ISO9001:2015 Upgrade

Just when you thought you had the ISO 9001:2008 quality system down, low and behold you find out that a new standard has been issued by ISO. ISO 9001:2015 was released in September 2015, as the 5th edition of one of ISO’s most widely accepted standards.  All ISO standards are reviewed every five years to determine if they meet the needs of industries and users based on the latest trends globally.  Some of you have been busy transitioning or have already done so to meet the deadline of September 2018. … Read more

Announcement: Craftech is Now PPAP Levels 1-5 Capable

 
Craftech Industries, Inc. is pleased and proud to announce the added capability of quoting and producing parts with customer specified PPAP Level I, II, III, IV, and V paperwork.  It took a team effort at Craftech to implement and respond to the requirements of the Production Part Approval Process as it pertains to the plastic fasteners we produce. We saw a customer need for providing this quality standard and decided to meet it. … Read more

Plastic Component Standards: A Beginner’s Guide

When sourcing a plastic component, it doesn’t matter whether you are an engineer developing a prototype for a special project or a purchasing agent given a part to source last minute. Either way, you need to make sure you have asked and answered all the questions related to your item to ensure you receive what is needed.  Knowing the basics helps.  What quantity do you need? Have you chosen a material? Do you have any other special requirements? … Read more

Which Plastic Material is Used in Lego Sets?

About 4 years ago, the first Lego set entered our house.   I think it started with a present for the first birthday party that my son was invited too.  After that, it was only a matter of time before I gave in to my son’s pleas for a Lego set of his very own.  I admit that, over the years, I have enabled my son’s Lego addiction.  Yes, you read that right, addiction.  My most recent enabling gift,Read more

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