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.
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.
Bell Helicopters approved that Titan Spring has met the requirements of QPS 100, QPS 102, and QPS 200.
Titan Spring is now an approved Bell Helicopter Supplier.
Bell Helicopters approves Titan Spring, Inc. for one process on a one day survey. The surveyor loved what he saw, called his boss, got approval, and came back in a few weeks with an audit team of 4 people approving us for the 3 QPS specifications listed above. It was a first for Bell Helicopters but not for Titan as it has happened before with or prime Aerospace Contractors.
Bell Helicopters recognized after speaking with employees of Titan Spring, Inc. that we were far more than just a spring manufacturer. Titan’s wide range of capabilities and can do approach appeals to many companies in search of a contractor that can take on different projects.
Titan Spring has been a supplier to Hughes Helicopters before it sold to Mac Donnell Douglas Helicopters and, continued on when Boeing purchased the company to this day.
In addition to coil springs Titan has the in house capability to manufacture flat metal springs, formed wires, flat washers, Belleville washers, wave washers, metal stamping’s with or without tooling. Welded wire assemblies and CNC machining.
Customer requests are pretty much what got us to expand our capabilities because they could not find someone to do a process. Like the medical customer who manufactured surgically implanted pacemakers who has a supplier for the tiny leaf spring and another who did the CNC machining They had nobody to weld the spring inside the machined part. We still weld the assembly for them to this day.
Titan Spring has expanded our CNC machining capability adding a 4th axis to our HAAS machining center. The 4th axis allows us to do more operations during the machining cycle with minimal setup. Our customers changing needs necessitated Titan expanding our capabilities to include CNC machining. Titan has provided custom assemblies for our customers since our beginning 60 plus years ago. Originally we outsourced the machining operations to qualified sources and still do on some operations we cannot do on the HAAS machine. To control the lead times better it made sense to purchase our own machine.
Titan also has approved CNC machining sources to outsource operations that we cannot do in house. AS9100 requirements are flowed down to these contractors and parts are 100% dimensional inspected by Titan QA personnel. Documentation and certifications are checked for compliance to the customers blue print or specifications.
Since 2007 Titan has consistently achieved certification to the AS9100 standard. Starting with revision “B” followed by “C” and now as of March 2018 revision “D”. 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.
Precision tight tolerance springs for the aviation, defense, and space industries for over 60 years.