About Nook Industries Quality

HISTORY

Since 1969, Nook Industries, Inc. has relentlessly and continuously developed the capabilities and skills to deliver products of the highest quality. Knowledge of testing and design, coupled with this experience working with stringent customer requirements in aerospace, medical, energy and military applications has provided the background to be a reliable partner.

HIGH TECH QUALITY EXPERIENCE

When you select Nook Industries as a supplier, you can be assured that your product will be designed and tested to rigorous product planning. Pre-design activity includes understanding of customer requirements applied to predictive models, engineering calculations and linear modeling through prototype development, stereo-lithography samples of form, fit, and function that verify design criteria.

VALIDATION AND VERIFICATION

Through many years of rigorous development, Nook Industries has proven its designs and manufacturing processes against the most stringent standards and specifications. Design and process verification and validation tools are employed throughout the product life cycle.

CERTIFICATIONS

Nook Industries, Inc. is certified to ISO-9001-2008 Internationally Recognized Quality System. Nook also serves many customers in the Aerospace and Medical device markets and has complied with those Quality System Requirements as well.

ITAR

Nook Industries is registered with the Department Of State For International Traffic In Arms Compliance.

INSPECTION CAPABILITY

Laser Lead Measurement - Precise lead error gauging is utilized to validate processes to conform to Nook internal specifications and customer requirements.

Zeiss Roundness Measurement - Critical to quality, characteristics such as roundness are monitored throughout the screw manufacturing process.

Zeiss Contour Readers - Prior to the start of any production run, thread form geometry is precisely measured to stringent engineering specifications.

Metallurgical Lab - The metallurgical lab is capable of determining material composition from raw materials to final product. A micro hardness and case depth inspection is a routine check that validates the heat treat process.

QUALITY TOOLS

  • Design for Six Sigma manufacturing
  • D.O.E. (Design of Experiments)
  • APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning)
  • DFMEA, PFEMA
  • FEA (Finite Element Analysis)
  • DVP&R (Design Verification Plan & Report)
  • Reliability Testing
  • Process validation to 21 CFR Part 82 (Medical Device)

TESTING

Efficiency Measurement - Nook Engineering has designed test machines to measure and validate screw assembly efficiency.

Torque Measurement - Preloaded ball screw assemblies are evaluated to determine compliance with engineering specifications utilizing a Dynamic Torque Testing Machine.

FUNCTIONAL TESTING

Nook test systems and engineered testing processes perform analysis, verification, and solidification of life, durability, and performance. The functional testing defines operating limits in specifications and helps set defined targets in Product Launch Process and Assurance Plans.


High Load Modular Test System 40,000 lb load - 100" CC

The engineered testing provides predictive tools, generates data for prognostics, and validates performance wear models. Life tests help determine performance in multiple operating conditions as well. Nook offers proof testing for customers developing new systems and actuators to help accelerate product release dates.


Convertible Test System 20,000 lb load - 100" CC

NOOK QUALITY EVOLUTION

  • DEVELOPED MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS
  • QUALITY SYSTEMS AND ACCREDITATIONS
  • SUPPLY CHAIN APPROVAL PROCESS
  • STATE OF THE ART MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
  • APQP LAUNCH PROTOCOLS
  • SYSTEM AND PROCESS PROTOCOLS
  • ENGINEERING ANALYSIS AND PREDICTIVE TOOLS
  • CTQ/KPV ENGINEERING SPECIFICATION PROCESSES
  • RELIABILITY ENGINEERING AND TESTING
  • DVP&R AND TEST PLANNING
  • NOOK DESIGNED AND BUILT TEST MACHINES
  • CUSTOM ENGINEERED AND BUILT TEST INSTRUMENTATION
  • DESIGN AND TEST FOR FAULT TOLERANCE AND PROGNOSTICS
  • OVERLOAD/PROOF END OF LINE TESTING
  • CERTIFICATION TESTING