“To do right for our customers, our community, our owners…
We at Matric are committed to continual quality improvement in everything we do, dedicating ourselves to meeting the needs of those relying on us.”
“Matric is committed to providing safe, effective products and services to the electronic control and computer industries that meet all known customer performance and reliability requirements. The Matric quality management system is dedicated to using defined techniques and behaviors to continually reduce variation in process and products – satisfying requirements of both internal and external customers. Matric is committed to complying with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality management system.
We strive to prevent defects by focusing on processes ultimately resulting in better product quality at reduced cost. These results are realized through the effective use of our greatest resource, our people, who are responsible and accountable for the quality of their work.
Matric Associates are committed to rapid organization response, providing our customers with the fastest concept-to-commercialization time in the electronics industry.
Matric will maintain an environment that fosters continual quality improvement in all areas of its operations.”
Matric Quality Policy
Manual [ 475kb pdf]
Certified to ISO 9001 since September 30, 1996. Registered with Bureau
Veritas Certification - Certificate number US10000040.
Certified to AS 9100 since January 14, 2010. Register with Bureau Veritas Certification - Certificate number US10000040.
AS 9100 & ISO 9001Certificate:
Certified to ISO 13485 since January 23, 2012. Registered with SARA Registrar- Certificate number SARA-2011-CA-0142-01-A.
ISO 13485 Certificate:
Certified by SIRA - Quality system complies
with Directive 94/9/EC, Annexes IV and VII - Authorizes manufacture of
equipment or protective systems components intended for use in potentially
explosive atmospheres. Notification number EECS ATEX 3459. Matric is qualified to provide full turn-key ATEX manufacturing services. ATEX certified manufacturing ensures that your products meet the guidlines for instrinsically safe goods.
- ATEX certified manufacturing services
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IECEx Quality Assessment Report
and inspection personnel have vision tests performed biannually to verify
Visual inspection is performed by production operators and inspection
personnel using the designated workmanship standards. Visual inspection may
be with magnification (using equipment such as the Vision VS7) or with the
An Ersascope is used for visual inspection of BGA and SMT solder
X-Ray inspection can be performed to provide a non-destructive, fast and thorough examination of the solder joints and electronic components on a printed circuit board.
The x-ray machine can view samples from angles 0 to 70 degrees, with 360 degree rotation. It has built-in modules to perform BGA, QFN, QFP and through-hole solder joint analysis.
It can inspect with magnifications up to 23,320 times. At these magnifications, even the smallest defects in a product are readily visible, including those that are normally hidden beneath other components. Defects such as internal cracks, delamination, inclusion , improper mechanical fit or excessive porosity are easily visualize without damaging the product, so that it might be repaired instead of simply sliced up and discarded.
flying prober is available to test both SMT and through-hole assembled
printed circuit boards for manufacturing defects. Being a fixtureless test
machine, the flying prober avoids the high cost of bed of nails fixtures; it
is ideal for contacting leads of fine pitch SMT components.
Test programs for most printed circuit board assemblies can be developed from
CAD data in about a day. Interfaces are available for most common CAD
The flying prober is equipped with optional features to detect open solder
joints on most digital ICs.
The flying prober also has a vision option, which permits a visual
examination of components that cannot be electrically verified, such as
bypass capacitors or capacitor polarity.
electronic technicians use standard electronic instruments to bench test
and troubleshoot electronic assemblies in accordance with written test
- Where justified by production volumes or
other requirements, custom and / or computer based functional testers
(board level and / or system) are developed to partially automate the
- Automatic functional testers (ATE) are
also available for testing and troubleshooting electronic assemblies.
- Test failures are troubleshot, repaired
- Test records can be in the customer
format, and maintained on file at Matric or provided with each shipment.
specified, the cleanliness tester is used to verify printed circuit board
assemblies are free of surface contaminants.
- Also referred to as "ionic contamination
- Contamination is expressed as a sodium
chloride equivalency (micrograms / sq. in.).
- Test methodology is in accordance with
IPC-TM-650, 220.127.116.11 (static method).
- Board sizes up to 15" X 20"
temperature chamber is available for temperature soaking or cycling of
electronic assemblies, which may be powered or unpowered.
- Capacity: 7 cubic feet chamber
- Range: - 75° C to +175° C
- 2 stage compressor for rapid cooling
- Programmable temperature cycles
- Unit Under Test can be powered and power
Reviews of Quality System
- Performed quarterly
- Review all metrics
Corrective Action System
- Used to initiate and monitor internal
and supplier corrective action.
- Preventive actions used to initiate
improvements to prevent defects.
Process Improvement Teams:
- Apply TQM principles to improve
- Improve throughput / cycle time.
- Reduce defects and waste.
- Each associate submits at least 5
opportunities for improvement each year.
- Suggestions prioritized / tracked for
IPC Member since 1993.
Default Workmanship Standards:
IPC-A-610 ACCEPTABILITY OF ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLIES
IPC-A-620 REQUIREMENTS AND ACCEPTANCE FOR CABLE AND WIRE HARNESS ASSEMBLIES
IPC-J-STD-001 REQUIREMENTS FOR SOLDERED ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLIES
Matric has 3 IPC-certified instructors for each standard.
Experienced in classes 1, 2, 3 covering all categories of electronics
products (consumer, industrial, medical, etc.). or Customer-specific
measuring devices and instruments are calibrated:
- Internally using written procedures and
traceable standards or
- Externally by an approved, ISO 9002
Soldering Certification Program - Production and Service associates are
trained and certified in hand soldering; associates are recertified on a
biannual basis (40 hours for through-hole, 24 hours for SMT).
Component Recognition - Production associates are trained to identify
electronic components; retrained annually.
Continuous Quality Improvement Training - All new associates undergo
training on quality improvement techniques and the basic quality tools (15
ESD Training - All production and service associates are trained on
precautions to prevent component damage from electrostatic discharge;
refresher training is conducted annually.
Workmanship Standards Training - Training of visual acceptance criteria for
Class 1, 2 & 3 electronic assemblies, including through hole and SMT).
- Conductive floors (paint and carpet)
throughout the facility
- Daily humidity monitoring
- Static resistant smocks
- Heel and wrist straps
- ESD work surfaces
- Quarterly audits of the ESD program
- Utilized ANSI / ESD S20.20-2007
ESD Association Standard for the Development of an Electrostatic Discharge
Control Program for - Protection of Electrical and Electronic Parts,
Assemblies and Equipment