Category Archives: AS9100 Rev “D”

SPRING REDESIGN

Titan Spring Inc.

Spring Application

Spring designs are not all the same and different situations require different spring solutions. 60 plus years of experience have given us the unique position to solve spring application issues for our customers. Over the years we have seen more designs and unique applications than most design engineers will see in a lifetime.

Spring Problem

A few years back one of Titan’s customers was experiencing a high failure rate with his springs and asked us to help. When Titans engineering staff viewed the way the customer was using the spring the problem was obvious.They were using the wrong type of spring in their high speed fruit labeling machine.

The machine looked like an old movie projector with a reel on top  containing labels on tape. Another reel on the bottom coiled the tape as the machine removed the labels sticking them onto the fruit. A torsion spring as pictured below was being used with the small arm anchored to the machine body. The large arm with the loop instead of rotating toward the coils the way torsion springs work it was moving away. The large arm controlled the device sticking the labels to the fruit. Because of the poor spring application it was traveling so far it was over stressing the spring causing spring failure. This resulted in unlabeled fruit and a irritated customer.

SPRING
Torsion Spring

Titans engineers suggested using an extension spring which is better suited for the application.

Extension Spring

 

One end was still anchored to the body of the machine. The other end traveled with the moving part of the machine on a vertical plane in a very low stress application.

Spring Problem Solved

Substituting the extension for the torsion spring extended the working life of the spring virtually eliminating the failures. The customer was ecstatic with the solution but the down side for Titan was he never ordered any more replacement springs.

The happy customer is what is most important!

 

 

 

TITAN AWARDED AS9100 REVISION “D” CERTIFICATION

AS9100 Rev “D” certification was awarded to Titan Spring, Inc. May of 2018. The “D” revision is the latest revision of the international aerospace industry standard.

Titan Spring AS9100 Rev. "D"

Titan Spring, Inc. has been certified since 2007 originally to the “B” revision followed by the “C” revision in 2012.

There have been no major findings charged against Titan ever! We are committed to the standard and constantly do internal audits to insure compliance in every aspect of our company.

TITAN IS AWARDED BOEING SILVER SUPPLIER STATUS.

The Boeing Company awarded its silver level Preferred Supplier Certification to Titan Spring, Inc. of Hayden, Idaho.

Boeing congratulated Titan on achieving superior supplier performance. 

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Titan maintained a minimum Silver composite performance rating for each month of the performance period from October 1, 2012 to September 30,2013. Silver is the second highest level in the Boeing Preferred Supplier Certification process, a tool to identify and recognize high-performing suppliers strategically important to Boeing.

Boeing has established three levels of certification — bronze, silver and gold — with gold being the highest. To achieve preferred supplier status, suppliers are evaluated against specific performance standards in three categories: statistical process control, business processes and performance. Suppliers who meet or exceed the standards in these categories are identified and recognized as preferred suppliers.

Titan Spring, Inc. is a AS9100 Revision “D” Certified Company and is ITAR Registered with the United States Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls.

Titan is proud to be selected for this achievement that we worked very hard for. We have always made the quality of the parts that we make for our customers a priority. Many of the parts we are selected to make on mission critical with some having loss of life as an extra consideration. Ejection seats come to mind along with parachutes both of which we have made parts for. When we sign off on a part to be shipped it is correct or it does not go to the customer, no exceptions.

That practice is applied to every part we make regardless of its use because that is what the customer is paying for. The AS9100 standard applies to everything in the company including commercial parts. It is a system for running a company from the top down and touches every thing that happens in the certified company.