Quality Management

Quality is our number one concern! It is in our DNA. Every one of our processes and procedures were developed and standardized to deliver what the customer wants and when they want it. We measure everything, not just the parts we make. We use this data to improve our processes and ultimately save you money.  

Quality Policy

Mead Machining is committed to providing the highest quality and service to meet and exceed all applicable requirements. This is achieved through continuous improvement of our Quality Management System, and monitoring of our Measurable Quality Objectives.

Current Quality Objectives

  • Cumulative customer survey scores of 80% or better
  • No more than 3 customer returns per quarter
  • No more than 5 manufacturing process breakdowns (NCRs) per quarter
  • On-time delivery of 90% or better


Although quality management goes far beyond inspection, we understand this matters to our clients. We deploy an inspection plan for every job which includes receiving verification and inspection, first-piece setup, various in-process / stage-gate points, first articles per AS9102, and final wrap-up inspection.  In addition, we maintain a calibration system in compliance with ANSI Z540-1 to ensure all our tools are accurate. All calibrations for master tools are carried out by suppliers certified to ISO 17025:2005.

Measurement equipment inventory includes:Measuring equipment - indicator
  • Optical comparator
  • Calipers (accurate up to +/- .0005")
  • Micrometers (accurate up to +/- .0001")
  • Gage pins
  • Indicators
  • Surface plates
  • Gage blocks

Documented procedures

Everything is documented and standardized to ensure we do it right. We have all the procedures required by the standards and then some. Our documented procedures include:

  • Control of Documents
  • Control of Records
  • Risk Management
  • Customer-Related Processes
  • Purchasing
  • Production Control
  • Internal Audits
  • Receiving Inspection
  • In-Process Inspection
  • Final Inspection
  • Control of Nonconforming Product
  • Corrective Action
  • Preventive Action