Software companies team on pyrometry compliance


C3 Data’s real-time pyrometry compliance status can directly inform Bluestreak™, a leading heat-treat manufacturing execution system (MES) and quality management system (QMS) whether parts about to be loaded into a specific furnace meet AMS2750 compliance.

This collaboration enables two informational platforms to work in unison, effectively eliminating human-error-prone (manual) processes associated with pyrometry compliance. Since Bluestreak™ is already being used by many heat treaters for quoting and sales, work order entry and management, scheduling of jobs, production control and real-time job-step tracking, quality management, and compliance assurance and documentation control, now operators will have the C3 pyrometry compliance connected to Bluestreak™ in real-time.

Both Bluestreak™ and C3 Data have built their solutions designed specifically for the heat-treat industry. Every heat-treat job has its own unique requirements, customer/part specifications, compliance requirements, preferred list of vendors, operational constraints, and audit management procedures to control, track, and document each individual job and work order.

“Our partnership with C3 Data is a logical one because we both excel in data integration and specification management. Bluestreak’s integrated quality management system ties quality control and quality assurance directly to production work centers, individual operator accountability, and equipment maintenance and management, including furnaces. Both companies help clients pass audits with ease and clarity, every time,” said Todd Wenzel, president of Bluestreak.

Bluestreak’s I MES I QMS™ suite of production control and quality management tools has been used successfully by heat treating, finishing, forging, powder coating, plating, etc., businesses since 2005. Bright AM™ is designed exclusively for the additive manufacturing environment, where the primary focus is quality processing and operations control. Bright AM can be customized to mirror AM’s unique business workflows.

C3 Data provides a dynamic software platform built specifically for the thermal-processing industry to help ensure furnace compliance to any number of industry pyrometry requirements. C3 Data provides other services to heat treaters and calibration labs, including managing sensors, standards, technicians, scheduling, data collection, label printing, report generation, quality approval, audit preparation, training courses, and consulting.