March 21, 2013
Falstrom Company Updates
Welder and Weld Inspector qualification is serious
business, particularly when mission critical equipment for Navy ships is involved. Electronic systems onboard ships control
propulsion systems, weapon systems, radar systems, power distribution–
almost everything that that operates and protects the lives of sailors and
the mission of the vessel. Whether
surface ship or submarine, the survival of these systems often depends on
welded structures to keep them secure and operational under extreme and
As a supplier of electronic enclosures and welded
structures to major defense electronics contractors, Falstrom Company takes our responsibility for
maintaining welding process control and quality assurance very
seriously. We have implemented an
on-going program for training and qualification of our welders and our
inspectors that assures our customers they are getting compliant welds on
all of the equipment we manufacture.
Working with General Dynamics Electric Boat, Northrop Grumman, and
Welder Training & Testing Institute (WTTI), Falstrom
Company has recently upgraded our Weld Procedures, Welder
Workmanship Training, and Weld Inspection programs to comply with the
requirements of Tech-Pub/Mil-Std-248, Tech-Pub/Mil-Std-278, and Tech-Pub/Mil-Std-271.
Falstrom Company currently has qualified Tech-Pub/Mil-Std-248/278
procedures and qualified welders for HY-80 Steel, Carbon Steel, Stainless-to-Carbon
Steel, 5052-H32 Aluminum, and 5052-to-6061 Aluminum. In addition, we also have qualified
procedures for AWS D1.1, AWS D1.3, and AWS D17.1. Should new procedures be
required we have resources in place to prepare and qualify both the
procedures and personnel.
To maintain the integrity of our welding program, Falstrom Company performs regular and unannounced
audits and reviews utilizing in-house personnel and independent outside
Level III resources of Welder Training & Testing Institute.
When the system you are designing depends on welding,
you can depend on Falstrom Company…
May 4, 2011
Lockheed Martin honors Falstrom Company
as its 2010 Small Business of the Year for its performance on DDG
Northrop Grumman Corporation Electronic
Systems recognizes Falstrom Company for “Raising the Bar in
The theme of the Northrop
Grumman Electronic Systems’ 2008 supplier conference was
“Raising the Bar in Performance.” This full day event included
presentations by key sector leadership responsible for supplier management,
supplier awards and a reception for the award recipients. The NGC Electronic Systems Supply Chain
Management (SCM) and Mission Assurance (MA) organizations co-hosted the
2008 Supplier Conference and Awards event at the Historical
in Linthicum, MD on Wednesday, July 23rd,
The leadership message was
clear, the NGES supply base is an essential component of the success of
programs, and Northrop Grumman must have a supply base they can depend on
for consistent high quality, on-time delivery, cost competitiveness, innovation,
and continuous improvement of processes and product.
The supplier awards echoed the
conference theme and presenters’ messages. The award categories represented the
supplier behaviors, attributes or outcomes that Northrop Grumman Electronic
Systems values: Customer Service, Strategic Contributions, Continuous
Improvement, Innovation, Extraordinary Effort, Life Cycle Cost and overall
highest contributor, Supplier-of-the-Year.
The Supplier Awards Program construct from nomination to final vetting
reinforced a voice of the customer theme and underscored the principle of
one Northrop Grumman
Among the honored suppliers was Falstrom Company, selected
for Strategic Supplier. Falstrom is
a provider of cabinet enclosures and electronic assembly for major defense
contractors. Falstrom is located in Passaic, New
Technical Sales Management certified by American Welding Society
(“Bill”) Caudle, Falstrom Company’s Technical Sales
Manager, has successfully completed certification to the requirements of
AWS QC1 (Standard for AWS Certification of Welding Inspectors) by the
American Welding Society (“AWS”).
customers can always rely on its ability to provide real world, meaningful solutions
backed up by a KNOWLEDGABLE technical
expands welding capability
continuing efforts to remain proactive to critical U. S. Navy
customers, Falstrom has now qualified Gas Metal Arc Pulsed
(GMAP) Welding procedures to MIL-STD-278, for grooves of
1/8” to ½” and unlimited fillet welds.
qualification provides Falstrom with the ability to serve its customers
fully wherein the stringent requirements of MIL-STD-278 are imposed on the
this procedure, Falstrom now employs the latest equipment in pulse welding
technology. As compared to standard GMAW (MIG welding), this pulse welding
process results in improved wire feed speeds, better deposition rates and
efficiency, weld thickness flexibility, fume reduction, reduced weld
spatter, and lower distortion.
delivers 200th Link 16 shipboard system
On August 17, 2006, FALSTROM Company celebrated the delivery of its 200th
Link 16 shipboard system, with its employees and members of Datalink
Solutions, L.L.C. FALSTROM has produced Link 16 shipboard systems dating
back to 1988, beginning with the delivery of initial JTIDS shipboard
systems. The most current configuration in production is MOS (MIDS on
accepts major Credit Cards
In response to increasing demand of our customers to expedite
simplified purchases, FALSTROM COMPANY will now accept credit cards
purchases for its products. FALSTROM Company now accepts VISA,
MASTERCARD, and AMERICAN EXPRESS.
COMPANY recognized as a Top Preferred Supplier for 2006 by Rockwell
FALSTROM COMPANY, producer of
the MIDS on Ship Electronic Cabinet Assembly, was cited for performance in
meeting delivery schedules and product quality. Falstrom was also
recognized for design and engineering support and the teamwork demonstrated
with Rockwell Collins.
A recognition plaque was
presented at the recent Rockwell Collins Annual Supplier Conference in Cedar Rapids,
FALSTROM COMPANY is a contract
manufacturer supporting the aerospace and defense industry. Since 1870,
FALSTROM COMPANY has provided custom manufacturing solutions for a wide
range of consumer, commercial, and military applications.
Rockwell Collins is a worldwide
leader in the design, production, and support of communication and aviation
electronics for commercial and government customers. The company's 17,000
employees in 27 countries deliver industry-leading communication,
navigation, surveillance, display, flight control, in-flight entertainment,
information management, and maintenance, training and simulation solutions.
Additional information is available at www.rockwellcollins.com.