Quality & Compliance

Top Quality is the goal for the Futaba Huntsville factory. With this goal in mind, Futaba strives to exceed customer expectations through a robust and comprehensive quality management system which ensures continuous improvement. Real time data collection, trend analysis and weekly quality meetings support continuous improvement activities, while our global presence can help in supplier selection and development.

Our internally developed tracking system has proven to be a major reason for our successful operation. The system provides a high level of traceability tracking nearly all operations in our factory. Every unit that we produce has a small, 5mmx5mm, unique 2D barcode placed on it at the start of production that enables us to track it throughout the production process. Numerous gates are in place that prevent an assembly from proceeding if previous processes were not completed successfully.

Many of our customers rely on our system to manage their list of very important parameters that need to be assigned to assemblies, such as MAC addresses and custom serial numbers. All critical data is replicated continuously to off-site servers for added security and retained in our Tracking System for a minimum of 15 years.

Key Capabilities Include:

  • On-line, real time data collection and tracking system
  • SPC (Statistical Process Control) carried out per customer requirement
  • Visual inspection and test carried out per customer requirement
  • Acceptance criteria: IPC-A-610 (latest revision)
  • Each product goes through an Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) process
  • PPAP documentation, IMDS entries, and other material declarations are supported based on customer    requirements
  • Certified in-house J-STD & IPC trainers
  • ESD safe work environment in compliance with ANSI/ESD 20.20
  • In depth failure analysis supported through X-Ray, cross section and thermal cycling
  • Dimensional evaluation and analysis through the use of various manual and automated equipment
  • RoHS & Reach compliant processes based on product design requirements

Factory Certifications:

  • ISO 9001:2015
  • IATF 16949:2016

Product Certifications:

  • UL approved
  • MET Lab
  • FM approvals
  • Intertek