SSI-Sintered Specialties’ Quality Management System is designed to provide high quality products that meet the diverse needs of our customer base with a focus on continual improvement of our processes. SSI is third party registered to industry standards, has integrated systems for process control and data collection, employs professionals trained in Lean/6-Sigma tools and is equipped with all the necessary measuring and test equipment to support process monitoring, continual improvement and new product development.
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Third Party Registration
SSI is certified to ISO-9001:2008 (since 1998)
ISO/TS-16949:2009 (since 2004) and ISO-14001-2004 (since 2011)
Quality Policy Statement
SSI is committed to fulfilling the expectations of our customers by maintaining a culture of continuous improvement focused on objectives for Safety, Quality, On-Time Delivery and Cost.
Environmental Health and Safety Policy Statement
SSI is committed to maintain a safe and healthy working environment for our employees and the community through continuous improvement, prevention of pollution and compliance to all regulatory and customer requirements.
Using the latest in database technology, SSI’s process controls and control plans are tied directly to our ERP system, providing for direct entry of inspection and test data into part databases for real time capability analysis of processes.
SSI Program Management and APQP activities are also integrated into the ERP system, providing a roadmap and all appropriate checklists and gate reviews for successful new program launches.
Lean Six Sigma
SSI has invested heavily in the tools of Lean Six Sigma to solve problems, resolve customer issues, and improve our processes. Since 2012 SSI has trained 59 Yellow Belt, 46 Green Belt, and 26 Black Belt staff members. Ongoing training in continuous improvement concepts will continue as SSI further embeds the Lean Six Sigma philosophies and tools into our day to day activities.
Measuring and Test Equipment
SSI has all of the necessary measuring and test equipment to support customer needs from R&D to product and process validation.
There are 4 different Metrology Laboratory areas in our 2-building campus. Metrology equipment highlights:
- 4 CMM Machines operating on CMM Manager software
- Optical Comparators
- Rockwell Hardness Testers
- Keyence Image Measurement System
SSI’s Metallurgical Lab contains equipment for both R&D and product and process validation. Capability highlights include:
- Carbon Analysis
- Compressibility & Green Strength Verification
- Density and Interconnected Porosity
- Sieve Analysis
- Micro-hardness Testing
- Metallography Sample preparation
- Tension and Compression Break testing
- Tensile Testing
- Microscope and Image analysis software
A scope of SSI’s Lab Capabilities is available upon request