A World Of Options. See how our experience translates to your industry. Supply Chain Management and Logistics International sourcing programs require constant attention. EQI implements and manages your programs, giving you access to a truly global supply chain without the day-to-day project management headaches. Our staff in the U.S., China, India, and Vietnam are available 24/7 to answer questions and keep projects moving. Close Attention to All Orders Accurate Forecasting Competitive and Stable Freight Rates Product Consolidation and Containerization Online Freight Tracking Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI) Solutions EQI can tailor an inventory solution to meet your needs. Many customers opt for VMI via a third-party warehouse near their location. EQI owns the product until it's pulled from inventory, reducing your working capital requirements. Order Expediting and Project Management Services Production Management EQI supports all your design, engineering, and production needs, including solidification modeling, prototyping, AP/QP, and PPAP qualification services. We collaborate with your staff, using design for manufacturability principles to deliver the desired results on budget and on time. Quality Control and Testing EQI's entire approach is designed to deliver quality products. Our low reject rates are the result of: Identification, inspection and audit of qualified manufacturers Daily on-site project management and engineering support Validating dimensional requirements via functional gauging, 3-D scanning, CMM and other inspection techniques Packaging design and container load diagrams Full range of chemical, metallurgical, and mechanical testing Machining and Assembly As a value-added partner, EQI has the resources to supply rough and precision machined components, as well as parts assembly and kitting. Primer and Finish Painting EQI provides a broad range of primer and finish painting/coating services, both at the point of production and at the warehouse. We often arrange a VMI solution on-site at the painting/coating supplier to provide additional flexibility in your manufacturing process. Technical Capabilities EQI has the technical knowledge, experience, and capabilities to be a valuable part of your engineering team. Lean on us for modeling, prototyping, specialized heat treatments, metallurgical testing, and more. Concurrent Engineering and Design for Manufacturability (DFM) EQI can get involved early in product development to help you design the product to fit the process. We can also participate in DFM reviews on-site with your engineering team to maximize potential cost reductions. 3D CAD Services EQI is fluent in the many languages of 3D modeling - from Catia to Pro E to Solidworks and Unigraphics. With several casting engineers on site in the U.S., we can help you with a broad range of CAD-related services to assist your technical and engineering teams. Rapid Prototyping EQI has broad experience with rapid prototyping of cast components. Our close relationships with several domestic stereo-lithography (SLA), additive manufacturing and foam pattern shops enable us to quickly produce castings to meet your accelerated development schedules. All rapid prototype programs receive the same program management and PPAP treatment as production parts to ensure the castings satisfy 100% of your requirements. Fixture and Packaging Design EQI's engineers design all shipping fixtures and product packaging to meet your specifications and ensure optimal containerization. We design returnable racks and fixtures to support efficient operations inside your manufacturing facility. Dimensional Inspection and Layout EQI is staffed with an extensive team of dimensional engineers and inspectors who are fluent in GD&T and understand your needs for dimensionally conforming products. EQI has invested heavily in both non-contact scanning and probe-based Faro Arm dimensional inspection units. This equipment is owned and operated by EQI employees at our supplier network foundries and is used to inspect all prototypes. Metallurgical Testing and Evaluation With on-site labs at every EQI Network Supplier and relationships with several independent labs both in Asia and the US, EQI’s engineers oversee all metallurgical testing to ensure your products achieve required chemistry and material properties. Heat Treatment EQI has the knowledge and supply base to perform a wide variety of heat treatments - including annealing, normalizing, hardening, quench, and tempering. Our network offers several specialized heat treatment procedures to meet specific material property requirements.