Qual-Pro Thailand achieves ISO13485 Certification

Bangkok Thailand – October 16, 2016 – Qual-Pro Corporation, an industry leading electronics manufacturing service provider for high-reliability, high criticality electronics, today announced that the company’s Thailand plant has earned ISO accreditation from BSI for demonstrating ongoing commitment to quality by satisfying customer requirements and industry specifications. The ISO13485 accreditation specifically recognizes Qual-Pro’s commitment to continuous improvement in medical electronics quality.

 “When combined with our other quality certifications, this reaccreditation strengthens our ability to provide high reliability electronics and electro-mechanical assemblies to our Medical customers.  ISO13485 certification is part of our differentiated service offering to customers”, said Chris Sorby, Qual-Pro’s Vice President of Global Operations.  Brian Shane Qual-Pro’s CEO added “We remain focused on improving operational efficiencies and believe that the company’s ability to earn and maintain certifications such as AS9100 and ISO13485 validates the quality and reliability of our manufacturing processes.”

 

About Qual-Pro

Founded in 1971, Qual-Pro is an electronics manufacturing services provider certified to AS9100 (aerospace devices), ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 (medical devices) quality standards.  The company’s range of expertise encompasses complex Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assemblies and full-box builds.  Qual-Pro offers the complete range of electronics manufacturing services including turnkey system assembly, flex assemblies, BGA and micro-BGA placements, functional and in-circuit testing (ICT), electro-mechanical assembly and design for manufacturability (DFM) services. Qual-Pro specializes in high-mix, low-to-medium volume assemblies, quick-turn prototypes and new product introduction (NPI) services.  They provide complete manufacturing engineering and integrated supply chain services to all their customers. Qual-Pro builds products in its 60,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing facility in Gardena, California and in its brand new 30,000 square foot facility in Bangkok Thailand.

 

CONTACT
Bob Miller, Executive Vice President
Qual-Pro
310-329-7535
bob.miller@qual-pro.com
www.qual-pro.com

Space flight 'never about the individual

“NASA astronaut reminds CST-100 Starliner suppliers it takes a team of people on the ground to make space flight successful”. 

Los Angeles CA - April 8, 2016 - NASA astronaut Megan McArthur knows the importance of precision, choreography and teamwork. Those three features will allow the CST-100 Starliner to dock to the International Space Station with crew members on board for NASA missions. During visits to two Starliner suppliers that are developing the components that will help guide the Boeing-built spacecraft toward the orbiting laboratory, McArthur emphasized how critical they – and the parts they manufacture – are to the success of the program.  

"It's never about the individual or just the crew members who are in space," McArthur said. "It’s always about the team of folks who are getting us ready to fly, who are getting the hardware ready to fly and keeping us safe while we’re up there. It’s not something we can ever succeed at by ourselves."

During her time at Advanced Scientifics Corp. (ASC) in Santa Barbara, Calif., on April 7, and Qual-Pro Corp. in Gardena, Calif., on April 8, McArthur talked about her time as a space shuttle mission specialist. McArthur operated the shuttle's robotic arm while spacewalkers overcame frozen bolts, stripped screws and stuck handrails in an effort to rejuvenate NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in 2009. She also shared her enthusiasm toward the potential of going back to space on a commercially developed system in the future.

“When I was on the STS-135 mission, I knew that was probably the only flight I was going to get on a shuttle and I thought to myself 'If this is all I get, this is more than enough,'" McArthur said. "I still feel that way, but I would like to go back.”

The work performed by ASC and Qual-Pro Corp. will allow many astronauts to return to space and others to make their first trips by flying aboard the Starliner. ASC's work focuses on 3-D Flash Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) Sensor technologies and cameras, which will provide crews with real-time video imagery of the space station through a variety of conditions, including extreme light and dark, dust, fog, smoke and other obscurants in the harsh environment of space. Qual-Pro is building Circuit Cards that will communicate with the Starliner's propulsion, docking and navigation systems. 

"What we’re all engaged in together is to give the United States a new capability to bring our astronauts and cargo to and from the International Space Station, where we do critical research to help us understand how we will get beyond the moon and eventually to Mars," said Chris Ferguson, deputy manager and director of Crew and Mission Operations for Commercial Crew.

Starliner’s first crewed flight test to the International Space Station will be Boeing’s first commercial flight transporting humans to that destination. More information about the CST-100 can be found at www.Boeing.com/cst100.

