Our dedicated inspection department is staffed by quality control professionals using industry leading Co-ordinate Measuring Machines (CMM).
The accuracy of our machine tools is complemented by advanced manufacturing software that simulates and optimises machining programs, ensuring that the journey from your drawing to final inspection is seamless.
Progressive Technology’s CMM equipment measures physical objects by sensing discrete points on the surface using various methods including mechanical, optical, laser, and white light.
We have an extensive plant list to help us maintain our the highest quality standards, from the XRF scanning of inbound raw billet material, to Laser Scanning, Touch Probing and Tactile Scanning.
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Non Destructive Testing (NDT): Liquid Penetrant Inspection
Our breadth of precision machining capabilities are supported by a wide variety of in-house inspection disciplines to ensure our parts are produced dimensionally and structurally to the highest quality.
Our structural assessment includes a non-destructive testing (NDT) technique, better known as liquid penetrant inspection (LPI), which is a cost-effective method employed to locate and identify flaws such as cracks, porosity, laps, seams and other surface irregularities in a component.
Visual inspection is then performed by the inspector under ultraviolet or white light and depending on the type of penetrant used, fluorescent or visible colour contrast exposes any surface irregularities. LPI can be applied to ferrous, non-ferrous and plastics materials.
We offer dye penetrant inspection on-site, suitable for the inspection of batch quantities of machined parts or components.
ISO9001 and AS9100
Our adoption of a globally accredited Quality Management System (QMS) assures clients that their products are being sourced from an independently certified business complying with recognised international Quality standards.
Progressive Advanced Machining and Progressive Additive Manufacturing conform to the AS9100D & BS EN ISO 9001:2015 accreditation, which is globally recognised as the benchmark standard required for aerospace and general manufacturing. The foundations of the quality approach within Progressive focus on:
- Customer focus
- Engagement of people
- Process approach
- Evidence-based decision making
- Relationship management
The AS9100D standard was prepared by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) with the help of representatives within aviation, space and defence companies globally. Association with AS9100 will provide our customers the confidence in Progressive for supplying high quality components from both subtractive and additive manufacturing processes.