Quality

Our Philosophy

Quality begins with our supply chain. We strategically partner with suppliers that are as dedicated to quality as we are. We routinely visit our suppliers and sub-suppliers to conduct on-site audits; and we regularly monitor their performance and work together to implement improvements as needed.

Fasco’s quality lab verifies the conformance of all our product to customer-released drawings, applicable industry standards and specifications. Our experienced team verifies product through in-house dimensional inspection and performance testing, sub-supplier certification review and partnering with external ISO/IEC 17025 accredited labs for critical product testing.

Quality is not confined to our lab. Important functions such as APQP, layered audits, tech reviews, containment and root cause analysis involve cross-functional teams with members from our quality, sales, engineering, purchasing and customer service departments.

We stand behind the quality of our products and services, and our customers agree! They rate our performance on average at 99% satisfaction, based on quality, delivery and price (value).

Equipment

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Dimensional

  • Thread Inspection
    • Tri-Roll External Thread Gage
    • Bi-Point Internal Thread Gage
    • Ring, Plug & Pin Gauges
  • Micro-Vu Vertex Vision CMM
  • Surface Roughness Tester
  • Greenslade Length Gage, Protrusion-Height Gage & Penetration Depth Gage
  • Optical Comparator, Concentricity Gages & Various Hand Gages
  • Customer-Approved Hard Gages
  • Keyence Image Dimension Measuring System-IM 6225

Mechanical

  • Rockwell Hardness (A, B, C, N, T Scale)
  • Torque & Drive Testing
  • Hydrogen Embrittlement Verification Testing
  • Torsional Strength & Ductility Testing

Visual

  • Microscope w/ Meiji Techno HD Camera
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Optical (vision) Sorting

With the rise of large-scale recalls and concerns over the quality of fasteners, customers today expect nothing less than 100% quality. While Fasco strives to drive the use of proper statistical tools and other methods to reduce process variability, we also employ optical sorting to enhance the quality of our fasteners. Whether outside processing operations introduce foreign material, or defects result from an abnormality in the manufacturing process, Fasco is dedicated to protecting our customers from defective parts entering their processes.

Our GLASS DIAL sorting machine is optimal for sorting nuts, washers and rods w/ diameters up to M12 at a speed of 400~1,000 parts per minute. Inspection criteria includes dimensional features such as length, width and height, cracks & burrs, presence of threads, plating and locking features such as nylon inserts and adhesive patch.

Our STEEL DIAL sorting machine is optimal for sorting screws and bolts w/ diameters up to M12 at a speed of 300~900 parts per minute. Inspection criteria includes dimensional features such as length, width and height, cracks & burrs, presence of threads, drive/recess and plating.