Qual-Pro is an electronics manufacturing service provider certified to NADCAP, AS9100 (aerospace devices), ISO 9001, ISO 13485 (medical devices) and UL 508A (electrical cabinets) quality standards.  The company’s range of expertise encompasses complex Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assemblies and full-box builds.  Qual-Pro offers the complete range of electronics manufacturing services including turnkey system assembly, flex assemblies, BGA and micro-BGA placements, functional and in-circuit testing (ICT), electro-mechanical assembly and design for manufacturability (DFM) services. Qual-Pro specializes in high-mix, low-to-medium volume assemblies, quick-turn prototypes and new product introduction (NPI) services.  They provide complete manufacturing engineering and integrated supply chain services to all their customers. Qual-Pro builds products in its 60,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing facility in Gardena, California and 30,000 square foot facility in Bangkok, Thailand. 

CONTACT
Sales
Qual-Pro
310-329-7535
sales@qual-pro.com
www.qual-pro.com

Qual-Pro partners with Boeing to get to space - Boeing selects local EMS provider

Huntington Beach CA,  November 1st 2015 – Qual-Pro was recently awarded a contract by The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] to build Circuit Card Assemblies (CCAs) to support the Crew Space Transportation System and Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft (CCtCap).    Qual-Pro (www.qual-pro.com), an industry leading electronics manufacturing service provider for high-reliability, mission-critical electronics, will build CCAs that support various functions for the CCtCap.   

Boeing’s CST-100 is being developed as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, which aims to recommence U.S.-based flights to space by 2017. The CST-100 will transport up to seven passengers or a mix of crew and cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) and other low-Earth orbit destinations.

Under the CCtCap phase of the program, Boeing will build three CST-100 spacecraft at their Kennedy Space Center, FL facility. The spacecraft will undergo a pad-abort test, an unmanned flight test and the first crewed flight to the ISS in 2017. 

Boeing recently completed the first two milestones in the CCtCap phase, the Certification Baseline Review (CBR) and Ground System Critical Design Review (CDR). The completion of the CBR allows construction on system hardware, including the spacecraft, to begin. It also keeps the effort on track for achieving human-rated certification of the vehicle.  The Ground System CDR evaluates all the ground operations and systems, mission operation systems, facilities, training systems, including mock-ups and trainers, and the control center. 
For more information on the CST-100, please visit www.boeing.com/cst100. 

Qual-Pro is an electronics manufacturing service provider certified to NADCAP, AS9100 (aerospace devices), ISO 9001, ISO 13485 (medical devices) and UL 508A (electrical cabinets) quality standards.  The company’s range of expertise encompasses complex Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assemblies and full-box builds.  Qual-Pro offers the complete range of electronics manufacturing services including turnkey system assembly, flex assemblies, BGA and micro-BGA placements, functional and in-circuit testing (ICT), electro-mechanical assembly and design for manufacturability (DFM) services. Qual-Pro specializes in high-mix, low-to-medium volume assemblies, quick-turn prototypes and new product introduction (NPI) services.  They provide complete manufacturing engineering and integrated supply chain services to all their customers. Qual-Pro builds products in its 60,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing facility in Gardena, California and 30,000 square foot facility in Bangkok, Thailand. 

CONTACT
Sales
Qual-Pro
310-329-7535
sales@qual-pro.com
www.qual-pro.com

Qual-Pro installs Pemtron 3D AOI

LOS ANGELES, CA – January 13, 2015 – Qual-Pro Corporation, an industry leading electronics manufacturing service provider for high-reliability, mission-critical electronics, today announced that the company’s Gardena plant has selected Pemtron Technology Eagle 8800 3D automated optical inspection (AOI) system to manufacturing solution.  The specific model chosen is the Eagle 8800TXL-HSL, a stand-alone 3D AOI system with high-speed capability, and equipped to handle extra-large board sizes. The system can inspect at 40.5cm2/second, according to Pemtron's General Manager Steven T. Wongsonvanee. 

 Features of the Eagle 8800 series include fast program setup, 3D AOI, a low false call rate, and SPC capability. Color imaging enhances the accuracy and precision of AOI to provide more true-to-life inspection images for the operator and to help reduce the false call rate. The company's algorithms can identify features on the surface of the PCB, from solder paste prints to lifted leads, selectively and accurately.

