KDA Opens- installs 100 ton crane
KDA Implements E2 Shoptech MRP System,
invests in a DNC network, data collection sites, and Dell servers, switches and operating system.
Art of Measurement
KDA purchased TWO – API Laser trackers PLUS Spatial Analyzer software from New River Kinematics. Laser Trackers are extremely accurate, portable coordinate measuring machines that enable KDA to build products, optimize processes, and deliver solutions by measuring quickly, simply and precisely. KDA’s Laser Trackers optimize workflow productivity management for large-scale metrology applications including, but not limited to, assembly alignment, part and assembly inspection, machine installation and alignment, and reverse engineering
SNK 5 Axis Machine Center Online
KDA has released a SNK 5 axis machining Center to production. In accordance to KDA’s ISO procedure, Equipment Validation, the SNK can now be used to manufacture customer’s parts. The SNK has a work envelope of 60 cubic inches with a pallet rotation and tilting system. The accuracy of this machine is excellent.
ISO Surveillance Audit--PASS
KDA successfully passed its 1st year annual audit. As of October 2017, KDA Manufacturing, LLC has been re-certified to the 9001-2015 standard.
Implements KDA’s Machinist Apprenticeship program
KDA adopted a competency-based approach for training and qualifying its machinist apprentices. The apprentice works alongside qualified journeyman machinist instructors. In addition, each apprentice receives significant related instruction to ensure they have the needed knowledge to safely and successfully meet the objectives of the program. Training is a combination of live classroom training, web-delivered instruction, hands on tutoring, and on the job learning (OJL). KDA’s Machinist Apprenticeship program meets the standards approved by the U.S. Department of Labor.
KDA is now certified to manufacture pressure vessels and holds ASME Code R, S, and U stamps. KDA has undated its Quality Control System to now include ASME Code Section I, ASME B31.1, ASME Code Section VIII Div. 1/ and Shop and field repairs and alterations to metallic pressure-retaining items (PRI) such as ASME Code Section I and Section IV Boilers, Section B31.1 Power Piping, Section VIII Div. 1 Pressure Vessels and non-ASME code items in accordance with the National Board Inspection Code (NBIC). KDA uses The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co. as its 3rd party inspector.
Cincinnati 5 axis Vertical Gantry milling machine Online
KDA released a Cincinnati 3-Spindle 5 axis CNC vertical Gantry milling machine to production. In accordance to KDA’s ISO procedure, Equipment Validation, the Cincinnati can now be used to manufacture customer’s parts. The work envelope for this machining is one of the largest east of the Mississippi River – 75 feet in “X” and 24 feet in “Y”.
KDA Manufacturing was featured in the Norton Post, read more about our new "green" factory.
KDA Manufacturing LLC is now a WOSB. The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) has certified KDA as a Women Owned Small Business (WOSB). This certification is part of the SBA's WOSB Federal Contracting Program.
KDA Manufacturing, LLC certified to the 9001-2015 standard.
We are delighted to serve our customers even better through the well-defined and documented processes this certification requires. While we've always been committed to quality in our products and services, this certification ensures a more productive environment through faster identification and resolution of quality issues, among many other benefits.
KDA Manufacturing installs Horizontal Closed Loop Geothermal Heating System