Company production chain

OFMA Production Chain ensures responsiveness, expertise and quality during all the production steps. The Production Chain is always compliant with UNI EN 9100:2009, UNI EN ISO 9001:2008, and when necessary, with ECSS-Q-ST-10-04C, ECSS-Q-ST-10-09C, ECSS-Q-ST-10C, ECSS-Q-ST-20-08C, ECSS-Q-ST-20C, ECSS-Q-ST-30-02C, ECSS-Q-ST-70-01C, ECSS-S-ST-00C and SSP 57000N.


If the raw material is charged, OFMA arranges for the raw material with the required specifications. In this case, once arrived, the raw material is going to be re-tested to verify the mechanical characteristics and confirm the Certificate of Compliance of the material provided by the supplier.

If the material is provided by the Customer, at the Acceptance it is checked by durometer and/or by conductometer to compare the characteristics of the raw material with his certifications provided, according to UNI EN 9100:2009.

The Engineering Team (ET) draws up the Manufacturing Procedures with all the operations needed described in detail (e.g. machine/supplier code, equipment code, CNC program, drawing, manufacturing reserves), in order to guarantee a higher quality manufacture.
The Manufacturing Procedures will be used by the operators during the machining. Then, after the conclusion of their step, the operation is certified with the operator personal stamp, according to UNI EN 9100:2009.

According to the requirements, it is possible to carry out all kind of special processes and NDT.
Each operator is trained and supplied with suitable instruments to check the geometry and the dimensional characteristics of each piece produced on their stage in agreement with the requirements and the drawings.

Nevertheless, the Quality Team performs on the first article, inside each production step, an inspection to ensure the compliance with the requirements.
The ET always establishes and maintains manufacturing records to provide all manufacturing data required for traceability.

According to the requirements, it is possible to perform different kind of marking (e.g. marking by CNC machine, by vibra-pen, by automatic marking machine, by electro chemical marking).
The ET establishes and maintains marking records to provide all marking data required for traceability.

According to the requirements, it is possible to carry out all kind of assembly and/or sub-assembly. The quality of the assembly is guaranteed by specialized operators and appropriate location with the use of specific assembly cycles. In case, it is possible to manufacture custom equipment to use for the assembly steps.

The Quality Team inspects all the Production Chain steps in order to guarantee a higher standard quality product, according to UNI EN 9100:2009, SSP 57000N, ECSS-Q-ST-10C and Customers requirements.

On the first article, a visual and dimensional inspection is carry out during each step of production. Nevertheless, a final inspection is always performed by trained personnel in climatic controlled and suitable environmental conditions to provide the highest standards of metrological quality. The inspections are carried out using only certified tools.
During an inspection, a report is filled in with all the characteristics measured and with the tools used. In case, it is possible to perform a functional test on the final product.

The Quality Team establishes and maintains the quality records to provide objective evidence of complete and successful performance of all tasks to demonstrate compliance with requirements.

The Quality Team, via the non-conformance control system, identify and process the nonconforming items. When a non-conformance is detected, the QT analyses it to identify its extent and cause. In addition, the QT takes immediate actions to prevent unauthorized use of the non-conforming item: firstly, with appropriate colored labels on the product and immediately after that, setting it in quarantine. The non-conformance is documented on the NCR (Non-Conformance Report) form and submitted to the non-conformance system (also useful for records and analysis). The access to quarantine area and non-conformance system is limited to the QT members only.

The QT investigates the causes and consequences of the non-conformance and classifies the non-conformances either as minor or major. Minor non-conformances are then disposed as rework (in this case the item is recoverable and conform completely to all specified requirements. Repair cycle is drawn up to perform the rework), scrap (in this case the item is not recoverable by rework or repair, for technical or economic reasons) or repair (in this case the repair procedures have been prepared by Engineering Team and/or Customer and finally approved by the second one, in order to satisfy all the requirements).

Major non-conformances are immediately submitted to the Customer in order to implement his dispositions.
In any case, corrective actions are determined by the QT to eliminate the causes of the non-conformances. Preventive actions are identified to avoid the occurrence of the non-conformance on similar items and then applied. Once that, all the actions are performed and verified, then the nonconformance is closed and the Customer is informed.

Before shipping, the product is cleaned up and packed according to the Customer requirements, always as per UNI EN 9100:2009 and per ECSS-Q-ST-20-08C.

The material selected for packaging and protection reduce the risk of contamination, degradation, and loss of protection by itself. It provides the expected protection to the environmental or technical specification of the item to be protected in according with requirements.

All documents (e.g. inspection report, certificates, certificate of conformity) are closed within the product.

The content of the package is always identified on the outside with appropriate labels for an easy identification.

All shipping data are recorded for traceability.

All the personnel involved into packaging and shipping preparation are trained in conformance with the requirements.

Each raw material and/or product is stored and handled according to UNI EN 9100:2009 and ECSS-Q-ST-20-08C through each Production Chain steps.

The storage area has a restricted access in conformance with the internal requirements and is equipped with suitable dividers in order to avoid any kind of potential contaminants and to correctly allow the traceability.

Each raw material and/or product is handled and protected appropriately (e.g. certified protective products) against damages, contaminations with other kind of raw material/product, and external factors (e.g. corrosion). The incoming acceptance to the final shipping is also in conformance with internal and international requirements.

Personnel involved into storage and handling activities are trained in conformance with the requirements.

To identify and to track each raw material and/or product, according to UNI EN 9100:2009 and the Customer requirements, labels and/or marking are linked to the product with all the ID information that could be both for one single product and/or one single lot.