About Qual-Pro
Founded in 1971, Qual-Pro is an electronics manufacturing service provider certified to AS9100 (aerospace devices), ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 (medical devices) quality standards.  The company’s range of expertise encompasses complex Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assemblies and full-box builds.  Qual-Pro offers the complete range of electronics manufacturing services including turnkey system assembly, flex assemblies, BGA and micro-BGA placements, functional and in-circuit testing (ICT), electro-mechanical assembly and design for manufacturability (DFM) services. Qual-Pro specializes in high-mix, low-to-medium volume assemblies, quick-turn prototypes and new product introduction (NPI) services.  They provide complete manufacturing engineering and integrated supply chain services to all their customers. Qual-Pro builds products in its 60,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing facility in Gardena, California and in its brand new 30,000 square foot facility in Bangkok Thailand. 

CONTACT
Sales
Qual-Pro
310-329-7535
sales@qual-pro.com
www.qual-pro.com

Qual-Pro installs conformal coating equipment enabling one day turnaround of customer orders

LOS ANGELES, CA – March 4, 2012 – Qual-Pro Corporation, an industry leading electronics manufacturing service provider for high-reliability, mission-critical electronics, today announced that the company has installed conformal coating equipment.  A dedicated engineering team with decades of electronics manufacturing experience supports the conformal coating function.

The conformal coating system, made by PVA, combines a 650 selective coating dispensing unit with an IR2000 infrared heat curing chamber to enable automated application of polyurethane and acrylic chemistries which are then automatically conveyed into an accelerated curing oven.   Cycle times have been reduced from five days down to one day.  The system is capable of supporting fine pitch applications with precise control, including selective or full coverage with no over-spray. 

Pictures of the new equipment are here.

About Qual-Pro

Qual-Pro is an electronics manufacturing service provider certified to Nadcap, AS9100 (aerospace devices), ISO 9001, ISO 13485 (medical devices) and UL 508A (electrical cabinets) quality standards.  The company’s range of expertise encompasses complex Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assemblies and full-box builds.  Qual-Pro offers the complete range of electronics manufacturing services including turnkey system assembly, flex assemblies, BGA and micro-BGA placements, functional and in-circuit testing (ICT), electro-mechanical assembly and design for manufacturability (DFM) services. Qual-Pro specializes in high-mix, low-to-medium volume assemblies, quick-turn prototypes and new product introduction (NPI) services.  They provide complete manufacturing engineering and integrated supply chain services to all their customers. Qual-Pro builds products in its 55,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing facility in Gardena, California.

 

Qual-Pro awarded Northrop Grumman Information Systems’ Supplier Excellence Award

LOS ANGELES, CA – November 20, 2011 – Qual-Pro Corporation, an industry leading electronics manufacturing service (EMS) provider for high-reliability, mission-critical electronics, today announced that it was awarded a Supplier Excellence Award from Northrop Grumman Information Systems.  After working with, and evaluating, its supplier base, Northrop Grumman Information Systems elected to recognize Qual-Pro for its expertise in the field of electronics manufacturing.

Qual-Pro was chosen as a critical supply chain partner due to the company’s expertise in the field of mission-critical electronics manufacturing. 

With more than 40 years experience, Qual-Pro has built the infrastructure to support the demanding requirements of companies like Northrop Grumman.  This award follows the company’s Nunn-Perry award earned in partnership with Northrop Grumman in 2009. 

About Qual-Pro

Qual-Pro is an electronics manufacturing service provider certified to Nadcap (Dec 2011), AS9100 (aerospace devices), ISO 9001, ISO 13485 (medical devices) and UL 508A (electrical cabinets) quality standards.  The company’s range of expertise encompasses complex Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assemblies and full-box builds.  Qual-Pro offers the complete range of electronics manufacturing services including turnkey system assembly, flex assemblies, BGA and micro-BGA placements, functional and in-circuit testing (ICT), electro-mechanical assembly and design for manufacturability (DFM) services. Qual-Pro specializes in high-mix, low-to-medium volume assemblies, quick-turn prototypes and new product introduction (NPI) services.  They provide complete manufacturing engineering and integrated supply chain services to all their customers. Qual-Pro builds products in its 55,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing facility in Gardena, California.

About Northrop Grumman Information Systems

Northrop Grumman Information Systems is a leading global provider of advanced solutions that deliver timely, enabling information where it’s needed most for its military, intelligence, civilian, state and local, and commercial customers. They are a $8.4 billion business employing more than 24,000 employees with offices in 50 states and 18 countries.  See www.is.northropgrumman.com.

