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
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.
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.
High Regulatory Standards
"Quality Begins with Me" is the foundation of our culture.
- Meet customer and regulatory requirements in products and services
- Be 100% on time
- ONLY ship defect-free products
R&D/New Product Development Tooling Team
Program Management/Customer Service
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.
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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