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Parametric Drawing

Simple powerful QC tools, so you can get your job done:

  • Ballooning and First Articles
  • Quality Control Plans
  • Receiving, In-Process and Final Inspections
  • Process Capability (Cpk, Ppk)
  • Run Charts and Guard-bands
  • Non-Conformances and Corrective Actions (CAPA)
  • Factory Defect Risk Dashboard

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Digital Ballooning and First Articles

Digital ballooning

Quickly create quality control plans and first article templates by uploading drawings, and using 1factory's auto-read capability. Balloon, and capture dimension and zone at the click of a button.

CMM data uploads

Upload CMM output data (pdf, csv, txt, xls) and automatically match data with Quality Control Plan balloons in an instant.

Automated reporting

Generate first article reports at the click of a button in spreadsheet format. Easily transfer dimensional results data to PPAP and AS9102 report formats.

Ballooned Drawing

Quality Control Plans

Speedy set-up

Quickly create quality control plans by uploading existing excel plans, digitally ballooning drawings, copying and modifying an existing plan, or by manually setting up a plan.

Leverage 1st article plans

Create QC Plans only once. Reuse the same plan for first articles, in-process inspection, and finished goods inspection. Reduce document maintenance efforts.

ISO and audit readiness

1factory automatically revision controls and maintains history of changes to quality control plans so you and your team are always working off the latest plan.

Quality Control Plans


Instantly capture, organize, and analyze dimensional data from digital gages, keyboard, optical comparators, CMMs etc. Define and ensure conformance to sampling methodologies including C=0, ANSI/ASQ Z1.4, ANSI/ASQ Z1.9, Continuous Sampling Plans etc.

Receiving Inspections

Inspect incoming material, and record, analyze and share data with suppliers. Easily manage and associate third-party certs (raw material, heat-treatment, electro-plating etc.).

In-Process Inspections

Set inspection frequencies by feature. Use real-time visual feedback – run charts and histograms – to monitor and improve processes before defects are produced.

Final Inspection

Set sample size by feature. Share data and analysis with customers from within 1factory. Generate pre-formatted final inspection reports at the click of a button.

Final Inspection

Process Capability Cp, Cpk

Comply with AS9103 requirements for Variation Management of Key Characteristics with no extra effort

Normally Distributed Data

Automatically calculate Cp, Cpk using the mean and short-term standard deviation for normally distributed data.

Non-Normal Data

Automatically calculated Cp, Cpk using non-parametric estimates using the median, 99.5th percentile p(0.995), and the 0.5th percentile values p(.005). [Coming Soon]

Process Performance

Measure actual lot-by-lot performance using the Pp, Ppk metrics. Compare against Cp, Cpk metrics.

Process Capability

Statistical Process Control

Measure and control variation for critical-to-quality characteristics. Comply with AS9103 requirements for Variation Management of Key Characteristics with no extra effort.

Guard-bands, Pre-Control

Deploy simple visual controls so that factory technicians can ensure product is free of defects. Enhance guard-bands with simple Pre-Control detection rules (coming soon).

Individuals Charts

Use I-MR charts to track individual data points. Use standard Western Electric rules, or add custom rules to detect shifts in processes (coming soon).

Means Charts

Use x-bar charts for larger production runs. Turn-on CUSUM rules to enhance detection of small shifts and drifts (coming soon).

Pre Control, SPC

Non-conformances, CAPA


Easily create and manage CAPAs for defects, deviations, customer returns, audit findings, safety problems etc. Assign and track action items and CAPA status and ensure timely resolution.

Corrective Actions, CAPA

Follow a structured problem solving process (8D): document the problem, identify the team, implement containment, determine root-cause, implement and validate preventative action.

8D Reports, Trends

Output CAPA into industry-standard 8D format for easier reporting to customers. Easily Pareto non-conformances by part number, type, and cause. Trend non-conformances over time.

DMR, MRB, Non-Conformance, CAPA

Defect Risk Monitoring

Monitor inspection status and defect-risk across all factories and work-centers from your desktop. Easily drill-down to feature-level performance problems. Prevent defective parts from escaping to customers.

Factory Defect Risk Dashboard

Paperless Quality Control

Version Controlled Quality Control Plans

1factory provides built-in version control for quality control plans. Any changes made to plans are logged along with user name, date and time, under the history tab. Unlike paper-based quality control systems, 1factory ensures that changes to plans are instantly propagated, and every user is always working off the latest quality control plan. You will never again need to worry about accidentally using a down-rev plan on the manufacturing floor.

Digital Data Entry

1factory supports data entry from keyboard, spreadsheets, barcode readers, digital gages, CMMs, etc. along with data uploads from spreadsheets and other data file formats. Capturing data directly from the gage eliminates data-entry errors, minimizes the possibility of incomplete or missed inspections, and frees-up a significant amount of QC inspector time. In addition, 1factory provides instant pass/fail feedback, automated Cp, Cpk calculations, and run-charts and histograms so the technician can make adjustments to the process if necessary.

Easily Retrievable Inspection and Test Records

1factory makes it very easy to associate dimensional data and certs with "handles" or "tags". Typical handles include: work order numbers, purchase order numbers, data ranges, batch numbers, etc. As a result, inspection records are very easy to retrieve, in the event of a customer or auditor request.

Secure and Reliable


To access the system, a user must have a valid user name and password. User names are authenticated via email confirmation. Passwords have mandatory lengths and characters, and are always stored encrypted.

Each user is assigned a role and permissions, and every transaction within the system is authenticated against the user's organization, role, and permissions.

Data Security

We encrypt data during transfer using SSL. The connection is encrypted and authenticated using AES_128_GCM, and uses ECDHE_RSA as the key exchange mechanism.

In addition, we use encrypted block storage to protect data and files at rest.

Up-Time and Reliability

1factory has been engineered to be highly scalable and available. Over the last two years, we have not had a single unplanned outage.

1factory backs-up data with 2x daily snapshots. We use a very reliable data-center provider, with production and recovery in two geographic zones to allow fail-over with minimal disruption to our customers.

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