Qual-Pro supports Navy’s BSURE submarine training system

A Los Angeles-class sub surfaces during a Submarine Command Course exercise at the BSURE. (Photo US Navy)

A Los Angeles-class sub surfaces during a Submarine Command Course exercise at the BSURE. (Photo US Navy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – May 31, 2011 – Qual-Pro Corporation, an industry leading electronics manufacturing service provider for high-reliability, mission-critical electronics, today announced it has completed its support in the manufacturing of a state-of-the-art undersea training system called BSURE for the US Navy.  BSURE stands for Barking Sands Underwater Range Expansion and is located off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii.

Qual-Pro produced some of the shore-based electronics required to operate the system.  

"The team outdid itself in the development of a state-of-the-art undersea training system," said Capt. John Feeney, PMA-205 program manager. "The new system will greatly enhance training capabilities of all those engaged in undersea warfare."

BSURE comprises the biggest part of the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) - the largest underwater tracking range in the world.

The newly refurbished BSURE is proving to be a boon to naval undersea training, according to Jim Hager, the PMRF underwater systems manager. A recent submarine commanders course (SCC) tested BSURE's capabilities, which it passed "with flying colors," said Hager. The new system supported the SCC 24 hours per day for several days.

Once in place, tested and evaluated, the refurbished BSURE's capabilities were found to be so reliable that it has become the primary source of data, although the current system is still in place, Hager said.

Hager said training exercises using the new system have "absolutely" been a positive experience.

Navy training exercises at the range are diverse and can encompass submarines, ships and aircraft. In February, BSURE was the site of a Chief of Naval Operations-sponsored research and development project that tested new software changes to the latest MK-48 torpedo.

"All in all, the new BSURE has performed exceptionally well, due to the commitment of highly experienced people," said Hager. "We took advantage of many decades of experience, and that's why we were successful. I think it's a real tribute to the people involved."

Qual-Pro achieves UL 508A certification; can now build UL certified electrical panels

LOS ANGELES,LOS ANGELES, CA – March 13, 2011 – Qual-Pro Corporation, an industry leading electronics manufacturing service provider for high-reliability, mission-critical electronics, today announced that the company was awarded UL 508A certification.  “Coupled with our other quality certifications, this achievement strengthens our ability to provide mission-critical electronics and electro-mechanical assemblies to our customers.  UL 508A certification is part of our differentiated service offering to customers.  We are now able to build UL certified enclosures for a large variety of commercial, industrial and military applications”, said Brian Shane, Qual-Pro’s Chief Executive Officer. 

UL508A certification means the company can build UL certified industrial control panel enclosures and industrial control panels for many uses including the safe storage and enclosure of:

  • Fuel equipment
  • Elevator control equipment
  • Crane equipment
  • Hoist control equipment
  • Service equipment
  • Marine equipment
  • Air conditioning equipment
  • Refrigeration equipment
  • Industrial machinery including:
  • Metalworking machines
  • Power press controls
  • Plastic injection molding machinery

This equipment typically consists of assemblies of two or more power circuit components, such as motor controllers, overload relays, fused disconnect switches and circuit breakers.  Alternatively, it might consist of control circuit components such as pushbuttons, pilot lights, selector switches, timers and control relays, or a combination of power and control circuit components, with associated wiring and terminals.

For a copy of the UL508A certificate, click the picture of the logo to the right.  For a copy of all of our quality certificates and licenses, please click here.

Qual-Pro achieves ITAR certification and AS9100 recertification

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LOS ANGELES,LOS ANGELES, CA – February 27, 2011 – Qual-Pro Corporation, an industry leading electronics manufacturing service provider for high-reliability, mission-critical electronics, today announced that the company was awarded ITAR certification and AS9100 recertification. These achievements are part of the company's commitment to reliability and quality in its manufacturing, engineering and procurement processes – they demonstrate the company’s commitment to providing outstanding, differentiated service to its customers.

Qual-Pro acquired ITAR registration with the US Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC).  “ITAR compliance is part of our foundation of support for aerospace, defense and space customers.  It demonstrates that we conform to International Traffic in Arms Regulations under 22 CFR 120-130 and the Arms Export Control Act (AECA).  Companies receiving this certification demonstrate that they fully understand and comply with the AECA and ITAR as well as have controls in place to ensure compliance”, said Brian Shane, Qual-Pro’s Chief Executive Officer.

