Quality Assurance

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Orion is a UL® registered ISO 9001:2008 applicator and continues to successfully excel in the industrial applications industry. One reason often cited by companies who use Orion as their single source of supply is, "They say what they do, and they do what they say". Using more than 100 quality control tools, we measure specific parameters for an individual lot or part, appropriate for your part's end use or application. Our fundamental goal is to consistently reproduce the precise coating application, time after time, part after part using automated or semi-automated coating application equipment and a well trained and equipped staff.

In addition, Orion staff members are members of the American Society of Quality Control and rigorously follow American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) guidelines and procedures for testing fluoropolymer coatings.

Our preparation techniques for production work are exactly the same as those that we develop during the prototype coating of a part. We do not deviate from the prototype production sequence once a job is tested and customer-approved for production. We test the method used in the production of prototypes to verify production parameters. We work with you, the customer, to establish the inspection parameters and recommend that our customers have the same testing equipment and protocol as we use in our facility. Precision machine application accuracy, where possible, assures customers that the production components they assemble, sell, or use, are processed by Orion Industries in the same exact manner as the initial pieces we coated as prototypes.

 Testing Devices Include:

  • Electronic non-destruct coating film thickness gauges 
  • Holiday (coating porosity) testers
  • High pot (coating porosity) testing
  • Quality control computers 
  • Quality control software
  • Air gauges with computer output
  • Specialized micrometers and bore micrometers
  • Go/No Go gauges
  • Laser and CCD Micrometers 
  • Stereo Microscopes
  • Electronic Digital Stereo Microscopes
  • Computerized Thermocouple Oven Tracking System
  • Adhesion and cure testing equipment 
  • In-house laboratory to test materials and component parts supplied by customers 
  • Abrasion Testing machines
  • Crosshatch and boil test equipment.
  • Friction testing equipment
  • Hardness Testing equipment

 
Quality Monitoring Tools:

Our barcode job-tracking system can verify adherence to our production sequence at any stage of production, in real time. The system includes tracking of operators performing the operation; material and part lot control and includes quality control steps that cannot be bypassed. The system provides a unique element of control for a multi-shift operations needed to process large jobs. For instance, quality procedures that are instituted in the day shift cannot be bypassed on a subsequent second or third shift.