Once designs have been thoroughly vetted, they must be produced at volumes to meet the needs of our customers, bringing another level of quality control to the process. When managing a mass production line, our primary goal is to ensure the highest quality in manufacturing and that when our products are shipped to customers we are not only meeting timeline projections but also exceeding customer expectations. At Porticos, the importance of monitoring production quality and efficiency is paramount. Our team includes Six-Sigma Black Belts capable of auditing supplier quality processes and procedures which enables us to better identifying and removing the causes of defects and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes.
Each discrete stage of the production flow should be tested before your product can move on to the next. Porticos works with the manufacturers to understand their process capabilities and to create designs capable of achieving the desired product quality. This includes conducting Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA) reviews with the manufacturers during the design process and conducting gap analysis using a Porticos internal tolerance analysis tool to establish proper dimensional tolerances. This data provides invaluable information. It allows us to conduct root cause analysis of quality issues, and improve production quality.
Manufacturing and business processes have characteristics that can be defined, measured, analyzed, improved, and controlled. At Porticos, product development engineering and manufacturing engineering translate design requirements into manufacturing requirements to ensure device master record is complete and provide guidance to design engineering, manufacturing and product quality engineering for development of manufacturing test/evaluation methods and process validation.
Our continuous efforts to achieve stable and predictable process results result in sustained quality improvement. Our commitment to “Product design for the way we’re designed” has resulted in our engineers being named on over 85 US patents ranging from mechanical devices to software and extending across a wide range of products and Porticos receiving awards from both the Department of Energy and Department of Homeland Security.