 

ITAR certification expresses the company's obligation to handle ITAR protected products while following all ITAR regulations.

 

Separately, Qual-Pro has been awarded recertification to the AS9100 International Aerospace Quality System Standard.  Continued AS9100 certification, the international standard for the aerospace and space sectors, reflects Qual-Pro’s commitment to world-class, comprehensive quality control system designed to ensure safe and reliable products that meet strict aviation requirements.

AS9100 recertification maintains Qual-Pro’s strong competitive position and standardized quality processes across all of its programs. “AS9100 recertification provides our customers with confidence in our ability to meet their rigorous, mission-critical manufacturing processes and quality requirements. The recertification is a reflection of the continuous effort and commitment made by Qual-Pro to provide products of the highest quality to support our customers’ success”, said Shane.  

For a copy of the AS9100 certificate, click the miniature picture of the certificate to the right.  For a copy of all of our quality certificates and licenses, please click here.

Qual-Pro appoints Bob Miller as Vice President Sales

LOS ANGELES, CA – January 5, 2011 – Qual-Pro today announced it has appointed Bob Miller as Vice President, Sales, effective immediately.  Reporting to Qual-Pro’s CEO, Brian Shane, Miller will be responsible for growing and managing the company’s sales organization.   

An internationally recognized sales and marketing leader, Miller brings more than 20 years of manufacturing and supply chain experience to Qual-Pro.

“We are very excited to have Bob join us.  His outstanding track record of leading sales teams at several of the most impactful companies in the electronics supply chain will be instrumental in our growth plans”, said Shane.  “Bob’s experience and relationships will bring a new dimension to our sales and marketing efforts.” 

Miller brings with him a wealth of industry experience.  Most recently, he was Vice President of North American Sales and Marketing at Team Precision, a publicly held Thailand-based Electronics Manufacturing Service (EMS) provider with 1,400 employees and operations on three continents. Before Team Precision, Bob was General Manager for Arrow Electronics, a $15B electronics distributor.   At Arrow, he led a $100M division with more than 240 accounts.  Before that, he was VP Sales and Marketing for CTS Corporation, a global EMS provider.  In that capacity, he managed a team of 25 sales people who secured over $80M in new business.  Bob also held multiple executive roles in sales and management over 14 years at Future Electronics.

“I am excited to join the Qual-Pro team.  They are a group dedicated to continuous improvement and ultra high quality.  Their high-reliability and mission-critical brand will allow us to build new relationships across several industries.  Those relationships will result in dramatic growth for Qual-Pro in 2011”, said Miller.

Qual-Pro’s electronics helped save this pilot’s life

LOS ANGELES, CA – August 30, 2010 – “Mission critical” and “high-reliability” are two terms that describe the concern and attention-to-detail Qual-Pro gives to products like ejection seat control electronics.  As seen in the video link below, Canadian Air Force Captain Brian Bews’ life was seconds from ending if his seat did not eject properly.  Qual-Pro had an important role in saving his life. His F/A-18 Hornet failed approximately 100 feet above the ground.  When he pulled the ejection handle, the electronics Qual-Pro built went in to action.  

“Ejection seat control electronics are one of the many types of aerospace and defense electronics we build.  From perimeter security devices for forward operating bases in Afghanistan to unmanned aerial vehicle sensors and from submarine electronics to rocket engine controllers, we are diligent about protecting those who protect us…on land, sea and air.” said Brian Shane, Qual-Pro’s Chief Executive Officer.

The obvious purpose of an ejection seat is pilot survival during an extreme emergency. The pilot typically experiences an acceleration of 12–14gs after pulling the ejection handle. Modern ejection seats are rocket powered enabling the pilot to clear the aircraft before a parachute is deployed.  For the F/A-18, they must work in conditions from ground level to 50,000 feet above the ground and from stationary to ~1,200 miles per hour.  Additionally, they must right the pilot in the event of a banked or inverted ejection, as was the case with Captain Bews. These extreme operating requirements translate into very complex electronics.

“Not everything we build is as complex and life saving as the electronics in ejection seats.  However, everything we build we build as if it were essential to our customers’ survival.  We treat all our products as if they were mission critical; our dedicated manufacturing team understands that.  Without our team’s attention to detail, we could not be our customers’ manufacturing arm.” continued Shane.

