At MPP, we know product quality begins long before the first part release date, which is why we moved our Quality Assurance process “upstream” to the product definition stage long ago. Each step in the production cycle is monitored using various statistical evaluation methods, including SPC. As part of our Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) system, we also use Six Sigma practices, Gage R&R, ongoing reliability testing, and process capability studies. From the blending of powders through pressing, sintering, and secondary machining, our quality programs ensure production of consistent, high-quality parts. Our plants are ISO, QS, and TS 16949 certified.
MPP engineers are active members of MPIF and AGMA standards and technical committees. MPP has won numerous industry awards over the years attesting to its ability to develop and produce innovative and practical solutions for customers.
The trade of minerals mined in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) may be fueling human rights atrocities in the region. The minerals from this region, called conflict metals, are tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold.
On August 22, 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the final rule  regarding the sourcing of conflict minerals under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Under this rule, publicly traded companies must report to the SEC the presence of conflict minerals originating in the DRC or adjoining countries in the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture.