Futaba Contract Manufacturing: Compliance

Quality Through Continual Improvement


FCA Huntsville Quality Policy

— Top Quality is our Goal —

What that means to FCA Huntsville…

To Meet and Exceed Customer Expectations
Through Continuous Improvement

Assured Quality

Quality Control Procedures

  • Quality goal = 40 ppm (815k pcs annual volume) for all products…Automotive = 10 ppm
  • On-line, real time data collection system
  • SPC (Statistical Process Control) carried out per customer requirement
  • Visual inspection and test carried out per customer requirement
  • ESD safe workstation
  • Acceptance criteria: IPC-A-610 (latest revision)
  • Weekly QA report and meeting

Inspection Equipment

  • AOI (Automated Optical Inspection) equipment
  • Optical comparators
  • X-Ray inspection equipment
  • Luminance colorimeter
  • Inspection magnifications and assists
  • ESD monitor and control
  • Miscellaneous measuring instruments (micrometers, gauges, plates, analyzers, etc.)


  • ISO 9001:2008
  • UL approved
  • MET lab
  • FM approvals
  • Intertech
  • TS16949 (in progress)

Continual Improvement & Training

QC Improvement Teams

  • QC teams meet to develop new improvements for cells/SMT
  • Measure productivity, machine downtime, etc. to analyze data for improvements

Customized Training Program

  • Structured program with path for self-development
  • Additional in depth training for equipment, process, quality, etc.
  • Pb-free IPC certification process
  • In-house IPC certified trainer

Custom 2D Barcode Tracking System


RoHS Production Capability

  • Lead-free - RoHS CompliantOver 80% of Futaba Huntsville sales are already RoHS compliant!
  • Includes RoHS SMT and thru-hole soldering capability
  • Traceability system includes mistake proofing to ensure RoHS components
  • Certified IPC trainer in-house to train soldering technicians
  • REACH compliant per customer specific requirements