Qual-Pro Corporation announces its support of the Space and Missile Systems Center Workforce Development Program

LOS ANGELES, CA – August 16, 2010 – Qual-Pro hosted its first training event with the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) to train SMC personnel in manufacturing and testing techniques for high reliability electronics in aerospace and defense.

“Quality and reliability are our foundation.  Qual-Pro, founded almost 40 years ago, was built on providing validation and testing services.  We grew organically into a full service manufacturer of mission-critical, high-reliability electronics based on customer demand.  It is a pleasure to share our manufacturing expertise with an organization like SMC.  The systems they manage are a good match with our capabilities because they require an extremely high level of reliability.” said Brian Shane, Qual-Pro’s CEO.

“We have invested significantly in our people, systems and facility to raise our capabilities.   Our customers, as typified by the companies that support the programs run by SMC, expect flawless execution and perfect quality; we are delivering that. 

It is a privilege and an honor to help those who protect our country.” said Shane.

For more information about the Space and Missile Systems Center, click here

Qual-Pro Corporation announces its Quick-Turn Center of Excellence

LOS ANGELES, CA – July 12, 2010 – Qual-Pro formally established a dedicated team and area of the factory focused on rapid delivery of customer assemblies.  

“After five months of tuning, we have organized the team, optimized the processes and configured the equipment to operate flawlessly in a quick-turn environment.  We are able to offer one, two, three, four and five day turns, even on weekends, “ said Brian Shane, Qual-Pro’s Chief Executive Officer. 

“Over the last several months, the Qual-Pro Rapid Response Team has executed on more than 30 turnkey, quick-turn requests.  Many of these requests included both Design For Manufacturing (DFM) and Design For Test (DFT) analyses.  Additionally, the company utilized its new, Acculogic Flying Scorpion FLS 810D flying probe tester to perform power-on, dual-sided diagnostics on most of these assemblies.  With our Rapid Response Team, new equipment and factory layout, we are optimized to deliver electronic assemblies quickly.  This service further differentiates Qual-Pro and strengthens our 40-year relationship with our customers; I am proud of what the team has accomplished in our quest to provide world-class service to them,” continued Shane.

Qual-Pro’s NPI activities go beyond traditional prototyping to include pilot and short-run manufacturing. To ensure a smooth and seamless transition, NPI support begins with the first dialog about manufacturing and adds value throughout every stage.  An experienced engineering team, focused on rapidly delivering products to market, supports our skilled and knowledgeable manufacturing experts.  Throughout the entire process the dedicated team mitigates risks to ensure smooth migration from prototype stage to ramp-up stage.

Qual-Pro Corporation announces its new Test for Success program

LOS ANGELES, CA – June 2, 2010 – Centered on its new Acculogic Flying Scorpion FLS 810D flying probe tester, Qual-Pro is launching its Test for Success program today. 

“This program allows us to rapidly confirm the viability of the electronic assemblies we build.  We welcome existing and new customers to utilize this program, which allows them to validate their designs.   Qual-Pro, founded almost 40 years ago, was built on a foundation of providing validation and testing services.  This new program launch is a return to our roots,” said Brian Shane, Qual-Pro’s CEO and son of founder, Gerald Shane.

“We have invested heavily in our test capability.  As their designs have become more complex, our customers have increasingly requested more sophisticated capabilities in the areas of design validation and testing.  To help address that need we have brought online this new piece of capital equipment.  In the short time since we have added this new capability, we have helped many of our customers diagnose problems with their electronic assemblies,” said Shane.

The Acculogic flying probe tester allows simultaneous double-sided probing of printed circuit boards with board power-on testing, boundary Scan (JTAG) testing, mixed signal function testing and on-board device programming.  

Flying probe testing is the next step in Qual-Pro’s validation and test offering.  Behind flying probe are in-circuit (ICT) and functional testing.  Additionally, the company offers custom functional tester development and custom test plan development to fully validate and exercise its customer’s electronic assemblies.

Qual-Pro achieves recertification to new ISO quality standard

LOS ANGELES, CA – February 15, 2010 – Qual-Pro Corporation, an industry leading electronics manufacturing service provider for high-reliability, mission-critical electronics, today announced that the company was awarded recertification to the updated ISO 9001:2008 quality system. This certification of its quality management system provides evidence of the company's commitment to reliability and quality in its manufacturing, engineering and procurement processes. Qual-Pro has held its ISO 9001 certification for 10 years.

The ISO 9001:2008 standard specifies quality management system requirements that allow an organization to consistently meet customer requirements and increase customer satisfaction through continuous improvement. During the certification process, Qual-Pro was required to provide proof it had implemented the necessary procedures to improve product and service quality on a regular, quantifiable and verifiable basis, while following a systematic approach to overall quality management.

"The ISO certification was received after a detailed audit by DQS-UL", stated Chief Executive Officer, Brian Shane. "This further reinforces our team’s commitment to providing our customers with the most reliable and highest quality products and services."

For a copy of the certificate, click the miniature picture of the certificate to the right.  For a copy of all of our quality certificates and licenses, please click here

Qual-Pro supports Northrop Grumman in successful test of Airborne Laser System

LOS ANGELES, CA – February 12, 2010 – The Airborne Laser Test Bed (ALTB) transitioned from science fiction to directed energy fact February 11th when it put a lethal amount of 'light on target' to destroy a boosting ballistic missile with help from a megawatt-class laser developed by Northrop Grumman Corporation.  Qual-Pro Corporation provided key signal conditioning electronics to Northrop in support of this successful test.  Qual-Pro was part of an exclusive group of aerospace-focused suppliers selected to build subassemblies for this high profile, national security program.  The assemblies were built to Northrop Grumman’s exacting Class III electronics manufacturing requirements in Qual-Pro’s 55,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing facility in Gardena, California.

While ballistic missiles like the one ALTB destroyed move at speeds of about 4,000 miles per hour, they are no match for a super-heated, high-energy laser beam racing towards it at 670 million mph. The basketball-sized beam was focused on the foreign military asset, as the missile is called officially, for only a few seconds before a stress fracture developed, causing the target to catastrophically split into multiple pieces.

For spectacular photos, see those taken by BoeingLockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman

Qual-Pro Corporation supports Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX) launch into space

LOS ANGELES, CA – July 15, 2009 – Qual-Pro provided key electronics to SpaceX for the recent launch of their Falcon 1 rocket from Omelek Island at the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll (USAKA) in the Central Pacific, about 2,500 miles southwest of Hawaii.  

Qual-Pro manufactured 27 controller assemblies, which were part of the launch package. The assemblies were built to SpaceX’s exacting Class III electronics manufacturing requirements.

For spectacular photos and video, see SpaceX’s photos and video

 

Qual-Pro Corporation Awarded the Department of Defense’s Nunn-Perry Award

LOS ANGELES, CA – March 10, 2009 – Qual-Pro has been awarded the 2009 Department of Defense (DOD) Nunn-Perry Award. This prestigious award, named in recognition of former Senator Sam Nunn and former Secretary of Defense William Perry, recognizes superior performance by teams formed and approved under the DOD’s Mentor-Protégé program. This award is given annually at the conclusion of the DOD Mentor-Protégé Conference, held this year on March 4th in San Francisco, CA.   

Qual-Pro is an electronics manufacturing service (EMS) provider and is the only EMS provider to win the award in 2009.  Qual-Pro is a woman and veteran owned, small business founded in 1971 by Gerald and Sally Shane.  The company is in its second generation of ownership by the Shane family.

Qual-Pro formed a Mentor-Protégé relationship with Northrop Grumman Corporation Space Technology Sector (NGST) in 2006. In its first year in the program, Qual-Pro secured dozens of new contracts totaling several million dollars.  Qual-Pro is a preferred sub-contractor for a number of prime contractors to the DOD, including Boeing, L3 Communications, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon.  As part of the Mentor-Protégé relationship with NGST, Qual-Pro developed expertise in complex electronics assembly operations including RF cable assembly.  To meet client needs, Qual-Pro increased its employee base by 75% and increased its manufacturing space 300% over the same time period. 

Qual-Pro has enjoyed a steady increase in contract awards over the past three years in all five of its operating sectors: Aerospace, Medical, Industrial, Commercial and Automotive. "We are very excited about this award because it recognizes and validates how hard our employees have worked on this program", said Brian Shane, Chief Executive Officer.  He added, "Since 2007, as part of our commitment to continuous improvement, Qual-Pro has made significant advances in terms of product quality and on-time delivery.  Additionally, we have been able to accomplish all of our Mentor-Protégé objectives, including training, technical support and project management.  We are reminded daily of the significant benefit of these improvements to our clients' products."