Qualitech CNC Manufacturing Solutions Limited (QCNC) has been created out of the need to satisfy growing consumer demand to service the industrial spares market by providing a state-of-the-art computerised machine shop. The initial concept was to integrate Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machinery into the QMS workshop. However, due to the sophisticated, state-of-the-art technology that was envisioned, it was realised that this would not be the best practical approach. As a result, a totally new and independent company, a subsidiary of QMS, was formed under the name of Qualitech CNC Manufacturing Solutions Limited (QCNC).
Precision of any manufactured component is a function of the equipment that it is produced on. At QCNC, machining is done through numerical control. A computer programme is customized for an object and the machines are programmed with CNC machining language (called G-code) that essentially controls all features like feed rate, coordination, location and speeds. With CNC machining, the computer can control exact positioning and velocity. CNC machining is used in manufacturing both metal and plastic parts.
Behind our state-of-the-art facilities lies a team of expert technicians and programmers dedicated to manufacturing your critical components cost effectively, with short lead times while exceeding quality requirements. Machines are housed in an air conditioned, dust free environment which is also temperature controlled.
Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
At QCNC we are capable of scanning original parts with 3D laser scanning equipment and producing 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) models in minutes instead of hours.
These CAD models could be inputted into additional Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software which computes the optimal machine tool paths to manufacture parts in the shortest possible time from a wide range of raw material stock. This allows QCNC to reverse engineer a wide variety of industrial spares in extremely short timeframes.
CAD Models can also be used to generate engineering drawings and gives QCNC the ability to virtually modify parts on the computer before they are machined.
All manufactured parts undergo 100% inspection against engineering drawings. This is performed using a combination of a granite surface table, coordinate measuring machine, surface model comparison, digital measuring equipment and other high precision fixtures and measuring instruments in a special Quality Control Room, which is temperature controlled and dust free to guarantee tolerances. All inspected parts carry a certificate of final approval.
Specialist training was required for all users of equipment purchased and was undertaken both overseas and on-site in Trinidad, assuring that optimum results are obtained from both equipment and software.
Original Replacement Spares
At QCNC we can manufacture any ‘original replacement spares’ used by customers, at a fraction of the cost. By using the equipment available, QCNC can produce engineering drawings of sample parts provided by customers, analyze the material composition, hardness values, and other physical properties and write manufacturing programmes for the parts and manufacture them in the shortest time possible.
These programmes are then stored for future manufacturing of the same part whenever required. The next time a similar job is required, it can be made in an even shorter time, since the drawings and programmes are already stored.