Keeping up with high standards and quality control procedures are a crucial part of the metal fabrication process. It is sometimes challenging to meet a customer’s expectations and having the right documented quality control procedures can ensure that you use the correct procedures and guidelines to meet the customer’s expectations both promptly and effectively. We have compiled a guide to quality control in the custom metal fabrication process:
- The Quality Standard Process
Quality standards include the quality standards and inspections policies for all of the following:
- Welding procedures and welder qualifications,
- Welding inspections, and
- Handling, storage and shipping.
It involves the following:
Drawings take place to ensure that specifications are based on quality and regulatory standards.
After the drawing procedure is complete, markings on materials must be verified to ensure that it includes the manufacturer or trade name, material thickness and ASTM specifications.
- Welding procedures and Welder Qualifications
When this process is complete, welding occurs. It should be undertaken by a certified welder and accordingly adjusted to meet the Welding Procedure Specifications.
- Welding Inspections and Handling, Storage and Shipping
Once welding is completed, the fabrication should be properly marked and identified. Keep in mind, materials must always be securely stored to prevent any damage during shipping.
A quality control manager is responsible for implementing quality control procedures and often reports to the CEO and owners of the company during custom metal or steel fabrication.
- Choosing The Professionals For Best Quality Control
Choosing professionals is important in order to manufacture and deliver machined products with high-quality standards. High-quality objectives are to exceed customers’ expectations, needs and requirements, while continuously improving custom fabrication services. Choosing qualified welders, engineers and machinists are extremely important to ensure that objectives are met on each project.
Rider Tool and Manufacturing Co. uses professional mechanical engineers who are licensed by the province of Ontario, and they have the necessary experience, legal system and technical knowledge to practice engineering at a professional level.
Rider Tool & Manufacturing Co. is machinists who have been in business for over 45 years and are the number one source for machining tools. Whether our clients have a small project or a larger project that needs to be done, we can handle it in an effective and efficient manner. Contact us today for your custom metal fabrication project needs!