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About Us

Q-PLUS is a leading precision dimensional measurement laboratory that, since 1987, has provided a one-stop, under-one-roof solution to all of your precision measurement, inspection, engineering, quality assurance related, and metrology equipment needs. Q-PLUS Labs is ISO 9001 registered and ISO 17025 accredited. Additionally, we are proud to have earned the numerous formal customer approvals that we actively maintain. Q-PLUS is also a long-time member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). All measurements performed are traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (N.I.S.T.). Q-PLUS exists to meet the quality needs and challenges related to the manufacturing and perfection of your product.

Q-PLUS thinks outside the box on behalf of the customer. Being mindful of our customers needs, we are always thinking several moves ahead with regard to your product's manufacturing process. We take our job very seriously. In this business, we've got to do our job right, no exceptions. What that means is that Q-PLUS will not cut corners. Shortcuts are a preface to problems. While we are always mindful of the importance of cost-effectiveness, we've built our reputation as being the most "valuable" in the industry.

Q-PLUS tackles projects fearlessly and with total confidence. As perfectionists with decades of experience and education to our credit, we intimately understand our role in the overall process. Paramount to doing the job right is understanding the myriad manufacturing methods employed today, proper interpretation of engineering drawings and requirements, and the metrology equipment used to measure. We understand the importance of keeping up with the latest technology and feel it is our responsibility to do so.

Q-PLUS is Your Total Quality Solution. Are you facing these common challenges?

Challenge: Unequipped to handle demanding requirements?

Solution: We use the latest technology available!

Challenge: Lacking the personnel to do the job correctly and fast?

Solution: Consider Q-PLUS an extension of your own company!

Challenge: Questioning the cost effectiveness of using an outside vendor?

Solution: You'll find our prices refreshingly fair and competitive.

Whatever measurement, inspection, engineering, or quality-related challenges you are facing, we have the solutions. 

History

Q-PLUS was founded in 1987 by a veteran metrologist and quality manager with over 25 years of industry-specific experience and formally educated in the field. Since then, Q-PLUS has been committed to serving customers across the nation and around the world by offering the finest in inspection, measurement, and engineering technologies, principles, and applications as well as attentive and responsive customer service. We provide solutions to a wide array of small and large companies alike for such industries as Aerospace, Defense, Automotive, Commercial and Medical.

Certifications

Q-PLUS Labs is ISO 9001 registered and ISO 17025 accredited. Additionally, we are proud to have earned the numerous formal customer approvals that we actively maintain. Q-PLUS is also a long-time member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

Additionally our Quality Program meets the Nuclear Industry requirements of 10CFR50 Appendix B, NQA-1, and ANSI/NCSL Z540.1-1994. Q-PLUS Labs accepts 10CFR21.

Further, Q-PLUS Labs is ITAR registered with the U.S. Department of State. 

Confidentiality

Only customer images and information that are explicitly approved by the customer and/or comply with nondisclosure requirements or are already available in the public domain are used on our website. Customer trust is essential and extremely important to us. We will never disclose proprietary, confidential, classified, or otherwise protected information or images.

 Please contact us if you have any questions or comments.

Facilities

Q-PLUS is located at 13765 Alton Parkway, Unit E, Irvine, California in the heart of the larger Irvine Spectrum business park, part of what has become known as the Tech Coast. Our expansive facility is amply equipped and staffed to support the broad range of services we offer and products we sell. Our sealed laboratory is isolated from the rest of our facilities and fully environmentally controlled via dedicated control systems. Much of our customer's work is proprietary in nature. Accordingly, all associated confidentiality requirements are strictly adhered to. The security of our customers' interests is given the very highest priority.

Technologies

Our laboratory employs a vast spectrum of available and proprietary technologies including numerous manual and automatic CMMs, many with multi-sensor capabilities, and high-resolution mass scanning. Sensoring includes many contact and non-contact methods including variable pressure touch-trigger and continuous contact probes, vision with advanced edge detection and articulated lighting, laser, white-light fringe pattern, ultrasonic, hall-effect, and variable reluctance transducer. We can measure with resolutions below .000001 of an inch, lengths over 30 feet long, parts weighing over 1 ton, data collection at rates in the thousands of points per second, on materials ranging from paper to manmade sapphire.

