Technical Terms

Term Definition
AS9000
Aerospace Basic Quality System Standard developed by US aerospace contractors. Based upon ISO 9000 with an additional 27 requirements for the aerospace.
AS9100
A standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry set by the Society of Automotive Engineers and the European Association of Aerospace Industries. This certification replaces the previous AS9000 and incorporates the current version of ISO 9000 while adding additional requirements relating to quality and safety.
AS9104A
An auditing standard for requirements for aerospace quality systems certifications and registration programs.
CMM
Coordinate Measuring Machine. A device used to measure the physical geometric characteristics of an object. The CMM compares a part or assembly to the design specifications, precisely recording X, Y, and Z coordinates.
DCC CMM
Direct Computer Control Coordinate Measuring Machine. A device used to measure the physical geometric characteristics of an object. The CMM compares a part or assembly to the design specifications, precisely recording X, Y, and Z coordinates. DCC CMMs can be programmed to automatically measure identical parts.
Deburring
The removal of excess material or 'burrs' from a workpiece. B&B has 30 deburring workstations for conventional deburring, tumble deburring, polishing, peening and blasting operations. Our deburring employees are among the best in the industry and are able to support complex internal fluid passages, cosmetic details and consistent finishes. Deburring is an art and our personnel are trained to inspect and refine parts to the most minute detail.
Edwards Deming’s 14 points
14 key principles for transforming business effectiveness originated by William Edwards Deming.
ERP
Acronym for Enterprise Resource Planning. B&B has created our own custom-built ERP system which allows us to manage all facets of our operation. Our ERP system allows us to track production, material purchasing, inventory control, distribution and more.
Factory-in-Factory
A manufacturing cell concept created by B&B. This manages all logistics and processing from raw casting to crated assembly ready for shipping within one dedicated cell. In one of these cells, Lycoming is able to order 41 different part variants whenever they need them with a lead time of only two days.
First Article Inspection
One of the primary methods for the inspection and testing of components, it gives objective evidence that all engineering , design and specification requirements are properly understood, verified and recorded. The aerospace standard is AS9102.
ISO 9001
A standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry set by the Society of Automotive Engineers and the European Association of Aerospace Industries. This certification replaces the previous AS9000 and incorporates the current version of ISO 9000 while adding additional requirements relating to quality and safety.
ISO10012-1
The ISO standard that specifies management of measurement processes and metrological confirmation of measuring equipment.
Kaizen
A Japanese word for "improvement" referring to the practice of continuous improvement of processes in manufacturing, engineering and business management.
Kanban
Kanban is a scheduling system used for Lean and Just-in-time production. Cards (or labels) are used to help schedule production and signal demand. The cards signal the need to move materials within the manufacturing facility or from an outside supplier to the production facility.
PC-DMIS
Software used with CMM for collection, evaluation and management of manufacturing data.
PDSA
An acronym for Plan, Do, Study, Act. Used to define an improvement cycle by trialing a change and assessing its impact. This is a safer and more effective way to test improvements on a small scale before implementing them across the board.
PFEMA
Acronym for Process Failure Effect Mode Analysis. An analysis of failure modes in a system which classifies them by the severity and likelihood of failure. Helps a team to identify potential failure modes based on past experience and to design those failures out of the system.
PPAP
Acronym for Production Part Approval Process. Used in the supply chain to establish confidence in component suppliers and their production processes by demonstrating that all design records, specifications and requirements are properly understood by the supplier and that the process will produce products consistently meeting these requirements.
Statistical Process Controls/Variation reduction
A method of quality control which uses statistical methods to monitor and control a process to ensure it operates at its full potential. Can be used to control variations in manufacturing to predict significant variations and the source of a variation which may result in a sub-standard product.
Z540.3
Standard developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the National Conference of Standards Laboratories (NCSL). Developed to describe requirements for an organization's calibration system.

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