The highest demands on technology and quality are met from the very beginning of component development right up to the release of the implemented and final mould. In four steps, all industrialized stages of the manufacturing process are examined, documented and qualified.
The demands on the component are laid down in the specification document and implemented using the appropriate mould concept (Design Qualification).
This step checks if the mould was produced in accordance with DQ requirements, once it's completed. Inspection plans are simultaneously coordinated with the costumer (Installation Qualification).
This phase serves to determine a safe process window. "DOE tests" ("Design of Experiments") are used to determine and document process parameters and their impact on the component. As part of this "Operational Qualification", both the performance and machine capabilities of the mould are examined.
This qualification step makes the process and the parameters of its influence as well-known as possible. The process capability of the component is determined and assessed. Once the PQ (Performance Qualification) completes, a go-ahead is given for serial production.