Parts Life Manufacturing Enterprise (PLME)
Meeting the specific challenges of parts supply and service for aging/obsolete platforms often requires a very unique, non-traditional production capability. To address this challenge, the technical capabilities of a parts obsolescence supplier must cross over multiple engineering, manufacturing, testing and quality disciplines. Fabrication capabilities must accommodate production runs from "one off" rapid prototypes, to low rate initial production (LRIP), to full scale production/low cost production runs adhering to AS9100C quality management standards. The absence of OE manufacturing prints or performance data requires a robust reverse engineering capability that will assure you get a replacement component that will meet or exceed the performance of the original. The supplier must perform flawlessly whether the finished part is delivered to you, or a complete build to print technical data package is provided and made ready for your sourcing.
Conventional engineering and manufacturing companies, though usually very skilled and efficient in a very narrow set of core competencies, are not equipped to handle the exceptionally elastic requirements of reverse engineering, rapid development of working prototypes, manufacturing and/or repair of complex electronic and mechanical systems, or performing robust systems testing (eg, environmental, stress or nondestructive testing) of the finished goods.
The Parts Life Manufacturing Enterprise was built from the ground-up to specifically meet the distinctive cost, quality and schedule requirements of the program buyer. We deliberately sidestepped the conventional manufacturing model and heavily invested in the flexible and configurable competences that your difficult sourcing challenges require, always while maintaining an impeccable standard in quality, performance and on time delivery. We’ve brought together a wide spectrum of engineering, manufacturing, and test capabilities under the umbrella of the Parts Life Management and Quality System. Our agile manufacturing group is trained and certified in the latest manufacturing techniques with concurrent quality management, and assures you have the capabilities and capacity you need when you need them, at the overall best value.
Our central hub of operations is the Prototype Integration Facility (PIF), which is located in Southern, NJ. It is the single point of product management and customer contact for the Parts Life Manufacturing Enterprise. It houses our corporate engineering, quality, prototype fabrication and project management operations for the entire organization.
The Parts Life Manufacturing Enterprise is a partnership of 10 closely connected facilities located in the US and around the world. We have over: 224,500 square feet of manufacturing space and engineering labs, and over 165 major manufacturing systems for specialized measurement, fabrication and testing with many supporting tools and gauges. We will continue to add operations, as our customers require. We have ISO9001:2008 and AS9100C certifications and are able to reverse engineer, remanufacture, repair or fabricate new replacement components and entire sub-assemblies in a wide range of NAICS categories.