Our Quality Management Process:
A structured approach
- GAP ANALYSIS
We first identify gaps in our existing processes that could affect the quality of our space antennas.
- SET OBJECTIVES
Specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-based (SMART) objectives are set to guide the process improvement.
- DEVELOP ACTION PLANS
Our teams outline the steps required to achieve these objectives, including the allocation of resources and setting of timelines.
- CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS
Special emphasis is placed on planning to ensure all processes and outcomes align with customer requirements, ensuring that the final product will meet their specific needs and expectations.
- IMPLEMENT CHANGES
Changes are applied on a small scale initially to test their effectiveness
- MONITOR PERFORMANCE
Using real-time data and key performance indicators (KPIs), we closely monitor the process to ensure that it’s working as planned.
- REVIEW RESULTS
Data is analyzed and compared against the set objectives to evaluate the success of the action plans.
- MAKE ADJUSTMENTS
Where necessary, immediate corrections are made to rectify any deviations from the desired outcome.
- VALIDATE ANTENNA QUALITY
Before shipping, every aspect of our antennas, including documentation, meca-thermal and RF testing, and packaging, is thoroughly validated to ensure they meet our high standards.
- STANDARDIZE SUCCESSIf the changes result in an improvement, the new methods are standardized and applied across the board.
LOOP BACKThe cycle does not end here; we revisit the plan to identify new opportunities for improvement, making the PDCA cycle a continuous loop of quality control and enhancement.
The EN 9100 Standard
Our operations are EN 9100 certified, a rigorous aerospace quality standard that supersedes the ISO 9001 requirements. In practical terms, this impacts every aspect of our antenna production:
From sourcing to production, every material used is meticulously tracked and documented.
Strict protocols govern each production step, ensuring repeatability and eliminating deviations.
Rigorous functional and environmental tests, consistent with space qualifications, are performed on each antenna model.
Every single operational and quality parameter is documented in compliance with EN 9100, ensuring full traceability and auditability.
Our use of APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) approach through the FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis) methodology goes beyond mere compliance. It allows us to build predictive models that are aerospace-specific, ensuring that risk mitigation happens at the design stage, well before production starts.
Our commitment to quality extends beyond our premises. All of our main suppliers are EN 9100 certified and specialize in aerospace applications. Located in the Toulouse Area, these suppliers are not just vendors; they are strategic partners sharing our commitment to excellence and rigor.
Transparency and Traceability
Complete documentation serves as the backbone of our quality assurance. This transparency extends from internal operations to customer interactions, ensuring that every stakeholder has an unobstructed view of our quality landscape.
As soon as a non-conformity is detected, the internal NRB (Non-Conformity Review Board) investigates the causes and consequences of the Non-Conformity and classifies the Non-Conformity either as minor or major. Immediate steps are taken to control the situation and prevent any adverse impact.
Through 8D approach, the root cause of the non-conformity is identified to prevent future occurrences.
Strategic corrective actions are implemented and monitored for effectiveness.
Every incident of non-conformity is thoroughly documented, and corrective actions are reviewed during our regular quality assessments.
To ensure that all processes meet or exceed industry standards.
Continual professional development to keep our team up-to-date with the latest best practices.
Active solicitation and rigorous analysis of customer feedback to inform product and process improvements.
We understand that excellence in space antenna technology hinges not just on innovation but also on rigorous, finely-tuned design processes. Our comprehensive approach to spatial project management ensures that every antenna we create is ready to meet the extreme challenges posed by the space environment while maximizing performance and reliability.
Anywaves’ Technical Projects team utilizes cutting-edge concepts to design compact yet high-performance antennas for the Space market. Our antennas undergo a rigorous process from concept creation to qualification, always with a practical innovation perspective. We combine flight-proven expertise in materials and quality to lead the future of space communication.
Industrialization is not an afterthought; it’s an integral part of our mission to provide high-quality, reliable space antennas. By emphasizing a seamless transition from R&D to mass production, we ensure that our innovative designs can be scaled efficiently, reliably, and economically.
We recognize that a great design is only as good as its manufacturing. That’s why we’ve invested in cutting-edge technology and processes to ensure that our space antennas are not only innovative but also reliably and efficiently produced.
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