Inspection

Patriot employs a team of inspectors that verify quality in-process and prior to shipment.

Post-machining, our parts are proven for accuracy by a refined, combined use of Valisys™, an Ultra High Accuracy Browne and Sharpe Coordinate Measuring Machine and/or Leica laser trackers.

CMM inspection is performed in a climate controlled environment where we measure complex geometric parts. To compress lead-time, we use Valisys™ to develop programs in advance. We also have two Leica laser trackers for inspection of any part exceeding the size of our CMM.

Patriot has extensive experience with ANSI 14.5 M Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) requirements and is accustomed to using precision instruments for conventional measurements.

Machinists perform in-process measurements to assure machining process capabilities are maintained and completed per AS9102 requirements. We use Infinity QS Statistical Process Control (SPC) software to compare the specifications to the output and verify the process meets our customers’ statistical specifications.

First Article Inspections’ Key Characteristics (KCs) are maintained per AS9103.