Die Casting Tooling Design with Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
As an aluminum die casting customer, your parts and on time delivery are top priorities at RCM Industries – that’s why it’s vital to finish premium parts on schedule. RCM will assign your team a Project Engineer / Manager for your part production projects to ensure you professional and personalized service based on the plants capabilities in Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP). So, what is APQP?
APQP is a system of disciplined procedures used to develop your new products into production. It is led by a Project Engineer / Manager and followed by a cross-functional group involving team members from each department. Customers, RCM’s APQP team and vendors are all involved in the in-depth preparation process to safeguard the best production launches.
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Die Casting Tech Reviews
Aluminum die casting technical reviews at RCM Industries is a methodical approach used to develop and optimize casting design that identifies problems to find solutions for customers that will give them the highest part quality at the lowest possible cost. The Tech Review team includes cross functional team members from all departments who look at different aspects in making a part which involves quality, casting and manufactur-ability. Many questions are asked in the Tech Review process to determine best practices in manufacturing your parts. Some of which include:
- What are the project specifications?
- What processes are required to make the parts?
- What are the part and quality specifications?
- How should this be designed for manufactur-ability?
- What is required to make a preliminary die layout?
The answers to these and many other questions are critical to designing the most robust tooling for your parts.