QUALITY / VALIDATION​

We are an ISO 9001 / ISO 13485 certified company

Commitment to Quality

As an ISO 9001 / ISO 13485 certified company, we fully understand that quality is the foundation of our business success. With this in mind, we have developed a Quality Management System that allows our organization to continually identify, measure, control, and improve our core business practices. Our ultimate goals are to deliver outstanding business performance, enhanced customer satisfaction, and superior products.

Quality Policy

At AIM, we are committed to providing products and services that meet the needs and expectations of our customers.

We believe that Advanced Quality Planning is the driving force behind the success of every program we undertake. From the very beginning of each new project, we work hand in hand with the customer to develop a comprehensive Quality Plan to ensure that their requirements, needs and expectations will be met.
We view Continuous Improvement as a journey; not a destination. All areas of the organization are focused on continuous improvement. We begin with conformance to requirements and continue on with reduction of variation and waste benefiting the final customer, the supply base, and ourselves.

Our professional staff is qualified in the following:

  • Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Process Verification and Validation: (IQ, OQ, PQ)
  • Process Flow Diagramming
  • Control Plan Methodology
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Mistake Proofing (Poka-Yoke)
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA)
  • Part Approval Process, including:
  • Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • First-Article Inspection (FAI)
  • 8D Corrective Action / Preventive Action (CAPA)
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

Enterprise IQ

EnterpriseIQ is a fully integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system used throughout the organization to efficiently manage and improve business processes using a single shared database. The same up-to-date customer information is used for each process step. This includes order entry, scheduling, inventory management, real-time shop floor monitoring, order picking, shipping, customer service, and accounting.

Our environmentally controlled Inspection Laboratory is well equipped to provide the necessary dimensional and functional inspection and testing to verify that products conform to specified requirements.

Laboratory Capabilities

  • FIrst-Article Inspection

    First-Article Inspection is conducted to give objective evidence that all customer engineering, design and specification requirements are correctly understood, accounted for, verified and recorded. Results are reported in an easy to follow format along with a ballooned part drawing.

  • Capability Studies

    Capability Studies are conducted to determine the extent to which the process and product is meeting specified requirements. Statistical results are reported in a comprehensive format using Minitab statistical software.

  • Process Monitoring and Control

    After process capability has been proven and sample approval is received from the customer we continue to monitor manufacturing processes and product characteristics using various check sheets and control charting methods such as; X Bar and R charts, P-charts, C-charts, U-charts, etc. Statistical data is collected and analyzed using SPC Express statistical process control software.

Operational Quality

AIM’s production equipment is put through a detailed Install and operational qualification process.  This qualification is captured and documented in protocols and reports written for the specific equipment and or process being validated.

The install qualification ensures that a piece of equipment has been properly put into place under the OEM’s recommendations for environmental conditions and utility requirements.

Thermolator Qualification

Cleanroom Viable Sampling