Hello from everyone here at Forster Tool! We wanted to take a moment to reflect on our transition into making high quality, top-tier parts required for aerospace jobs. This will be one of a few blog posts exploring what we needed to do and change to take on the tasks of creating aerospace parts for many of our important customers. We will be looking at topics such as revisions in procedures, the methodology of machining, quality control improvements, and more!
Recently the government has been pressuring ITAR to be flowed down to all areas of manufacturing with government projects. It would only make sense to get ITAR registered. Forster Tool has done just that once again; breaking ground before many other local manufacturers.
ITAR Registered Manufacturing Company
We have taken initiative and became officially registered under registrant code M38942. With many of the procedures needed to become ITAR registered in place already, it was not that hard to make the necessary changes.
Why Work with an ITAR Registered Company?
These changes allow for more accountability, and to increase security measures, both cyber and physical.
After a long and arduous process, Forster Tool has once again set itself apart from other manufacturers. We are happy to say that Forster Tool is one of the first manufacturers to become certified in the latest AS9100D certified!
Forster Tool is constantly making improvements to either our processes, or our equipment. This time around, we have made a big improvement to our Quality Control Department with the addition of the Keyence High-Precision Coordinate Measuring Machine! With a measuring range of 300 x 250 x 150 mm its perfect for our range of parts. The large amount of configurable elements and large capacity of measurement points assure that even complex parts will be handled with ease!
Prototype development is one of the many very important first steps to getting a final product or part on the market or assimilated into your business process. At Forster Tool we work with our customers through their prototyping process, but notice that some leave house for production. Sticking with the same manufacturer for both prototype and production runs can have numerous benefits that those who switch would be missing out on.
ISO 9001:2015 Certification
One of their top priorities at Forster Tool and Manufacturing has always been quality. This year after reviewing the new ISO 9001:2015 standards, Forster Tool decided to upgrade their certification.
Finding CNC Screw Machining Services
To quote Prototype or production runs of Screw Machined Parts can be frustrating for engineers and purchasing agents. Here are some guidelines that should help you search more efficiently;
Supply Chain/Purchasing Managers often need to navigate a variety of machining types when purchasing Screw Machine Products.
In answer to today’s world of demanding production schedules, Industrial Supply Companies stock millions of types of screws used in manufacturing. Determining if the type of screws needed is a custom screw machined product can be difficult but necessary to insure cost effective purchasing. Custom screw machined products require processes outside of a normal length, width, head or threads. If a Company requires more precision screws in unique materials most often these are custom screws. Screws and fasteners used in the medical, aerospace and defense applications due to their complexity and precision needs and will often be a custom job.