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The manufacturing process of ribbed inserts consists of a series of steps, beginning with the request of the type of shape requested by the client, until its shipment. It is a process that requires some customization, depending on the measurements and design defined for each case.

The ribbed insert fulfill different functions. Depending on their goal, they are designed individually. Thus, the ribbed inserts can have different shapes and sizes. The oval ribbed inserts, for example, fulfill mainly decorative functions. While those that are placed in exterior pipes have more functional purposes, such as preventing moisture.

At FORTAPS, we detail the specific patterns according to these specifications. They must be manufactured with the dimensions and criteria chosen by each client.

Whatever the purpose or use, the manufacturing process of a ribbed insert consists of a series of steps that we detail below.


Manufacturing process of a ribbed insert


1. Conceptualization

We study the feasibility of the product according to the characteristics, use and requirements of each client. We focus on finding the best solution.

2. Design and manufacture of molds

We have our own mold manufacturing workshop, as well as a testing laboratory and two machinery centres. Currently, we have more than 800 active molds and 8 injection dams. This allows us to customize any ribbed insert design.

3. Programming and Calibration of Machines

We have high-tech German machinery, which allows us to obtain real-time information on production costs. Both depending on the energy, time and materials used.

4. Finished product and quality verification

Finished parts can be removed from the machine in just 3 seconds. We also automatically recycle any excess plastic.

5. Preparation of orders for shipment

An order begins an uninterrupted process and ends when our client receives the requested ribbed insert.

6. Logistics

As the last step in the manufacturing process of the ribbed insert, there is the logistics. The exhaustive control of shipments by geolocation allows us to provide information on the location of shipments at any time, avoid losses and communicate their status. Thus, all logistics services can be tracked.

For all these processes, at FORTAPS we carry out quality control. It is a way of ensuring that they work in the best possible way. Likewise, it is verified that the materials and raw materials from which the ribbed inserts are made.


Quality controls of a ribbed insert in FORTAPS

Quality control during the ribbed insert manufacturing process helps us guarantee the best possible product for our customers. More importantly, it gives us the certainty that the product is ready to function correctly until the end of its useful life.

To achieve this, the entire ribbed insert production chain must focus on quality control.


Regulatory compliance

Throughout the manufacturing process of a ribbed insert, at FORTAPS we strictly follow the ISO9001:2015 standard. This law has been, for 18 years, internationally certified by Bureau Veritas. To do this, we have developed a quality manual according to it. Its compliance audits that we monitor all the processes that are developed in the company. In addition, we evaluate its effectiveness and, if necessary, we influence an improvement.

In addition to this quality certification, at FORTAPS we have also adopted a term as a catalyst for quality: traceability. It is a process that allows us to verify the quality of our products, from the origin. That is, of the raw materials used to manufacture them.

Would you like to better understand the quality that we offer in our ribbed inserts manufacturing process? We tell you!

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