 

Processes and Materials

Q-PLUS Labs: Processes & Materials

 Below are just some of the manufacturing processes and materials we work with:

Machining Injection Molding Investment Casting Sheet Metal Fabrication
Grinding Blow Molding Die Casting Stamping
Welding Roto Molding Sand Casting Forming
Brazing Sintered Metal Forging Extrusion
EDM Glass Wood & Paper Vapor Deposition
Broaching Hobbing Shaping Tube Bending
Chem Milling Photo-Etching Ceramics Springs
Carbon Fiber Coining Knurling Rapid Prototyping
Spinning Honeycomb Vacuum Formed Laser Cutting

 

Applications

Q-PLUS Labs: Applications

Some of our customers' many fascinating applications and products:

Race Cars Jet Engines Drug Delivery Systems Hydraulics
Turbochargers Surgical Equipment Power Systems Computers
Prosthetics Orthodontics Sports Equipment Weapon Systems
Jet Fighters UAV's Analytical Instruments Vehicle Armor
Tanks Firearms Commercial Aircraft Nuclear Reactors
Smoke Alarms Helicopters Smart Bombs Musical Instruments
Submarines Cell Phones Computer Animation Exercise Equipment
Golf Clubs Motorcycles Laser Printers Space Exploration
Satellites Internet Genomics Forensics
Pacemakers Biothreat Detectors Aviation Safety Fuel Cells

 

Industries Served

Q-PLUS Labs: Industries Served

Aerospace Medical Defense Automotive
Nuclear Energy Heavy Equipment Pharmaceutical Commercial
Agriculture Telecommunication Biotechnology Environmental
Shipbuilding Sporting Goods Food Processing Furniture
Scientific Education Entertainment Dental
Office Equipment Household Products Printing Apparel
Electronics Jewelry Railroads Personal Care
Semiconductors Motorsports Arts & Entertainment Power Generation

Recent News

Join Q-PLUS at Design-2-Part 2017

November 2017: Join Q-PLUS Labs at Design-2-Part 2017 in booth #306 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA - November 15th-16th. This is the region's largest contract manufacturing tradeshow. Come see our selection of metrology equipment, and discuss your specific needs for measurement products & services with our application engineers & staff. There's also a chance to win $500 in Q-PLUS Bucks! Click here for FREE admission.


Design-2-Part 2017 Registration

Q-PLUS LABS 3D SCANNING CAPABILITIES EXPAND WITH REVOLUTIONARY AUTOMATED AND HIGHLY ACCURATE STRUCTURED LIGHT SCANNING

October 2017: Q-PLUS Labs introduces a fully automated 3D scanning solution that uses the latest cutting-edge technology in both robotics and structured light 3D scanning systems. Combining both speed and accuracy, automated 3D scanning can help accelerate the processes of manufacturing and production by improving the time it would usually take if using more traditional methods of obtaining measurement data. CMMs have long held favorability for automated inspection due to ease of programming, however they typically offer only single point by point sparse measurement data with contact probing on the part's surface. Comparatively, structured light scanning has made tremendous progress that now closely approaches the accuracies of CMMs, but captures millions of measurement points in seconds and without any contact to the part. Whether you are looking to outsource your inspection or integrate a new system within your current in-house quality process, Q-PLUS Labs offers automated 3D scanning services and products using the latest developments in robotic scanning to not only reduce the cost for inspection, but also speed up your production process. Click here to request more information.


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Join Q-PLUS at WESTEC 2017

September 2017: Join Q-PLUS Labs at WESTEC 2017 in booth #2319 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA - September 12th-14th. Come see our selection of metrology equipment, and discuss your specific needs for measurement products & services with our application engineers & staff. There's also a chance to win $500 in Q-PLUS Bucks! Click here for FREE admission (a $50 value).


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