Quality and Service

Vaplas works hard to deliver quality pieces of machined parts to all our customers whilst also delivering a top quality customer service experience too.

Your customer journey with Vaplas may start here on the website, over the phone or maybe you’ve called in to see us on your way past. Either way, you’ll eventually speak to one of our friendly, knowledgeable team in the office to discuss your requirements. With decades of experience under our belts within the plastics industry, we are well equipped with great knowledge on which materials may best suit your requirements and which machining techniques to use to get the best quality, price and speed for your job. 

The Team

Jason – MD

Jason still answers the phone and speaks with many customers who he’s built up a relationship with over the years, some from as far back as 1993 when we opened. He’s born and bred in Leeds so can speak in plain honest Yorkshire about your needs.

Tony – Sales Manager

Tony is a senior leader in our sales office who speaks to customers on a daily basis along with sourcing the right materials for your job. Tony likes a bit of Rugby League in his spare time and supports Castleford Tigers (who we also sponsor pitch-side) #COYF

Danny – Sales

Danny has been with us a few years now. He answers the phone and looks after his customer base too. His knowledge is growing along with the support of the veterans in the team.

Jaimie – Sales and Admin

Jaimie is our newest office member who has come from within the plastics industry so has brought a wealth of plastic knowledge with her. You may speak to Jaimie on the phone when you call as she’s quick off the mark to answer! Jaimie looks after a lot of the office admin alongside supporting Jason and equally looking after customers’ needs when they call.

Hayley – Marketing

Hayley looks after the marketing side of things at Vaplas, she’s made a few changes since she’s been here, including our logo and a website refresh. If you interact with us on social media, you’ll probably be speaking to Hayley.

Quality and Inspection

Over the years quality and inspection processes have developed significantly, from using Vernier calipers to using modern technologies such as the Keyence. Vaplas always strive to provide top quality work which are always within your tolerances. There are a number of ways we ensure this is the case.

How do Vaplas ensure we manufacture and deliver quality parts?

  • Stringent Quality Inspection Procedures

Working as a team we are always working on our inspection procedures to ensure everyone from the Machine Operator, to the Inspector knows what each finished piece should look like. We work to set tolerances as a guide and have firm check policies on how many per batch are tested during the manufacturing process, using various different types of measuring equipment to verify each dimension.

One piece of recent feedback from one of our biggest customers suggests we are doing a great job in this field….. “I have completed our Q1 2019 stats and am pleased to say that Vaplas are sitting as our no.1 Sub-Contractor for 2019 with zero rejects, 98% OTIF – 99.7% on-time within 1 day of due date.”

ISO 9001

We are proud to be awarded our ISO 9001 certification

iso ISO 9001 is defined as the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organisations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. It is the most popular standard in the ISO 9000 series and the only standard in the series to which organisations can certify.

ISO 9001 was first published in 1987 by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), an international agency composed of the national standards bodies of more than 160 countries. The current version of ISO 9001 was released in September 2015.

This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement.

Faro Arm

FARO® is the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realisation technology. The company develops and manufactures leading edge solutions that enable high-precision 3D capture, measurement and analysis across a variety of industries including manufacturing, construction, engineering and public safety.

  • Enabling faster, more accurate, compelling and useable 3D documentation
  • Accelerating execution timelines
  • Minimizing in field 3D documentation and measurement time
  • Shrinking margin impacting scrap and rework costs
  • Reducing development risk

 

Keyence

Vaplas continues to re-invest during 2019 with new inspection machinery to assist and improve our already stringent quality procedures.
The new Keyence Image Dimension Measurement System will provide enhanced quality controls at Vaplas by using automatic data recording and delivering inspection reports with the touch of a button. The machine is able to measure up to 99 dimensions in seconds.

With such quick and accurate inspection times this piece of equipment is sure to increase Vaplas’s productivity and output whilst still ensuring the customer gets their perfect parts within the set tolerances.

Providing consistent results is another benefit of this state of the art machinery which will help keep Vaplas at the top of our game.

 

External Micrometres

Outside Micrometres are used for measuring the thickness or outside diameter of small parts.

 

Pin Gauges

At Vaplas we machine a lot of parts with small holes in them, we use pin gauges to measure the diameter and accuracy of these holes. They can also be used as a test bar for geometric deviations.

 

Bowers Analogue Bore Gauges

We use a variety of Bowers XT Analogue Bore Gauges. They are an economical shop floor solution to accurately check bore measurement. The extended mechanical travel of these advanced two or three point gauges ensures that exchanging measuring anvils is now unnecessary. Their wide application range, 2-300mm, rugged construction and easy read scale, ensure both accuracy and ease of use. XT measuring heads and setting rings are supplied with UKAS certification.

You can be sure that when you contact Vaplas with your requirements, the job in hand will be looked after from start to finish by our team of professional staff and equipment.

Contact us today?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have on the different plastic machining processes that we use, or even give you a quote on the work you would like to be carried out.
Ask us about machining aluminium too.
Call now on 01924 220 050 and one of our friendly and knowledgeable team will gladly answer any queries you may have.

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