weissenrieder, CEO and Founder