Quality Assurance Provisions

Engineering and Quality Assurance

Padgett Swann Machinery has provided the marine and industrial community with the highest level of Engineering and Quality Assurance for more than seventy years. We meet and exceed our customers’ expectations whether work is performed in-house or on-site.
Each member of our QA team has undergone extensive training in the latest nondestructive testing and is thoroughly knowledgeable in dimensional inspection techniques of fabricated and machined products.
Only personnel holding a current Level II certification in the applicable NDT method may perform nondestructive inspection. Gage blue fit readings are evaluated by QA personnel trained and experienced in the evaluation of blue fit transfer.

Padgett Swann Machinery utilizes the latest in solid modeling and CAD/CAM software. This software is used in conjunction with our FARO metrology equipment which is used for inspection and for reverse engineering when OEM data is unavailable.

The Padgett Swann Quality Manual, Machine shop practices and general provisions are written in compliance with ASQ 9001-2015.

Engineering and Quality Assurance

  • Prior to beginning work on a customer order, all contractual requirements are reviewed by the Padgett Swann management team and a detailed product realization plan is written identifying and documenting these requirements and defining how we will ensure compliance to the specific requirements.
  • All purchased materials are reviewed against contractual requirements prior to release of the purchase order.
  • Purchasing and engineering staff review orders to ensure that all contractual requirements are adequately specified on the purchase order. All subcontracts have flow down of all applicable contract order requirements and clauses. Upon receipt of material, a receipt inspection is performed including visual, dimensionally, material and product certifications and material traceability as well as any specialized tests required for the specific item. Receipt inspection data is reviewed against contract and specification requirements to assure conformance prior to release of material to production activities. Material markings are verified against the material certifications to verify traceability. Material traceability is maintained throughout the manufacture of the product.
  • Padgett Swann has an extensive network of proven suppliers that provide commercial and military grades of carbon and alloy steels and nonferrous alloys for forged, rolled and cast product as well as suppliers for critical coatings and specialty services

Specific work instructions are created for each order defining production steps, key inspections and tests as well as customer and/or agency hold points are defined to ensure strict compliance to contractual requirements. QA hold points are listed on the specific QA verification sheet which requires each hold point be verified and approved prior to moving to the next operation. All applicable drawings are approved prior to issue along with the job traveler which includes the job router outlining manufacturing steps and QA hold points. All hold points are signed by the applicable QA personnel performing the inspection with an indication of status, approved, rework or hold.

Any nonconforming item is referred to management to document a nonconformance report (NCR) and facilitate resolution of the discrepancy. The management review will determine if the material can be brought to within specification via approved rework methods and whether a root cause analysis and corrective action/continuous improvement plan is appropriate and will completed and implemented.
When an item cannot be brought into specification Padgett Swann will either replace the item or request a departure from specification from the contracting officer.

Quality Assurance Provisions

Engineering and Quality Assurance

Padgett Swann Machinery has provided the marine and industrial community with the highest level of Engineering and Quality Assurance for more than seventy years. We meet and exceed our customers’ expectations whether work is performed in-house or on-site.
Each member of our QA team has undergone extensive training in the latest nondestructive testing and is thoroughly knowledgeable in dimensional inspection techniques of fabricated and machined products.
Only personnel holding a current Level II certification in the applicable NDT method may perform nondestructive inspection. Gage blue fit readings are evaluated by QA personnel trained and experienced in the evaluation of blue fit transfer.

Padgett Swann Machinery utilizes the latest in solid modeling and CAD/CAM software. This software is used in conjunction with our FARO metrology equipment which is used for inspection and for reverse engineering when OEM data is unavailable.

The Padgett Swann Quality Manual, Machine shop practices and general provisions are written in compliance with ASQ 9001-2015.

Engineering and Quality Assurance

  • Prior to beginning work on a customer order, all contractual requirements are reviewed by the Padgett Swann management team and a detailed product realization plan is written identifying and documenting these requirements and defining how we will ensure compliance to the specific requirements.
  • All purchased materials are reviewed against contractual requirements prior to release of the purchase order.
  • Purchasing and engineering staff review orders to ensure that all contractual requirements are adequately specified on the purchase order. All subcontracts have flow down of all applicable contract order requirements and clauses. Upon receipt of material, a receipt inspection is performed including visual, dimensionally, material and product certifications and material traceability as well as any specialized tests required for the specific item. Receipt inspection data is reviewed against contract and specification requirements to assure conformance prior to release of material to production activities. Material markings are verified against the material certifications to verify traceability. Material traceability is maintained throughout the manufacture of the product.
  • Padgett Swann has an extensive network of proven suppliers that provide commercial and military grades of carbon and alloy steels and nonferrous alloys for forged, rolled and cast product as well as suppliers for critical coatings and specialty services

Specific work instructions are created for each order defining production steps, key inspections and tests as well as customer and/or agency hold points are defined to ensure strict compliance to contractual requirements. QA hold points are listed on the specific QA verification sheet which requires each hold point be verified and approved prior to moving to the next operation. All applicable drawings are approved prior to issue along with the job traveler which includes the job router outlining manufacturing steps and QA hold points. All hold points are signed by the applicable QA personnel performing the inspection with an indication of status, approved, rework or hold.

Any nonconforming item is referred to management to document a nonconformance report (NCR) and facilitate resolution of the discrepancy. The management review will determine if the material can be brought to within specification via approved rework methods and whether a root cause analysis and corrective action/continuous improvement plan is appropriate and will completed and implemented.
When an item cannot be brought into specification Padgett Swann will either replace the item or request a departure from specification from the contracting officer.