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Quality Control


To insure quality products MSDC has a full time inspector that certifies every outgoing part in our Quality Control Department. The inspection department has its own measuring tools, including a Brown and Sharpe coordinate measurement machine. Used to determine the dimensions of parts both big and small, simple and complex this manual CMM ensures the precision our clients demand. The granite surface plate in this room is a 4' X 8' "AA laboratory grade" plate, flat to < 50 millionths of an inch corner to corner.

Pressure Testing

We don't just build pressure housings, we test them too. Need certification for use with the Alvin manned submersible? Not a problem. We can subject your implodable volume to 10,200 psi for 10 cycles, in accordance with the Alvin certification criterion. Click on the SCHEDULE link to reserve one of our facilities.

(NOTE: Testing available to UC Customers only)


Coordinate Measurement Machine

  • B&S MIrcoXcel 7.6.5.

    • Travel: 29.5''X25.6''X 17''

    • Table: 33''X37''

    • Probe: Renishaw

High Pressure Simulators (In-House only)

  • Engineered Pressure Systems

    • 14"ID * 72" Deep

    • 10,200 psi